Amboli is located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. This hill station is at an altitude of 690m above the sea level. Having dense forests and steep mountains, Amboli is the last hill resort before the coastal plains begin in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri Hills. The hilltop Amboli gives a fine bird's-eye view of the Konkan coast. Colonel Westrop, who was a British political agent, developed Amboli as a hill station after the opening of the Ghat Road from the coastal town of Vengurla, now in southern Maharashtra, to Belgaum.
Receiving nearly 750 centimeters (269 inches) of rainfall per year, this hill station is the wettest place in Maharashtra. Amboli is one of the few hill stations of Maharashtra from where one can see the sea. This hill station is totally swathed with cloud during rainy season.
Hiranyakeshi Temple, Nagarta falls, Hiranya Keshi, Mahadev Gad and Narayangad are the important places to visit in this hill station.
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.