PARVATI HILL AND TEMPLE

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Location : Pune, Maharashtra
Presiding Deity: Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu and Kartikeya
Built by: Balaji Baji Rao


Parvati hill is in the southernmost part of the Pune City . It is a famous landmark of the city with a group of beautiful temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Parvati Ganesha and Kartikeya, the family of Lord Siva. A steep flight of 108 narrow steps leads to the hill top temple built by Balaji Baji Rao. It is not very difficult to climb up to the top by wide stone stairs.

Parvati temple in Pune - MaharashtraThe Parvati Temple was the erstwhile private shrine of the Peshwa rulers, which is now a popular tourist spot. The Parvati Museum houses replicas of ancient paintings, old manuscripts, weapons and coins. The hill has a good view of the nearby area. It is said that from this hill, the last Peshwa ruler watched desolately as his army was defeated at the hands of the British.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Nearest airport is at Pune.

Rail: Pune is well connected with all the places by rail.

Road: Pune being a major commercial city of Maharashtra is well connected by road with all the places in Maharashtra and other parts of the country.

Local Transportation: Tourists can easily reach this place by auto-rickshaw.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels in Pune.



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