An Ecofriendly Nature Resort at Girivan
How to get there
FROM PUNE : From Pune, reach Chandani Chowk and head towards Paud via Pirangut. As you enter Paud, turn right for Kolwan. At about 11 kms stands Girivan's welcome arch. Pass through it, climb the serpentine ghat section and follow the sign boards of Vanvihar. It is opposite MOUNT VIEW SPORTS PARK, on the valley side.
FROM MUMBAI : For those coming from Mumbai/Lonavala, take the Mumbai-Pune expressway to reach Lonavala. From the highway, take turn for Lonawala township. From the market, take the road that goes to Paud/Pawananagar. It is a beautiful scenic road, which traverses along the Pawna dam reservoir. After the dam, take right turn towards Paud to reach Kolwan village. There are boards of Girivan hill station as well as Chinmay Vibhuti ashram which guide you up to Kolwan. From Kolwan, Girivan is just a km away. Pass through the security gate and come up on the top, turn right and follow the sign boards of Vanvihar.
Another route is from the national highway. Take the old national highway NH4 from Lonavala to reach Kamshet, turn right at the highway junction for Pawnanagar, better known as Kale Colony. From Pawnanagar, take the road for Paud, which runs parallel to the Pawna dam, ascend the steep climb to reach Javan and further drive down to Kolwan. Just a km away is the Girivan welcome arch. Pass through the security gate and come up on the top, turn right and follow the sign boards of Vanvihar.
Vehicle is a must to come to the hillstation. So, welcome to VanVihar !