Pawna Lake is an artificial reservoir made with the purpose to supply water to Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. Pawna dam is built on Pavana River which originates at south of Lonavala and passes through Pimpri Chinchwad Region. Similarly, there are many lakes around Lonavala but there is nothing like a Pawna Lake.


During Monsoon, Pawna Lake accumulates water flowing from all surrounding mountains. Pawna backwater provides an amazing landscapes view. It attracts many tourist from Mumbai and Pune.

How to reach Pawna Lake

  • From Lonavala

Its 20 km (30 minutes) drive from Lonavala city. There are many Local transport available from Kamshet and Lonavala City to Pavananagar. Pavananagar is a small village near Pawna Dam.

  • From Mumbai

Pawana Lake is  115 KM from Mumbai City. One can drive till Lonavala and then there are two routes one from Kumar Resort and one from Dudhiware Khind. Though, both are amazing driving routes but takes time to reach so plan accordingly.

  • From Pune

Pawna Lake from Pune distance – 45 Km via Paud Road and 65 Km from Kamshet. However, Kamshet road is recommended as it is in good condition.


Best Time to Visit Pavna Dam:

Pawna lake attracts crowd throughout the year. During monsoon, it is famous one day picnic spot near Mumbai and Pune. Apart from families, young crowd prefers to go for trekking during rainy season. However, winter is considered as the best season if you want to experience night by the lake. Lakeside camping gives you unique experience as temperature drops to the lowest point during night.

Treks near Pawna Lake Lonavala

  • Lohgad Fort Trek
  • Tikona Fort Trek
  • Tung Trek
  • Visapur Fort Trek
  • Korigad Trek
  • Morgiri Trek


Pawna Lake Camping spots nearby


Things to do in Pavana Lake

  • Trekking
  • Pawna Lake Camping
  • Adventure activities
  • Waterfall Rappelling
  • Kayaking in Pawna Lake
  • Pedal Boating, Motor Boat ride
  • Rifle Shooting, Archery
  • New Year Camping Celebration

Food options

Local villagers run small restaurants by the road  If you are going for camping then it is in the inclusions. But, if you are going for any off beat trek then it highly recommended to carry food.

Places to visit around Lonavala & Pawana Lake

  • Hadshi Temple
  • Bedse Caves
  • Karla Caves & Temple
  • Lohgad Boat Club
  • Vikas Boat Club


Small Steps Adventure provides unique experiences for individuals and corporate by arranging various regular as well as customised events. It is highly recommended to visit Pawana Lake for camping.