Everything you need to know about Pawna lake

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Pawna Lake’s historical background

Pawna Lake is a lake created as a result of the Pawna Dam (Pavana Dam). The Pawna Dam is located on the Pawna River in Maval Taluka, about 40 km from Pimpri Chinchwad town. It has a capacity of about 10 TMC. The dam, built between 1963 and 1972, is 1,329 m (4,360 ft) long and 42.37 m (139.0 ft) high, with a storage capacity of 0.24 km3 (0.058 cu mi). The Pawna Dam reservoir created a reservoir, and the Pawna Dam backwaters became known as the Pawna Lake. There is a very popular places near the river where you can do enjoy camping in Pawna lake. people come here are enjoy with there family and friends. 

Pawna Lake area

The geographical location of Pawna Lake in the Western Ghats makes it a haven for flora and fauna. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation manages Pawna Dam. The main purpose of the Pawna Dam development is to generate electricity and supply water. Pawna Hydroelectric Power Station and Multipurpose Project were built at Pawna Dam and have a combined generation capacity of 1250 MW.


Distance from Mumbai to Pawna Lake: 

  • Within 105 kilometres of Dudhiware khind are Mumbai, Lonavala, Bhangarwadi, Dudhiware khind, and Pawna Lake.122 km from Kamshet
  • Mumbai to Lonavala, then to Kamshet, then to Pawna Lake
  • From Pune to Pawna Lake: -Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, & Kamshet Pawna Lake = 65 km
  • 45 km along the Paud Road, Paud Kolvan, Jovan, Thakursai, Pawna Lake, and Pune

How to reach 

Proximity to Pawna Lake and tourist sites in Lonavala makes it easy. It is about 20 km from Lonavala railway station. The best option would be to take a bus or boat from Lonavala. There are good routes to reach Pawna Lake from Pune, Lonavala, and Mumbai. The nearby town of Kamshet, on the Mumbai-Pune highway, also offers several transport options to the lake, which is only 35 km away. The nearest train line is in Lonavala, and the train journey to Lonavala is also a scenic one.


Pawna Lake Activities

  • Dudhiware Waterfall 
  • Pawna Lake Camping
  • Paragliding 
  • Go to Lohagád or Visapur.
  • Tikona Fort Trek


Dudhiware Waterfall

Dudhiware Waterfall is a waterfall located near Lonavala in the hamlet of Dudhiware. This waterfall has two colours falling from a rock formation at a height of about 135 feet. One can experience the beauty of Dudhiware Waterfall along with the thrill of trekking, zip-lining, valley crossing, and other activities. During the monsoon season, its waterways are busy. The only time you should keep the water out is during the rainy season. At this time of the year, streams and rivers flood the plains, causing rain to flow into rivers over the cliffs.

Pawna Lake Camping

Pawna Lake is a beautiful park located about 20 kilometres from Lonavala station. Pitch a tent on the banks of a pristine river and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Western Ghats. Adventure seekers can indulge in outdoor activities like boating or trekking to ancient forts like Lohagad and Tungi. The rural environment and peaceful feel of Pawna make it an attractive destination for anyone looking for a holiday destination.


A must-see for adventure seekers, this location provides the opportunity for an exciting trip to Pawna Dam. Also, seeing the sunset in the sky while flying like a gun is an exhilarating experience.

Paragliding allows you to break free from gravity and soar through the sky. It’s not just paragliding; it’s about how you see life!

Go to Lohagad or Visapur.

 Lonavala, also known as Mawal, is a beautiful hill and fort. Lonavala is also the fort of Lohagad and Visapur. Lohagad is a great fort to visit any time of the year. If you are lucky enough to visit both forts on the same day, Lohagad Fort is connected to Visapur Fort, which is also a great tourist attraction.

Visapur Fort is located above Lohagad Fort and is elevated. These are very easy tours, and even inexperienced travellers should have no problem. There are only stairs in Lohagad, and a little walking is involved; however, a trip to Visapur Fort is a treat for every traveller. If you are lucky enough to visit both forts on the same day, Lohagad Fort is connected to Visapur Fort, which is also a great tourist attraction.

Travel to Tikona Fort

 Tikona, also known as Vitandgad, is the most important hill in Mawal. It is 37.7 km from Lonavala and is close to Kamshet. Tikona means “triangular” because the 3500-foot mountain is pyramidal in shape.

Climbing the fort is famous for its grand entrance, the temple of “Trimbakeshwar Mahadev,” the seven waterfalls, and the Satvahan gorge. The main attraction of the wall is the temple inside the cave, as well as the well. The entrance to the fort was small, with a winding staircase. In short, the view from the place is very impressive.

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