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6 Top Camping Places in Lonavala



Lonavala is the most popular weekend camping destination. In and around Lonavala, there are many campsites, but we have listed only Six of the best.

A few tips and recommendations are provided at the end of the article regarding booking a campsite near Lonavala


Lonavala's top camping spots

  1. Pawna lake

  2. Malawandi lake

  3. Tikona fort base

  4. Jadhavwadi lake

  5. Korigad fort

  6. Rajmachi fort base



1) Pawna Lake, Lonavala

On every weekend, this is the most popular, recommended






The place is serene, and it's an excellent weekend getaway. There is a lot of greenery surrounding the lake, making it a wonderful place for those who wish to enjoy nature at its best.

Trekking to the nearby hills, listening to music, camping, and eating flavorful food prepared by locals are all options you can enjoy. Besides providing a safe place, security, tents, and food, the locals also provide speakers that you can plug into your phone or laptop and listen to music while you star gaze. The place is very quiet and a great place to breathe fresh air. Lonavala is one of the most popular camping spots.


Q1) Pawna Lake Camping - where is it?

Ans: Pawna lake camping is within driving distance of 45 km from Pune and 21 km from Lonavala. It takes 15 min to reach camping sites from the village of Pawananagar.


Q2) What is the itinerary for Pawna Lake Camping?

Stay overnight beside the lake in a tent. Enjoy BBQ, Dinner, Bonfire, Music, and Dance. Get a refreshing camping experience for just Rs. 999 (No hidden cost).

– 4 pm to next day 11 am

– Sharing tents

– Evening high tea (with Pakoda / Misal Pav)

– Barbeque (veg/non-veg; 1 Plate per person)

– Dinner(veg/non-veg;unlimited)

– Common bonfire and music

– Breakfast (Tea and Poha / Bread Butter Jam)

– Others: first aid kit, parking, common toilets (No bathrooms)

– Archery, Dart game, Cricket, Football, Badminton, Carrom, Volleyball and more.


Q3) What is the schedule of Pawna Lake Camping?

  1. check-in after 4:00 PM (late check-in allowed but early check-in not allowed)

  2. snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

  3. BBQ from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

  4. bonfire after 9.30 PM

  5. dinner from 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM

  6. silent hours 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM

  7. next day breakfast from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  8. check-out at 11:00 AM (late check-out not possible but early check-out allowed)


Q4) What are the activities at Pawna Lake Camping?

Ans:

– Indoor games like Carrom, Chess, Cards

– Outdoor games like Cricket, Volleyball, Football, Badminton, Archery, Dart Board and more.


Q5) Pawna Lake Camping: How to get there?

Ans: If you arrive by train in Lonavala or Kamshet, then you will need to hire a private jeep or auto riksha from there onwards. There are jeeps outside Lonavala station if you are coming from Mumbai. Additionally, if you are arriving from Pune, you can find jeeps outside Kamshet railway station. The cost of transport is approximately 1000 rupees per jeep, each way. Visit: How to get to Pawna Lake for more information about transportation.



Q6) What are the attractions near Pawna Lake Camping?

  1. Ans: Pawana Lake offers everything you could ever want in a holiday destination - a calm setting, beautiful landscapes offering unmatched scenery, and the freedom to explore. From the ancient ruins of forts to untouched pastures of lands, there is so much to see. There are many tourist attractions nearby campsites like Tung fort, Tikona fort, Lohagad fort, Visapur fort, Bhaje caves, Hadshi temple, Boating club, Chinmay vibhooti and much more.


Q7) Is it child-friendly?

Ans: Yes, Pawna lake camping is completely child-friendly. You can enjoy camping with your family.



Q8) What is the best time to visit Pawna Lake Camping?

Ans: The pleasant climate throughout the year makes Pawana Lake one of the most underrated places to visit whenever you wish. As the pastures and meadows turn vivid green during the monsoon months, they are an amazing sight.

This is the perfect time to enjoy the eye-pleasing gifts of nature. As a result of the chilly weather and tranquil atmosphere, the winter season from November to February is also a great time to visit.


