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Tapola, Mahabaleshwar Overview

Situated in the quaint valleys of Mahabaleshwar, Tapola is a satellite village where nature has been very generous. Famed as the 'Mini Kashmir', Tapola has some of the most picturesque scenic beauty which makes it an ideal destination for a back to nature experience. This destination will take you back in time when mornings were reserved for milking cows and lazy afternoons gave way to sublime evenings. There are many unknown forts in the dense forest around the lake in Tapola like Vasota and Jaygad, which make for an adventure in its own right. The scenery of these forts and forest nearby is magnificent and you can capture a bird's eye view of the entire region.

When it comes to things to do, Tapola has myriad options readily available for its patrons. In addition to enjoying the serene beauty of this place, you can also indulge in a number of adventure sports in this region. Jungle treks, especially the trek to Vasota Fort is a thrilling activity and is fast gaining popularity amongst tourists. You can also explore the many nameless islands which lie in this vast 90-kilometre reservoir, or boat in Shivsagar Lake as well. In addition to this, you can also try your hand at a number of adventure sports activities that are quite famous here as well. Visit Tapola to rediscover the tranquil beauty of nature.

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Tapola Eco Agro Tourism

Tapola is quite well known for Tapola Eco Agro Tourism, which gives visitors a chance to experience the life of villages firsthand. This activity is an interactive one where you can chat with the locals and learn more about their ways of life. Visit the local village school and interact with the kids, or beckon the divine at the local temple of Tapola. You can also hike your way to strawberry fields and help with picking the fruit out, or step into the shoes of the locals and spend your day milking, feeding and taking care of the cows. Eco tourism here will allow you to swim in the Koyna reservoir and if you're feeling a little adventurous you can also go for kayaking or water scooter rides.

Attractions of Tapola lake

The pristine natural beauty of Tapola is the perfect venue for a number of interesting sights and activities. Perhaps one of the most inviting aspect of this destination is the Tapola Lake which is famous for its trekking destinations and picnic spots. Situated in the midst of a dense forest, the scintillating waters are a sight to sore eyes, and you can also try your hand at activities such as boating, kayaking, paragliding and swimming. There are many forts in the dense forest in Tapola like Vasota and Jaygad which are a must visit for history buffs and people looking for a quick trek through the forest. A number of smaller islands are situated near Tapola where you can take a quaint stroll during the twilight hours and enjoy the beauty of the sunset. Interestingly, Tapola is fast gaining popularity as a site for paragliding and high kite flying as well. With a plethora of fascinating things to do, Tapola is the perfect weekend getaway to spend some quality time with friends and family. 

Tapola River Camps and Resorts

Tapola is the ultimate camping destination in Mahabaleshwar, where you can experience the pristine beauty of nature as you indulge in a number of amazing activities too. Here, you can camp along the lake and indulge in eco-agro tours at facilities such as Nisarga Agro Tourism & River Camp, Mahabaleshwar Agro Village, Sakha Niwas Agro Tourism, Hotel Lake View Sagar and Manorama Resort. These places have plush facilities and will make your stay at Tapola a memorable one.



How To Reach Tapola

The Mahabaleshwar city is well connected from Pune and Mumbai city. After reaching Mahabaleshwar, take a left and reach 'Aaram Chowk', from where you can travel down the hill road to reach Tapola. Sign boards are placed all along the way which should help you out on your way.

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