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 is a picturesque one with vistas galore on either side of the road.
Tapola is the base village to the Vasota fort famous for the ardous jungle trek.
There is lots to see in and around Tapola.
The primary attraction in Tapola is the Shivsagar Lake - a 90 km long water body 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.
Boating in Shiv Sagar Lake is the major attraction in Tapola. You may include various points like Bamnoli Island, Triveni Sangam, and datta mandir in your boating trip.
Apart from boating in the lake one could embark on a small trek to the Utteshwar Temple. There are many strawberry farms and nurseries of Gerberra around Tapola. Apart from the Shivsagar boat club and the seasonal waterfalls around there many options of sightseeing if you take to boating in Tapola lake. Bamnoli at the end of the Kas pathar on the shores of Shivsagar lake is a beautiful village by the lake. Ascend the ghats from Bamnoli and you are at the beautiful seasonal flower beds of Kas.