Amboli is a hill station where people love to go seeking refuge from heat, humidity, traffic, and city chaos, to relax and rejuvenate. Famous for its biodiversity, it is located at a distance of 129 km from Goa. It is a placid and beautiful hill station engulfed in peace and tranquility. The valleys and the lined up trees decorate the Konkan coast.
Nestled between the borders of Maharashtra and Goa, often tourists who come visiting the latter, head towards Amboli. The best time to travel is during the monsoon. You don’t have to worry about the roads, they are pretty good and well maintained.
Best Places to Visit in Amboli
The top sightseeing places in Amboli are Amboli Falls, Madhavgad Fort, Shirgaonkar Point, Hiranya Keshi Temple, Durg Dhakoba Trek, Nangarta Falls. A British Colonel Westrop majorly contributed to the making of Amboli as a hill station.
Things to do near Amboli
You can plan a one day tour to view the scenic beauty and feel thrilled. Delight in the natural beauty of this Cherrapunji of Maharashtra and enjoy the rains while embarking on this trip. Make sure to go to the Shirgaonkar Point which is famous for the beautiful panoramic view. Submersed by thick forests and traversing valleys, this placid mountaintop is the perfect spot to experience one of the best bird’s-eye views of the Konkan coast.
The best part is the waterfalls. The biggest one is famous and certainly the best. At 400 ft high, the Amboli waterfall might not be the tallest but huge. You can go there, chill in the water and create nostalgia. You must taste the local foods near the waterfalls. Having a cup of tea and hot snacks after feeling the splash of water is an amazing experience.
Want some spiritual touch? Visit the Hiranyakeshi Temple from where originates the Hiranyakeshi river. There is also Shankar and Devi temple at the Starting point and also a water tank. The area surrounding the temples is very peaceful and, the chirping birds create a beautiful aura. Also, consider visiting the scenic points like Mahadevgad point, and Kawalesaad Point.
Amboli Sunset Point
There is the sunset point, located a kilometer away from the bus stop towards Sawantwadi. You can witness a picturesque view of the sunset and that could be a beautiful life experience.
For commuting within Amboli, there are buses, taxis, and rickshaws readily available. Being a popular pit stop for tourists, you can get shared rickshaws and taxis as well.