2) Malavandi Lake Camping

highly available, But less popular, almost on every weekend





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Boating at Malavandi Lake near Pawna Dam in Lonavala will give you a chance to thoroughly enjoy the gleaming water under the sky and the gleaming water under the sky is unlike anything else.



Q1) Where is the Malavandi lake camping?

Ans: Malavandi is located at 5.1 km from Pawna Dam and 25 km from Lonavala.



Q2) What is the schedule of Malavandi lake camping?

  1. check-in after 4:00 PM (late check-in allowed but early check-in not allowed)

  2. snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

  3. BBQ from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

  4. bonfire after 9.30 PM

  5. dinner from 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM

  6. silent hours 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM

  7. next day breakfast from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  8. check-out at 11:00 AM (late check-out not possible but early check-out allowed)

Q3) What is an itinerary of Malavandi lake camping?

Rs - 999 Per

– 4 pm to next day 11 am

– Sharing tents

– Evening high tea (with Pakoda / Misal Pav)

– Barbeque (veg/non-veg; 1 Plate per person)

– Dinner(veg/non-veg;unlimited)

– Common bonfire and music

– Breakfast (Tea and Poha / Bread Butter Jam)

– Others: first aid kit, parking, common toilets (No bathrooms)

– Archery, Dart game, Cricket, Football, Badminton, Carrom, Volleyball and more.


Q4) How to reach Malavandi lake camping?

Kamshet station is nearest to Malavandi lake camping. Once you reach Kamshet you can hire a jeep to reach Malavandi lake camping.



Q5) What are the attractions near Malavandi lake camping?

Pawna dam, Tikona fort, Tung fort, Hadashi temple are the attractions near Malavandi lake camping.



Q6) What are the activities at Malavandi lake camping?

– Bonfire, Live Music, Dance.

– Cricket, Volleyball, Carrom, Badminton, Archery, Dart Board, Play Cards, Boating (Chargeble) .



Q7) Is it child-friendly?

Yes, It is completely child-friendly.



Q8) What is the best time to visit Malavandi lake camping?

The best time to visit Mindpeace Camping is during the rainy season and just after. The rainy season, usually between July and September, is simply awesome. Among the greenery, waterfalls, and foggy surroundings, you'll find lush green nature.


3) Tikona Fort Base Camping

Less popular, Recommended, Every Weekend





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Spend the evening grilling your own barbecue, sleeping in tents, and sleeping under the stars on a peaceful outdoor experience. There are beautiful views of Pawna Lake and the valley from this charming campsite near Lonavala. More Info Tokona Fort


Q1) Where is the Tikona Fort Base Camp?

Ans: It is about 42 km from Pune and around 20 km from Kamshet.


Q2) What is the schedule of Tikona base camp?

4 PM: check-in to next day 11 AM check-out.

5.30 PM: Evening high tea(with Pakoda)

7.30 PM: Barbeque

9.30 PM: Dinner

10.00 PM: Common bonfire and Music

8.30 PM: Breakfast

Activities anytime



Q3) What is an itinerary of Tikona base camp?

Day 1

– Check-in at 4 pm

– Evening snack

– Barbeque

– Dinner

– Music Dance

– Live Guitar with Bonfire

Day 2

– Breakfast

– Trek to top of Tikona fort

-Check-out at 11 am



Q4) How to reach Tikona base camp?

Ans: Kamshet station is the nearest station to Tikona Fort Base Camp. Once you reach Kamshet, you can hire a jeep to reach the Tikona For Base Camp.


Q5) What are the attractions near Tikona base camp?

Attractions near Tikona Camping are Tikona fort, Hadashi temple, waterfalls, Chinmay vibhooti and many more.



Q6) What are the activities at Tikona fort base camp?

Bonfire (except in the monsoon) Tikona Fort Trek.



Q7) Is it child-friendly?

Yes, Tikona camping is completely child-friendly. You can enjoy camping with your family.



Q8) What is the best time to visit Tikona base camp?

During the winter season or rainy season is the best time to visit Tikona fort base camp.



