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About Lonavala

Lonavala city is one of the most beautiful retreats, that takes you away from the maddening rush of the metropolises. It is located in the western part of India in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This hill station lies 96 kilometres east of the metropolitan city of Mumbai and 64 kilometres west of modern-day Pune city. Therefore, a profound location on the Mumbai-Pune expressway makes Lonavala cater to both cities with the smoothest connectivity through roads.

Lonavala City is popularly called the “city of caves' and the “Jewel of Sahyadri”. That is because the hill station boasts some of the most spectacular settings, including luxuriant green valleys, remarkable caves, serene lakes and stunning waterfalls. The spectacular rock-cut Bhaja and Karla caves in Lonavala have been notable tourists with their old beams, motifs and inscriptions.

The surrounding regions of Lonavala are blessed with an unbeatable collection of waterfalls that include the Kune waterfall, Bhivpuri, Bhagirath and Jummapatti waterfalls. The refreshing ambience of the postcard-perfect landscape of Aamby Valley, Pawna Lake and Lonavala Lake is bound to impress you. Lonavala is famous for its natural wonders, religious attractions, and historical sites. These include the Tikona Fort, Duke’s Nose, Lohagad and Rajmachi fort.

Lonavala hosts an array of fun activities for tourists and these include rappelling, camping at the Pawna Lake, hiking to the Tikona Fort, trekking to the Rajmachi fort and riding at Wet and joy water slides.

Lonavala has a tropical climate but the weather is an all-time maritime one. However, all the stunning places and sites of Lonavala come alive during the winter and monsoon seasons. Thus, pack your bags and come here because Lonavala has something for everyone, from quiet time to adventure.

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Attractions

Pawna Lake
Enjoy the wonder of nature by paying a visit to the exquisite Pawna Lake when you are in Pune. Its paradise location is something that you will not be able to forget anytime soon. The setting at Pawna Lake is made beautiful with the presence of various tourist attractions like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. Its refreshing ambience makes this place a beautiful destination near Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy an idyllic weekend.It was created as an artificial water reservoir and offers a soothing time to relax with nature. People keep flocking to Pawna Lake for its postcard-perfect landscape. The place is known for its wonderful climate and offers a serene retreat away from the noise of usual city life. Pawna Lake is also known to attract nature lovers due to the number of flora and fauna which can be seen around the lake. Some of the activities which you can look forward to enjoying at Pawna Lake are camping, paragliding, sightseeing etc.Location: Pawna Lake, PuneBest Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon seasonEntry fee: There is no entry fee for visiting Pawna LakeTimings: This place can be visited from morning till evening.
Visapur Fort

Resting on the lush green bounties, the Visapur Fort is one of the most popular places to visit in Khandala where you can whiff in the serenity. The fort is perched at an elevation of 1084 meters above the ground and the panoramic vistas it offers are just beyond one’s imagination. Whether you are a history buff or a nature enthusiast, this majestic fort is the right choice for you.

Rajmachi Fort
A trek to the Rajmachi Fort will take you to the hidden landscapes of the region that will spellbind you. The Fort was built back in the 17th century and is one of the best trekking spots of Maharashtra. It is snuggled in the Karjat region and was built in the era of Shivaji Maharaj. From here, you can take a look at the Borghat which is a historic trade route and extends spectacular views. Apart from this, it is one of the best places to visit in Khandala.
Wet N Joy Water Park
An amusement park consisting of water rides as well as thrill rides, Wet N Joy has a number of attractions for visitors. The water park comprises of rides and attractions like the Royal Castle, Rain Dance, Crazy River, Thunder Waves, and Fungama. On the other hand, the thrill park comprises of rides like the Cyclone, Nightmare, Whizzard, Mat racer, Sky fall, Master blaster, Extreme Volcano, Boomerango, Tornado, and Freefall. The park has other facilities like shuttle services, medical emergency and digital payment modes available for the ease of visitors. Moreover, the park also actively provides various offers for different kinds of groups - like corporate groups or college students.Location: Wet N Joy Waterpark, Old Pune Mumbai Highway, NH – 4, at - Mundhaware, Post - Takve PuneTimings: Monday to Sunday 10 AM to 6 PMEntry fee: Children - INR 799 and Adults - INR 999
Bhaja Caves
Next, in the list of places to visit in Khandala is the Bhaja caves which are a cluster of 22-rock cut adobes of tranquility. These are located slightly away from Kamshet and were built back in 60 BC. Out of the 22, there is one main cave  “Chaitya” that features a prayer hall and is an epitome of peace.

