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Amboli Hill Station Tourist Guide - Visit Queen of Romance in India

Amboli Hill Station Tourist Guide - Visit Queen of Romance in India

Amboli Hill Station Tourist Guide -  Visit Queen of Romance in India
  • Location: Maharashtra,India -416510
  • Altitude: 690 m
  • Longitude: 74.0036° E
  • Latitude: 15.9647° N
  • Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport
  • Nearest Train Station: The Savantwadi railway station
  • How to reach: By Flight: The nearest airport to reach Amboli would be the Dabolim Airport, Goa at 57 km or Sambre Airport, Belgaum at 70 km. Both airport have regular flights to reach amboli in easy way. By Train: The Savantwadi railway station is the nearest railhead to Amboli. It is located at a distance of 30 km and connects all the main cities of the state. By Bus: Amboli lies on the State Highway 121 which connects Belgaum and Sawantwadi, the roads on the Sawantwadi, you can also travel from Goa by private vehicle.
  • Season to Visit: The best season to visit Amboli is during the monsoon between June and August in heavy rainy season.

Amboli Hill Station Tourist Guide -  Visit Queen of Romance in India

 

Amboli Tourist Guide: Overview

The beautiful hill-station of Amboli is rightly called the ‘Queen’ of Maharashtra' such of is its natural splendour. Famous among environmentalists as a precious ecological hotspot, it is cool, calm, serene and enriched with all the treasures that the world of flora and fauna can bestow upon it. Located in the southern range of Sahyadri hills close to Sawantwadi situated at a height of 690 meter, covered by dense forests and quite outrageous valleys. This peaceful summit throws up some excellent bird's-eye views of the Konkan coast. It was developed as a prominent hill station by a British political agent Colonel Westrop. Amboli has many viewpoints, like the Sea View Point, the Kavelsad Point, the Parikshit Point and the Mahadevgad Point. All these points offer panoramic views of the confluence of the Arabian Sea and the Konkan Coast.

 

 

Why you must visit Amboli

Amboli is an ideal getaway during monsoons and a perfect picnic spot for a weekend trip, at all seasons. Amboli is cozily located in the southern ranges of the Shayadri hills and its the last mountain terrain before the coastal highlands and flat beaches take over in Goa. Many tourists attract to visit and enjoy their trip at Hilly mountain region in Amboli.  There are plenty of sightseeing which makes your holiday delightful with real beauty of nature. Don’t waste your time,Visit Amboli - A perfect getaway.

 

Best time to visit Amboli

The best season to visit Amboli is during the monsoon between June and August at time of heavy rains. During non-monsoon seasons town wears a deserted look and leads life with a lazy approach and it comes to life with its lush vegetation and bountiful mountains. For the remaining months of the year, though it is pleasant, it wears a little deserted look.

 

Amboli Tour package from Pune - Suggested Itinerary

Pune to Amboli

 

Day 01:Arrival at Pune airport or railway station to Amboli (346 km / 7 Hours)

After arrival at Pune airport or railway station proceed to Amboli which is located in Sindhudurg Distt. It is also known as beautiful hill station of Maharashtra.

Lunch Break

After reaching karad you may stop for lunch in Shivraj Dhaba which is on Pune Karad Highway. After Lunch continue your journey towards Amboli which is 187 km left from Karad. After reaching Amboli check in to hotel and have some refreshment tea / Coffee with snacks in hotel. Later you will visit Sunset point. In evening return to hotel for overnight stay with dinner at Amboli hotel

 

Meals: Dinner

Lunch: You may have lunch at Shivraj Dhaba which lies on Pune – Karad highway. Enjoy pure veg food Akkha Masur and Tandoori Roti is its speciality.

 

Sunset Point: Sunset point is 1.5 km from Amboli. Wide range of mountains and valley is open from this point. So that you can see Sunset at the evening, sunset views also presents lovely views of the surrounding forests and sometimes it’s also possible to see deers or catch a glimpse of a rare leopard.

 

Day 02: City tour of Amboli

After breakfast visit some interesting places of Amboli which includes Hiranyakeshi Temple, Kawaleshet valley and Shirgaonkar point. After that you may have lunch at green valley restaurant later you will be taken towards some more famous attractions like Madhavgad Fort, Parikshit Point and Nangarta Falls. In evening return to hotel for overnight stay with dinner at Amboli hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: You may have lunch at valley restaurant which offers all types of food

 

Parikshit Point: Parikshit Point, You can hike your way to this point through the thick canopy of Jambhool and Anjani trees, is the highest peak in Amboli. It is 2.5 km away from Hill station and it spread green view to enjoy.

