Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Time Required : 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
With visitors and tourists flocking to Lonavala for morning treks and campsites, Pawana Lake is somewhat aloof, about 20 kilometres from the Lonavala Railway Station. The sheer size of the lake along with the surroundings make for an awesome sight as it imposes itself like a canvas painting in your eyes. A camper's paradise is what it is, surrounded by high towering hills and blessed with an all year round pleasant climate rendering it a lovely getaway location.
Formed due to the construction of the Pawana Dam in the west across the Pawana River which originates in the Western Ghats, the water reservoir created by the earth fill gravity dam has a capacity of 0.24km3, serving as the primary source of water to the Pimpri-Chinchwad (Navi Pune) area. The stunning landscape is covered with a green carpet and includes historically important forts such as Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. The mighty fortifications date back hundreds of centuries and are a testament to the area's strategic significance. Pawana Lake's geographical location in the Western Ghats makes it a natural hotspot for flora and fauna.
The artificial lake has carved out a piece of nature's artwork - pretty sunsets, clean air, green pastures and lofty hills. Its proximity to Mumbai, Lonavala and especially Pune make it an ideal weekend getaway destination for families and people who look forward to spending their time wisely in a calm and rejuvenating manner. Pawana Lake and its surroundings are beautiful, unexplored and offer great opportunities to spend a one on one time with nature.
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