Bamnoli Tapola Boting

Bamnoli Boting/Tapola Boting

Bamnoli, Boating till Tapola in Shivsagar Lake and Kaas Lake

Shivsagar Lake, Bamnoli side

After visiting the Kas pathar in the morning, I decided to goto Bamnoli from where one can get a boat ride

Shivsagar Lake

to Tapola the base of Bamnoli. Bamnoli is located 15 km from the Kas pathar. I took the after ST which arrives at 1.30 pm. The road climbs till the Kas lake and from there it’s all downhill with good views of the Shivsagar Lake, which is formed due to Koyna dam.

Bamnoli is a small village besides the lake and is completely dependent on it for revenues. From Bamnoli there are various ferry rides to Datta Mandir(45 mins), Tapola(1 hour), Vasota fort and Nageshwar Temple (Complete Day), etc. I had decided to take the Tapola ferry which cost Rs 630 for 6 persons. As there was not sufficient visitors I shared with only 2 other persons, so per head it was Rs
Boating in Shivsagar Lake

210. It is fun scenic ride, though the boat is just a motor boat, not a power boat, the noise of the engine is very loud. On the one side you see the Mahabaleshwar hill station and on the other side you see the windmills.

After the boat ride, I visited the Kas Lake, its 12 km from Bamnoli, it is a small lake which supplies water to Satara, there are of hotels And resorts by Kaas village Resorts Stay and Good Food eateries around this place. at Kas pathar, so have to come here in this village. It’s a nice picnic spot around the lake.

Kaas Lake

Advance booked a room in Kaas Village Resort, Rs 1000 per person night, decent room with hot water So my first day of Kas Pathar trip has been completed. I was able to see Kas pathar, Bamnoli boat ride, and Kas Lake. Tomorrow I had plans for Thoseghar Waterfalls and Sajjangad.

* Tapola – The Mini Kashmir

Famously called the mini Kashmir of the west is a rustic hamlet with a magnificent lake – Shivsagar. A 90 km long water body Shivsagar lake is in fact the backwaters of the Koyna dam near Kolhapur! Tapola is a great sightseeing option near Kas Pathar 15 kms down the hill on the way to Kas Pathar from Bamnoli. tapola is also the base to Vasota jungle trek.

Shivsagar Boat Club

The Koyna backwaters is the main attraction of Tapola and the Shivsagar boat club arranges water sports kayaking and boating in this vast water body which spreads ove 90 sqkm.

There are many strawberry farms and nurseries of Gerberra around Tapola. Apart from the Shivsagar boat club and the seasonal waterfalls around there many options of sightseeing if you take to boating in Tapola lake. Bamnoli on the shores of Shivsagar lake is a beautiful village by the lake. Ascend the ghats from Bamnoli and you are at the beautiful seasonal flower beds of Kas Pathar which is a must do especially in Aug – Sept.

Sightseeing in Tapola

A satellite village of Mahabaleshwar, Tapola is a quaint village now popular for the river camps and agro tourism centres which have spawned along the banks of the lake. Tapola is the base to Vasota jungle trek and is also a chosen stay option near Kas Pathar for the want of accommodation options in Kas Pathar ( Kass village resort near kas Lake ) during the flowering season.

Tapola is a sightseeing option near Mahabaleshwar specially during and after monsoons. Tapola is 25 kms downhill from Mahabaleshwar from ‘Aaram chowk’ and is the end of roads of sorts.

Vasota – The Jungle Trek

Tapola is the base camp for one of the most exhilarating treks that one can go for in Maharashtra. Vasota located with in the Koyna wild life sanctuary is cut off from civilization and can be reached only in a boat. The permit for the trek can be procured from Bamnoli.

Kas Pathar Hotels and Resorts Booking/Kaas Plateau Hotels and Resorts Booking.

Online Booking and Registration For Kaas Plateau at.Kas Village.

The Kaas Village Resort (Homestay) near Kas Lake Wives, very Cool, Romantic, under Forest Green Place. offers a golden Opportunity for tourists to spend a night in the village.

Experience village life along with delicious home cooked food & Nice Kaas Wildlife Sanctuary Tracking, Camping, Stay, Homely Food nearby Kaas Village Resort At Kas Lake Wives .

How To Reach

Mumbai and Pune to Satara by Transport Or Car
Get Satara City to Kas Village Resort 22 km.

Other Options for Google map to Kaas Village Resort Directions

Nearby visited tourist attraction :
Vajrai Waterfall ( 852 ft )
Kas Lake
Kas Pathar Valley of flowers
Kaas Wildlife Sanctuary
Bamnoli Boting
Koyna Backwater
Koyna River camp
Tapola River Camp
Kas Pathar hotels
Vasota tracking fort
Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mahabaleshwer hill station
thoseghar Waterfall & Sajjangad.

For More Details Reservation Contact : Online registration and Booking for Kas Pathar

Kaas Village Resort
At Kas, Kas Bamnoli road,
Kas Lake, Tal – Javali,
District – Satara.

Mr. Vitthal Call – 9594934666, 8291008666,

Bajrang – 9320077606

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Email:, website :,

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