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Have you ever tried camping in Lonavala with your friends or family? If not, then it is the high time to get more details about this tourist magnet and the activities that are being practiced here. Lonavala is one of the most iconic hill stations in Maharashtra. This hilly town forms an ideal getaway for the natives of Pune and Mumbai. Family trip, solo –traveling, or honeymoon outing, this hill station in Maharashtra is apt for all the occasions.

Though it is largely known for its surreal landscapes, it is also a starting point for several popular tourist spots such as Bhaja and Karla Caves. Situated at an elevation of 613 meters above the sea level, Lonavala is an epitome of serenity and charm. If you are too bored of your hectic work life, head for camping amidst the mesmerizing Western Ghats and bid goodbye to all the worries that have been haunting you for a long time.

Whether you want to admire the vast expanses of lush green hills or you want to satiate your appetite for adventure, Lonavala has something for everyone. With its alluring landscapes, water parks, wax museums, and quaint residential areas, this place has won the hearts of millions of travel junkies. But this is not all that Lonavala has in its reserve. This place is also a paradise for adventure buffs who want to try something new at every step and set their adrenaline racing.

From caving to trekking, camping to waterfall rappelling, there are numerous adventure activities here that promise enthralling moments to the visitors. If you are a peace seeker looking for an opportunity to lie under the starlit sky and witness the beauty of gigantic hills, a camping experience in Lonavala is unmissable for you. Apart from the panoramic view of royal Western Ghats, you will also get to enjoy the delicious barbecue dinner and unforgettable bonfire night on Lonavala camping trip.

Popularly known as “Jewel Of Sahyadri”, this adventure hub sees a huge influx of travelers throughout the year. A large number of these travelers visit here to live their dream of camping around bonfires and spending their night gazing at the stars. From Pawna Lake to Shirota lake, Bushi dam to Ryewood Lake, and Tikona Fort Base to Rajmachi Fort base, there are a plethora of spots in Lonavala where you can set camps with your friends or dear ones.

All of these places in Lonavala are surrounded by lush greenery, gigantic hills, magnificent waterfalls, and pristine lakes. A night camping experience at one of these spots is enough to rejuvenate your inner soul. For making the most out of your Lonavala camping trip, it is advisable to visit here in the months between October and May.

Winters in Lonavala are pleasant with average temperature throughout the day. In summer months, Lonavala displays moderate climate during the day while the nights are normally cold. This region experiences heavy downpours in the rainy season which makes it the most unsuitable time for camping trips. So, if you are on a holiday break after a long time and you wish to devote every second of this vacation to nature, here is all that you must know about camping in Lonavala.

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Traveller Tales from Lonavala


Preeti Wankhede

19 February 2019

It was my husband bday and I wanted to give surprise to him and whole family .. As my mother in law and father in law was with me I was really scared how the place will be will they be comfortable but ...

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Tripti Singh

29 December 2018

I booked the camping site for 19th Dec 2018. We were a group of 3 girls and we were notified that we are the only group coming to the site for 19th Dec (We were a little skeptical knowing that we ar...

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Sanjana viti

20 February 2019

"We booked pawna lake camping through Thrillophilia for Saturday night. We were coming from Pune and along the way we found some fellow campers too which made easier to reach the destination as we were...

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Praveen Hanchinali

13 July 2019

wonderful experience

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Somnath Sorkade

17 September 2017

"It was the most amazing place I have ever seen!!! Believe me one night stay will give u a deep breath of fresh energy. The fresh air environment lake side view ll make u fall in love with the place. T...

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22 June 2019

"It was my first trek and had an amazing experience. Enjoyed a lot. Rajmachi trek,Shrivardhan fort visit, uday sagar lake side camping at night and music by our wonderful cordinator Hemant. Overall exp

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Asmita Gharpure

27 February 2019

"The place is amazing and well organized staff is polite and cooperative. At night, sky full of stars is a feast for nature lovers. Food was simple and delicious. Just loved it. "

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Nachiket Jaitpal

13 May 2019

"great experience.. loved it.. we are again a trip.. the operator was great.. had a great time"

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08 October 2018

We were a group of 8, looking for a true camping site. We had to park our cars at base camp and were escorted up to the camp site. Had to trek about 15 minutes through dense jungle which reminded me of...

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What You Should Know More About Camping in Lonavala

  • Q. What are the best camping options available in Lonavala?

    Pawna Lake Camping

    Set up your camps alongside the mesmerizing Pawna lake, experience the beauty of quaint hills and indulge in the most thrilling events. Yes, if you are looking for an ideal escape from the city hassle, Pawna Lake camping is all that you need to plan for. Just 19 km away from Kamshet Lake, this place has emerged out as the most sought after campsite. People, in large numbers, gather here to enjoy bonfire with music, star gazing, and barbeque dinner. If you are lucky, you might also end up getting new friends on this camping trip.

