Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Amboli hill station , Sawantwadi, Maharashtra

Amboli hill station

Amboli is located in south Maharashtra, India. It is known as  ‘Mahabaleshwar' of konkan. Amboli is an eco-friendly hill station in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills, Amboli at an altitude of 690 m. it is the last mountain resort before the coastal highlands of goa. If you're planning to spend a few days in splendid isolation with your family, Amboli is an ideal destination. Amboli has a cool and invigorating climate.
      Amboli village came across the road from Vengurla port to the city of Belgaum. More than 80,000 tourists visit this place each year. In rainy season you see beautiful waterfalls here. Source of the Hiranyakeshi river, Shiva temple which called as "Hiranyakeshwar" Temple, Mahadevgad, Nagartas fall, Kawalesad and Narayangad are some major spots also worth visiting. The main attraction for tourists in amboli is the high rainfall. No word to explain the beauty of amboli ghat n waterfall in rainy season.
      Amboli hill station is located at about 36 Kms from Sawantwadi village on Vengurla - Belgam Road. It is a pleasant drive on Ghats (mountain) through forest. This hill Station is located at the top of the hill, at an altitude of 2261 ft. This place of highest rainfall in Maharashtra. Annual average rainfall is 8m. A hilly place with so high rainfall makes Amboli a nice place for a holiday destination. Best time to visit this place are in rainy seassion from July to sept with beautiful lush green environment, waterfall, and cool mornings are the nature's gift to this place.
      Amboli is a non-commercialized place and their has no any luxury hotels. But, the location of hotel is great and you feel like you are staying in a forest. The views on the way were beautiful . It was amezing thing to see the river originate from inside a cave. There is a small Shiv - Parvati temple. Also you can see the amezing views from Mahadev Garh. Sawantwadi is just 30 km away from amboli and its famous for wooden toys other wooden items.

Getting There
By Air:
Nearest airport is Belgaum (64 kms)
Dabolim(Goa) airport  (120 kms)
By Rail:
The nearest railhead is Sawantwadi Road on Konkan Railway (30 kms)
Pernem Railway Station (58 km)
Belgaum Railway Station (70 km)
Madgaon Railway Station (140 km)
Kolhapur Railway Station (110 km)
Miraj Railway Station (140 km)
By Road:
Mumbai (549 kms)
Pune (390 kms)
State Transport and private vechiles also available from Sawntwadi, Malvan, Vengurla, Kankavli.

Some best Hotels in Amboli
MTDC resort,
Vrindavan Resorts,
Nisarg Family Resort,
Hotel Sailee, Whistling Woods,
Shanti Darshan resort
Hotel Shiv malhar
Some hotels also provide hot water baths and other facilities like restaurant, room service & cab services.

Place to see nearby
Moti talao (lake)
Redi ganesh temple
Sagareshwar beach
Bhogve beach
Tarekhol fort
Nivati beach
Sindhudurg fort
Kunkeshwar temple

Nearest major cities
Kolhapur 129 km from amboli
Belagav 68 km from amboli
Panjim (Goa) 90 km from amboli
Sawantwadi 29 km from amboli
Belgaum 68 km from amboli
Pernem 58 km from amboli

On weekends there is huge crowd, and due to the crowd at the waterfall traffic jams are common problem.


  1. Nice post. Thanks for sharing. A heady eclectic cultural cocktail of Maharashtrian, Goan, and Kannada traditions, Belgaum (Belagavi) lies far up in the Western Ghats. The place seamlessly blends the quiet dignified grace of the British cantonment area with the pulsating energy of the old town inhabited by cotton and silk traders. Check out Belgaum tourist places also.