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Jog, Birdwatch & Relax: Arai Tekdi Is The Highest Point In Pune, & It's Got An Amazing View

Ishita posted on 19th July

Ten-Second Takeaway

Arai Tekdi is the highest point in the city of Pune, from where you can see the entire horizon of the city. You can also catch plenty of rare birds in their natural habitats. Moreover, you can go here for a morning jog, meditation, birding, among many activities.

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Vetal Tekdi, at an elevation of 2600 feet, is the highest point in the city. On a blissful clear morning, one can see the city of Pune, from one end to another, at its most beautiful time of the day. Home to ARAI known as the Automotive Research Association of India, there is also an observation deck maintained by the Indian Forest Department.

Unsurprisingly, much of the Vetal hill belongs to the defence and is not accessible to the public. Several plans are laid out to build a walking trail, which will be used to educate people on the diversity of flora and information on migratory birds that come here.

There are several things to do at this hill. One of the common things that it is known is morning jogs. Running along the by-line of Pune is one of the most mesmerising and treasured experiences. If jogging is not your thing, then you and several of your friends can come here and hangout while enjoying the alluring view. Bond over your memories, experiences, while cherishing the elegance of nature. If neither of the above suit you, bring along a camera and capture the fleeting moments of life. Photograph birds in their natural environment, keep a look out for rare oriental white-eye, francolins, and more.

So, We're Saying...

We love to visit here to meditate and calm ourselves down. Away from the bustling city life, the location is a perfect place for one to connect with themself.

#LBBTip

Best time to visit the hill is early morning when the sun is rising {close to 5-6 am}. Bring lots of water. If you are going in a car, and through Deccan, be aware, that the roads are narrow and pass through a slum.

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Rambaug Colony, Survey 102, Vetal Hill, Off Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune

ARAI

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