Amboli – Beauty Queen of Maharashtra

Amboli is a placid and beautiful hill station engulfed in peace and tranquility. The glorious scenes of the traversing valley and the tree lined sandy decoration of the Konkan coast. This hill station forms the southern range of the Sahyadri Hills. The Konkan coast lies on one side of Amboli, whereas valleys are found on the other three sides. British political personnel called Colonel Westrop made a major contribution to the development of Amboli as a hill station.

Amboli, receiving an annual rainfall of about 750 centimeters, is considered the wettest region in Maharashtra. The heavy rainfall has contributed to the growth of forest along the steep hills of Amboli. During the rainy season, the hill station is shrouded with mist. The hills of Amboli attract large number of tourists to view the Konkan beach from the top of the Amboli hills. The destination sees around 50,000 tourists each year.

The cool climate of Amboli offers an escape from the hot and humid summers of the city. Submersed by thick forests and outrageous valleys, this placid mountaintop extends some of the best bird’s-eye views of the Konkan coast.

The other major attractions of the place are Nagatta Falls, Hiranya Keshi, Shirgonkar, Mahadev and Narayan Gad, Bauxite Mines and Sea View Point. Nagatta Falls is a very popular site for picnics. Sea View Point offers a visual pleasure with a wide stretch of land and mountains extending towards the Konkan coast. Located 10 km from Amboli, the Bauxite Mines are another attraction.

Must see in Amboli: Nangartas Waterfall, Hiranyakeshi, Sea View Point, Kavlesaad Point and Mahadevgad.

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