How To Reach Pawna Lake
Are you still figuring out how to reach Pawna Lake camping site? Nestled at a distance of 20 Km from Lonavala, Pawna Lake is a camping spot, complete with abundant hills and lush green surroundings. Though it is tucked at a deserted location, away from the bustling city life, it can be easily accessed from Mumbai, Pune, and Lonavala.

Whether you prefer to cover this scenic journey through train or you wish to drive your way towards the lake, there are bountiful options at your disposal. Even if you are not aware of the routes, don't panic as the GPS facility on your mobile won't let you lose your way.

The scenic route to Pawna takes you through several awe-inspiring landmarks which intensify the fun of your journey by manifold. If you want detailed information about how to reach Pawna Lake, here is everything that you need to read to save yourself from the last-minute hassle.
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Last Updated: 15 May 2021
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Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Essential commodities can be supplied in containment zone from 8 AM to 12 PM and 5 PM to 6 PM
  • Outside containment zone, essential commodities are available between 9 AM to 7 PM on a daily basis
  • Outside containment zone, non-essential commodities are available between 9 AM to 7 PM on an alternate basis
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  • Cabs and four wheeler are allowed with only 3 passengers apart from driver
  • Auto rickshaws are allowed with only 2 passengers apart from driver
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  • Home quarantine for all passengers for 14 days
  • Exemption of home quarantine for domestic passengers who intend to visit Pune for less than 7 days and have confirmed return ticket or onward ticket

The nearest airport to Lonavala is at Pune. The flights that are available for PUne are from Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kolkata and many other places.


Currently, there are are no direct trains to Lonavala. However, Lonavala can easily be reached through Pune which is the nearest operational railway station. A COVID special train is available from Danapur to Pune

Local Transport
  • Local transport like cabs, four wheeler and auto rickshaws are operational
  • Cabs and four wheeler are allowed with only 3 passengers apart from a driver
  • Auto rickshaws are allowed with only 2 passengers apart from a driver

The government is taking proper safety measures through its "Mission Begin Again" to resume tourism. However, Thrillophilia recommends tourists to visit any place after studying the monsoon conditions at the place.

Inter-state travel open in Maharashtra with certain restrictions. Updated: 15 May 2021

Travellers can now travel to different districts of Maharashtra without much restrictions. However, tourists are required to present a negative RT-PCR report on arrival.

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The arriving passengers will have to fill a self-declaratory form and undergo screening at the Mumbai airport. Passengers who are found to be symptomatic will be taken to the quarantine facility directly.

How to reach Pawna Lake from Mumbai


By Bus

 How to reach Pawna Lake from Mumbai? This is the most important question that pops up in your head before heading to this campsite? If you are someone who is comfortable with a bus journey, you can board one of the private buses which run between Mumbai and Lonavala.

After getting down at Lonavala, hire a private cab to cover the remaining journey. Alternatively, you can also travel from Mumbai to Khandala by day bus and cover the remaining distance via road.

By Road

 It is essential to know how to reach Pawna Lake by road a few days ahead of your camping trip. If you are starting your journey from Mumbai, then it will take around 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach Lonavala by road. There are two possible routes to reach Pawna Lake from Mumbai, including Kamshet route and Dudhiware Khind route.

While the former route is 122 Km long, the latter is just 108 Km. If you want to cut down on your travelling time, Dudhiware Khind is an ideal option for you. However, while passing through this route, you need to be extra cautious with your driving as the roads around the Ambegaon village have many twists and turns.

If you happen to select the Kamshet route, you will come across numerous checkpoints before you finally reach Pawna Lake. Some of the prominent landmarks on this route cover Lonavala, Bhangarwadi, and Dudhiware Khind.

By Train

The train journey of Pawna Lake from Mumbai is subdivided into two halves. While the first half is a train journey, which finishes at Lonavala, the latter half of the journey has to be covered via road. To begin with your Pawna Lake trip, firstly you need to embark on an express train from Mumbai.

These trains are available after every 45 minutes. The train will take you to Lonavala station from where you can either hire a private cab or ride on a shared jeep. After you disembark in Lonavala, you still would be left with another 30 Km journey to Pawna Lake, which can be covered via road.

How to reach Pawna Lake camping from Lonavala station


By Bus

Are you wondering about how to reach Pawna Lake camping from Lonavala?  There are regular buses to Lonavala from Pune and Mumbai. Once you get down at Lonavala, hire a private cab and buckle up to cover another 30 Km before you reach Pawna Lake.

By Road

Lonavala is just 30 Km away from Pawna Lake. To cover this distance, all you need to do is hire a private taxi or jeep from Lonavala station. A jeep ride to Pawna Lake from Lonavala will cost you around INR 1000.

By Train

You can board a train to Lonavala station either from Mumbai or Pune. These trains are available in a span of every 45 minutes. After getting down at Lonavala station, book a private cab and embark on your way towards Pawna Lake Camping site.

How to reach Pawna Lake from Pune


By Bus

Are you still not sure about how to reach Pawna Lake camping from Pune?. The bus journey to Pawna Lake from Pune can be put into two parts. The first half is a 70 Km long journey which concludes at Lonavala. The second half of the journey is only 30 Km long, which takes you to the Pawna Lake.

