Camping at Pawna Lake, Lonavala

Head off for a weekend close to nature. You’ll enjoy a bonfire and BBQ, sleep in tents, and get views of lush greenery and the shimmering lake.

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Camping at Pawna lake is the most serene experience, if you want a break from the city for a short while. Thanks to its proximity to Mumbai and Pune, Pawna lake camping is a perfect casual getaway with friends or family. All you need is your sneakers and some great company, and you’re good to go!

Pawna Lake Camping

The banks of Pawna lake offer great views of the perennial lake, with pleasant weather and greenery almost year round. While the campsite turns lush green during the monsoon, it is also gorgeous during the winter months, when mist descends on the lake in the early morning and there's a nip in the air at night.

You'll camp in weather-proof tents with foam mats to ensure you get a good night's sleep, with comfort facilities like dry toilet tents with Western commodes. The meals are delicious, and there's plenty to do and explore. But if you just want to lie back on a hammock and admire the lake, that's fine too.

Most packages for camping at Pawna lake include an afternoon or evening check-in, an easy day of fun in the midst of nature, and a bonfire and barbecue session before dinner. After that, you’ll retire for the night to your tents. In the morning, you’ll awake to wonderful misty views and fresh clean air. After a hot cup of tea and breakfast, your trip ends.

You can also choose to combine a camping trip in Pawna with another adventure in the same area. Look through this list of other Top Adventures near Mumbai and Pune for treks, rafting, and more that you can do on the weekend.

What to carry for Pawna Lake Camping

If you book an operator to arrange a Pawna lake camping trip for you, you don’t really need to carry any equipment. You should carry extra blankets if the weather is cold, and make sure you have insect repellent, sunscreen, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and your personal medicines.

Best season for Pawna Lake Camping

Winter is usually the best time for camping at Pawna lake. The weather is cool during the day, and the nights get wonderfully chilly. It’s a good idea to carry extra warm clothes and blankets during this season. However, during the summer and spring months, camping at Pawna lake, especially as you only check in to the campsite in the evening.

Top camping trips around Pawna Lake

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Pawna Lakeside Camping
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Go camping on the banks of the Pawna Lake and enjoy a night of lakeside camping with your friends or family. Spend some time by the Pawna Lake, dip your feet in the cool water and relax with beautiful lakeside views of the Tung Fort. After a crimson sunset over the mountains, you'll gather around a bonfire under the dark, night sky and enjoy delicious BBQ snacks. Soon after a hot dinner, you'll retire into your alpine tents and sleep with the sounds of the nature outside.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation for 1 night in alpine tents on twin/triple/quad-sharing basis (depending on your group size)
  • In-tent amenities: blanket, pillow
  • Access to common washroom facilities at the campsite
  • All veg/non-veg meals from evening snacks on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
  • Bonfire (subject to weather conditions) and limited (300 gms) BBQ snacks
  • Services of experienced camp leader and campsite staff
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel arrangements between your home city and the campsite
  • Personal expenses like apparel, gear, additional meals and beverages etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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Pawna Lake Camp
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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A great way to relax and reconnect with your family or friends, this Pawna Lake camp offers a night of authentic camping experience. You can participate in a range of outdoor games with your fellow campers, from volleyball to archery. You'll feast on delicious BBQ snacks, grilled live at the campsite. In the evening, you'll gather around a crackling, yellow bonfire under the dark, night sky. After hours of fun, you'll have dinner and return to your tents pitched on the banks of the beautiful Pawna Lake.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents for 1 night on twin/quad-sharing basis
  • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress, blanket
  • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom
  • All veg/non-veg meals evening tea with snacks on day 1 to breakfast on day 2, including BBQ snacks
  • Bonfire in the evening (subject to proper weather conditions)
  • Outdoor games and activities: archery, cricket, badminton, volleyball, darts
  • All equipment required for outdoor games and activities
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel arrangements between home city and campsite
  • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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Lakeside camping near Pavna Lake
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Your campsite nestles in the greenery at the secluded end of Pavna Lake, creating a small paradise for you, just right for a quick weekend break! When the temperature drops in the months of November to March, the chilly nights make the bonfire even more fun. You'll camp in weather-proof tents with foam mats to ensure you get a good night's sleep, with comfortable facilities delicious meals. There's plenty to do and explore, but if you just want to lie back on a hammock and admire the lake, that's fine too.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation for 1 night in tents on twin-sharing basis
  • In-tent amenities: mattress, light
  • Access to common, dry washroom tents
  • All meals including dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2
  • Outdoor activities: swimming, fishing
  • All equipment required for outdoor activities: life jacket, fishing rod etc.
  • Campfire (subject to weather conditions)
  • Services of experienced campsite staff
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel arrangements between your home city-the campsite
  • BBQ snacks (veg/non-veg; arranged at an additional INR 400 per plate)
  • Sleeping bags or linen
  • Personal expenses like apparel, gear, alcohol or additional meals etc.
  • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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Lakeside camping at Pavna Lake
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Get away from the city for a camping adventure on the banks of the beautiful Pavna Lake. You'll camp beside the lake, so you can go for a swim and enjoy a session of pedal-boating. When the sun sets and the evening grows chilly, you can gather around a bonfire and enjoy a BBQ and soft music. After a hearty dinner, you'll retire to tents and fall asleep with the sounds of nature outside.

