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“Vast lake with a Serene view”
Review of Pavana Lake

Pavana Lake
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Khandala
Certificate of Excellence
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Vast lake with a Serene view”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Pavana Lake is situated around 22 km from Lonava. Some part of the road is narrow and uphill / downhill. Takes about 45 minutes to reach. Good for a day's picnic.

There is a private resort which has boating facility (2- 3 options of speed boating available).

On your way back to Lonavala stop at the few valley side points where the locals have put up stalls...it is nice and chilly in winter evenings...you can get a good sunset view sipping hot tea / coffee with Pakodas... (priced at a premium)....

Visited December 2013
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“Wow! God's Wonder!!!”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Beautiful lake amidst mountain range!! Water is crystal clear & surrounded by green trees, bushes everywhere. Water is quite cold & taste very sweet. From top of the resort or hill spot, it looks as if heaven has come on earth, that awesome!!

Visited June 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Excursion to Pawna Lake”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Visited Pawna Lake from Kandivili, Mumbai with five other families, took 3 hours each way 123 km .
Awesome place in terms of view , location ( proximity to Mumbai and Pune ),Some water sports at Lohgad Boat club and great potential for Lake and Fort tourism ( surrounded by 4 forts ).

However lacks facilities as good hotels and restaurants and average approach roads from Lonavala.

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 1 Contributor
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“Awesome view, worth the effort to reach there”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

The drive to pavna lake was a bit tiring, but once there, it was worth. The lake is awesome, with breathtaking views. There are watersports, speed boating as well.

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Scenic drive to Pawna Lake”
Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

This beautiful lake is mesmerising with great views along the road skirting it. You feel like stopping several times to take in the great views and record it in your cameras.
To reach the lake, one has to drive south of Lonavala on Mumbai Pune highway till Kamset. Then you take a right turn and soon the narrow road has hills and lush green fields all around. Apx 15 kms on this road to Pawana nagar and then Pawana dam is a memorable ride, specially just after monsoons with hundreds of waterfall seen everywhere on the hills and small streams flowing through green fields.
The drive from here back towards Lonavala is on this scenic road skirting the lake. On the way one must stop at Lohgard boat club and restaurant. Have a boat ride, waterscooter thrill or high speed launch ride in clear bluish waters to enhance your pleasure. Then relax in the restaurant that offers wide views of the scenic lake, sipping hot tea with reknown favourite Kanda bhaji.
Next drive towards Shivkhind pass that is like a narrow slit between a tall Rocky Mountain, stopping for memorable pics.
The entire route is beautiful and scenic and so good that I never miss to drive on this route everytime I visit Lonavala.

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