Thursday, September 29, 2011

Parvati Hill and Temple, Pune

Parvati Hill and Temple in Pune is an important landmark. Located very close to the city center it is a main tourist attraction.

The hill is at a height of 2100 feet above sea level. One can reach top of the hill by climbing approximately 110 steps.

The steps are wide, but they are also smooth. The steps are so smooth that there is a chance for anyone to slip if not careful. There are railings by the side of steps to which one can hold on to.

There are several temples at the top, the most prominent being Parvati Temple, There is also a museum, the Peshwas Museum at the top. As per the popular legend, from this hill the Peshwa ruler Balaji Baji Rao watched the British defeat at the Battle of Kirkee.

This hill is frequented by people who want to get away from the maddening crowds and busy life of the city.

52 comments:

Shrinidhi Hande said...

I was there

Team G Square said...

Wonderful place , thanks for shairng

George said...

The temple is beautiful.

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Pietro said...

What a wonderful place. I'd really like to see these Temples in person.

DeeBee L. said...

I can see why this place is a retreat from the buzz of the city!

Zuzana said...

Love that beautiful red-pink colour.;) Do your kids often travel with you?
xoxo

Anya said...

Wonderful shots :-)

(your boys are growing fast they looking adorable :)

chitra said...

looks cool.

Jeevan said...

Looks like a nice picnic spot close to pune. I know about this place and photos are excellent!

ladyfi said...

Love the red temple and what lovely weather!

joo said...

It's always to great fun to travel through your wonderful country with you:)

Jacob said...

Another unique and beautiful place...that's almost one mile high! Amazing steps.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice post and your photos, too.

Regards and best wishes

Liz said...

Wow, 100 steps! I'd like to try that. Happy sky watching.

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Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful looking place it is, Rajesh! And what lovely blue skies! I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Beautiful place to walk and get away from the crowds.

Pearl Maple said...

Nice spot on the hill to get away from crowds, and consider the wider view of life, maybe the builders had the same idea :)

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for this piece of history and the beautiful photos. Actually I need a map of India to understand fully the atmosphere of these magnificent buildings.

Gary said...

Another great tour Rajesh!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

clairz said...

Your kids are so lucky that you take them to these wonderful places!

Pretty Life Online said...

so nice for SWF! Happy weekend! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos and interesting post!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Spiderdama said...

I would of course like to climb to the top there. The best view is always on top:-)
Like your picture, and no 1 is my favorite.
Happy weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

The children at this ancient site create a delightful, real sense of the wonder and beauty of this place.

kavita said...

Such a beautiful spot .Those steps do look shiny smooth good that there is a railing .

Arija said...

A most enjoyable post seeing the children and landscape, temple and sky.

Indrani said...

Great place to be.

Ebie said...

An unusual color of pink.

magiceye said...

beautiful...

alicesg said...

Looks like a nice place to visit. Your two sons are so co operative in posing for photos. Have a nice weekend.

thomas said...

The temple looks nice.

Jackie said...

The 110 wide long steps probably not as exhausting to climb as the 199 short steep steps to Whitby Abbey, although you also have the heat to contend with.
Beautiful buildings and temples, the pink and white one at the bottom is very attractive.

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, this is a beautiful place to visit. The temple is wonderful and the dteps do not look that bad. Have a great day!

Sridharan said...

looks very nice..

Life Ramblings said...

such a beautiful temple.

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous as always

Kim, USA said...

Wonderful place for a special getaway from the crowd. Happy weekend!

SWF

Barb said...

Did those little boys run to the top and then wait for you, Rajesh? I love the red and peach colors of the temple and museum.

eden said...

Beautiful temple. Great shots.

frayedattheedge said...

Worth the trek up the steps, to see such wonderful buildings!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Shrinidhi Hande said, "I was there." I say, "I want to go there!"

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Sarah said...

Such a beautiful place to rest and find peace and quiet, especially after climbing 110 wide steps!

Kay L. Davies said...

A very beautiful place, Rajesh. Too bad the steps are slippery. That doesn't sound good, but at least there is a hand rail.
Excellent photos.

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LV said...

I am sure this would be a terrific place to visit and sight see. However, I would never make it up that many steps.

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful shadow shots.

My shadow shot post, have a lovely weekend!

Cassie said...

Lovely ShadowShots, as usual! Have a great weekend.

Jeanette said...

Wonderful photos of what seems to be a very beautiful place. Thanks for sharing!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for the appreciation.

rahul aggarwal said...

since i am in pune now and my wife is already been to this place so many times, i am sure i'll be going there very soon !

rahul

Seema said...

Beautiful temple

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.
Rahul, you should visit this place.