Placed at an above sea level of 690 meters, Amboli is a lesser-known but an extremely beautiful hill town in Maharashtra. Placed in the southern range of Sahyadri hills, Amboli is an ideal weekend getaway retreat from Bangalore. This beautiful, tranquil hill station was developed by a British political agent Colonel Westrop. Amboli has been blessed with a pleasant climate and lush greenery that are major crowd pullers. During your visit to Amboli, you can indulge in sightseeing, can treat your eyes to the pleasant spread around and enjoy the amazing climate. It becomes all the more beautiful during the monsoon rains. Several location and viewing points in Amboli offer some amazing views of the surrounding areas, mainly the Konkan Coast. Spend a memorable and a peaceful vacation with your loved ones here.
How to Reach Amboli from Pune
Attractions in Amboli
One of the main attractions of Amboli is the Madhavgad Fort that offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding forest area. This fort is accessible only from the northern side. Once you reach the fort, you can enjoy amazing view of the Konkan Coast and the Arabian Sea. This fort is 4 times the size of the Shaniwarwada fort in Pune. Although now in ruins, the fort is a commemorative monument on the main road. It has tales of war to tell to its visitors. The tombstone nearby says ‘only one British soldier died in the battle.’
One of the most wonderful tourist attractions of this hill station, Amboli Waterfalls are visited by tourists in great numbers each year. The monsoon time, between June-October, is the best time to visit these waterfalls when they are in their full glory. You can enjoy a picnic with your loved ones and can partaking like bathing under the waterfalls.
Located at a distance of 10 km from Amboli, the Nangartas Falls are a part of the Sindhudurg district. Popular for having a pleasant and a refreshing environment, these falls are a major attraction. These falls gush down into a contracted ravine creating a lot of roaring sound. A concrete bridge has been constructed so that the tourists can have a better and a safer view of the waterfalls.
Placed on the entrance of the cave from where River Hiranyakeshi Uppam originates, there is s small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said that the temple was commissioned by a man who thought that he was the reincarnation of Lord Shiva. Flocked by devotees in large numbers during the Maha Shivaratri, the temple is located in a peaceful environment.