Mini kashimir Tapola and vasota Fort Trek

yeah,That is right ! Tapola is called Mini Kashmir of west , its small village with Koyna reservoir , beauty in its own simplistic way. It’s 2 days plan if you are planning for vasota Trek.

How To reach?

Well, its 25 km away from Mahabaleshwar which is famous hill station in Maharashtra. You can see ‘Things to do in Mahabaleshwar‘ for more details, So cheapest way is via bus from Mahabaleshwar/satara and convenient way is private vehicle. On the way we will see different kinds of birds , we have seen vulture,peacock  who has fanned out feathers to display.

 

1st Day -Trek

You can reach early morning Tapola or if you are planned to combine with Mahabaleshwar trip then you can come here by evening and have a stay.

we had stayed at koyna agro tourism which is located very near to Tapola Lake in green zon. Good place to visit in group-family, friends.They do provide tasty local food ,basic amenities to stay.

we kept our luggage and breakfast at this place then we left for base village of Vasota fort trek.

Koyna agro tourism arranged trek to vasota with packed lunch and takes care of the transportation to the entry point of the trek. You need to take boat ride of 1/1.5 hrs and then after few mins walk you will be reach Met Indavli where you have forest office and you need to take permission/formalities for trek.

There is another way from Satara to Bamnoli base village which is around ~40km. From there you need to take boat ride to reach entry point of vasota fort trek.

Vasota Fort is in dense forest of the Koyna Wildlife sanctuary. It was a 3 hrs trek to reach to the  top .Ensure that you stay in your group all the time as the jungle is filled with wild animals. Carry plenty of water with you as the trek is very tiring.

on The fort you have Nageshwar Temple and you can enjoy scenic view of surroundings.

walk to reach Met Indavli
Boat ride back to stay
stairs towards fort
View from Top

in the night we did camping at resort and few group activities.

2nd Day

Koyana Argo Tourism has 2 hour trip which includes 3 spots includes Dutta Mandir, Triveni Sangam etc.  they will arrange for you if you are in group.

we did other activities like camp fire, kayaking,swimming etc.  There is a strawberry field behind where you can buy fresh strawberries in cheap rate.

After Lunch we left journey back to home after lunch.

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