 

Nangarta Falls: The Nangarta Falls is a narrow gorge on which the water falls from a height of 40ft. It is situated 10km away from Amboli. Water coming from mountains and fall for more than 50 feet down and best thing is that the gap between two mountains is less than 2 feet. If light pases through this gap it creates rainbows in gap. It makes great noise during the monsoons when the flow of water increases. The cascade has a view point and a bridge built very near to it for people to enjoy the scenery.

 

Day 03: Amboli to Tarkarli (80 km/3 Hours)

After breakfast proceed to Tarkarli which is 80km away from Amboli. Tarkarli is amongst the premiere destinations Located in Sindhudurg district bordering Goa. After reach check in to hotel and you may have lunch at same hotel later you will visit Sindhudurg Fort and enjoy your day here by performing scuba diving/ snorkeling and other water activity. After that you will visit Rock Garden and enjoy rocky shore of beach. By the evening return to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Tarkarli hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: You may have lunch at same hotel

 

Day 04: City tour of Tarkarli including Malwan

After breakfast start your day by visit some more famous attraction of Malwan. Malvan is a town and taluka in Sindhudurg District. There are many places to visit and enjoy your day which includes Tarkarli Beach, Malvan Beach. After that you may have lunch at any nearest Restaurant later visit towards Tsunami Island and Devbaug Beach and enjoy dolphin spotting. By the evening return to hotel for overnight stay. Enjoy dinner at Tarkarli hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest Restaurant

 

Tarkrali Beach: Tarkarli beach has the finest white sand beach in the entire stretch of Konkan beaches. Beaches spread across the Konkan sea coast overlooking the Arabian Sea in the state of Maharashtra. The beach is situated almost 550 km from Mumbai near the village of Tarkali in district of Sindhudurg, The beautiful long coastline and the Clear water never fail to cast the charm on the heart.

 

Day 05: Departs from Tarkarli to Pune (388 km/7.5 Hours)

After breakfast proceed to Pune which is 388 km away from Tarkarli. After reach Satara you may stop for lunch at any highway Dhaba/ Restaurant later continue your journey towards Pune. After reach Pune drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour ends with great memory.

Meals: Breakfast

Lunch: You may have lunch at any nearest Restaurant/ Dhaba

 

How to Reach Amboli Ghat

By Flight: The nearest airport to reach Amboli would be the Dabolim Airport, Goa at 57 km or Sambre Airport, Belgaum at 70 km. Both airports have regular flights to reach amboli in easy way.

By Train:  The Savantwadi railway station is the nearest railhead to Amboli. It is located at a distance of 30 km and connects all the main cities of the state. 

By Bus: Amboli lies on the State Highway 121 which connects Belgaum and Sawantwadi, the roads on the Sawantwadi, you can also travel from Goa by private vehicle.

 

Hotels in Amboli

Dark Forest Retreat - TA Rank 4.5 - Certified in Excellence

A dream of enjoying a perfect leisure break with friends and family can be fulfilled at Dark Forest Retreat in Amboli. These rooms offer modern room amenities like a writing desk with reading lamps, make-up mirror, TV, beds and much more. A modish bathroom ready with moisturizer, toothbrush/razor, slippers and constant supply of hot/cold water is also available in these rooms. Onsite parking is complimentary here. This child-friendly hotel also arranges thrilling safari. Visitors are sure to enjoy every moment of their stay at this budget hotel in Amboli. Check in at Dark Forest Retreat and experience a wonderful stay.

 

Hotel Whistling Woods - TA Rank 4.5 - Certified in Excellence

Hotel Whistling Woods, Amboli is surrounded by extensive woodlands. The hotel is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The wide variety of flora and fauna attracts all wildlife-lovers. The comfortable dcor of the rooms and the heart-warming hospitality assure a memorable stay.

 

Places to visit in Amboli Hill Station

Shirgaonkar Point: The Shirgaonkar Point is famous for the beautiful panoramic view it provides of the valley, located at a distance of 3km from the main bus stand of Amboli Chaukul.

 

Hiranya Keshi Temple: This unique temple is the base where the Hiranyakeshi River originates or begins it’s downwards journey. This temple is built around ancient natural caves from where the sweet waters flow down to become the Hiranyakeshi River. The shrine also houses an idol of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati’s husband.The temple is situated by the river site of the River Hiranya Keshi and is an apt place to indulge in some fishing activities or simply meditate.

Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM

 

Madhavgad Fort: The Madhavgad Fort gives good views of the surrounding forests. The fort can be reached only from the northern side. It gives a view of the Konkan and the Arabian Sea. The Madhavgad Fort is 4 times the size of Shaniwarwada in Pune.  It is in a state of ruins but gives its visitors an idea of the war that took place here in the olden days.

