Visiting Amboli- The Underrated Gem Of Maharashtra

Amboli in Maharshtra, India
Landscape with field, Amboli in Maharshtra, India

Amboli is truly an explorer’s paradise- Be it a day trip, or an overnight camp with friends, this place just gets better with every season.

Great place to visit when you need refuge from the scorching city summer, Amboli offers you pristine greenery and pleasant weather at any point of time. 

Amboli Ghat, Sindhudurga, Maharashtra, India
Hill and mountain range from Amboli Ghat, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India

The misty mornings and serene sunsets is the icing on the cake! Offering a bouquet of scenic spots that resemble international locations, this hill station is also a preferred option for wildlife photographers and couples who want a great wedding album.

Guarding the coastal highland of Goa, this destination in south Maharashtra is also one of the world’s “Eco Hot-Spots” that is rich in flora and fauna.

Yes, you can spot some rare species of birds, frogs and insects that are truly worth photographing.  

Amboli is well connected by road and is often the preferred option for commuters. Sawantwadi railway station is the nearest to Amboli. Dabolim in Goa (57 km) and Sambre Airport, Belgaum (70km) are the nearest airports.

There are plenty of accommodation options one can choose from depending on their budget.

Tourist Attractions Near Amboli:

Madhavgad Fort, 2.5 KM from the city centre provides a panoramic views of the city from atop the fort. The fort is four times the size of Shaniwarwada and speaks about the rich culture of the state.

Another attraction that one must visit is Sawantwadi, the former capital of the Kingdom of Sawantwadi, ruled by the Sawant Bhonsle royal clan of Marathas.

Since the place is naturally rich, there are various vantage points that are a must visit and the Shirgainkar points are one of them, situated just 3KM from the city.

What’s better than viewing the pristine sunset from the sunset point itself located just a kilometer away.

Durg and Dhakoba are also popular peaks. People mostly trek on the terrain to get their adrenaline rush and surprise themselves from the peak with mesmerising greenery and lush thick forests. Nangartas and Amboli Falls are some of the places to visit in the monsoons.


#All distances, images and details are purely indicative. Readers are advised to check finer details at the respective locations mentioned. 

Loveleen Kaur

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