The caves are surrounded by lush green blankets of nature and are a delight for wandering souls. The texture of the caves is rugged and the entire region remains cool. Make sure that you capture amazing pictures, as the frames it offers are great.

Essential Information:


Location: Bhaje Caves Road, Near Bhaja Village Maval District, Lonavla, 412106

Best Time: Throughout the year

Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Price: No entry fees.
Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain has an amusement park has thrill rides divided as per their difficulty level and into various categories. There are high thrill rides, mid thrill rides, and family rides. Some of these include Top Spin, Giant, Delta Hoppla, Space Trainer, Turbo Force, and Z force. Out of all, Top Spin remains to be a favourite of most.The park also has restaurants that serve a variety of delicacies and make sure to take care of all hungry souls. The park has additional paid services like medical bay, parking, shuttle services, street magician, toy shops and much more.Location: Old Pune Mumbai Highway NH - 4, at Mundhaware, Post - Takve, PuneTimings: 10:30 AM to 6 PM on all daysEntry fee: Tickets start at INR 799 per head, rates differ for corporate and college student bookings

Lonavala FAQ's

What are the places to visit in Lonavala?

1. Lohagad Fort: The Lohagad Fort is one of Lonavala’s best hill fortresses and historical edifices snuggled at a soaring height of 3400 feet. This fort appears to be perched atop a hill and showcases a stellar combination of scenic surroundings and ancient architecture.

On reaching the fort, you gape at Chhatrapati Shivaji’s deep history and the way he made use of the edifice to keep his treasures safe. You can easily ascend to this fort in a few hours. This mighty Maratha empire structure is interlinked with the fort of Visapur.

- Location: Lohagad road, Maharashtra
- Timings: 8 AM – 5PM

2. Tikona Fort: After the Rajmachi fort, the dominant hill fort of Tikona is one of the popular spots for tourists. Due to the pyramidal shape of the hill, the Fort has got its name Tikona. It is perched at a soaring height of 3500 feet and is one of the most popular adventure destinations in Lonavala amid trekkers.

The seven water tanks, large doorways and high fortifications are the most eye-catching elements of the fort. From the topmost bastion of the fort you get to enjoy spectacular views. The trek to reach the Tikona fort is an enchanting one as you pass through several water tanks, temples and caves. Once, you reach the extended parapet’s edge, you take in the gorgeous beauty of the surroundings.

- Location: Tikona Peth, Near Pawna Dam, Tikona hiking Trail 412108
- Timings: 8 AM – 5PM

3. Valvan Dam: Situated over the renowned Kundalika river, the Valvan Dam provides power for the power station of Khopoli by serving as a barrage. It originates in the Western Ghats and it is the quietness and calmness of the place that make it so popular. It is a favorite amongst solace seekers and peace lovers.

The dam’s backwaters have formed the Valvan Reservoir that is also a famous tripping spot. You can picnic here in the refreshing emerald green lakeside garden situated right next to the dam and capture beautiful shots of the scenic surroundings.

- Location: Near Khopoli Power Plant, 2 km From Lonavala, Khandala, Lonavala.

4. Della Adventure Park: Pump up your adrenaline by spending a day at the Adventure Park of Della. This park is an exciting place that you must visit when in Lonavala because you can make the most of crazy adventure sports here. This waterpark cum amusement park offers a host of thrilling activities for you to enjoy.

Special features of the park include the country’s very first Swoop Swing. At 1250 feet, the Park also has the longest Flying Fox. Other activities that you can enjoy here include artificial rock climbing, rappelling, rocket ejector, buggy rides, sky cycling, ATV, and several kinds of zorbing. The Park also offers dirt bike riding.

- Location: Lonavla, Kunegaon, Maharashtra 410401
- Timings: 11 AM- 9 PM

5. Karla Caves: Visit one of India’s best preserved and biggest prayer halls, the Karla Caves which date back to the 2nd and 5th century BC. This rock-cut elaborate wonder is a cluster of 16 caves that were once a Buddhist monastery. Chaityagriha or the huge assembly hall is the main cave that has a magnificently carved teak wood roof, decorated with horses, elephants, women and men’s sculptures.