By Road

You don’t have to spend too much time travelling from Pune to Pawna Lake as Pune city is just 55 Km away from Pawna campsite. All of those who have made up their mind to travel by road, are left with only one route option, i.e., Kamshet route.

Some of the significant landmarks on this route include Pimpri Chinchwad, Kamshet, and Pawannagar. If you are curious to know how to reach Pawna Lake camping site without idling away your time, a road trip is the best possible option for you.

By Train

Pune city has a well-connected intra-city railway to take you to several locations. These trains run in an interval of every 45 minutes. To reach Pawna Lake from Pune, board a train to Kamshet from Pune railway station.

Once you reach Kamshet, hire a jeep and set out on your way towards Pawna Lake, which is just 22 Km away from Kamshet railway station. Alternatively, you can also board a train to Lonavala and traverse the remaining distance to Pawna Lake by road.
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"Rajmachi trek was an amazing experience, of course given its beauty any nature lover would get mesmerised, BUT what matters more in such trekking experience is the trekking companions. Sagar Shinde is a great guy and true professional, he went beyond and make us have a great experience even though our trekking group reduced to just a couple of us. I am posting some pics that would be just glimpse of trek and the one with the trek guide Sagar who helped us trek such beautiful place."
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 are going to be the only group). HOW WE REACHED THE CAMPSITE - We reached the Lonavala Station around 11:30 a.m. We had to report to the already given location at 3 p.m. We hired a car from Lonavala station to the location which is 15 minutes from Tiger Point {approx 18 km}. -The manager came to pick up around 3:30 p.m. and we did a 20 minutes trek to the camping site. -The campsite is in the saltar village. For the return, you can either call any hire car (we called the same person who dropped us to the campsite a day earlier) or take a bus. You will have to confirm the timings of the bus beforehand at saltar village. EXPERIENCES OF THE CAMP - the campsite is well-located and the view is exquisite. - the manager and the care-takers(3) were extremely polite. They served us a welcome tea and Maggie and gave us a brief overview of what/where/how of the campsite. The tents were already made for us. - the site has ample space for recreational activities. We played badminton, carrom, archery and a little bit of hammock swaying as well :D - The barbeque and bonfire definitely stole all the thunder. - the dinner was simple and delicious. -the night sky was clear, starry and an almost full moon. Around 2 a.m. it got a little scary @-@ with all the wind and bizarre night sounds. - the ethereal sunrise !!! DONT MISS IT. To summarize it with a metaphor, it was "EVEN MORE FUN THAN A BALL PIT FILLED WITH CANDY!!!!" SUGGESTIONS/TIPS TO THE VISITORS -the place is perfect to click some amazing pictures with gorgeous backgrounds (especially during sunrise). - they provide facility to charge your phones -you can bring your own items like a telescope, speakers etc to personalize your stay (for some items you might need to update the organizers as well). -completely safe for girls. -the washrooms are clean. -you get a full network in your phone. -the organizers are available on phone and WhatsApp. You can call or message them regarding- commute, services, itinerary etc.
"It is one of the most beautiful and easiest trek around Mumbai .It should be on the top of the bucket list for those who love rain and waterfalls.The best time to go for this trek is in monsoon. The only drawback is if you go late in morning then it gets crowded."
"No doubt one of the most amazing things I have done this year. The trek was brilliant, very thought out. The stay in the village, the homemade food, the really really long but amazing trek, the guides everything was really good. Thrillophilia has definitely become my go to app for any kinds of trek.\nSo this trek takes place in three parts, one to the base village in monsoon, the trek from base village to Rajmachi and back, and the trek from base village to Kondane Caves. The last one is one of the most amazing treks, really helpful guides all along the way and the trek has some amazing waterfalls, scenes and experience. I wish I had done the trek in June when the fireflies come, this time of the year in August fireflies aren't much seen. But apart from that I enjoyed most part of the trek."
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It was a great 5 days trip to Matheran, Lonavala and Khandala. I visited here with my friends and we really enjoyed the tour a lot. We visited the famous Lonavala lake and kune falls.
It was a great 3 days trip to Lonavala and Khandala. I visited here with my friends and we really enjoyed the tour a lot. It was my 1st time that i visited Pawna lake and i was mesmerized wwith a wonderful sunset.
It is one of the best trips of my life. If you love adventurous and trekking place then you will love to visit Lonavala and Khandala, The views are brilliant and the vibe nice and Lonavala lake is very beautiful lake, surrounded by mountain. The scenery is very heart warming, I instantly fall in love with the place.

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  1. Is Pawna Lake camping safe?

    Yes, Pawna Lake camping is totally safe and secured. The camping areas are guarded by a vigilant security team to avoid any unexpected problems. However, if you are travelling with your better half, it is advisable to carry your identity cards along with yourself.
  2. What is the cost of Pawna Lake camping?

    The approximate cost of Pawna Lake camping is INR 1000. It covers the cost of barbecue dinner, morning breakfast, campfire, DJ, and tent. However, if you are opting for a couple tents, the price might rise up to INR 1200.
  3. What is the best time to visit Pawna Lake Camping?

    January to May and October to December is the best time to go for Pawna Lake camping. During this season, the area around the lake turns greener, and the Pawna River gets back to life. A large number of travelers flock this place in the rainy season to enjoy camping or picnic with their family and friends.

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