I was flabbergasted when this frame of Shivsagar lake burst upon right in front without a cue. Though I did expect a scenic drive on the meandering Mahabaleshwar- Bamnoli road, this vista left me awed and gasping for more. The vantage point offers breathtaking views of the unending blue lake and its many long tentacles. The mint green valleys, and the undulating mountains form the perfect backdrop during the monsoons. All that I did for a long while was to just gaze and soak in the gorgeous frame that spread out before me. Surprisingly, it took me a while to bring out the camera to capture it. From there on the lake played peek-a-boo with intermittent views all the way till Bamnoli as it snakes its way through the hills and valleys.
Shivsagar lake is a reservoir in Maharashtra on the Koyna river formed due to Koyna dam. There are boat clubs at Tapola and Bamnoli where one can go on a boat ride on this lake.