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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 camping gear and some great company, and you’re good to go!

    Camping at Pawna lake

    The spot for Pawna lake camping is located right on the banks with the perennial lake on three sides, giving you beautiful views at any time of the day. While the campsite turns lush green during the monsoon, it is also gorgeous during the winter months, when the mist descends on the lake in the early morning and there's a nip in the air at night.

    Facilities for camping at Pawna lake

    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.

    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 in the evening.

    Reaching Pawna Lake

    Pawna lake is located near Lonavala which is a popular weekend getaway for people living in Mumbai and Pune. Hence, it is well connected to both the cities and you can either take a train to reach Lonavala or a bus. There are local trains running at 2-hour intervals from Pune, and if you're coming from Mumbai, then you can take a train heading towards Pune. If you want you can even drive to Lonavala as the road is quite scenic. If you're getting your own car, then you can use the Mumbai-Pune expressway and if you're getting your own motorcycle, then you should use the old Mumbai-Goa highway as bikes are not allowed on the expressway.

    Treks near Pawna Lake

    While camping at Pawna Lake, you can combine your camping trip with a trek to the nearby hills. There are many treks in and around Lonavala which can be done in half a day and they let you explore the gorgeous landscape of Lonavala in its full glory. Here is a shortlist of treks that you can do during your Pawna camping trip:

    Tung Fort Trek:

    The Tung fort is located close to Pawna Dam and the trail is relatively easy, so even beginners can do this trek. It is located at an elevation of 3,527 feet. From the top of the fort, you'll get to enjoy the gorgeous views of the surrounding forts like Lohagad, Visapur, Korigad, etc. along with the Pawna Dam. Some operators even offer rappelling at the Tung Fort at a nearby waterfall during the trek.

    Lohagad Fort trek:

    The Lohagad fort is located deep within the jungles of Sahyadris and is also known as the Iron Fort. It was once a formidable battle station used by Shivaji. The trail is fairly easy and the trek treats you to the splendid beauty of the forests, and the surrounding mountains and valleys.

    Tikona Fort trek:

    Located at an altitude of 3500 feet, the Tikona Fort gets its name from the triangular mountain atop which it sits. The trek leads through forests and ridges with the valley on both sides. There are also some caves at the fort and you enjoy gorgeous views of the Pawna Lake, Visapur and Lohagad from top

    Check out more trekking options in Lonavala.

    Rappelling near Pawna Lake: Dudhiware Waterfall

    If you're looking for some extra thrill during your camping trip to Pawna Lake, then you can head out to Dudhiware which is located near the lake and engage in a rappelling session at the waterfall. This moderately difficult activity is suitable for adventure enthusiasts and fit beginners.

    Check out more rappelling options in Maharashtra.

    Camping in Pawna Trip Summary

    • State: Maharashtra
    • Nearest city: Pune
    • Total days: 2
    • Grade: Easy
    • Max altitude: 1991 feet
    • Season: Winter and monsoon
    • Avg temperature: 15-35 degrees Celsius
  • Pawna Lake camping

    Sketch itinerary:

    Day 1: Check-in at the campsite and enjoy!

    • Check-in time: Afternoon to evening
    • Relax on the banks of the lake
    • Sit around a bonfire at night
    • Spend the night in tents

    Day 2: Check-out of the campsite

    • Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over the Sahyadris
    • Relax at the lakeside
    • Check-out by afternoon
    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Check-in at the campsite and enjoy!

    Check-in at the campsite by afternoon where your tent will be allotted to you. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing at the campsite or exploring the surrounding region. Sit around a bonfire at night and retire into your tents for the night

    Day 2: Check-out of the campsite

    Wake up at the break of dawn with a gorgeous view of the sun rising over the hills of Sahyadris. Spend some more time relaxing at the campsite, have breakfast and then check-out of the campsite.

    Inclusions:

    Accommodation in tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis with western toilets and changing rooms at campsite will be included. Upgrade options to twin-sharing accommodation at an additional cost of approximately INR 500 per person. Meals include welcome tea and snacks, dinner (both veg and non-veg options) and breakfast on day 2 are included in the package. Blankets, mattresses and pillows and a first aid kit will also be available.