You will spot a massive sun window that deflects the light rays towards the stupa at the back. The rest of the 15 caves are called the viharas and are known to be smaller prayer and living spaces of the monastery. If you are a history buff then you must visit this enticing conglomeration that has special importance to Buddhism's Mahasamghika sect.

- Location: Karla, Ekveera Devi Road, Lonavala, Maharashtra
- Price: Indians (INR 15 per person), Foreign nationals (INR 200 per person)
- Timings: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

6. Aamby Valley: The first planned city of India and Maharashtra’s Megalopolis, the Amby Valley is touted to be one of the leading destination cities spread across ten thousand acres. Embodying the cosmopolitan infrastructure of India and Maharashtra’s rustic charm this popular weekend getaway is decked with plush bungalows and swanky resorts.

If you are a tourist who seeks leisure, come over to the Aamby Valley as it offers an assortment of fun activities. You can indulge in everything from thrilling hikes, horseback riding, partying at a glitzy night club or enjoying a huge water park. That is because Aamby Valley has something for everyone.

7. Tiger’s Leap: With a shape that resembles as if a tiger is leaping onto a hill, the Tiger’s Leap is one of the linkages to get stunning views of the forest, the gushing waterfall and greenery. The steep hill of the aspect collects the water from the falls, as a stream hence giving provision to enjoy the stream for river rafting. You must visit during the monsoon to capture the private waterfall of this point.

- Location: Khandala, Maharashtra

8. Pawna Lake: Having formed from the water of the Pavana Dam Reservoir, thus lake is an artificial lake that has now become one of the popular tourist camping sites. Encompassed by the carpeted hills, this weekend destination lets you seep in its lovely charm. You can engage in bird watching here, as different species of birds visit the lake besides spending a peaceful night with your loved one under a starlit sky.

Apart from bird watching, you can also rejuvenate yourself relishing the sweeping views of the serene lake around, while gorging on edible tid-bits being sold by the kiosks here. You can indulge in various adventure activities that the lake hosts which include ridge dancing, advanced kiting and paragliding

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9. Rajmachi Fort: Perched atop a rugged hill, the Rajmachi Fort is one of the most frequented places for tourists. Constructed by the Satavahanas this fort complex has a rather interesting history where Shivaji Maharaj captured it in 1657 and Aurangzeb in 1704. Then again Marathas regained their control over the fort in 1713, gave it over to Kanhoji Angre and later the British took control over the fort in 1818.

The Rajmachi Fort is a remarkable place for trekkers especially those visiting it during the monsoons. You witness the lush green meadows, lustrous streams and silvery waterfalls enlivening the landscape. A camping session here, not just promises panoramic views from the top but a lifetime of memories.

- Timings: 9 AM- 6 PM
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10. Celebrity Wax Museum: A one-of-a-kind intriguing tourist place has to be the ever-popular Celebrity Wax Museum of Lonavla that displays beautifully sculptured wax figurines of renowned celebrities from all across the globe.

You get to take selfies with the life-sized sculptures of your favourite celebrities like Albert Einstein, Michael Jackson, Kapil Dev, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a must-visit place for every tourist who wishes to witness the fine works of reputed wax sculptor Sunil Kandaloor.

- Location: Lonavala Junction, Lonavala Square Mall, Takve Kurth, Pune, Maharashtra 410401
- Price: INR 200
- Timings: 9 AM- 9:30 PM

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What are the best things to do in Lonavala?

1. Trek at the Duke’s Nose: One of the most adventurous things to do at Lonavala is a trek at the Duke’s Nose which is a popular landmark hugely famous as a picturesque location and for hiking. Walking through the long forest trails once you reach the spot’s rocky outcrops, you ought to get smitten by the panoramic views of the Sahyadri Range, dense jungles and splendid valleys.

