Parvati Hill Temples is believed to be built during 17th century. Located on top of Parvati Hill, the temple enshrines the idols of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Lord Vishu, Devateshwar and Lord Karthikeya. In olden times, this temple solely served as the place of worship of Peshwa rulers.The hill temple can be reached by scaling 108 steps marked by specialised stone architectural works of Maratha style. At the Parvati Museum, located nearby, old manuscripts, rare coins and weapons, Sati Monument and Vetal Chabutra are housed. Situated at a height of 2,100 ft from sea level, the temple offers an aerial view of the entire city.Considered to be one of the oldest heritage structures in Pune, these temples serve as a reminder of the Peshwa rule in the region. Legend states that from the hill, Peshwa ruler Balaji Bajirao watched the British getting defeated at the Battle of Kirkee. Temple of Parvati and Sedeveshwar, which belongs to the 17th century, is located at the hill.Temples dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, Lord Ganesha, Lord Vishnu and Lord Vitthal are also located on the hill. Built as a commemoration of the Peshwa rule, Parvati Museum has a collection of portraits of the heroes of the Peshwa dynasty, old manuscripts, weapons, coins and others. In the museum complex is also housed the Samadhi Sthan of Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa.
Parvati Hills, Parvati Paytha, Pune, Maharashtra 411009, India