The Koyna River is a tributary of the Krishna River which originates in Mahableshwar, Satara district,western Maharashtra, India. It rises near Mahableshwar, a famous hill station in the Western Ghats. Unlike most of the other rivers in Maharashtra which flow East-West direction, the Koyna river flows in North-South direction.
The Koyna River is famous for the Koyna Dam and the Koyna Hydroelectric Project. Today the Koyna Hydroelectric Project is the largest completed hydroelectric project in India. The reservoir – Shivasagar Lake, is a huge lake of 50 km in length.
The river meets the Krishna River, which is one of the three largest rivers in southern India by Karad.
The river is just about 100 meters in width and is slow-flowing. It is an olive shade of green during the dry months and a bluish-brown in the monsoon months attributed to much algae and aquatic plant life.The impounded water of the Koyna Dam though has submerged a significant amount of Rain forest of the Western Ghats, it has helped a lot to the surrounding forest by supplying water all round the year. Hence a wide biodiversity of plants and animals is observed in the evergreen forest surrounding the river.
Geography and history
Mahabaleshwar is the source of five rivers namely Krishna River, Koyna River, Venna River (Veni), Savitri River, and Gayatri River. The source is at the Panchaganga temple in old Mahabaleshwar.
The legendary source of the river is a spout from the mouth of a statue of a cow in the ancient temple of Mahadev in Old Mahabaleshwar. Legend has it that Krishna is Lord Vishnu himself as a result of a curse on the trimurtis by Savitri. Also, its tributaries Venna and Koyana are said to be Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma themselves. An interesting thing to notice is that 4other rivers including Koyna come out from the cow’s mouth apart from Krishna and they all travel some distance before merging into Krishna. The biggest river Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Koyna River nearby tourist attraction
List of rivers of India
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Koyna Hydroelectric Project
Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
Kaas Wildlife sanctuary, Bamnoli Boting, Tapola River Camp, Koyna Agro Tourism, Vasota tracking fort, mahakaleshwar, Kas pathar valley of flowers, Kas Lake, Vajrai Waterfall, Thoseghar Waterfall,
Tapola River Camp :
Tapola is a satellite village of Mahabaleshwar about 25 Kms down the valley. A rustic hamlet famed as the ‘Mini Kashmir’ Tapola is an ideal destination for a back to nature experience.
Tapola River Camp center is a campsite where accommodation is arranged in tents equipped with flush toilets. It has a huge covered dining hall where delicious home made food with the flavor of the land is served.
If you are a water sports enthusiast Tapola is the place to head to. Be it boating, water scooter rides, kayaking or swimming the 90Km long water body will certainly not make you feel confined.
Tapola is the base camp for one of the most exhilarating treks that one can go for in Maharashtra. Vasota fort located with in the Koyna wild life sanctuary is completely cut off from civilization and can be reached only in a boat. Koyna Agro Tourism organizes the Vasota trek including the necessary permissions from the forest authorities.
Be it an action packed holiday that you are looking for or a rejuvenating break close to nature head to Tapola River Camp – Tapola to be pampered with the bounties of nature..
Tapola River Camp nearby tourist attraction
Koyna Agro Tourism, Koyna River Camp, Mahakaleshwar, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Bamnoli Boting, Vasota tracking fort, Triveni Sangam, Kas pathar valley of flowers , Kaas Wildlife sanctuary, Kaas Plateau of Flowers, Vajrai Waterfall, Thoseghar Waterfall , Sajjangad etc.
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.
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Nearby visited tourist attraction :
Vajrai Waterfall ( 852 ft )
Kas Pathar Valley of flowers
Kaas PLATEAU Of FLOWERS
Kaas Wildlife Sanctuary
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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