Parikshit Point: Parikshit Point, You can hike your way to this point through the thick canopy of Jambhool and Anjani trees, is the highest peak in Amboli. It is 2.5 km away from Hill station and it spread green view to enjoy.

 

Things to do in Amboli Ghat Hill station

Amboli is nearest hill station of Goa it is pleasant and calm place where the entire tourist attracts to visit in the greenery and natural beauty of Amboli. There are lots of things to perform and spend their time in beautiful hill station. Such activity is mentioned below

  • Trekking/ Hiking at Ghats of Amboli

  • Enjoys your day by visiting local markets for shopping

  • Festivals and Events in Amboli

  • Eating out with your family & Friends

  • Nearest holiday enjoyment is Goa

 

Famous Places to eat in Amboli

Maharashtrian Vegetable Amboli s a thick, soft, fluffy pancake made of rice and lentils soaked and ground into a fermented batter. This is a typical regional dish from coastal Maharashtra, usually served with chutney for breakfast. There are more different types of food you can find here.

 

What to buy from Amboli

Shopping in Amboli can be fun and exciting. An array of products can be bought from Amboli and that includes wooden toys, honey and spices. One can shop for the famous Savantwadi wooden toys and numerous food items made of the sour fruit Kokum.

 

Trekking at Ghats of Amboli

Amboli is a hill station in south Maharashtra, India. At an altitude of 690 m it is the last hill station before the coastal highlands of Goa. It is an eco-friendly hill station that promises you an experience to get lost into the spectacular beauty of nature. Trekking at Ghtas of Amboli is better option to enjoy their natural beauty and feel adventure. The hills of Amboli village provide one of the sources of the Krishna River (The Ganges of south India) and an ancient Shiva temple (called Hiranyakeshi) exists at the cave where the water emerges. The main attraction for tourists is the incredibly high rainfall and the numerous waterfalls and mist during the monsoons.

 

People and Language of Amboli

Amboli lies in the Sahayadri Hills of Western India, one of the world's "Eco Hot-Spots" and it therefore abounds in a variety of fairly unusual flora and fauna.  Marathi is the Official language in Amboli. Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken predominantly by the Marathi people of Maharashtra. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India.

 

Places to Eat in Amboli

The small Amboli market has many restaurants where you can find good veg and non veg food (fish specially)

Narvekar’s Mess Dhaba: it is a very small dhaba ahead of police chowki for their authentic Malvani food. They have the delicious and famous Fish thali or Mutton thali for only Rs50/- per thali.

 

The Vithal Kamat Restaurant: The Vithal Kamat, close to Sunset Point offers great veg thali at only Rs 35/- per thali. It is great for simple and good food with great dessert and economical too

 

Valley Resort Restaurant: Valley Resort has an in-house restaurant offering a wide choice of veg and non veg including Chinese cuisine

 

Tarkarli kokan

Tarkarli is a village in Malvan taluka in Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is tourist destination and a coral beach. Tarkarli is famous for attractive beaches and water sports like Scuba diving, Paragliding, snorkeling etc.

 

Mumbai to malvan distance by road

Malvan is a town and taluka in Sindhudurg District, the southernmost district of Maharashtra State. Malvan is 532 km away from Mumbai, if you want to enjoy natural journey then visit by bus or car.

 

Sindhudurg tourist places

Sindhudurg is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India, which was carved out of the erstwhile Ratnagiri District. It has most of the famous places to visit and enjoy their trip in Sindhudurg Dist which includes Amboli, Tarkarli and Malvan

 

Malvan Marine Wildlife Sanctuary: The core zone of Malvan Marine Wildlife Sanctuary includes the Sindhudurg fort. The north eastern border of the buffer zone is a mere 50 meters from the Malvan port. The flora and fauna here pertain to sea anemones, mollusks, oysters, corals and seaweed.

 

 

Amboli - FAQ - What is where...?

 

What to buy and shop in "Amboli"

You can buy wooden toys from Amboli

 

Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in "Amboli"

You can buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items from shiv ratan bazaar

 

Where to buy & shop for clothes in "Amboli"

Abhed Dresses is best for Clothes in Amboli

 

Where to have best food in "Amboli"

Sainik Dhaba offer best food in amboli

 

Where to stay in "Amboli"

Amboli offers good and comfort stay facility, we suggested all three category of hotels which you like to stay

Standard Hotels:  Hotel Coconut

Deluxe Hotel:  The Tamarind Hotel

Luxury Hotel:  Hacienda De Goa Resort

 

Where to drink in "Amboli"

Pagoda Resort  is budged bar in Amboli

 

Best Bars in "Amboli"

Meghdoots Fluid Lounge is best to drink in Amboli

 

Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Amboli"

Snappers Restaurant is best for Lunch & Dinner in Amboli

 

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