Tapola - Mini Kashmir

Tapola famously called the mini Kashmir of the west is a rustic hamlet with a magnificent lake - Shivsagar. Tapola is at the end of the road and practically a dead end! From Mahabaleshwar Tapola is 25 kilometers away and the drive to Tapola from Mahabaleshwar is very picturesque.

Shivsagar Lake - a 90 km long water body is infact the reservoir of the Koyna dam. If you are a water sports enthusiast Tapola is the place to head to. Be it boating, water scooter rides, kayaking or swimming Tapola will certainly not make you feel confined.

Monsoons and just after monsoons is the best time to visit Tapola.

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What to See Around Tapola

A unique biosphere Kas Pathar or Kas plateau is the valley of flowers of Maharashtra. After monsoons from August to November this vast plateau turns into a bed of flowers with more than 150 varieties of flowers. The Kas lake is also an ideal picnic spot. If you are visiting Tapola beween August to November 'Kas Pathar' is a must visit destination.

Tapola is the base camp for one of the most exhilarating treks that one can go for in Maharashtra. Vasota fort located with in the Koyna wild life sanctuary is completely cut off from civilization and can be reached only in a boat.

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Boating in Tapola

Being located on the banks of the Koyna reservoir outdoor activities in Tapola are predominantly water based. Boating in Tapola lake is very popular along with the water activities organized at the Shivsagar Boat Club.

Thoseghar Waterfalls

A trip to Kas plateau could be coupled with a trip to Thoseghar waterfalls. The waterfalls, Sajjangad and Kas Plateau would make a good one day trip itinerary if you are planning a long holiday at Palvi Lake Resort.

Mahabaleshwar & Wai

Another one day trip from Tapola could be Mahabaleshwar Panchgani and Wai. While Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani need no itroduction at Wai you can visit the numerous 'ghats' temples and Dhom dam.

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