Amazing places to visit near Pawna lake

Pawna Lake is an artificial lake in the Indian state of Maharashtra formed by water backed up from the Pawna Dam across the Pavana River. The lake is 25 km from Lonavla and is a popular picnic and camping spot for visitors from Mumbai and Pune. Around 4,000 people visit the lake every weekend from Mumbai and Pune.

Appreciate the marvel of nature by visiting the flawless Pawna Lake when you are in Pune. Its heaven area is something that you won’t have the option to overlook at any point in the near future. The setting at Pawna Lake is made lovely with the nearness of different vacation destinations like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. Its invigorating mood makes this spot an excellent goal close Lonavala and Khandala to appreciate a charming end of the week.

It was made as a counterfeit water supply and offers a mitigating time to unwind with nature. Individuals continue rushing to Pawna Lake for its postcard-impeccable scene. The spot is known for its great atmosphere and offers a quiet retreat away from the commotion of common city life. Pawna Lake is likewise known to draw in nature sweethearts because of the quantity of widely varied vegetation which can be seen around the lake. A portion of the exercises which you can anticipate appreciating at Pawna Lake are exploring the great outdoors, paragliding, touring and so on.

Tikona fort –

( Only 4.3 km’s from Escape Way Camping )

Tikona Fort

Tikona is also known as Vitandgad. It is a ruling hill fort at Maval in western India. It is located near Kamshet and only 4.3 km from Pawana Lake. The amazing thing about the Tikona fort is the shape of the fort. It is pyramidal in shape. It has a 3500 ft high hill from the sea surface. Tikona itself means Triangular. Tikona fort is blessed with Trimbakeshwar Mahadev temple, Seven water lakes, and Satvahan Caves. It is the amazing fort for trekking as well as night camping near Pune.
In 1657, Shivaji Maharaj brought the whole of Konkan, which had been Nizam territory, under his control when he conquered Tikona along with the forts of Karnala, Lohgad, Mahuli, Songad, Tala, and Visapur. This fort was a strategic nexus: the center of control for the entire Pawna Maval region. In 1660, the Dhamale family, The Deshmukh’s from the Maval region were charged with ensuring the security of fort Tikona. It was under the Dhamale Deshmukh family for a long time. in 1682 under the charge of King Sambhaji Maharaj, Aurangzeb’s son Akabar was offered to stay on Tikona Fort. but earlier he shifted to Jaipur as climate did not suit him. in 1818, a small battle is fought by the Maratha army with the British before it captured by the British later.
How to reach-
The base village of the fort is Tikona Peth. the trekking path starts from the south parking area of Tikona Peth. the root is very safe and wide. It will take about an hour to reach the front gate of the fort.

Dinosaurs Park –

( Only 13.4 km’s from Escape Way Lake Camping )

Dinosaurs Park

Experience a mini- Jurassic park near Pawna Lake camping in Lonavala! Spread over six and a half acres, Dinosaurs Park has 36 life-size animatronic dinosaur figures. With dinosaur-themed rides and activities spread across the park. All ages are welcome from Dinosaurs Park. Park timing is from 10 am to 7 pm. It is an amazing place for weekend getaways near Mumbai & Pune.
How to reach-
The Dinosaurs Park is located near Lonawala, Pune, Maharastra. It is simply 13.4 km from Pawana Lake camping.

Lohagad and Visapur fort –

( Only 16.7 km’s from Escape Way Lake Camping )

Lohagad - Visapur fort

The Lohagad Fort and the Visapur Fort are two forts located near Malavali Railway station. Together they called twin Forts. During the monsoon, the top of both forts covered with mist and clouds and becomes particularly wet with growing moss. The roads and trails leading to the hill are quite slippery at this time of the year. So that precautions are necessary to be taken while trekking.
Lohagad Fort-
Lohagad is the part of the western ghats. It rises to an evaluation of 3389 ft from the sea level. And it is located in the Southwest of the largest Visapur Fort. Lohagad overlooks the Pawna lake camping, located to the south of the mountain.
Lohagad has a long history with dynasties occupying it at different periods. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured it in 1648 AD, but he was forced to surrender it to Mughal in 1665 AD by the Treaty of Purandar.
Visapur Fort-
It was built during 1713 – 1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. It has an elevation of 3550 ft above sea level. on 4 March 1818, Visapur was attacked and occupied by the British.
How to reach –
Both Forts are located in the range of 1 km area. Which are 12 km from Lonawala. And 17 km from Pawana Lake Camping. They are also accessed from Paud via Kolvan and Dudhiware Khind for all vehicles.

