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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 place is an excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a great morning trek location for the weekends. The Indian Forest Department maintains an observation deck near the temple. The hill is also known by its Marathi name, Vetal Tekdi. One can view the whole of Pune from the top on a clear day.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..
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  • In midst of nature,a wonderful feeling when you reach here,visited this place in July,2017 with my friends. The place is meant for people of all ages who love to be with nature.I was amazed by the pea...  more »
  • it's popular among nature lover. Many people come here for morning walk or evening walk. It's very peaceful area. Advice to go here in early morning and you have nice view of the pune city.  more »
  • This hill place is suitable for morning or evening walk. Nature lovers gonna love it and I found some sort of peace in this place.  more »

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