    Lohagad Camping

    Lohgad Fort is one of those renowned places in Maharashtra that has beautifully preserved its charm and historical prominence. This camp is nestled on the base of the trek and is one of the most intriguing spots to kickstart your adventure voyage. Once you reach the base camp, you can enjoy the charismatic scene of the lush green valley or spend some quality time with your loved ones. The journey kickstarts with a scrumptious barbecue dinner which is followed by campfire session. The next day in this surreal valley begins with the most alluring sunrise view post which you can head on a short trek to the Lohgad Fort.

    Camping at Karnala

    Situated just 60 Km away from Mumbai city, this campsite has a lot in reserve for peace seekers and travel buffs. Plan an enthralling trip with your friends or ask your date out for a camping trip at Karnala, the experience that you will take back home will be truly memorable. In addition to its impeccable setting, Karnala camping also encompasses a fun-filled acoustic music night and stargazing experience. If you happen to visit here at New Year eve, be ready to be amused by some special inclusions like sunrise trek, forest trails, and a special campfire.

    Camping in Vasind

    Are you tired of the boisterous city crowd and your hectic work life? If yes then a camping trip to Vasind is all that you might need to get rid of negativity. Blessed with amazing vistas and tranquil atmosphere, Vasind is an ideal destination to reconnect with your inner self. As the sun goes below the horizon, this place turns into a travelers paradise with breezy winds and serene landscapes. If you want to add a pinch of adventure to this trip, wake up early in the morning and try a few adventure sports in the refreshing waters of Bhatsai river.

    Camping in Canyon Valley, Khandala

    Popular is known as Tiger Valley, Canyon Valley trip disconnects you from the bustling city and puts you into the lap of nature. Surrounded by several magnificent waterfalls, this place is an idyllic destination to unwind and de-stress yourself. Whether you want to get lost in its surreal beauty or you wish to set your adrenaline pumping, you can experience it all in this one trip. Camping in this valley involves a lot many exhilarating moments where you are supposed to climb through several waterfalls and streams. If you want to try something unconventional, head for camping in Lonavala and come back home with a bountiful of cherishable memories.

    Family leisure camp at Aundoli

    Sprawled over an area of 3.5 acres, this lush green campsite is a precious gift of nature to mankind. The place features exotic wildlife, majestic mountains, and green landscapes that will leave you spellbound with their impeccable charm. If you want to set a leisure camp with your family at a quaint location, Aundoli is your go-to place. On your visit to this campsite, you can also engage in a trunkful of activities such as horse riding, nature trails, and farm activities. For all the peace-seekers who are looking for a secluded tourist spot in Maharashtra, Aundoli is a perfect retreat.

    Camping at Koarigad

    Situated 20 Km away from Lonavala, Koarigad Fort is an alluring campsite that has caught the attention of many trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. Camping at Koarigad is a pleasant experience which begins with reaching its base village. The base village of Koarigad is a serene place from where the fort is just an hour climb away. On reaching the top of this fort, you will be stunned by gigantic mountains and charismatic sights of Aamby Valley. While staying at this campsite, you can also relish a plethora of adventure activities such as night rifle shooting and campfire.

    Camping experience near Shirota Lake

    Though Lonavala is blessed with a plentiful of offbeat destinations, Shirota Lake stands out among all for its ardent beauty. Located around 11 km away from Lonavala, this lake is a secluded spot with huge forest cover. Being an absolute traveler’s delight, this campsite is a perfect blend of adventure and serenity. For reaching this campsite, you need to pass through the dense forest area which introduces you to the rich flora and fauna of Lonavala. With an enticing lake view, delicious dinner, and campfire night, Shirota Lake is an ideal place to revitalize your mind, body, and soul. If you want to witness the real charm of this lake, it is advisable to visit here during the post-monsoon break.

  • Q. Where is Lonavala located? How can I reach there?

    Lonavala is a town and a hill station in Pune. Daily trains are available from Pune and Mumbai. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach from Pune and 40 minutes from Mumbai. There are direct buses from Pune to Lonavala and Mumbai to Lonavala.


    Neeta Travels buses are a good option. The drive from both  Pune and Mumbai to Lonavala   will take 1 hour 20 min. The places covered between Pune and Lonavala are:


    Pune - 43 km -> Kanhe - 4 km -> Kamshet - 18 km -> Lonavala.  The places covered between Mumbai and Lonavala are Mumbai - 12 km -> Mankhurd - 76 km -> Lonavala.

  • Q. Is it safe to do camping in Lonavala?

    Yes, It is completely safe to do camping in Lonavala. However, you must carry your government identity card if you have any plans to book a private campsite. You can also find several event groups which ensure a safe stay experience for you.

