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Amboli Travel Guide


Amboli Travel Guide

Hill stations have a unique charm of its own that springs from the naturally laden landscapes of emerald beauty and lushness. No wonder it becomes just an apt place for people who wants to seek solace from the humdrum of daily lives. One such place is Amboli, which lies in the Sindhudurgh district of South Maharashtra. Situated at a height of 690 m, it is flanked by the Konkan coast and a number of impressive looking valleys. It lies submerged in thick forests in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills. It is known to be the last hill station lying along the Sahyadri lines after which the coastal region commences. Amboli offers a panoramic view of the Konkan coast, boasts of a number of unique floras and faunas, immaculate environment, has several spectacular waterfalls; the amalgamation of which transports tourist to a heavenly abode.

It is popularly known as the wettest place in Maharashtra receiving an annual rainfall of 750cms. Winter season offers the most heart rendering sight with the mist veiling the landscapes and hills. The innumerable waterfalls in Amboli coupled with the misty spray that splashes every now and then render tourist a romantic ambience. This idyllic town has its share of tourist places. Most prominent among them are the Amboli falls, Nangartas falls, Summer palace, Hiranya Keshi, Madhavgad fort, Shiva temple etc. There are the Sunset point, Parikshit point, the Shrigaonkar point and the Kavelsad point the summit of which gives an impressive and alluring sight of the forests and hills below.

One of the most beautiful and marvellous of all the tourist places of attraction in Amboli is the Amboli falls. The waterfall can be seen in its full glory from the month of June; it being the rainy season. It is a great retreat from the scorching heat of the summer and thus draws a large number of tourists every year.

Situated at a distance of 10 km from Amboli is the small Nangartas falls known for the mysterious sound it projects. The fall make its way deep down an attractive and narrow ravine offering the tourist an awe inspiring sight.  

The Madhavgad Fort gives a terrific view of the Konkan and the Arabian Sea. Lying today in a state of ruins the fort stands as a representation of the days of war that took place during the olden days. It also gives a stunning view of the surrounding forests.

Amboli has well connected links through roads with a number of neighbouring cities like Kolhapur, Belgaum and Panjim. Exotic Amboli is at its best during the rainy season; hence if you plan to make a trip to Amboli visiting it between the months of June and October will give you an experience of a lifetime. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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