The second drive - Tapola

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The second drive - Tapola

Post by royalenfielder » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:23 am

We're calling this - Strawberries and (S)creams!

Dates: 24th and 25th February 2018

The Sahyadri mountain ranges are famous because of Mahabaleshwar. Tapola and Panchgani are younger cousins to Mahabaleshwar. More remote than Mahabaleshwar and less commercial too.

The drive to Tapola , very near Mahabaleshwar is to bring out the kid in you. A full on fun filled drive, where the participants will drive their cars through the twists of the ghat section to reach the destination, stay in a spartan but comfortable resort which boosts the agro tourism of the area, hunt for the sweet tasting strawberries in a nearby strawberry farm, go swimming in the backwaters of a lake or if you don’t want to get wet, there are boats too!

The evening gets cool and we warm you up with a nice barbeque fired up by the locals, eating veg and non veg delicacies cooked specifically for us by the locals.

Since this is a road trippers club we also aim to get you in touch with your automotive spirit. We are getting experts to talk to you about how to drive safely on the highway, tips and tricks for tackling the ghat sections, and maybe, just maybe you might get to test drive a 4 wheel drive!

For the nature lover, we have planned for treks to the nearby village to see the village life and a quick trip to the market place to try some heavenly shakes with whipped cream so that the calories lost can be gained back.

Cost for the drive is as below:

Costing
Rs. 2500 per person on a twin occupancy
Rs. 2100 per person in triple occupancy
Rs. 1500 per person in quadruple occupancy (Only one available)
Rs. 1000 per child (5 – 10 years)
FREE for pets

1. Boating for 1HR
2. Strawberry Farm Visit
3. BBQ - Veg and Non Veg
4. Dinner: Roti, Rice, Organic Mixed Veg, Paneer, Chicken Dish, Daal, Salad, & Strawberry
5. Evening Tea and Biscuits
6. Trek Guide for Morning trek
7. Stay in the eco-resort
8. Mud Bath
9. Swim in the lake
10. Taxes

Location: Sakha Niwas Tapola
Reviews: TripAdvisor Page


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EDIT: The event concluded on 25th of Feb, hence the payment link has been removed. However, if you are interested, do let us know and we can arrange your trip to this place.



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Re: The second drive - Tapola

Post by yayawar » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:02 pm

Two days to go. I'm already smelling strawberries! ;)



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Re: The second drive - Tapola

Post by yayawar » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:47 pm

Here are some Pics from the #RTCMumbai Tapola drive
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Mitthi & Karma posing happily on Mahindra Thar at the beginning of the drive
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View from Sakha Niwas
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Morning Tea and chit-chat
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Shalmali (Semal or Bombax ceiba) in full bloom
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Ruchik in a thoughful mood!
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Koyna backwaters
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Offroading lessons on a Mahindra Thar
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Offroading lessons on a Mahindra Thar
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Offroading lessons on a Mahindra Thar
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Panchgani view point
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Camel Ride at Panchgani view point
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Lone camel



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Re: The second drive - Tapola

Post by theangrysaint » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:20 am

these #RTCMumbai trips are quite the fun things. The snaps are acting like proper teasers, mocking me for all that i missed out on.

Some of my favourite snaps from this set of Strawberries&Screams, are of Mitthi & Karma on the Thar - too damm cute + the Barbecue looks like it was super yummy. Oh yes, not to forget, the one where the flowers are in full bloom, especially when contrasted with Ruchik & his thoughtful mood :D

Happy RoadTripping!

Cheers :)



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Re: The second drive - Tapola

Post by royalenfielder » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:19 pm

Thanks for the uploads Yayawar! Missed this drive but glad that you could make it with family!

All I am hearing from everyone is that the drive was super special because of the kids!

Kudos to the spirit of the road trippers club

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Re: The second drive - Tapola

Post by yayawar » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:02 pm

Yes.. the kids bonded very well with Mitthi still saying daily "Mujhe Karma ki yaad aa rahi hai" :)



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