4) Camping at Korigad Fort

less popular, less recommended, not every weekend





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On top of a hill near Aamby valley, Korigad is a beautiful fort around 20 km from Lonavala. This is an easy 6 km trek, with stone-cut steps leading up for the most part.

This fort can be visited in any time of the year. Even a night trek during summer gives nice experience. There are lot of camping sites on the fort. There are three temples on the fort which provide ample cover. It’s one of the most natural and adventurous camping destinations in Lonavala. More Info


Q1) Korigad Camping: Where is it

Ans: The Korigad fort is located in Pune district, about 20 kilometers away from Lonavala. It is about 929 m above sea level.


Q2) What is the schedule of Korigad Camping?

Night Trek and Camping At Korigad Saturday

07:30 pm: Meet at Lonavala station.

07:45 pm: From Lonavala, proceed to Korigad base village (peth shahapur).

09:00 pm: Upon arrival at the base village, an introduction session will take place and dinner

will be served.

10:00 pm: Start climbing towards on Korigad.

11:30 pm: reach Korigad and its surrounding ranges.

11:45 pm: Tent Pitching campfire (depend on wood availability) and all activities

Sunday

06:00 am: Then it's time to explore the fort and have fun.

07:30 am: start descending

09:00 am: The base village serves breakfast in the morning

10:00 am: The return journey to Lonavala


Q3) How to reach Korigad Camping?

Ans: It is quite easy to reach Korigad Fort since it is easily accessible. You can reach Lonavala by train or bus and hire a taxi or cab to Peth Shahpur which is the base point for the trek.

By Train: You can take a direct train to Lonavala and then book taxi or private cab till Peth Shapur.

By Road: The best and most convenient way to reach Peth shahpur is by road you can either drive up to the fort base point or can book a taxi that wil take approximately 2 to 3 HRS


Q4) What are the attractions near Korigad Camping?

Ans: Amby Valley, Pawna Lake, Runway Strip, Tung Fort, Tikona Fort, Rajmachi Fort and many more. The major attractions of Korigad Fort are 2 major ponds in its premises, its fortification wall which is 2 kilometres long, Korlaidevi Temple and Ganesh Temple.


Q5) What is the best time to visit Korigad Camping?

Ans: The most suitable time for visiting Korigad fort is from September to March as the temperatures between 18 to 24 degrees celsius and one can also go for a night trek in these months.




5) Jadhavwadi Lake Camping , Talegaon

highly available, But less popular, almost on every weekend




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Jadhavwadi Lake offers you the opportunity to experience its untouched beauty. It is the most excellent place for overnight camping near Lonavala. There is a very good road connecting the campsite with the city center of Lonavala, which is around 25 km away.


Q1) Where is the Jadhavwadi Lake Camping?

Ans: A lakeside camping spot near Pune is available to you. Situated just 38kms away from Pune. Its just 11 km away from Talegaon and on the edge of Jadhavwadi dam.


Q2) What is the schedule of Jadhavwadi Camping?

4 PM: check-in to next day 11 AM check-out.

5.30 PM: Evening high tea(with Pakoda)

7.30 PM: Barbeque

9.30 PM: Dinner

10.00 PM: Common bonfire and Music

8.30 PM: Breakfast

Activities anytime


Q3) What is an itinerary of Jadhavwadi camping?

– 4 pm checkout to next day 11 am checkout

– Sharing Tents

– Evening High Tea (with Pakoda)

– Veg BBQ (Pav kilo per person)

– Chicken BBQ (Pav kilo per person)

– Dinner (Veg/Non-Veg; Unlimited)​

– Common bonfire & Music

– Breakfast (Tea and Poha)

– Activities: Archery, Dart-game, Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Badminton, Sliding, Seesaw, Swing & many more

– Other: First Aid Kit, Parking, Common Toilets


Q4) How to reach Jadhavwadi Camping?

Ans: Talegaon railway station is nearest railway station to Jadhavwadi camping. Once you reach Talegaon you can hire cabs for Jadhavwadi, Navalakh Umbre.


Q5) What are the attractions near Jadhavwadi Camping?

