Bike ride Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune

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Post monsoon is the best time for bike trip in Sahyadri Mountain and travelling in dense forest to capture some scenic places, hence planned for a bike ride to Kaas Plateau in the morning and traveled up to Mahabaleshwar by evening.

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune






This was the most amazing and dense forest ride of 350 Km which I always imagine to have in past, mostly the region between Kaas Lake - Bamnoli Boating Club- Mahabaleshwar was the scenic and it is must ride road in Maharashtra. 

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
View of Satara City from Satara-Kaas road.
We had plan for Kaas Pathar in morning and dive till Kaas Lake but as Kaas plateau was not as scenic as we expected so we try to move forwarded on the road to Bamnoli bloat club, the road towards Bamnoli are charming and too scenic where you have to travel all the way along on the border of Shivsagar Lake.

Shivsagar Lake is form by Koyna river and it has many tourist place like Tapola (Mini Kashmir of Maharashtra), Vasota Fort, Nageshwar Temple and Bamnoli village.

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Kanher Dam view from Kaas road
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Small hotel on the Kaas Plateau
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Urmodi Project Dam view from Kaas Plateau 
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Myself at Kaas Pathar
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Kaas flower valley in Satara
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Kas Lake near Satara
Kas Lake is the around 23 Km from Satara and it the beautiful lake situated inside the scenic nature and the roads have splendid view of nature all around.

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Kas Lake near Satara.
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Kas Lake
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Bamnoli boat club near Kaas Plateau
After visiting the Bamnoli village we plan to drive back to Pune from different route which I always do and after consulting some local persons we came to know only 2 or 3 Km road is in bad condition and rest of the road is newly created. 

As this road if full of dense forest, it was always in my mind but as Google map show it in thin lines so I always ignore this road between Bamnoli to Mahabaleshwar via Tapola village.

Finally we decided to cover this road as it was only 3 PM and we had lot of time remaining for Sunset and in few hours we reached Mahabaleshwar (Mapro Garden) which is best place for yummy sandwich and ice-cream.

Now will let the picture speak up the scenery around the border of the Shivsagar Lake via Bamnoli-Tapola-Mahabaleshwar road.

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Paddy fields near Tapola village
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune
Shivsagar Lake formed by Koyna river
Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune

Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune

The road is not at all confusing as it appear from Google maps expect one turn near Kambil Pokale (zoom google maps) village was confusing but local person helped out to find road towards Tapola village.


Bike ride from Pune-Kaas-Bamnoli-Mahabaleshwar-Pune

Overall this route is the must ride if you are biker in Pune or Mumbai or want to drive in the nature beauty of Maharashtra hills.

Other place to visit near Bamnoli village:

Feel free to add comments about the places or review about your ride around Pune.

Happy Riding....:-)
Happy Travelling....:-)

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