Anjanvel turns out to be a base camp for “Maval Darshan”
Ajivali is a small village near Pawana Dam, at some distance from village there are some mountains i.e. Devrai. Devrai is a sacred forest preserved from generations to generations, the locals don’t even take the fallen leaves from the forest.
What you have at Ajivali Devrai:
Pawana Lake and Camping is 15 Kms from Lonavala (Easily Reachable Hill station for Pune & Mumbai ). A large lake surrounded by beloved sahyadri mountain range and happening recreation facilities. Along with it has Shiv Khind Pass - A heaven for Cross-Country Motorsports lovers.
Not to forget the dramatic, romantic weather of Maval doing it’s charm regularly.
Lohagad Fort means Iron fort in Marathi, situated close to the hill station of Lonavala Khandala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 meters or 3,389 feet above sea level. The Lohagad Killa is connected to the neighboring Visapur Fort which is at its eastern side by a small range. The range divides the basins of the Indrayani River and Pavana River rivers. Lohagad overlooks the Pavna reservoir, located to the south of the mountain. The hill extends to the northwest to a fortified spur, called Vinchu Kata Scorpion's tail because of its resembling shape.
Wagheshwar temple is among the unique must seen destinations from Anjanvel.From July to january it is under water so can be visited in summer season. It has history of around 800 years.Someone from mumbai took initiative to collect the अवशेष & restore the destructed temple parts...Amazing pawana dam backwaters can be seen from here.
The Vispaur Fort is locatted in the Pune district of Maharashtra. Attaining a height of 1,084m, this historic fortress was built during the late 1713-1720s. Steeped in history and some of the glorious tales of the past, this historic fort was built by the first Peshwa of the valorous Maratha Empire. But was later conquered by the British in 1818. Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. These two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices.
While visiting Anjanvel families can enjoy Boating at Kashig-Hadashi dam which is just 6km from Anjanvel. For those few hours you are on a boat, you just toss all your worries of the routine life into the vastness of water. Children, whose experience with a boat, is mostly restricted to drawing or making craft boats at home, simply get excited at the idea of hopping into a real boat.
The place to watch for the trekking, which is very close to Anjanvel. A normal human can reach here in an hour starting from Anjanvel. After covering 50% distance, you reach Dhanagarwada, from here you need to climb, it is not very difficult to reach the peak by taking a stroll through the narrow routes used generally by cattles. At the end of the climb, in the last stages, a spring with a fresh water appears on the front,.After moving to the left side, we can reach the Payryacha Dongar in the next five minutes, the view that is visible from the plateau is not describable in words. You can see the Mighty Sahyadri Mountain Range and Lakes beholds it.
Fort was built before 1600 CE. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.Tung Fort has an elevation of 1075 m above sea level. Since Pawna dam was built, it is now surrounded by water on three sides. One can ferry across in a boat from Pawna dam to its base village, Tungi.
“Kotamwadi- A katkari Vasti”- A small society of Tribal Communities along with the marvellous view of Pawana dam. You will find the unique houses, Parasbag and mushroom shed as well as the traditional folk artr, dance. You can Enjoy a stay with them, learn how someone can live with the nature without harming it. Have a new perspective about life.
India's Most Amazing and Beautiful Cultural Museum. Sant Darshan Museum around 15 KM from Anjanvel at Shri Satya Sai Pandurang Kshetra, Hadshi having amazing nature. The museum created by famous Indian sculptor Ganesh Kumbhar. Sant Darshan Museum is very good place to hangout with children and to nourish them with rich cultural heritage India have.
Tikona fort is also known as Vitandgad, which is the dominant hill fort in maval in western India. The 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means "triangular". The fort is a trekking destination noted for the large doors, the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev', a water tanks and some Satvahan caves.
Chinmaya Vibhooti is a monumental tribute to the life, teachings, and service of Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of Chinmaya Mission and one of the most renowned spiritual luminaries of the twentieth century. It is a vision and resource centre that spans over 65 acres of serene, pictorial landscape surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountains. It is situated in India's Kolwan Village in Mulshi Taluka, located between Mumbai and Pune, the city where Swami Chinmayananda conducted his first jnana yajna.
Some of the tribal communities of India have found the balance between modern technologies and nature, Dhangarwada is situated nearby Shillim Village, on the hill! These people are living with their pets, cattle,cows and buffaloes. A very ideal place for camping stargazing and bird watching.
Korigad is a hill fort located about 20 km south of Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500. It is about 923 m above sea level. The planned township of Aamby Valley is built over the fort's southern and eastern foothills.
This fort was incorporated into his kingdom by the Maratha ruler Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On 11 March 1818, Colonel Prother tried to take over this fort but even after a prolonged siege could not make any headway. Finally on 14 March, by igniting the stored ammunition by means of a loose cannonball he succeeded and this fort went to the British.