  • Q. When is the best time to do camping in Lonavala?

    Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavla is the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is frequented by all sorts of people, especially hikers and trekkers.


    The best time to camp is in the winters, which extends from November to March, with nighttime temperatures ranging from 12-15 degrees.

  • Q. What kind of clothes and equipment should I carry?

    If you are heading for Lonavala camping for the very first time, you must be aware of the few essentials that you need to carry during the trip. As far as dressing is concerned, you should try to carry light clothes.

    The other important things that one must carry on this trip include good trekking shoes, torch, snacks, bedsheets, sleeping pads, tents, sweater, sunscreen, raincoat, and first aid kit.

  • Q. Will food and safe drinking water be provided during camping?

    The event groups which organize such camping events are quite responsible. They not only provide you with the best quality food including veg and nonveg items but also arrange a separate barbecue during the night time. Safe drinking water is also provided to visitors.

  • Q. Can we do camping in the monsoon?

    Monsoon is a good time to go camping in Lonavala. The slopes are emerald green with many seasonal waterfalls. Most camps have  weather-proof tents and  airbeds guaranteeing comfortable sleep while shielding you from unsavory bits of nature.


    Many adventurous activities like water fall rappelling and flying fox are also accessible to thrill seekers.

  • Q. Is it safe for a solo female to go camping in Lonavala?

    If you are heading to Lonavala with a trekking group, they take all the responsibilities of your safety. You can also visit this place with your friends or family and have a wonderful camping experience. However, if you are a female solo traveler, it is advisable to explore the area in the daytime.

  • Q. Is it worth visiting Lonavala for Camping?

    Yes, the camp sites and breathtaking views from Lonavala are perfect for camping trips. Camping in Lonavala is a unique experience combining adventure and convenience of being closer to Mumbai and Pune.


    The lake brims with water throughout the year and quite a secluded place with forest cover.

  • Q. How is the general climate in Lonavala?

    Lonavala city is positioned amongst the mountains and forests hence the weather of this place remains good throughout the year.


    The best season to visit Lonavala is during summers as the weather in the city remains pleasant this time of year.

  • Q. What are the different things apart from camping that can be done in Lonavala?

    Apart from camping in Lonavala, there are several other activities that one can enjoy here. Some of the best things to do in Lonavala are listed below:

    Hot air balloon safari

    Explore the unique architecture of Lohagad Fort

    Head to Bhaja Caves

    Relax in the picturesque setting of Valvan Dam.

  • Q. What is the best time to go camping in Lonavala?

    Lonavala experiences heavy downpours in the months between June and September. Though this is an ideal time to witness the ardent beauty of Western Ghats, camping in the monsoon could be a bit challenging. Hence if you want to head for camping in Lonavala, it is best to visit here during the winter season.

  • Q. What all things I must carry for camping in Lonavala?

    1. Backpack with broad straps


    1. Sunscreen/cap


    1. Track pants


    1. Full sleeve cotton t-shirt (to avoid getting sun burnt)


    1. Torch (with extra batteries)


    1. Raincoat/Poncho


    1. Personal Medication


    1. Necessary toiletries


    1. Shoes with a good grip


    1. Sweater/Jacket

  • Q. What is the approx cost of camping in Lonavala?

    The cost of camps vary as per the facilities and amenities provided including the duration of the treks. The camps are usually for one night and range from Rs 1500 up to Rs 10000.


    However, the average cost of a simple camp is Rs 2500 per person which includes meals and one or two additional activities.

  • Q. Is it safe to camp in Lonavala during monsoon?

    Though not the best, monsoon is a good time to explore the mesmerizing land of Lonavala. In this season, the slopes turn emerald green and the waterfalls restore their magic. However, if you are concerned about your safety, don’t forget to carry airbeds and waterproof tents along with other essentials.

  • Q. Can I book online camping packages?

    Yes, there are many sites available for booking online camping packages. You can book great camping packages from


    We provide various deals and packages as per every traveler’s needs.

  • Q. Is it safe for kids?

    Lonavala camping is absolutely safe for kids. It not only provides them with a golden chance to create some wonderful childhood memories but also introduces them to the world of adventure. There are some exhilarating activities such as horse riding and fishing which can be tried by small kids as well.

  • Q. Which places are famous for camping in Lonavala?

    The famous places for camping near Lonavala are:-


    (a) Pavana Lake Camp- Located around 15 km from Lonavala, the Pavana Lake is one of the least explored artificial lakes in the vicinity of Pune. It is a perfect spot for camping, picnics and sightseeing. Cosseted by the pristine and untouched beauty of the nature, the lake is now gaining attention of the mass and caters to the need of a quick weekend getaway.


    (b) Camping in Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Panvel is an enthralling experience with swaying palm trees forests and untouched splendor. There is manicured lawn in the camping site which is ideal for children to run and play. A beautiful waterfall is very close to the camping ground.


