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Amboli

Perched on the southern ranges of the Sahyadris at a height of 2265 ft this quiet village is the last mountain resort along the western coast before the Sahyadris give way to beaches. With gently rolling slopes and dense vegetation, Amboli is mesmerising in the rains. In summers the slopes with their multi-hued flora are a popular trekking destination with the forts of Manohargad and Mansantoshgad only a few kilometres away.

The first showers transform this busy tourist spot into a quiet green monsoon retreat covered with mist and fog. The hill station is the wettest place in Maharashtra with 269 inches of rainfall between June and October so you can soak in the cool breeze and gaze at the beauty of the Konkan plains that stretch out below. Go for a stroll in the early morning. The aroma of fresh, wet earth, the cool monsoon breeze, a panoramic view of the lush Konkan plains and the glistening sea are sure to leave your mind and body rejuvenated. Walk to the bank of river Hiranyakeshi and watch the waters gush over rocks and pebbles. A few metres away are the Nangardas Falls, frothy and gushing in their monsoon glory. In the evening the action shifts to sunset point where the sky glows in its flaming evening hues.

How to Reach
Air: The nearest airport is Goa
Rail: The nearest railhead is Sawantwadi, 26 km away
Road: Amboli is well connected by road with Mumbai and Pune.Regular buses ply from Venguria,Sawantwadi,Ratnagiri and Belgaum

Where to stay
Green Valley, MTDC Resort.