7 Things to Do in Pawna Lake For a Fun Day Out in 2024

Pawna Lake Activities

1. Camping in Pawna lake
2. Enjoy the Panoramic Views
3. Paragliding
4. Visit Shinde Wadi Hills
5. Pray at the Temple of Kondeshwar
6. Kayaking
7. Witness the Alluring Sunrise and Sunset

Pawna Lake, a popular site for picnics and camping, is a famous hill station which is located in Maharashtra. With loads of things to do in Pawna lake, people come here with their partners, friends or family to enjoy a retreat amidst the natural beauty.Pawna lake offers some of the most surreal views in Maharashtra, the whole arena is lush green hills laced with historical monuments and a huge lake.

Multiple Pawna lake activities such as paragliding, camping, boating, horse riding and bicycling among others will keep you hooked to this lovely paradise. People coming to Maharashtra from all over India and other countries make sure to visit this place. Explore the caves and forts with rich history and wholesome views on your visit to Pawna Lake, which maintains pleasant weather throughout the year. Pawna lake is most suitable for quick getaways and weekend picnics with lots of fun things to do.

Here is the list of best things to do in Pawna Lake:

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Camping in Pawna lake

Camping is one of those things to do in Pawna lake, which is highly recommended  by a lot of tourists. It is a great activity that can be enjoyed by couples, friends and even along with family members. You get to see the most beautiful views of nature complemented by an all year round pleasant weather while camping here.

There are several campsites like Tung fort, Tikona fort and Bhaje caves located around the Pawna lake where you can set your camp for the night and enjoy a delightful evening around the campfire.

Time: The ideal time to go camping at Pawna Lake is from 4 PM of Day 1 to 11 AM of Day 2

Enjoy the Panoramic Views

Several peaks and forts surrounding the lake can be seen around the Pawna lake, if you take a panoramic glimpse of the area. Pawna lake activities such as zip-lining, gives a perfect opportunity to capture the stunning views of the place. Imagine seeing the clouds up close from the top of the mountains, it is an extremely charming site which you only get to have at Pawn Lake.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can capture beautiful panoramic photographs while exploring the lake. You even get to enjoy the best bird's eye view from the Tikona fort.

Around sunrise and sunset.


Paragliding is one famous and adventurous Pawna lake activity that can't be missed. You get to fly with the most experienced pilots, while enjoying a stable and secure tandem flight. For an unforgettable experience, make sure you try this breathtaking experience while visiting Pawna Lake. You get to cut through the clouds floating around hill tops while enjoying a stunning aerial view of the lake.

Pawna lake is a great place to glide, even on a moderately hot day, as the weather remains for the most part of the year. The moment of taking off with the birds and flying high in the sky is an ultimate experience on its own.

Timing: 09:00 AM to 06:00  PM

Visit Shinde Wadi Hills

One of the most famous Pawna lake activities is walking over the hills at ShindeWadi in Kamshet enjoying the cool breeze. The hills are at an elevation of more than 200 ft, where you can acknowledge the thrilling sunrise from the top. You get to enjoy the peaceful environment surrounding these hills as you explore the incredible place.

These hills are located 2 kilometers from the Kamshet and surrounded by mesmerizing beauty of the Bedse Caves and Pawna lake. This place is also great for anyone who wishes to try their hand at paragliding.

Timing: From 06:00 AM to 08.30 PM is the ideal time to visit Shinde Wadi Hills.

Pray at the Temple of Kondeshwar

Visiting the Kondeshwar temple should be included in the list of things to do in Pawna lake. The Temple of Kondeshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is famous for being located inside a dense forest. An exciting hike through the forest will lead you to the temple of Kondeshwar. The architecture of the Kondeshwar temple is astonishing and worth admiring.

The temple is made up of magnificent black marbles and features a magical view of a pond that captivates every visitor. You can pray peacefully in the temple and near the misty waterfalls as the surroundings are quite calm. 


There are many things to do in Pawna lake, but Kayaking has become so much famous lately. Kayaking has proved to be a huge attraction for many tourists visiting Pawna lake. A kayak can be rented and used to cross the lake, which is deeply enjoyed by the visitors. A must try item in people’s bucket list, Kayaking at Pawna lake is extremely safe.

An expert guides you through the process and gives you a briefing for the same. You get to witness many beautiful views while paddling your boat through the lake.

Daytime from sunrise to sunset

Witness the Alluring Sunrise and Sunset

On traveling to Pawna lake, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you are treated with the soulful views of sunrise and sunset. A majestic lake surrounded by lush green hills make for the perfect canvas to witness the splendid views of the sun. See the fantastic colors in the sky along with the striking beauty of sunrise and admire the clouds dancing in the sky around sunsets with the birds chirping around you.

Pawna lake is a famous sunrise and sunset point that attracts many people, including tourists traveling to Lonavala.

Timing: From 05:00 AM to 06:45 AM in the mornings & from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM in the evenings.

People Also Ask About Lonavala

  1. What is the best time to visit Pawna lake?

    The months of October to December and the months of January to May, however you can visit Pawna lake any time of the year due to the pleasant weather it maintains throughout the year. To get the best of every experience while enjoying things to do in Pawna lake, make sure you choose an ideal time for your visit.
  2. How far is Pawna lake from Pune?

    From Pune, Pawna Lake is located just 57 Km away. You can easily reach Pawna lake by train or bus. If you're a person who is fond of taking long road trips, then traveling by car is the best option. It takes about 1 Hr and 40 minutes to reach this destination if you follow your route by NH 48.
  3. What is pawna so famous for?

    Pawna Lake is quite popular for enjoying a natural retreat away from city life in the midst of lush green hills, temples and historical monuments. Being close to Lonavala it is easily accessible, and offers some of the best experiences. There are many famous Pawna lake activities for which people come to explore such as kayaking, boating, paragliding, camping and hiking.
  4. How to reach Pawna lake from Mumbai?

    By Car/Cab: Follow the Mumbai Highway, then you will reach Pawna lake in about 3 Hrs (117 Km). By Train: You can board a train from Dadar to Lonavala which takes about 2 and a half hours to cover the distance, and take a cab from Lonavala railway station to Pawna Lake. Pawna lake is about 35 km or a 50 minute ride from Lonavala railway station.
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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."
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