Taljai is lush, green hill right at the heart of Pune city. The road to this hill passes through the Shivaji Maratha College campus. Just beyond Shivaji Maratha College, is a picturesque mountain path, with sharp turns. Near the entrance of the forest is a temple to Taljai Mata, a Hindu Goddess. Vehicles are prohibited in this area. This place is also a known hotspot for amateur bird watchers and ornithologists, with the Peacock being the star attraction. Taljai is open for visitors from 5 to 9 in the mornings and from 4:30 to 7:00 in the evenings.