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Amboli, Sindhudurg

Features

Amboli is picturesque hill station with dense forests and rich bio diversity, scenic valleys and awesome waterfalls. This natural eco hotspot has diversified bio sphere has rare species of plants and wildlife. Amboli is also called as Cherrapunji of Maharashtra and becoming hot monsoon tourist destination for its stunning waterfalls from Mumbai and Kolhapur. In other seasons also, the small hill station is becoming popular tourist destination because of its natural beauty and quiet place. It is located 65 km from Belgaum, 390 km from Pune, 145 km from Kolhapur and 550 km from Mumbai. The tourist places of Amboli are Amboli waterfall, Nangartas Waterfall, Hiranyakeshi Temple, Swyambhu Ganesh Temple, Madhavgad Point, Narayangad, Amboli Palace, Shirgaonkar Point, Parikshit Point and Manohargad- Manasantoshgad point.


Amboli Sawantwadi

Tourist Places in Amboli

Amboli Waterfall

Amboli Waterfall is the star attraction of Amboli and located on Belgaum-Sawantwadi road. During the monsoon season, thousands of people visit this waterfall to enjoy under this stunning waterfall. The water flows through the rock mountain with full breadth and one can easily reach under the fall with steps.

Amboli Waterfall

Nangartas Waterfall

Nangartas Waterfall is located on Belgaum road within 10 km from Amboli bust stand. The waterfall is huge water drop which flow down and one can go under the flow. But it offers the marvellous view of dropping water into the below river.

Hiranyakeshi Temple

Hiranyakeshi Temple is dedicated to Goddess River Hiranyakeshi and it is the source point of river. The temple is form of cave with manmade structure over it. The temple has main shrine of Devi Hiranyakeshi (form of Goddess Parvati) and Shivlingam called as Hiranyakeshwar. The temple is located in scenic green forest with serene atompsphere and well-built road to reach the temple.

Hiranyakeshi Temple Amboli Sawantwadi

Swyambhu Ganesh Temple, Rageshwar Ashram

Swyambhu Ganesh Temple is the temple of Ganpati and the main shrine is of Ganpati which is self-originated.

Madhavgad Point

Mahadevgad Point is located 3 km from Amboli and offers fantastic view of surrounding lush green valley and sunset. The fort was believed to be built by Ana Saheb Fond but no sign of the fort is visible at the point.

Narayangad

Narayangad is known to few people and can be visited other than monsson seasons due to dense forest road. The fort is located near Gele village (6 km from Amboli) and need to take help of local villagers. The fort is in ruined condition and has not much to see except ruined household items. The fort is ideal for nature trekking but not recommended for general tourists.

Kawalesat Point

Kawalesat Point is known for its echoes and if one makes big noise, its echoes can be heard number of times. The point is also famous for beautiful range of high hills, thick forest and beautiful sunset.

Amboli Palace

Amboli palace is located near Kamat’s hotel and is in ruined condition. The palace was built of Sawantwadi’s Saradar Bhosle for summer stay. The main structure is of two storied with 3-4 rooms. The palace enclosed in closed compound and for entry permission can be taken from guardians.

Shirgaonkar Point

Shirgaonkar Point is located in thick forest of Amboli and popular for picnics.

Parikshit Point

Parikshit Point is popular for bird watching and nature trails.

Eating Spots in Amboli

  • Vithal Kamat’s Restraurnat (Veg)
  • MTDC Green Valley (Non-Veg)
  • Narverkar Restaurant (NonVeg)

How to reach

Nearest airport is Belgaum with 64 km, nearest railway station is Sawantwadi with 28 km on Konkan Railway. MSRTC city bus service, auto rickshaws and private vehicles options are available from Sawantwadi/Kolhapur.

Distance

30 km from Sawantwadi, 142 km from Kolhapur, 74 km from Sindhudurg.

Best Period

Any month of the year is favourable, still monsoons are recommended, i.e. between June to September.

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