- Location: Kurvande, Maharashtra 410402

2. Spend fun moments at the Imagica Adlabs: Your visit to Lonavala will be considered incomplete if you do not visit the popular recreation centre and theme park of Imagica Adlabs. Here you get to have a whale of a time with your children as they listen to the elephant Tubby’s stories and hear Neera- the mermaid’s songs at the lagoon. You get to ride some of the most extreme water slides like Yell-O, Swirl Whirl, and the Splash besides crazy rollercoasters. Imagica Adlabs offers many other enthralling activities like magic shows, hip-hop dancing, and live performances of acrobats, that cheer you up like no other.

- Location: No. 30 31, State Highway 92 near Lonavala, Sangdewadi, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203
- Timings: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (open all days) rides open till 8 PM

3. Trek up to the Lohagad Fort: Hiking through the rugged terrains you reach Lonavala's architectural marvel, Lohagad Fort. After a splendid trek, you reach the top only to experience the scenic views of the entire town besides getting bewitched by the various artistry styles and carvings.

- Location: Lohagad Trek Road, Pune, Maharashtra 410406, India

4. Safari on a hot air balloon: Give your eyes the delight of a hot air balloon safari as you cross over the misty clouds and admire the beauty of the natural vistas. The beautiful birds flying along during the safari,  views of nature's majestic displays, pearly waterfalls, and forested hills are enough to woo you for life.

- Price: INR 12000

5. Trek up to the Rajmachi Fort: Filled with a myriad variety of fauna and flora the green-painted fort of Rajmachi appears lush because of nature growing on it. You begin your trek from Tungari or from the Udhewadi base village and reach the top of the fort after resting at various points. The views of bubbly waterfalls, rocky mountains, and jungles will leave you pleasantly surprised. From the fort’s top, you can catch aerial views of the Ulhas river, Matheran, Bhimashankar, Mahuli, Karanala and the Duke’s Nose.

- Location: Udhewadi, Lonavala, Pune, Maharashtra, India
- Timings: 6:45 AM-4:00 PM

6. Hike to the Tiger’s Leap: A ferociously fun but moderately challenging trek has to be the trek up to Tiger’s Leap. This simple hike with family and friends is so enriching as at the end you find yourself surrounded by rocky terrains, lush green tropics on all sides. The unprecedented view of the valley below, the Western Ghats from the cliff top, with a sheer drop of more than 650 meters, is just perfect. This place is called the Tiger’s Leap as the place resembles a tiger leaping into the valley.

- Location: Tiger Point, Kurvande, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410205

7. Go chikki shopping: Do you have a sweet tooth? Well, then you cannot miss shopping for the fudges and chikkis popular in Lonavala. You are going to find dozens of showrooms and small shops selling these deliciously sweet nibble-worthy items. These chikkis are available in a host of innovative flavours that include chocolate chikki, Kesar, gulab (rose) chikki and others.

- Location: Gaothan, Siddharth Nagar, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410401
- Timings: 11:00 AM-8:00 PM

8. Explore the Bhaja Caves: For a history aficionado a visit to the Bhaja Caves is mandatory. These caves were built between the 3rd century BC and the 2nd century AD. Located very close to the Karla Caves, these 25 rock-cut Buddhist caves belong to Buddhism's Hinayana phase. As you begin exploring you will find a horseshoe-shaped archway leading you to the oldest chaitya grihas (prayer hall with stupa) inside. All the other 24 caves are viharas (residential caves). The 200 BCE carvings of a woman playing the tabla also hint at the percussion instrument’s history here.  To unravel the layers of history, come explore the Bhaja Cave stupas which are relics of three monks Sang Edina, Dhammagiri, and Ampinika.

- Location: Bhaja Caves Road, District, near Bhaja Village, Maval, Lonavala, Maharashtra 412106
- Price: INR 15 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners
- Timings: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

9. Camping at Pawna Lake: Drain out all your worries and stresses by making your wheels spin and reaching the spellbinding and riveting destination of Pawna Lake. Here you get to stay in lakeside camps, enjoy musical bonfires, and sumptuous breakfast beside the melodious sound of the chilly breeze and eye-catching views of the mountains. During a day camp at the lake, you can indulge in a plethora of outdoor games like archery, and volleyball cricket besides kayaking, fort trekking, paragliding and boating.

- Location: Maval taluka, Pune district, Maharashtra, India
- Price: Starting from INR 1499
- Timings: 4 pm – 8 pm

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How to reach Lonavala?

