Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is the last hill station of Maharashtra before the plains of Goa begin and is a relatively unexplored one.
Amboli receives the highest rainfalls in Maharashtra and thus remains pleasant all round the year. It attracts a lot of weekend visitors from Goa and Belgaum.
There are medium priced hotels available at Amboli at the highway between the Amboli main bus stop and the police check post. These hotels provide decent services and most have a restaurant attached to them.
Natural paradise. Great site for trekking. Can be visited throughout the year.
The roads are not in a good condition, thus disrupting transportation at times. The trekking trails near Amboli is teeming with leeches, hence proper precaution needs to be taken.
This is a great getaway for those living in and around Maharashtra. Also perfect for people looking for trekking trails in Maharashtra.
The local cuisine here is that of Malvani food known for it's spicy food of curries and fries.
Being close to the Konkan side and Goa, little of Konkani Cuisine has also seeped in, thus you can find Konkani styled fishes and Kokum Juice which is a refreshing juice to have during summers.
Buses, taxis and rickshaws are readily available here. Being a popular pitstop for tourists, there are even shared rickshaws and taxis available in Amboli.
Day 1- Arrive, check-in and rest. Then visit the local bazaars, handicraft stores and local food joints. Day 2- Begin the day with a trek along the hills and then visit the Amboli waterfalls.
Though hotels are available even during peak seasons, it is best to enquire beforehand especially if you plan to stay for a few days.
While taking nature walks around the place beware of leeches, the place is plenty with them. Make sure to carry ointments and a small first aid kit just in case.
By Mamta Patel
What about the stay in amboli? Can anybody body suggest