If you are in pursuit of peace and solitude, visit Amboli, a tranquil hill station on the Western Ghats, surrounded by thick forests and tree canopied hills. On the coastal side, Amboli peers over the tree lined sandy ribbon of the Konkan coast on the other three sides, you are rewarded by a magnificent panorama of the sweeping valley.
Snuggling coyly, in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills, Amboli at an altitude of 690 m. is the last mountain resort before the coastal highlands settle, with a sigh, to form flat beaches. Visit the numerous viewpoints for a pleasant view of the lush hills and fertile plains. The Bauxite Mines, 10 kms. away, is a pleasant and very different excursion. If you're looking to spend a few days in splendid isolation with your family, Amboli is an ideal resort. Amboli has a cool and invigorating climate, a welcome respite in summer.
Every year more than 50,000 tourists visit this place. In rainy season you will see beautiful waterfalls here. The sunset point, the origin of Hiranyakeshi river Nagartas fall, Narayangad, Mahadergad, Kawalesad are some major points worth visiting. You can enjoy a restful holidays away from the crowds that you find at other resorts.
Amboli village is well known as ‘Mahabaleshwar' of konkan. It is an eco-friendly hill station that promises you an experience to get lost into the spectacular beauty of nature, nuturing the poet in you. Amboli is an ideal retreat for the vacationers searching for seclusion and solace.
By Air: Nearest airport is Belgaum, 64 kms. Dabolim(Goa) airport is 120 kms.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Sawantwadi Road on Konkan Railway, 30 kms.
By Road: Mumbai is 549 kms by road, Pune 390 kms. State Transport and private vechiles ply from Sawntwadi, Malvan, Vengurla, Kankavli.
Many budget hotels including MTDC holiday homes are available.
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( Content written by Prasad Ghanekar)