Vetal Hill is an excellent hill in the city limits of Pune, India. The mountain has an elevation of 2600 ft. Within the city limits, it is the highest point in the city. There is a temple named Vetala situated on the top of the hill. According to some Legend, hill derives its name from this temple. The hill is also famous for its Marathi name, Vetal Tekdi. You can see the whole of Pune from the top of the hill on a clear day.
Vetal Hill was inaugurated in 1997 by V. N. Joshi and M. S. Kumbhojakar of Agharkar Research Institute, Pune.
From last few years, authorities are doing a great job in increasing the number of species of flora and fauna. They are again linking humanity from wildlife. That is a good job we should also do something in this context.
Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411038
Type of Place
- Pune International Airport.
- Pune Railway Station.
- Opens On All Days.
Timing: 4:30 AM To 10:00 PM
Entry Fee: Free
- Medium-sized trees along with shrubs constitute a majority of the vegetation.
Species of flora and fauna present here itself is a point of attraction as approx more than 416 species of angiosperms belonging to more than 100 families can be noticed here.
Parasites like Striga and Dendropthoe can also be seen here. In the months of monsoon Diversity of herbaceous species can also be reported.
Another significant characteristic of the area is absent of epiphytic species.
Things to Buy
Things to Eat
- Mango Mastani at Sujata Mastan, Chicken biryani at Blue Nile, and many more street foods of pune can be tasted here.
Things to enjoy
- You can enjoy your day here with doing activities like sitting here and playing with children’s. Moreover, you can also enjoy the photography session here.
You can see the whole City of Pune if you have a chance to visit here on a clear sunny day.