- By train: Board any of the trains that operate between Lonavala and Mumbai like the Madurai EXP, LTT BIDAR express and reach Lonavala.

- By road: You can either board a taxi or a bus or you can take your own car from Mumbai to reach Lonavala via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pandharpur Rd/Mumbai - Pune Hwy.

- By air: Catch a flight from any of the domestic Indian airports and reach the Lohegaon airport in Pune. This airport is closest to Lonavala and you can reach the destination in no time.

What is the best time to visit Lonavala?

The best time to visit Lonavala is between October-May. During this time, the weather is pleasant and you do not have to tolerate the mad heat of the sweltering summers. The June-September period is also a great time to visit Lonavala because of the cool climate and you can enjoy all the sightseeing locations thoroughly. 

What are the best public transport modes to commute around Lonavala?

The best public transport modes to commute around Lonavala are the auto rickshaws and cabs. There are no local trains specific to this suburb of Pune but many trains depart from the city.

Why is Lonavala famous?

Lonavala is famous for remarkable caves, serene lakes, stunning waterfalls, lush green valleys and several natural wonders. It is also very famous for the historical sites and religious attractions. However, if you are a food enthusiast then you cannot miss shopping for the nutty chikkis here that are one of the most popular items of Lonavala.

How many days are enough for Lonavala?

A trip of 2-3 days is more than enough for Lonavala. In these 2- 3 days you can cover maximum tourist spots that include the Amrutanjan Point, Rajmachi fort, Imagica theme park, Bhushi dam, Lohagad Fort and different other locations.

How do I get to Tiger Point Lonavala?

You can get to Tiger Point Lonavala by booking a cab or taxi up to INS Shivaji and then cover the remaining distance of 1.6 kilometers on foot.

What is the famous food of Lonavala?

The famous food of Lonavala is the hard nutty candy called chikki, moong dal bhaji and vada pav.

Which are the famous camping sites in Lonavala?

1. Lohagad: The Lohagad camping experience is going to be one of a kind as you will enjoy nature vibes and set out for nature exploration and adventure. During the Lohagad camping, you will learn about pitching tents, and enjoy a warm bonfire sesh besides barbecue making and trekking.

2. Aundoli camps: If you are an adventure as well as nature lover then you must arrange for a camping sesh at the Aundoli Camps. Here you get to ride horses with the help from instructors, go for trekking, arrange bonfires during the evening time and enjoy a movie screening before lights out.

3. Pawna Lake: 2 days one night camping at the Pawna Lake is no less than an adventurous escape from the hassles of your city life stress. You get to enjoy the views of the green hills, and the lake here besides accommodation in tents. You can also avail boating at an extra cost and bonfire post dinner before lights out.

4. Tikona Fort: Also called the Vitandgad Fort, the Tikona Fort is one of the major hill forts in Lonavala’s Maval region. Here you get to stay in camps complete with mattresses and comfortable tents while enjoying panoramic views of the Pawna Lake, Tung, Lohagad, and Visapur forts. You spend hours enjoying music, bonfire and all kinds of outdoor/indoor games here.

5. Shirota Lake: The shirota Lake camping ground is one of the most offbeat locations for every nature lover that loves to explore over and over again. If you are looking forward to a complete break from your daily life scenes then come witness the Shirota lake’s backwaters and views of the Sahyadris, while staying in waterproof dome tents.

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What are the adventure things to do in Lonavala?

1. Dirt biking and off-roading near Rajmachi: If you are not faint of heart and love trying hardcore adrenaline stuff then you must arrive at the road to Rajmachi. This road is ideal for dirt biking and off-roading activities. The biking community has made this place a popular spot. Therefore to feel that extra bit of zing, head out to Rajmachi with your bike and helmet.

2. Trekking: Trekking is one of the most adventurous things to do in Lonavala. You will have a gala time scaling the popular forts of Korigad, Lohagad, and Visapur. The canyon valley trek is also very popular and is called the Ulhas valley trek. This trek surprises trekkers with a descent first followed by an ascent later. The valley climbing experience is going to be a surreal one for you as you get to enjoy mesmerizing views from the top.