    Life jackets, pedal boat ride for 15 - 20 minutes, kayak and paddles will be included. Check with your operator for boating permissions. 2 and 4-wheeler parking facility is also available. Bonfire arrangements with music and barbeque equipment will be included. All applicable taxes are inclusive.

    Exclusions:

    Transport to and from the campsite are not included. Barbeque food items in veg and non-veg are not included but can be arranged for roughly INR 600 per kg for veg and non-veg option. Personal expenses like extra meals, telephone calls, packaged water, etc. and insurance is not included. Anything not mentioned in the inclusions will be additional.

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The best time for Pawna Lake camping is either during monsoon or winter. If you're looking for cold weather combined with the misty mornings at the lakeside, then winter is the perfect season for you. However, if you want to escape into the lush greenery of the Sahyadris, then monsoon is the right season for you, as the Sahyadris flourish during this season.

  • Camping at Pawna Lake - Route Map / Altitude Map

  • Camping at Pawna Lake - Frequently Asked Questions

    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. Do check with your operator for boating permissions and inclusions. 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 at an additional cost. There are also many adventure activities that you can do in Lonavala.

     

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    Reviews

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      Team TGN thank you so much for an extremely awesome experience of river rafting in kundalika river.. it was worth..

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      It was an impulsive decision to plan for Kolad river rafting and we were really struggling to get the booking done over the long weekend. However, it was a random search that we came across TGN and the coordinator Rahul ,was really helpful with the booking at daivya adventures with group discount . Would really appreciate the coordination, responsiveness and the process they follow . River rafting experience was really amazing and we are truly contented !Looking forward for future adventures with tgn! Cheerz !

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      'Frankly speaking, I was a little worried when I chose TGN for my corporate offsite because my personal experience with TGN was not so great when I went to Kolad for River rafting. However, Venkat and Varun handled our corporate offsite very well. We were 57 employees altogether who stayed at Nature Trails. They had decent tents where you can stay the night. I was quite demanding and I requested extra meals and activities which were not part of the regular package and TGN managed it very well. TGN response time for queries was very good. DJ (Prem) understood our music taste and everyone was energized and dancing throughout. We enjoyed the sumptuous Maharashtrian cuisine. The fish and Chicken were amazing. Both Nature Trails and Daivya Adventures were very focused on safety during the adventure activities. Overall, I would like to say that this is a great place for Team Building activities and I would recommend this place.'

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      I would describe their team as driven, enthusiastic and initiative bearing. Once I reached out to them for a camping trip, I was connected to one of their coordinators, Dheeraj Soni, who gave me multiple options, understood my requirement and timeline and suggested the perfect fit for us. They maintained effective communication with us and camp personal to ensure that we had a wonderful experience. I would certainly reach out to them for any future plans.

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      I would describe their team as driven, enthusiastic and initiative bearing. Once I reached out to them for a camping trip, I was connected to one of their coordinators, Dheeraj Soni, who gave me multiple options, understood my requirement and timeline and suggested the perfect fit for us. They maintained effective communication with us and camp personal to ensure that we had a wonderful experience. I would certainly reach out to them for any future plans.

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      'Very good ambience and great service. I will recommend all to visit once. Keep up the great work.'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      Highly recommend GREAT NEXT.....

