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 a picturesque one with vistas galore on either side of the road.
Shivsagar Lake and Boat club
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.
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.