Vetal Tekdi Pune

Vetal Tekdi is a hillock surrounding the city of Pune. People come here daily for running and jogging, hiking and birdwatching. It has a temple of Vetala on the hilltop from which the place derives its name.

It’s home to a variety of plants and bird species, making it one of the best green places to visit in Pune Kothrud.

Fitness enthusiasts come here for daily walks and exercising among the lush greenery. The calm and fresh atmosphere also attracts people for meditation and yoga sessions. If you visit it early in the morning, you can also see the sun rising the horizon.

Vetal Tekdi also offers an easy, but scenic hiking trail. You get to explore a landscape covered with greenery and small ponds, and a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

Cycling and birdwatching are other popular activities here. It has birds like bulbul, Indian robin and white breasted kingfisher. It also has an observation deck, from where you can get a splendid view of the entire city. Local people visit Vetal Tekdi for family picnics too.

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