    • Rated : 1

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      'It was a Great Team Outing with The Great Next. Mr. Amit Thakker from TGN suggested and help us (group 23 teammates from SMARTe) book a day trip to ZBAC Adventure, Kolad recently. TGN not only helped us with various options considering proximity, budget and activities we wanted to do but also help us choose the best place. Team TGN is very prompt in responding to our communications and made sure the arrangements were apt. Thanks TGN!'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      'Got to about TGN through Google, when I was looking for a professional tour operator to arrange a river rafting experience for a corporate group of ~100 pax, at Kolad. I got contacted by Mr. Venkat and his approach to handle the customer was way different than that of others with whom I was interacting at that point in time (Sept 2017). He seemed to be genuinely interested to provide the best experience rather than just doing the business and close the deal. He offered me couple of options ranging from mid-range to lux; and provided enough details that can be passed on to the group. He was prompt in handling & answering queries and one thing that really impressed me is the backup person he has arranged to answer queries, if he isn't available; even before the deal was closed. I chose him because of all these reasons... let me reiterate, I chose TGN because of the thorough pro Venkat has been with me. Besides lodging & boarding, I booked the rafts and guide, and the transportation from Pune to Kolad... so it was a package deal, and as any one can think, with a group of that size some changes are bound to happen - starting with transport ... he showed immense flexibility to split the transportation in just one day notice... which does got accolades from my team. Even at the rafting point, the group size changed from what we committed and just a phone call to him early morning was good enough for the rafting operator to arrange a brand new raft (which got unpacked and inflated right infront of us) to accommodate 8 members. Food and other arrangement at the resort: Food was pretty good... the resort provided piping hot chapatis, and food was lip smacking! Activities at the resort too was amazing despite heavy rains the resort arranged zip line for the group... One feedback: quality of buses could have been better. Overall a very satisfactory arrangement. Would recommend it anytime!!'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      We went for the rafting trip at Kolad through TGN, The trip was awesome it was the bestest experience of our life's, evry1 there was very supportive…

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      'Precap: We, a team of 15 people were planning for an overnight trip to Kolad, I had looked out few options but was uncertain, there was nothing I could pin point to. While surfing, I came across TGN website, going through I came in contact with Venkat. He answered all my queries and his suggestions were quite helpful. Travel: The campsite where we stayed was fantastic, the arrangements, the food, hospitality, in-house activities, all were taken care of. We had one hell of a time during our stay. Everyone enjoyed the activities that were lined up with the stay and went for rafting the other day, and I can say, our experience was a fun filled thrill ride along with awesomeness of the place. Word for TGN: 'Precap: We, a team of 15 people were planning for an overnight trip to Kolad, I had looked out few options but was uncertain, there was nothing I could pin point to. While surfing, I came across TGN website, going through I came in contact with Venkat. He answered all my queries and his suggestions were quite helpful. Travel: The campsite where we stayed was fantastic, the arrangements, the food, hospitality, in-house activities, all were taken care of. We had one hell of a time during our stay. Everyone enjoyed the activities that were lined up with the stay and went for rafting the other day, and I can say, our experience was a fun filled thrill ride along with awesomeness of the place. Word for TGN: The TRP for TGN is their quick and effective responsiveness. I was in regular contact with Venkat with almost 2 weeks before the trip and each time we two talked, he was patient and helpful at each and every stage of the planning. There are no cellphone n/w's in Kolad, he advised us to download offline map of the city and provided pointed map locations of our stay and the rafting meeting and end point which turned out to be helpful. I was briefed about our plan including each and every small details, these things helps you build trust. And the prices, they always manage to give u best quote which you cannot say no to. Keep up guys, thanks to Venkat and TGN guys working in background to make this possible. Every effort building this appreciated.' Keep up guys, thanks to Venkat and TGN guys working in background to make this possible. Every effort building this appreciated.'

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      Excellent management from office side but local ground staff requires training.

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      Kolad rafting was excellent experience �natures trail resort it's arrangments ;food was very good .overall very happy weekend.

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      The experience was awesome.. keep up the good work

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      We went to this river rafting trip in Kolad through TGN, which was pretty amazing! The representative was pretty helpful and was available on the go in mails and chats to direct me through the registry and payment process. And the trip was awesome. Rafting, and it rained! Fun times. Thanks TGN.

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      It was really great experience with The great next they quickly helped find a good place to hangout.. Thanks to Urja

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      The Great Next was a Great experience . Big thank you to Venkat for being extremely patient with me n helping me find just the perfect place to stay with my family . All the activities we did including Rafting were pretty exciting. The place where we stayed - Empower is maintained by Army persons. Therefore , their hospitality , cleanliness, surrounding beauty and the food, everything was top class . When at Kolad , stay at Empower !

