Situated about 147 kilometres from Pune and 290 kilometres from Mumbai, Tapola is a quaint hamlet at Mahabaleshwar, known for its breathtaking scenic beauty, strawberry fields, jungle treks and water sports.
92.8 km From Tapola
At a distance of 26 km from Satara, 73 km from Panchgani, 77 km from Mahabaleshwar, 141 km from Pune & 294 km from Mumbai, Thoseghar Falls is a popular waterfalls located at Thoseghar village in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is one of the top waterfalls in Maharashtra and also one of the highest waterfalls in India. Thoseghar falls is among the most popular Satara places to visit and one of the best monsoon Tourist places near Mumbai. Thoseghar waterfall is a scenic spot located at the edge of the Konkan region. The waterfall is drops through a series of cascades with a total height of about 500 m. This is a seasonal waterfall which is only seen in monsoon and drops into a deep gorge. Thoseghar Falls is famous for its serenity, clam and quiet natural surroundings. There is a picnic area and a newly constructed platform which gives a good view of the waterfall. There is no way to enter into the falls but one can go to the starting point of the falls. People come from all over Maharashtra to visit the falls, especially during the monsoon season between July and October.
27 km From Tapola
At a distance of 54 km from Satara, 123 km from Pune, 177 km from Kolhapur, 243 km from Mumbai, and 377 km from Panaji, Mahabaleshwar is a popular tourist places in India and a town in Satara district of Maharashtra. It lies at an altitude of 1,353 m in the Western Ghats range of India. It is one of the best places to visit near Pune & Mumbai and among the top Places to visit in Maharashtra. This pretty hill station is often referred as the queen of hill stations in Maharashtra. It offers panoramic view of the plains with the imposing sloppy peaks and surrounding woods. Mahabaleshwar constitutes three villages - Malcolm Peth, Old Mahabaleshwar and some part of the Shindola village. Arthur's Seat, Lingmala Waterfall and Pratapgad Fort are among the must include places in your Mahabaleshwar tour packages. Present day Mahabaleshwar has come in to existence in the year 1829-30, when it became the summer capital of Bombay presidency during the British Raj. Earlier, it was known as Malcolm Peth and the first historical mention of Mahabaleshwar dates back to 1215 CE when the King Singhan of Devgiri visited Old Mahabaleshwar.
50 km by Road & 18 kM when you river cross your car by Barge
Declared as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites of India in 2012, Kaas Plateau in Panchgani is a magical place with landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around. Kaas Plateau is a biodiversity hotspot situated at a mighty altitude of 1200 metres and is a major biodiversity hotspot owing to the many varieties of endemic flowers and butterflies that are found here. Housing about 850 species of beautiful wildflowers, the 1000 hectare area of the plateau is now a reserved forest which is famous for its natural beauty and flora, Kaas Lake and how it turns into a valley of flowers during monsoon. Recently, the place has started gathering a bit of tourist rush and popularity for all the natural treasures that it holds. However, to preserve the virgin charms of this location, the number of visitors have been restricted to 3,000 per day. The months beginning from August to October witness the Kaas Valley transforming into a blooming beauty of endemic flowers such as Anjani, Paner, Sonki, Kondal, Deepkadee and Kaasa.
45 km From Tapola
Pratapgad meaning Valour Fort is a huge fort situated in the Satara district of Maharashtra. It is one of the best places to visit for a day trip and will be liked people who are interested in adventure, history and nature. This mountain fort was a built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on a spur to look over the road between the vilagesof Kinesvar and Par. The fort is 15 kilometers away from Poladpur and 23 kilometers away from the west of Mahabaleshwar which is also a popular hill station. It stands 1080 meters above the sea level. It is also known for the Battle of Pratapgarh which was fought between Shivaji and Afzal khan beneath the rampants of the fort. The fort is divided into two parts- the lower fort and the upper fort. The upper fort which is a rough square shaped fort is built on the crest of the hill. There are a few permanent buildings that include a temple of god Mahadev. The fort is surrounded by sheer cliffs that drop up to 250m. this part is located in the northwest part of the fort.
Vasota Fort Trek
92.8 km From Tapola
Also known as Vyaghragad, Vasota Fort is one of the famous forts for trekking in the Sahyadri. Vasota Fort trek in Maharashtra is known as one of the best treks of this region because of its wilderness and beauty. As the fort is situated near Konya Wild Life Sanctuary, the fort is surrounded by thick forests and river which makes the destination an ideal one for trekkers to delve into its beauty and forget about the distance they cover. Associated with Maratha history this fort still has its historical charm which gives time to Trekkers to explore the fort and go for sightseeing after reaching the top of the fort. The fort also offers breath taking view of the Konya Backwaters and the forests of the wildlife sanctuary.
45 km From Tapola
A Majestic hill station at an altitude of 4242 ft above the sea level, Panchgani is a famous destination for its natural beauty that entices the tourists from different parts of the world. It would serves as a summer retreat for British officials. It is bestowed with beautiful colonial period cottages, forests, cool ambience, fresh air, woody regions and many more. The destination is also famous for international quality education and there are several school tendering swish facilities for the kids. It is a dwelling of several plants species like silver oaks and poinsettia enhancing the beauty of this place.
38 km From Tapola
Nurturing in the lap of serene nature, amidst the rocky mountains, completely covered with lush greenery; Lingmala Fall is sourced by the waters of Venna River, and considered to be the popular destination for the tourist, also it is adored by the locals as a perfect weekend getaway. The unmatched views of this huge fall whose water launches from a height of 1400 m (approx.) allure the picnickers to spend a good time with family and friends, and get drenched in its natural charm. Inspired by the sensuous beauty of this place, the birds nesting here sing melodiously and entertain the visitors. The Lingmala Falls is also an abode to wild animals like Giant Squirrel.
Lingmala Waterfall is situated at a distance of 6 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand. One can use the local transport to reach here or may hire a cab. From Pune, the fall is 116 km away and 252 km from Mumbai. You have to get down at the main gate, and walk for 2.5 km to finally reach here.