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Situated on a small piece of land jutting into the vast expanse of the Koyna dam backwaters,Tapola is fast attracting tourists. If you love water, watersports, and being around water all the time, then there is no better place than Tapola. You’ll be greeted by the sight of boats of all shapes, sizes and colours lined up along the backwaters shore. You would love the slow pace of things around here, as well as the adrenaline rush of motoring away on a speed boat with large mountains overlooking the backwaters. The size of the backwaters is massive—an unnerving 75 kilometres from the dam site to Tapola. If you get tired of water, Tapola offers fort trekking as an alternative. Tourists have given the area the nickname “Mini Kashmir”!
Nearby Places to See
Camping for treks to Vasota Fort can be arranged at a number of locations along the backwater shores near and opposite Tapola. The ascent to the fort’s elevation of around 3800 metres (10,600 feet) takes around 2 hours. The hike’s beginning point is reached by boat from Tapola.
The reservoir created by the dam’s overflow is known as Shivsagar Lake, and it features a number of islands. Multiple insignificant islands exist. Travellers can go to these islands and enjoy some quiet time on their own. Boating on the vast lake at sunset is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day.
Moleshwar, a small village about 36 kilometres from Tapola, is home to a wax museum containing life-size wax figures of a wide variety of famous people. Candles made by the museum’s blind visitors are a must-buy.
Things to Buy
Things to buy include Candles and many other items at Moleshwar.
Foods to Relish
Maharashtrian Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian Food