    • Rated : 3

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      Had an excellent experience with TGN.. We randomly came across their website and booked for rafting and other adventure sports at Kolad.... Rest was taken care by them.. it was truly amazing .. the people were so humble and yes we did enjoyed a lot... The experience is beyond explaination... Thanks a lot TGN... :)

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      'On behalf of me & my friends I would want to take a moment to express my sense of gratitude and appreciation for team TGN. I planned an adventure trip to Rishikesh which happened to be a wonderful experience. I thank Mr. Venkat who I feel is an important asset to the company for planning and organising the entire trip. His excellency in managing customer relationship is truly commendable which plays a vital role in bringing business to any enterprise. Definitely looking for more such plans with team TGN in future. All the best'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      It was a very awesome experience of river rafting in kundalika river near Kolad, and the plan and offer provided by TGN were just Fab, looking for more trips with TGN…

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      Great experience had a lot of fun

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      'Worth every penny spent. Great facilities provided with a delightful experience. Thanks for the memories !!'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      'Let me begin by saying: One Must Experience Kolad White Water Rafting , it is super fun and now if you are ready for the fun.. you must ask these guys to plan the trip. Why ?? Let Me tell you... We have been to Kolad now twice and both times used The Great Next to book the rafting and also a night stay. So first thing first, the accommodation they provide, is i would say is pretty good. Well, after all your there for adventure and one can't expect a five star luxury: so rooms are neat and clean, Bathrooms are also tidy. The biggest benefit of this accommodation is the fact, that it is right at the starting point of rafting, so you can easily wake up say by 8 AM, enjoy breakfast ( good food) , enjoy morning sun with some out door activities and get briefed and trained and then ... hop onto life's thrill. The place they book you in is good a few acre property, they organize Bonfire and food is included in the package. ( this time around , the food was awesome ) Price: Very Very Reasonable and Value for Money 100% Ease of Booking: Pretty Simple, inbox em, or just log onto their website, a chat applet will help you book. I for both times booked via a gentleman named Mr. Venkat, really helpful and suggested us the right mix always. How to Reach: Take the tahmini ghat via Pirangut ( if traveling from Pune) and If from Mumbai, you need to take Khopoli _pali road SH 92 via Umbre. Well the place we stayed on both occasions was same and really simple to reach, in case you find it difficult to spot, they are really prompt to help and guide over the phone. Experience : If you are first-timer at Rafting then, it is for sure thrill and if Pro rafter then your exp depends on Dam gates.So, If more than 2 Dam gates are open on that particular morning, then boy you will have one exhilarating ride and if it is one or 1.5 gates, still rapids are good fun to get in and get drenched. All in All 4/5 experience. but for beginners A MUST !! Have fun and in case you any question you can ask me on Insta FB Page : Collared Hippie or my Insta ID : @collaredhippie.'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      Amazing organisation. Very helpful people. Manthan did a grt job by coordinating with me for a month n suggesting grt places to us. Good job

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      'Stress, work life balance and the chaos and the need to take respite from it - and so began the search, the need to escape from it all. So some quick search landed me up with the great next , and came across Rahul and Venkat. A silent retreat far away from the din of Mumbai, Kolad is one of the perfect weekend gateway. As you step in DM Farms, the earthly traditional cottages touch you. Its staff always come up with handful of sweets at end of every meal. They also made arrangements for bon fire , which was an added attraction and set up the mood perfectly for the night. Accompanied with musical chair. The rafting was conducted professionally and is a beautiful experience to be remembered lifetime. I went solo, however, came back making lovely friends.'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      We took their service in Oct 17 for Rafting in Kolad. Came across their details while randomly looking for adventure groups. Once we contacted them, they co-ordinated with Hans Adventure resort for our stay and activities. Stay and food was good. Rafting was also arranged well. Recommended group �

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

    • Rated : 1

      16-04-2021

      'I wish i could have rated them zero but sadly there is no option for that.so i have booked this so called luxury tent stay with rafting for 8pax in kolad. Once we reached the rafting point (Daivya adventures) the staff over there was clueless about the booking from great next and clearly refused to 12-13 people who have booked through the great next, there was no network at that place even to contact anyone from the TGN team. We had wasted around 3-4 hours in this confusion and at last was sent without any proper briefing/ equipments and a novice kinnda raft instructor. It was a waste of Money and time. I will never recommend anyone to try this. Even the customer support is very bad. Vrushti was the one who sold me the package and never reverted after the problem. #waste #poorcustomersupport #tryotheroptions #bignono'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      Shivangini Singh

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      'We went for the kolad river rafting on 14th Oct 2017. It was amazing experience the staff and arrangement made was Awesome. Excellent guys TGN. Thanks for giving us such service .'

