Amboli

Amboli is one of the hill resorts in Maharashtra. Situated at an altitude of 690 mtrs, the place offers great respite from drudgery and routine boredom. It is perched on one of the peaks of the Sahyadris in the southern end of Maharashtra state. The place is within 10 kms from Sawantwadi railway station and 64 kms from Belgaum Airport. State transport buses going to Sawantwadi from Belgaum and Kolhapur halt at Amboli. Known for its greenery, the place boasts of serene and clean weather throughout the year. It receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon and so it is an enchating spot for young people. This is the birth place of the river Hiranyakeshi. It is hidden in the thick jungle of the Sahyadris. During summer cool breezes comming from the top of the mountain not only cool your body but also envigourate your spirit.

Holiday homes are available. One can visit this place for one day picnic, if living nearby. You canwatch from here the green Konkan and the golden beaches if you have binoculars. Watching sunset from here is a treat for one's eyes. Bauxite mines and excavation nnearby is another spot one can visit.

Points

One can visit the numerous view points for a pleasant view of the lush green hills. Sea view Point offers a rare view of the land all the way to the Konkan coast.spend hours by yourself angling for fish at Hiranya Keshi or picnic at the Nagatta Falls, Mahadev Gadh and Narayan Gadh.

Speciality

The Bauxite Mines, around 8 kms. away, is a pleasant outing. Amboli has a cool and revitalizing climate - a perfect relief in summer.

If you are looking to spend a few days in seclusion with your family, Amboli is an ideal choice.

Transport Facility

For transport taxis and auto-rickshaws are available you also have the option for horseback and bicycles could add to the feeling of getting away from it all.

Getting There

Belgaum 64 kms. away, is the nearest airport and the convenient railhead is Sawantwadi, Ratnagiri and Belgaum.