Tapola is a small village in Maharashtra. It is very close to Mahabaleshwar. It is popularly known as the Mini Kashmir of India, and is a popular adventure and travel destination. There is a beautiful lake called Shivsagar in this area, which is 90 km long, and all sorts of water sporting activities are held here. Tapola is also a great area for trekking and hiking. It serves as the base village for Vasota Fort, and the famous jungle trek.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Tapola. Some of them are Lake View Sagar (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Shivneri (Tariff – Rs. 600), and Lake Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official languages of Tapola are Marathi and Hindi.
The important festivals of Tapola are Ganesh Chaturthi in August, Navratri in October, and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Tapola. Some of them are Kas Pathar, 53 km from town, Shivsagar Lake in town, and Bamnoli near Kas Pathar.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Tapola is the Pune Airport. It is located about 160 km away from the town.
The closest railway station to Tapola is Pune Railway Station, 120 km away. It is well connected to Mumbai, and all major cities in India.
Tapola bus stand connect Tapola to many Pune and Mahabaleshwar on a daily basis. The popular travel operators are Heera Travels and Sai Travels. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.