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      We were planning river rafting at Kolad. Vrushti quickly replied on my online request. Coordination was good. It was a fabulous, safe n cool experience. The arrangements were perfect to give a memorable experience without any hassels. I look forward to join for other activities too

    • Rated : 5

      16-04-2021

      'Had an amazing time at kolard thanks to The Great Next! They planned an amazing package for us and their instructors were amazing! Thanks The Great Next!'

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      Dheeraj was very helpful in providing us the best option. The camp was amazing, more than what I was hoping for. There was only one issue that the resort didn’t receive any confirmation of our booking yet the owner of Gurugram resort was so nice that he didn’t let us suffer and provided us with best service.

    • Rated : 4

      16-04-2021

      Dheeraj was very helpful in providing us the best option. The camp was amazing, more than what I was hoping for. There was only one issue that the resort didn’t receive any confirmation of our booking yet the owner of Gurugram resort was so nice that he didn’t let us suffer and provided us with best service.

    • Rated : 4

      01-05-2021

      'Very good ambience and great service. I will recommend all to visit once. Keep up the great work.'

    • Rated : 5

      01-05-2021

      Highly recommend GREAT NEXT.....

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      01-05-2021

    • Rated : 4

      01-05-2021

      Excellent management from office side but local ground staff requires training.

    • Rated : 4

      01-05-2021

      The experience was awesome.. keep up the good work

    • Rated : 5

      01-05-2021

      It was really great experience with The great next they quickly helped find a good place to hangout.. Thanks to Urja

    • Rated : 5

      01-05-2021

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    • Rated : 4

      01-05-2021

      Great experience had a lot of fun

    • Rated : 5

      01-05-2021

      'Worth every penny spent. Great facilities provided with a delightful experience. Thanks for the memories !!'

    • Rated : 5

      01-05-2021

      Amazing organisation. Very helpful people. Manthan did a grt job by coordinating with me for a month n suggesting grt places to us. Good job

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    • Rated : 5

      20-11-2020

      Overall was great experience in Lonavala.

    • Rated : 5

      15-10-2019

      Worth for money

    • Rated : 4

      14-04-2020

      Perfect place for your adventure trip plans .. bext places and locations covered.. Customer service was excellent..was available even at late hours for any kind of trouble at the site..

  • Getting There

    Lonavala is located between Mumbai and Pune, and is a popular weekend getaway for the city dwellers. Hence, the connectivity to it is excellent from both the cities. You can take a train to Lonavala, which are budget friendly or you can take a state bus. Both the services run at regular intervals throughout the day

    If you want, you can even drive to Lonavala as the road is quite scenic. Take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway if you're coming by car, and the Mumbai-Pune old highway if you're coming on a motorcycle.

    What To Wear

    Lonavala is located between Mumbai and Pune, and is a popular weekend getaway for the city dwellers. Hence, the connectivity to it is excellent from both the cities. You can take a train to Lonavala, which are budget-friendly or you can take a state bus. Both the services run at regular intervals throughout the day

    If you want, you can even drive to Lonavala as the road is quite scenic. Take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway if you're coming by car, and the Mumbai-Pune old highway if you're coming on a motorcycle.

    What To Carry

    For the Pawna Lake Camping, the tour operator will provide all the camping equipment. However, some budget operators will expect you to carry your own blankets and sleeping bags. Other than that, you only need to carry personal essentials like sunscreen, towel, cap, sunglasses, etc.

    Preparation/Fitness

    There is no fitness requirement for the Pawna camping trip.