Pawna is a beautiful and famous lake around Pune which Lake is surrounded by four historic forts, i.e. Lohagad, Tung, Tikona, and Visapur. The distance of camping site is around 35-40 km from Pune, and there are multiple campsites providing camping facilities just beside the main Lake.
I, along with my gang, visited on Saturday to one of the campsites we pre-booked for our whole group through reference we found on Facebook
We reached there around 16:30. Once arrived, we had evening snacks(pakoda) and tea. The guide showed us our tent to keep all our belongings and pieces of luggage. Multiple fun games and activities are also conducted there so after visiting the Lake, all of us took chances and played Cricket, football, archery, carrom, badminton etc.
After sunset, the campsite becomes more beautiful; all over the place, colorful lamps are fixed for lightning. The colorful tents, lights and lively music made the spot more beautiful. By the time, live BBQ set up; we continued with the fun activities organized by the site owner.
We were having a good time. We all sat near the bonfire in the cold night after our dinner and played cards and sang all the lovely songs. There were so many groups and families sitting along with us. Hence we got a chance to mingle up with the strangers as well.
It was cold, we were shivering and still seated near the bonfire playing dumb charades and antakshari after so long. It was almost 3:00 by the time we all went and asleep in our respective tents.
We slept for 3 hours and got up little early to witness a clean rising sun around 6:30 am.
It was frigid, and all I can see was fog, the rising sun and few of the birds near the Lake. The early morning view was indeed a beauty. The Lake was calm with very few people around. I was experiencing peace, really a tremendous live-in experience leaving behind all my busy life schedule. All I can hear and see was birds and blue water of Lake.
After spending some time there, we all got up, had breakfast and left for our ‘Karmabhoomi’ (back to home).
How to reach:
Multiple private and Public transports are available to enter this place. The road at locations is little bumpy and is passed through dense forests and villages. The campsites are located near to a village – ‘Phagane’.
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 11:00
How to book:
There are multiple options available online for booking, like BookMyShow, through Facebook, and Google search also will give all the contact details of campsite owners. Prefer pre-booking and make sure to keep the booking message handy as it is checked nearby campsites and entry is allowed after checking the confirmation text/mail. The charge per person varies from 900 to 1300, depending upon the campgrounds and facilities they are providing.
Meals– As part of the meal, they served breakfast, snacks, live BBQ and dinner but it changes depending upon the camp owners.
What to wear: Prefer wearing comfortable and loose clothes and do not forget to carry Jackets as it turns freezing in the nights.
Things to carry: Cards, Jackets/pullovers, camera, chocolates, charger.
P.S.- I kept seeing people discarding waste wrappers near the Lake. Seeing these discarded wastes near the clean water is really a turnoff.
Hence, just a small request, let’s make sure to discard all the waste wrappers/things into the dustbin(which is easily accessible in all the campsites) to keep the beauty of the Lake in place.