Dudhiware waterfall –

( Only 10 km’s from Escape Way Lake Camping )

Dudhiware waterfall

The Dudhiware Waterfall is a seasonal monotonic waterfall, located near Pawna Lake Lonavala. Approx height of this waterfall is 135 ft. At Dudhiware waterfall one can enjoy the thrill of this waterfall rappelling safely. Its streams are active during the pick of monsoon season
How to reach-
There are two routes to reach Dudhiware Waterfall. The first one is Kamashet-Pawna-Dudhiware, and the second one is Lonawala – Kusgaun – Dudhiware. Its only 10km away from Pawna lake camping.

Bedse Caves –

(Only 10 km’s from Escape Way Lake Camping )

Bedse Caves

Bedse Caves Also call Bedsa caves. A group of Buddhist rock-cut mountains located in the Maval region. The caves face eastwards so it is recommended to visit early in the morning. There are two main caves. the best-known caves are Chaitya (prayer hall cave-7) and Vihara(cave-11). The best time to visit Bedse cave is in monsoon as the hills are filled with greenery during that time. It is an amazing place for trekking as well as night camping near Pune.
How to reach
There are two routes to reach Bedse Caves. Pune-Kamshet-Bedse and the second one is Paud-Tikona Peth-Pawananagar. Bedse caves are completely less known and less visit, an easy hike through 400 steps leads to caves.

Prati Pandharpur –

( Only 10.9 km’s from Escape Way Lake Camping )


Prati Pandharpur temple of Vittal and Rukhumai situated at Dudhiware Khind near Pawna Lake. Pandharpur is a famous religious place in Maharashtra. Millions of people visit this place each year. But in this huge state, this is not possible to visit Pandharpur every year. Hence Baba Maharaj Satarkar a famous speaker on Dyaneshwari decided to construct a replica of Pandharpur temple called Prati Pandharpur. It is one of the best Picnic places in Pune.
How to reach-
This place is located 10 km from Pawana lake camping. And 75 km from Pune. this place is peaceful with the beauty of nature. An excellent place for meditation.

Hadshi Temple (Sant Darshan Museum) –

( Only 11.8 km’s from Escape Way Lake Camping )

Hadshi Temple

Hadshi Temple
This beautiful temple is located near Paud. it is dedicated to Vitthal-Rukmini and managed by Local trust. It is spread over an area of 300 acres carpeted with amazing greenery. It is a well maintained and cleanest place. After spending some peaceful time in the meditation hall, you can make your way to the huge lawn areas on both sides of the temple. Kids will definitely enjoy this beauty of nature. It is one of the best family camping places near Pune.

Sant Darshan Museum Hadshi
It is Pune’s most amazing and beautiful Cultural museum. Sant Darshan Museum located around 40 km from Pune at Shri Sai Pandurang Kshetra, Hadshi. It is an amazing natural weekend destination near Pune.

How to reach-
Pandurang Kshetra, There are two routes to reach Hadshi Temple.
Pune-Chandani chowk-Pirangut-Paud-Hadshi and the second one is Pawana-Tikona-Hadshi Temple. As per research 5 plus year completed for this temple.

Chinmay Vibhuti –

( Only 13 km’s from Escape Way Lake Camping

Chinmay Vibhuti

On 31 December 1995. A young monk, Swami Chinmayananda gave his very first talk to an audience of eighteen, in small Ganesh temple. On 26 January 2012, the temple is reconstructed. The temple has beautiful flooring and majestic ceilings. There are Dhyana Mandir or meditation hall one floor below the spectrum. Overall the temple is a Peacefull place to visite. One can definitely visit Chinmay Vibhuti after overnight Pawana lake camping.
How to reach-
It is located 45km from Pune. and 13 km from Pawana Lake camping. Pawana-Tikona Peth-Chinmay Vibhuti.

Tung Fort –

( Only 23.5 km’s from Escape Way Lake Camping )

Tung Fort

Tung was built in 1600 CE. it was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but later was captured by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Tung Fort has an elevation of 3527 ft from sea level. Since Pawana was built, it is now surrounded by water from three sides. So one can travel across in boat from Pawana dam to its base village, Tungi!
Tung Fort is also named Kathingad Fort. The word “Kathin” means “Difficult” in Marathi.
It is a small Fort but hard to climb. It is an amazing place for trekking as well as overnight camping near Pune.
How to reach –
Located 20km from Lonawala, one can reach the base village Tungwadi via Bushi Dam-INS Shivaji-Peth Shahapur-Tungwadi. Or from the Pawana dam by Boat.

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