located at the foot of the Sahyadri hills with verdant green hills all around and a clear water lake to augment its beauty Tapola truely lives upto its title of 'Mini Kashmir of the west'. Especially during and after monsoons the hills in Tapola get a cover of emerald green with wild flowers all around imparting Tapola almost a surreal beauty.
With the 90 km long reservoir of the Koyna backwaters right at the door step, boating is one of the most popular activities that Tapola offers that you can enjoy to the fullest at Jalsrushti Agro Tourism Centre. Many picturesque spots like the Bamnoli Island, Triveni Sangam etc has been identified where the guests are taken to for sightseeing during a boating trip. Water sports options are available at Jalsrushti Agro Tourism like water scooters kayaking etc and there is no limit to the aqua fun that the guests can indulge in at Tapola. If not anything else swimming in the boundless waters of Tapola lake guarded by the sahyadris in itself is a special experiance.
There are many trekking options near Jalsrushti Agro Tourism centre like Kedareshwar Temple, Utteshwar temple which can be enjoyed especially during the post monsoon season. Tapola is the base camp for one of the most exhilarating treks that one can go for in Maharashtra - Vasota.
Vasota fort is located with in the Koyna wild life sanctuary and is completely cut off from civilization and can be reached only in a boat and permissions to visit Vasota has to be procured from wild life department in Bamnoli. Nageshwar caves is located on the way up to Vasota fort
The primary attraction in Tapola is the Shivsagar Lake which infact is the reservoir of the Koyna dam. If you are a water sports enthusiast Tapola is the place to head to.
Kas Pathar is the valley of flowers of Maharashtra and if you are visiting Tapola beween August to November 'Kas Pathar' is a must visit place during your Tapola holidays.
If you are staying for a longer period of time in Tapola you can do a 1 day trip to Thoseghar waterfalls and Chalkewadi windmil farms along with a visit to Kas lake!
Tapola is located just 25 kms down the hill from Mahabaleshwar and Mahabaleshwar together with Panchgani can be a nice one day trip from Tapola.