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Introducing Amboli

Best time to visit : October to January is the best time to visit for sightseeing in Amboli while enjoying pleasantly cool weather and June to September is suitable too as monsoon blesses the place with unrivalled beauty.
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Amboli, a small hill village in the Sahayadri Hills of Maharashtra remains unexplored, unpolluted and away from over-commercialization. This quaint place may be a lesser-known hill station, but is not less in any regard in terms of scenic beauty and serene environment. The charm of Western Ghats and grandeur of numerous waterfalls provide a great relief to the visitors hailing from restless cities. Nature lovers and family tourists visiting this Southwest Indian hill resort get fascinated by the sweeping valleys and unbound panorama, while the honeymoon couples get enough of solitude and seclusion to enjoy their romantic journeys. Tourist places also include temples, forts and an array of picturesque spots.

Facts

Amboli acts as the last destination while moving from the Western Ghats towards Konkani coastal region before Goa. It is possible to have overwhelming views of the golden coasts of Goa from the hills. The village records highest rainfall in the state of Maharashtra and has pleasant weather conditions round the year. It is believed that the region has more than 100 hidden ancient Shiva temples, only few of which have been discovered as yet. An eco-hotspot, Amboli is appositely called the "Mahabaleshwar of Konkan".

Sainik Dhaba is a popular eating place in Amboli and is well-known for its fish fry preparations. Authentic Malwani food can be enjoyed at Balakrishna and Narvekar’s eating venues. Many small and big restaurants and dhabas are available near the bus stand and in the market. A must-visit place is Vithal Kamath restaurant near the Sunset Point, where variety of cuisines can be enjoyed while viewing the nature’s backdrop.

Amboli has nothing special except handmade wooden toys for shopping. Kokum, a sour fruit, and many food items prepared from it can be purchased.

Nearby Places:

Sawantwadi: Well-known for its wooden handicraft industry, the city has wonderful attractions like Moti Talao (lake), Narendra Garden, Kolgaon Archway and Atmeshwar water reservoir.

Chandgad: It is a small town famous for its Sree Dev Ravalnath Temple.

Belgaum: The place has many tourist attractions like Sree Revan Siddeshwar Temple and Vajrapoha Falls.

Ajara: Known for its splendid landscapes, the town has attractions like Ajara Falls and Ramtirth Waterfalls.

Nivati Beach: A beautiful beach with interesting fishing activities, Nivati is also known for its tropical oasis.

Bhogave Beach: Another popular tourist beach, Bhogave is simply admirable for its silvery beaches and dolphin habitats.

Vengurla: It is an extremely pleasant surprise for the visitors, as it is full of glorious beaches, mystic forts, divine temples and limitless greenery.


An odd yet interesting place to visit near Amboli is the Bauxite Mine which accommodates eye-pleasing natural landscapes.


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