Pawna Lake is an artificial reservoir formed by water of its namesake dam. Situated towards the outskirts of Lonavala, this lake is a popular picnic and leisure spot in Pune district of Maharashtra. Facilities for row and motor boating are available at this place, which add to its popularity. While enjoying a boat ride on the lake, tourists get magnificent views of three ancient citadels – Tikona, Lohagad and Tunga.
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.
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