Amboli – Maharashtra

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Amboli is a tourist place situated in Western Ghats of Maharashtra. This village is blessed with natural surroundings. It is situated on the Vengurla-Belgaum state highway. The village is comprised of 12 different localities (called wadi) and a Sub-urban Locality (called Gavthan).

Amboli Waterfall

Amboli Waterfall

There are various sightseeing spots situated near Amboli which attract tourists. The famous Amboli waterfall is about 3 km from the village. Tourists also love to take the same route further to visit “Satichi Wadi”. Another lovely point called “Kavlesad” is also there.

On the Vengurla-Belgaum Highway, there is a diversion for “Hiranyakeshi” river, which is another scenic tourist spot. It is named so because it is believed that the king “Hiranyakashyap” had done meditation at this place. The birthplace of this river is in the eastern area and this river flows in the same eastern direction on further, this river goes to Karnataka state and connects to the river Ghataprabha.

“Shridevi Mauli” is the main goddess of Amboli village. “Shridevi Mauli” is an avatar of Goddess “Maa Durga”. People believe that she fulfills the wishes of her worshippers. There are many other temples in Amboli. At “Bajarwadi” you will visit the Shriram Temple, Datta Temple, and Hanuman Temple. In the western area of Amboli there is Shri Purvicha Vas Temple and in the eastern area, there is Nangarthaskari Temple. At Hiranyakeshi you will see the Bhagawan Shiv Temple.

Through Gavthan area there is a way to Raghaveshwar. At Raghaveshwar there is temple of Swaymbhu (self-originated) Ganpati. At this Place, Shri Bharatdas Maharaj has taken Samadhi.

Waterfalls in the woods

Waterfalls in the woods

Amboli, the heaven

Amboli, the heaven

Places of Interest:

Amboli waterfall

Sunset Point

Rajwada

Mahadev Gad Point

Hiranyakeshi Tirth

Raghaeshwar Devsthan

Nangartas Water Falls

Parikshit Point

Kavlesad Point

Reshim Kendra

Raghaweshwar Maruti Mandir

Amboli has very rare varieties of Herbal medicines. There are nearly 4000 to 4500 rare varieties of trees.

The temperature here is 24 c. to 17 c for most of the days of a year. The second largest tissue culture center in India is situated at Amboli.

How to Reach?

By Airline:

– The nearest airport is Belgaum, 64 kms.

– Dabolim(Goa) airport is 120 kms.

By Railway:

– The nearest railhead is Sawantwadi Road on Konkan Railway, 30 kms.

By Road:

– Mumbai is 549 kms.

– Pune 390 kms.

– State Transport and private vehicles play from Sawntwadi, Malvan , Vengurla, Kankavli.
(Source: http://www.ambolihillstation.com)

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