    (c)  Camping in Badlapur is an enjoyable experience with sounds of chirping birds and the music of the flowing river. It is also home to some rare species of birds and butterflies. This is an ideal spot for a picnic beside the Ulhas River.


    (d) Camping at Thoran village near Kamshet, Pune is an untamed, less disturbed portion of peaceful greenery and nourishing natural spectacles. The village is located 17 km from Kamshet and 32 km from Lonavala.

  • Q. What all things will be included in my package?

    The major packages for camping include accommodation in tents with mattresses and blankets, two meals and a barbeque, boating and bonfires wherever possible.


    Additional activities like trekking and star gazing are also available in various packages.

  • Q. What sort of camps will be there?

    Basic camps provided will have bare necessities of accommodation, toilets and campfires to be able to stay for one/ two nights. There will not be any electricity in these camps.

  • Q. What kind of sleeping bags will be there?

    Primarily, campsites provide mattresses in lieu of sleeping bags as they are more hygienic.


    Majority campsites provide tents with lighting and mattresses for a comfortable night stay.

  • Q. Can we do trekking in Lonavala also? Which treks are good?

    Yes, trekking is very much undertaken in Lonavala except for camping in Lonavala. The good treks are:-

    (a)Tikona Fort is a hill fort located near Kamshet [Maval region] in Maharashtra. Height from sea level is 3500 feet. Its twin fort is called Tung.The difficulty level is Easy. Takes 1 1/2 hours to reach to the top of the fort. Some parts are almost vertical as the fort is triangular in shape.


    (b) Rajmachi is one of the most beautiful forts in Lonavala. During monsoons, the road that goes to the base village is in a very bad condition and hence winter is the ideal time to visit. Rajmachi. It is highly recommended for small groups.

  • Q. How to deal with any insects, animals or bad weather we might face?

    The best way to deal with insects, animals and bad weather is to be prepared and well equipped and clothed. It is important to wear the correct clothing to prevent insect bites and weather related problems.


    Carry a mosquito repellent, rain coat and wind sheeter as a precautionary measure.  It is equally important to read and understand procedures during animal encounters from internet/ books / briefings prior to camping trips.

  • Q. What if it rains while we are camping?

    The camps provide water proof tents and it is important to carry plastic bags for electronic devices protection.


    Ensure that adequate protection from lightning is undertaken and avoid high places and rocky areas during the rains.

  • Q. What sort of food will be there during camping? Will there be barbeque as well?

    The food will be cooked meals containing veg and non veg items which will be cooked on the campsite fresh by the cook.


    A barbeque will be arranged in the night in the camp for dinner which can be made by the guests themselves with help from the staff.

  • Q. What sort of clothes are preferable to be worn?

    The material worn against the skin in cold weather can double as pajamas or for daily wear. Synthetic material like polypropylene can wick moisture away from the skin, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.


    Having a designated pair of camp pants is worthwhile, especially if you are cooking, cutting wood or tending the fire. Choose a thick, durable pair of shorts or pants, and put them on as soon as you settle into the camp. Well-ventilated shirts and shorts allow air to flow through them, providing a cooling effect.

  • Q. What all activities will we do during camping?

    The activities include swimming in a lake, fishing, barbeque, bonfire, trekking and star gazing .Some camps have additional facilities like grappling and adventure sports.

  • Q. Can we smoke/drink while camping?

    Yes, drinking is allowed in some camps, but majority do not allow drinking. During monsoons, some trails become slippery so it is advised to refrain from drinking alcohol.


    Smoking is permitted only at specific zones. Special attention needs to be paid to disposal of cigarette butts to avoid littering and fire risks.

  • Q. What sort of toilet facility will be in Camping in Lonavala?

    Majority camps provide still toilet facilities in designated camps.

  • Q. What other things I can do in Lonavala?

    Other than adventurous activities like  trekking, water sports, para gliding and rock climbing, Lonavala has a couple of interesting places for sightseeing. A beautiful and peaceful Narayani Dham temple with beautiful fountains is a place to visit.


    The view from Lion’s Point with floating clouds and green valleys is a feast for the eyes. Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves are two Buddhist caves carved into the rocky mountain site and has unique Buddhist depictions.


    Wet and Joy water park is an amusement park nestled in the Lonavala hills. It has interesting slides and rides for children.

  • Q. What all places I can see in Lonavala?

    There are a lot of places to visit except for camping in Lonavala. Here are the places to visit and see in Lonavala:


    1. Della Adventure theme park.
    2. Lohagad Fort
    3. Pavana lake
    4. Lion’s Point
    5. Narayani Dham temple
    6. Sunil’s Wax museum
    7. Bhushi Dam
    8. Water park