3. Camping: An overnight stay at a camp near an artificial lake, spending a chilly night before warm bonfires gazing at the stars feels enchanting. To make the most of a night filled with tranquillity, barbecue dinners and fun-filled activities head to the Pavana Lake.

4. Waterfall Rappelling: For an adrenaline-rushing experience, get ready for the Kondana caves waterfall rappelling. You feel your heart racing, as you cling to your rope and rappel through the gushing water.

5. Paragliding: Indulge in the most exhilarating activity of Paragliding at Kamshet near Lonavala where you take off on a parachute and soar away like a bird over the green valleys and mountains.

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Which are the best resorts to stay in Lonavala?

1. The Machan: Adorned by a massive pool of azure colour water, the eco-friendly Machan Resort is going to exceed your expectations. Each of the rooms in the resort is elegantly designed to suit your needs. The huge windows of the room flood your room with natural light and you enjoy panoramic views of the valley from these windows.

2. Treasure Island: The snazzy resort located just 5 kilometres from the Karla caves is indeed a hidden treasure. It is cocooned amid three hectares of tropical gardens. The resort features down-to-earth, low-key rooms that are well-fitted with basic amenities and modern décor. Shallow canals of water all around the villa-style rooms make you feel like you are in Europe’s Venice.

3. Della: The most dynamic and striking features of the Della Resort are the resort’s luxurious amenities and colour schemes. At this resort, you get to stay in a tented camp, adventure stays and sophisticated accommodations that are all luxuriant and relaxing equally. You can engage in a host of fun activities here that include treasure hunts, jungle camping, body art, and cooking.

4. Fariyas: A perfect abode perched on the Frichey hills’ top, The Fariyas Resort is known for its opulent ambience, indoor heated swimming pool, and spa. There is also an in-house water park that offers amusing rides like wild water caves and whirling body chutes for endless entertainment.

5. Hilton Shillim: Nestled in the mountain range of Sahyadri, a 5-minute walk from the tiny village of Shillim, the Hilton Shillim Retreat estate lets you experience the magic of birdsong and nature as you sit on your sun-terrace making the most of a barbecue dinner.

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Where can I go for camping with family in Lonavala?

Camping in Lonavala and bonding by the campfire is one of our favourite activities and Lonavala won’t deprive you of the opportunity. Listed below are camping sites in Lonavala:-

1. Camping By Pawna River - 
Book at INR 1250 Only
2. Camping in Bandardhara - Book at INR 1200 Only
3. Camping Experience near Shirota Lake - Book at INR 2,725 Only
4. Camping at Korigad Fort - Book at INR 1200 Only
5. Camp at Aundoli - Book at INR 5225 Only

What are the romantic things to do in Lonavala?

1. Forest Camping: This is a great way to spend some adventurous time with your partner. You can take part in activities such as bird watching, trekking, walking through the nature trail at night, etc. You can also enjoy some games by the bonfire and take a dip in the swimming pool.

2. Hot Air Balloon Safari:
This balloon ride takes you high up in the misty clouds form where you can witness the Sahyadri a range in all its splendour. It makes for a romantic experience with your partner.

3. Take a stroll at Ryewood Park:
This place is ideal for a romantic evening stroll with your partner. The park has swings, benches and lush lawns, including a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

4. Sunset at Lions Point:
This is the best sunrise and sunset point at Lonavla. Watch the sun paint the sky red as it sinks behind the mountains. You can also enjoy some local snacks from the stalls nearby. 

How to reach Pawna Lake?

Located at a distance of around 20km from Lonavala, Pawna Lake is a campers paradise. It reflects itself as someone drew it in the form of a canvas painting. It is all over surrounded by high towering hills and witnesses a pleasant climate throughout the year. Reaching Pawna Lake is no longer an unresolved mystery. With the advancement in the field of science and technology, travelling to Pawna Lake is simplified You can either take a road route or travel via railways to this fantastic getaway location. 

From Mumbai: 

If your starting point is the metropolitan city of Mumbai, you have to cover a distance of around 118.4 km to reach Pawna Lake. 

By road:

It will take approximately 2 hours and 41 minutes for you to reach your final destination via road. There are two routes to reach Pawna from Mumbai – Dudhiware Khind Route and Kamshet route. The former one is approx. 108 km while the later one accounts for a bit longer route measuring 122 km long. 

