Tapola is about 245 kms from Mumbai via the NH17. From Mumbai Tapola can be reached via Pune or NH17. Stay on NH 17 till Poladpur and take the lefet there to reach Mahabaleshwar. Tapola is about 25 kms from Mahabaleshwar.
From Pune take the Statara highway. At Surur take a right to reach Mahabaleshwar via Panchgani. Continue another 25 kms down hill from 'Aaram Chowk' to reach Tapola. Tapola is about 145 kms from Pune
Tapola is about 180 kms from Kolhapur. Take the highway towards Satara and get off it before Surur to take the route to Mahabaleshwar and continue to Tapola. You may also take the ringroad from Satara via Kas to reach Tapola.