Snuggling coyly, in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills, Amboli at an altitude of 690 m is the last mountain resort before the coastal highlands settle, with a sigh, to form flat beaches. Visit numerous view points for a pleasant view of the lush hills and fertile plain. Seaview Point offers a rare view of the land all the way to the golden Konkan coast. You can spend hours angling for a fish at Hiranya Keshi or picnic at Nagatta Falls, Mahadev Gad and Narayan Gad. Another pleasant and different expedition is a visit to the Bauxite Mines, 10 kms away. For a few days of isolation, Amboli is an ideal resort.
Getting around: Taxis and richskaws are available, though horseback and bicycles could add to the feeling of getting away from it all.
Weather: Amboli has a cool and invigorating climate -- a welcome respite in summer
How to get there:
BY ROAD: Mumbai is 549 kms by road. Pune is 390 kms. State Transport buses ply from Vengurla, Sawantwadi, Ratnagiri, and Belgaum.
BY RAIL: The most convenient railhead is Sawantwadi, 28 kms on Konkan Railway.
By AIR: Nearest airport is Belgaum, 64 kms.