Did You Know There's A Hidden Hill Station Near Mahableshwar Which Is Called Mini Kashmir?


    A village located about 25 kms away from Mahabaleshwar, Tapola is fondly called ‘Mini Kashmir’, owing to its rustic charm and fascinating views of Koyna and Solshi rivers.

    What Makes It Awesome

    Not only does it offer spectacular views, it’s also a hub for trekkers to dabble with terrains. There’s Vasota Fort, located within Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary to trek to, strawberry farms and nurseries of Gerberra to be strolled at and centuries-old temples to be visited. Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani offer Konkani fare and you’ll be surprised with what the surrounding villages have to offer. This pretty hamlet also offers stay options – there’s agro villages, river camps and small homestays you can check out.

    Getting here from Mahabaleshewar is pretty easy, you can hop onto a cab or even a bus. Locals here are helpful so you can just ask. About 250 kms from Mumbai, the nearest airport is Pune {120 kms away}. There are buses that ply from Mumbai and you’ll reach Mahabaleshwar in six hours. You can also drive down to this beautiful town. Trains ply from Pune to Wathar, which is 60 kms away.


    Snacks for the road, toiletries, sunscreen {very important}, comfortable shoes. Also, If you have the time, trek down to Wai, a beautiful village on the foothills.