NOTE: There is parking space available near the campsite for 2- and 4-wheeler private vehicles. The last 3 kms to the campsite is through an off-road route and is only advisable for high-ground vehicles.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis
  • Western toilets and changing rooms at camp
  • Welcome tea and snacks
  • Dinner (both veg and non-veg options)
  • Breakfast
  • Blanket, mattress and pillow
  • Life jackets
  • Pedal boat ride for 15 - 20 minutes
  • Kayak and paddles
  • 2 and 4-wheeler parking facility
  • Bonfire with music
  • Barbeque equipment
  • First aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from the campsite
  • Upgrade to twin-sharing at an additional cost of INR 500 per person
  • Barbeque items in veg and non-veg (can be arranged for INR 600 per kg for veg and non veg option)
  • Personal expenses like extra meals, telephone calls, packaged water, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Camping at Pawna Lake
Pune, Maharashtra
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Camping at Pawna Lake is a quick adventure that offers you a serene getaway into the forested mountains of Maharashtra. A perfect way to rejuvenate and relax, this camping trip will take you away from the city life and transport you in the midst of nature on the banks of the Pawna Lake. Try your hand at volleyball, challenge yourself to match of cricket, test your brain with chess, have fun with a game of carom and darts or simply sit back and relax to the sounds of nature. At night, you will gather around a bonfire, listen to music or enjoy a fun session of star gazing while munching on barbeque snacks. With easy accessibility at a great location, this camping experience is a great way to spend quality time with your friends or family.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin/multi-sharing basis
  • All equipment required for camping
  • Sleeping mats, pillows, blankets and foam mats
  • Common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents
  • Meals including dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • Bonfire with snacks/barbeque
  • Camp games - badminton, volleyball, cricket, chess, carom, darts, ludo
  • Services of experienced tour guide and camping crew
  • Safe parking space
  • First aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport between base city to campsite
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol and beverages etc
  • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Any item not mentioned in inclusions
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2-Day Camping in Pawna
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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This short 2-day camping trip on the banks of the Pawna Lake offers you a refreshing atmosphere with plenty of fun games and activities. The cool and crisp breeze that blows over the lake and the monsoon greenery of Pawna are a delight to senses that have been dulled by the rigor of city life. Get your heart pumping with numerous outdoor games like cricket, volley ball or badminton, or bond with family and friends over board games. Watch a glorious sunset that paints the sky in shades of orange and pink and relax with a cup of hot tea. At night, you will gather around a crackling campfire and munch on delicious barbeque snacks and starters. Unwind to live acoustic music and engage in jamming sessions with the rest of the campers. You will spend the night in comfortable tents pitched on the shores of the Pawna Lake and drift into a restful night’s sleep.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin/multi-sharing basis
  • All equipment required for camping
  • Tents equipped with comfortable bedding, pillows and blankets
  • Common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents
  • Meals consisting of dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2
  • Barbeque snacks/starters and bonfire
  • Common speakers for music during bonfire
  • Board games
  • Equipment for outdoor activities - archery, cricket, volleyball, football and badminton
  • Safe parking space
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport between base city and campsite
  • Transfers from Lonavala or Kamshet (a jeep for 8 people can be arranged for INR 1,600 from Lonavala or INR 1,000 from Kamshet)
  • Meals for drivers or other staff: INR 500 for 4 meals or INR 250 for dinners only
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol and beverages etc
  • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Any item not mentioned in inclusions
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Lakeside Camping in Pavna
Pune, Maharashtra
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This lakeside campsite in Pavna offers you a couple of days in the midst of nature, a cheerful BBQ around a campfire at night, and comfortable tents in the night. In the morning, you'll wake up to the sight of the Pavna Lake in the misty morning light. At this campsite, you can relax, read a book, go for a walk, or head to the lake to get your toes wet. If you're up for it, you can also ask for a guided trek (at an extra cost) to Tikona Fort or Bedse caves.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in sturdy alpine tents on twin/triple/quad sharing tents (no price difference)
  • Sleeping bags/blankets
  • Common Indian and Western style toilets
  • Indoor showers
  • Outdoor showers
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • Evening snacks and tea
  • Unlimited BBQ items at campfire time
  • Electricity supply at camp
  • All applicables taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel to and from the campsite
  • Any guide or transport for trekking to Tikona and Tungi forts or Bedse caves (can be arranged for INR 300 per person)
  • Additional meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Surcharges for cat or dog (INR 500 per pet, no food will be provided)
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions
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Lakeview camping near Tikona Fort
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Take off for a peaceful outdoors experience where you'll get to sleep in tents, spend the evening under the stars, and grill your own barbecue. This charming campsite is located at the base of Tikona fort, with views of Pavna lake and the valley. During the day, you can have some fun with on-camp activities like volleyball, basketball, or cricket; or you can hike down to the lake. As the skies turn dark and the temperature drops, gather around a merry bonfire and sing songs or tell ghost stories. This is also a great option for those who want to do the trek to Tikona fort and camp close by.

