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Vetal Hill, Pune

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Vetal Hill is a prominent hill in the city limits of Pune, India. The hill is the highest point within the city limits, with an elevation of 2600 ft. There is a temple of Vetala located on the top of the hill from which the hill derives its name. The Indian Forest Department maintains an observation deck near the temple. The hill is also known by its Marathi name, Vetal Tekdi.Location and physiographyVetal Hill is a part of Bhamburda Van Vihar located on the western side of Pune Municipal Corporation within the city limits. Vetal Tekdi is prominent and is visible from Pashan, Panchavati, Chatturshrungi and other parts of the city. It has two spurs, Fergusson College Hill and Chatturshrungi Hill. The geographical area is 180 30’ to 180 32’ N and 730 49’ to 730 52’ E covering an area of 10.5km2.It runs North-South with some spurs running perpendicular to this hill. Vetal hill runs across areas like MIT College, SNDT Women's University, ILS Law College, Gokhale Nagar, Symbiosis Society and Chatturshrungi..There is one access road leading up the hill from the south. This can be used to access the Automotive Research Association of India campus located on the hill. There is a public parking lot also located along this road, however access is restricted to this between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.
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  • Vetal hill is a place joggers and walkers use heavily. There are a few trails around the quarry and the place, inspite of being mostly barren is quite scenic! There is a small approach to the quarry w...  more »
  • This is an unique place in heart of Pune city. This place is famous for morning walk or for evening walk. It is a place, which is usually used by pensioners and by other people, who love to do regular...  more »
  • Dirty hill. Avoid going there unless you absolutely have to. Sometimes people have been robbed here.  more »
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