Dudhiware Khind Route: 

This is the shortest route to take you to Pawna Lake. However, check for the road conditions near Lonavala. Do not be afraid as there are no ghats along this route. Yet, roads along Ambegaon have a lot of twists and turns with puddles. Major checkpoints along this route are Mumbai, Lonavala, Bhangarwadi, Dudhiware Khind, and finally Pawna Lake. 

Kamshet Route: 

Measuring around 122 km, critical checkpoints here are Mumbai, Lonavala (Old Mumbai-Pune Highway), Kamshet, Pavananagar, and finally Pawna Lake. 

A standard non-air-conditioned cab shall charge you around 9 INR per kilometre while a bigger taxi might charge 11-12 INR per kilometre. Charges vary in accordance with the change in seasons. 

By train:

For covering your Mumbai- Pawna Lake distance via train, you have to board an express train from Mumbai. Get down at Lonavala and from there, hire a private jeep to take you to the Pawna Lake. Your Mumbai to Lonavala distance is around 100 km, and the rest of your journey (30 km) shall be via roads from Lonavala to Pawna Lake. Trains are available after every 45 to 60 minutes. 

Once you get down at Lonavala, it is good if you ride a shared jeep. It would cost you around 2000 INR for one way trip, and you can accommodate up to 10 members at a time. You can also book for a round trip at a discounted price (if applicable).  

By bus:

For those who prefer to travel via bus, there are day private buses running between Mumbai and Lonavala. Once you get down at Lonavala, you need to hire a private cab for your remaining journey. 

From Pune:


If Pune is your starting point, then you do not need to worry much about travelling as Pawna Lake is at a distance of around 65km from Pune city. 

By road: 

For those who are planning to prefer roadways, you have only one option, i.e. Kamshet route. Major checkpoints along this route are Pimpri Chinchwad, Kamshet, Pawnanagar and finally Pawna Lake. 

By train:

Pune has its own intracity railway services to take you to different locations. You need to head towards Pune Railway Station and ride a train for Kamshet, get down at Kamshet Railway Station and hire a jeep from there to take you to the Pawna Lake. Trains run after every 45 minutes. Pawna lake campsites are located at a distance of approx. 22km from Kamshet Railway Station. So, your one-way jeep trip shall cost you around 1000 to 1500 INR.

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Viraj Jadhav
Reviewed: 02 Mar 2020
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It's a good place to spend time with your Loved ones. Camping includes DJ,games,live music,bonfire. You will definitely enjoy it.If you are going in a group, it's a perfect place for relaxing your day to day stress..I would suggest this place. You can enjoy the beauty of nature in between TUNG and T... Read More
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Raviraj Kotian
Reviewed: 15 Aug 2023
5.0/5
Excellent place to unwind and have awesome weekend experience. The staff was amazing and services was excellent.. Truly enjoyed it and would recommend this place to others .. Full value for money 😀
Raviraj Kotian
Raviraj Kotian
Raviraj Kotian
Raviraj Kotian
Raviraj Kotian
Raviraj Kotian
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Ravindar Solanki
Reviewed: 03 Apr 2023
5.0/5
It was such a nice experience, if travelling on weekends go with express ticket. otherwise you won't be able to cover all the rides. In the evening almost there is no rush for Nitro ride. So, avoid at the start
ravindar solanki
ravindar solanki
ravindar solanki
ravindar solanki
ravindar solanki
ravindar solanki
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Debapriya Modak
Reviewed: 01 Mar 2023
4.0/5
Staff behavior was good. They had lots of games and live music was excellent. But food options and bathroom quality could have been better. Overall good experience.
Debapriya Modak
Debapriya Modak
Debapriya Modak
Debapriya Modak
Debapriya Modak
Debapriya Modak
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Amisha Bodhani
Reviewed: 17 Jan 2024
5.0/5
Amazing experience
Amisha Bodhani
Amisha Bodhani
Amisha Bodhani
Amisha Bodhani
Amisha Bodhani
Amisha Bodhani
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Akash Magar
Reviewed: 23 May 2023
5.0/5
Thank you
Akash Magar
Akash Magar
Akash Magar
Akash Magar
Akash Magar
Akash Magar
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