Getaways Mumbai to Amboli - 500 Kms
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Located in - Maharashtra Close to Goa
Distance from Mumbai - 500 km approx.
Hours by Road - Around 8 hours
Best time to visit - October till March
Amboli at Sawantwadi is a lesser known and unexplored hill town in the southern part of the Sahyadri Hills. It is close to Sawantwadi and is situated at an elevation of just 690 meters. The best time to be here is during the monsoon months. The dense forests and green valleys along with few modern day resorts make this place on the Konkan coast a sought after tourist destination. It is also famous as an eco-tourism hot spot with the Krishna River flowing nearby and the hills being the habitat for several bird species. Goa is just 90 km from here.
What to see in Amboli ? Amboli is home to two natural springs known as the Amboli Falls and Nangartas Falls. There is also a Shiva temple here. The Summer Palace and Madhavgad Fort are worth visiting.
Getting there :
By Air: Nearest airport is Belgaum, 64 kms. Dabolim(Goa) airport is 120 kms.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Sawantwadi Road on Konkan Railway, 30 kms.
By Road: Mumbai is 549 kms by road, Pune 390 kms. State Transport and private vechiles ply from Sawntwadi, Malvan, Vengurla, Kankavli.
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