Ans: The Jadhavwadi Lake camping is situated in Maval taluka, which has many tourist attractions nearby.

– Jadhavwadi dam

– Prati Shirdi, Shirgaon

– Kasarsai dam

– Ghoradeshwar

– Bhandara Hills



Q6) What are the activities at Jadhavwadi Lake Camping?

– Barbeque

– Archery

– Dart-game

– Cricket, Football

– Volleyball

– Badminton

– Sliding

– Seesaw

– Swing & many more


Q7) Is it child-friendly?

Ans: Yes, It is completely child-friendly.



Q8) What is the best time to visit Jadhavwadi Lake Camping?

Ans: The best time to visit Jadhavwadi Camping is during or just after the rainy season. It is simply awesome during the rainy season, typically from July to September. Foggy surroundings, lush green nature, and waterfalls are some of the things you will find here.


6) Camping at Rajmachi fort Base, Lonavala

less popular but recommended





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Near Lonavala, Rajmachi is a fort offering incredible views of the Sahyadri mountains and the Shirota dam backwater. This is one of the less explored camping spots in Lonavala. The road to the campsite isn't so good, but the natural surroundings are worth seeing. The best time to explore the bounties of Korigad in the summer month is March as the climate is quite favorable and the views are pleasing.


Q1) Where is the Rajmachi Base Camping?

Ans: Rajmachi Fort is 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala.


Q2) What is the schedule of Rajmachi Base Camping?

Day 1 – Saturday

05:10 pm Meet at Lonavala station.

05:30 pm Transport by Jeep towards Rajmachi

06::30 pm Explore the surrounding area after reaching Base Village

09:30 pm Dinner time

10:30 pm Stories, sharing experiences, fun-filled chit-chats and lots more. Take rest for the day relaxing under the sky; watching stars.

Day 2 – Sunday

06:00 am Wake up call

07:00 am Trek towards Shrivardhan Fort after breakfast in a cool and pleasant climate

09:30 am Reach base village take some rest.

10:00 am get fresh and after that walk towards Godhaneshwar Temple – Shiva Temple

11:00 am Have Lunch and leave for the Lonavala railway station

01:30 pm Catch Mumbai / Pune train or bus from Lonavala

Event Fee: Rs.1600/- per person. Payment once done is non-refundable, do check for availability before making a payment.


Q3) What is an itinerary of Rajmachi Base Camping?

– Dinner

– Stay

– Breakfast

– Trekking towards Shrivardhan fort

– Godhaneshwar temple

– Lunch


Q4) How to reach Rajmachi Base Camping?

Ans: Lonavala is the nearest railway station to reach Rajmachi Fort. Once you are at Lonavala station you can hire a taxi or private cab to reach Rajmachi Fort.



Q5) What are the attractions near Rajmachi Base Camping?

Ans:

– Udaysagar lake

– Temple of Mahadev

– Temple of Bahiroba

– Shrivardhan fort

– Maharanjan fort



Q6) What are the activities at Rajmachi Base Camping?

Trekking and camping



Q7) Is it child-friendly?

Ans: Kids below 15 with parents supervision only.



Q8) What is the best time to visit Rajmachi Base Camping?

Ans: Pre-monsoon and monsoon are the best times to visit Rajmachi Fort. During Pre-monsoon the forest around the fort glows with fireflies at night and during monsoon, you can enjoy the beautiful caves and waterfalls




Conclusion

Although there are eight good camping options in Lonavala, we don’t recommend all of these. Some of these campsites are not easy to reach and not very popular. As a result, there won’t be a sufficient crowd on the campsite and overall vibe won’t be much happening.

Our suggestion

Pawna Lake: There are many campsites in Pawna lake and a separate section for families & couples available. There will sufficient crowd every Saturday. Services, Lakeview and reviews are better than the other. Highly Recommend.


This to remember while booking a campsite in Lonavala


1) Confirm date, availability, and itinerary over call and then book online.

2) Don’t pay the full amount in advance. Always pay a partial amount and rest of the amount on arrival.

3) Ask for the latest photos over WhatsApp.

4) Get accurate google map location and address by email or WhatsApp.



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