IMPORTANT: A minimum of 2 persons is necessary to book this camping adventure.
    Inclusions
  • Tent accomodation for one night in twin-sharing tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping mats
  • Private bonfire
  • Private barbeque and marinated barbecue food (veg/non veg) of 250 gms per person
  • Unlimited coal
  • Buffet dinner
  • Morning tea/coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Parking space
  • Outdoor activities and board games
    Exclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages (not available on site)
  • Cold drinks and snacks (available for an extra cost on site)
  • Staff for barbecue
  • Medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

FAQs about camping in Pawna

What else can I do at Pawna?

Apart from camping, you can enjoy the lake. While boating is not allowed in Pawna lake, you can dip your feet in and enjoy the cool water. You can spend hours at camp reading or just taking in the views. There are many forts in the area around, and many operators offer guided treks to the forts at an additional cost.

What is the best season for Pawna lake camping?

The winter months are the best time to go camping in Pawna. You’ll love the cold weather and the crackling bonfire, and the misty lake is beautiful in the early morning. However, it is also popular in the monsoon, when the entire landscape is green and lush. In summer, the cool breeze from the lake makes evenings pleasant, so overnight camping trips can be fun then too.

What should I carry for Pawna lake camping?

Your operator will provide most of the camping equipment you need. Budget operators may expect you to carry your own blankets and utensils, so do check the inclusions of your package carefully. If you’re going camping in the winter, it is a good idea to carry extra blankets, because it can get very cold at night.

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