About Tapola Camping: A Lakeside Paradise for Nature Enthusiasts

Nestled in the lap of pristine nature, Tapola Camping is a dreamy lakeside getaway that promises an unforgettable escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Situated just 145 km away from Pune, this hidden gem offers a perfect blend of luxury, adventure, and tranquility, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Lakeside Luxury Tents and Rooms

Our campsite boasts comfortable and luxurious lakeside tents and rooms available on a sharing basis. Imagine waking up to the gentle sound of the lake and the melodious birdsong, all while being cocooned in the lap of luxury. The accommodation is complemented by delicious meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For those craving a culinary adventure, there's the option to savor a mouthwatering barbecue, enjoy the warmth of a bonfire, and groove to music under the starlit sky.

Tapola Camping offers a plethora of activities to refresh your mind and rejuvenate your spirit. Whether you're an adventure junkie or simply seeking relaxation, there's something for everyone. Engage in classic camping activities, try your hand at kayaking, or challenge your friends to a game of badminton or volleyball. Indoors, we have carrom and chess for a leisurely afternoon. Cricket enthusiasts can indulge in their favorite sport on our well-maintained grounds. For the thrill-seekers, there are exciting options like the Water Scooter Ride, Speed Boat Ride to Bagnoli Island, and a memorable Bullock Cart Ride, all available at additional costs.

Tapola Camping Highlights:

  • Lakeside luxury tents and rooms.
  • Delectable meals and barbecue options.
  • Spectacular sunrise and sunset views.
  • Abundant outdoor and indoor activities.
  • Water scooter and speed boat rides


Day 1:

12:00 PM: Check-in at Tapola Camping.
1:00 PM: Enjoy a delicious lunch at the campsite.
2:00 PM: Relax by the lakeside, take in the serene surroundings.
4:00 PM: Try kayaking on the lake or engage in a game of badminton.
6:30 PM: Gather around for a barbecue dinner.
8:00 PM: Enjoy a bonfire under the starlit sky.

Day 2:

6:30 AM: Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the lake.
7:00 AM: Have a hearty breakfast.
9:00 AM: Explore the nearby areas, go for a nature walk.
11:00 AM: Check out and depart with great memories.

How to reach Tapola Camping:

By Road:

Tapola Camping is easily accessible by road and can be reached from various major cities.
If you're traveling from Pune, you can drive or take a bus to Mahabaleshwar, which is a well-known hill station and a popular starting point for the journey to Tapola.
From Mahabaleshwar, you have the option to take public transport buses or shared jeeps to reach Tapola. The road journey to Tapola from Mahabaleshwar is scenic and filled with lush greenery.
By Train:

The nearest railway station to Tapola is Wathar station, which is approximately 60 km away. You can plan your train journey to Wathar if you're coming from nearby regions.
Upon reaching Wathar station, you can continue your journey to Tapola by taking a bus or hiring a taxi. The road from Wathar to Tapola offers picturesque views and is an enjoyable part of the trip.
Alternatively, if you're traveling from major cities, Pune is the most convenient railway station. Pune has excellent rail connectivity with major cities, making it a preferred choice for many travelers. The journey from Pune to Tapola is relatively easier compared to Wathar, as you have better transportation options available


1 Night 2 Days Available on request
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation on sharing basis
  • 2 Breakfast and 1 Dinner
  • Tour guide expertise
  • First Aid 
  • All entry and permit charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses (camera charges, etc.)
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3 liters of water bottles
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • Good Torch must with extra batteries
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
  • A proper backpack (no side bags or jholas)
  • Warm clothing
  • Sleeping material
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek get cancelled, we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
Frequently Asked Questions

What are the accommodation options at Tapola Camping?

Answer: Tapola Camping offers lakeside luxury tents and rooms. These accommodations provide a comfortable stay surrounded by nature.

How can I book a stay at Tapola Camping?

Answer: You can easily book your stay at Tapola Camping through our official website or by contacting our booking desk. Check for availability and select your preferred dates.

What activities are available at Tapola Camping?

Answer: At Tapola Camping, you can enjoy activities like kayaking, badminton, volleyball, carrom, chess, and cricket. For adventure lovers, there are Water Scooter Rides and Speed Boat Rides to Bagnoli Island.

Are meals included in the stay at Tapola Camping?

Answer: Yes, your stay at Tapola Camping includes delicious meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also offer the option of barbecue and bonfires under the starry sky.

How far is Tapola Camping from Pune, and how do I get there?

Answer: Tapola Camping is about 145 km from Pune. The best way to reach is by driving or taking a bus to Mahabaleshwar and then using public transport buses or shared jeeps to reach Tapola.

What is the best time to visit Tapola Camping for good weather and scenic views?

Answer: The best time to visit Tapola Camping for pleasant weather and beautiful views is during the post-monsoon months, from October to March.

Can I bring my own camping gear to Tapola Camping?

Answer: Yes, you are welcome to bring your own camping gear if you prefer. However, we also provide comfortable lakeside tents and rooms for your convenience.

Is there mobile network coverage at Tapola Camping?

Answer: While Tapola Camping is a nature-oriented destination, there may be limited mobile network coverage in some areas. It's an opportunity to disconnect and enjoy nature.

Are there indoor activities available at Tapola Camping?

Answer: Yes, there are indoor activities like carrom and chess available at Tapola Camping for leisurely afternoons.

Can I reach Tapola Camping by train, and which is the nearest railway station?

Answer: The nearest railway station to Tapola is Wathar station, approximately 60 km away. You can plan your train journey to Wathar if you're coming from nearby regions and then continue to Tapola by bus or taxi. Alternatively, Pune is a convenient railway station with good connectivity to major cities, making it an easier option for many travelers.


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