Amboli WaterfallsI just got back from a trip to Amboli near Sawantwadi. Amboli is a less well known hill station in Maharashtra. Situated at an altitude of 690 m, the hill station is cool all year round. I took the night Konkan Kanya Express to reach Sawantwadi the next day at around 11:00 in the morning. From Sawantwadi, it took about 45 minutes by a ST bus to reach Amboli. At Amboli, I stayed the MTDC Green Valley resort. The rooms were clean and airy.

On the evening of the first day we went on a little trip to the famous Amboli waterfalls which are about 3 Km from Amboli. The waterfalls were reduced to just a trickle, but must have been awesome during the peak season. In spite of the low flow, several picnickers were enjoying themselves under the waterfall. From the falls, we watched the sunset at the Sunset point. On the next day, we got up early and hiked to Madhavgad Point (2.5 Km from Amboli), to catch the early morning sunrise. The view from this point was breathtaking. After having¬† breakfast we decided to go to the Nangartas Waterfalls. After seeing the waterfalls we headed to the Kawalesat point. The view of the valley from here is simply breathtaking, I haven’t seen something like that ever. All round the valley one could see waterfalls cascading down the hill. Along with the greenery, it made a very pretty picture.

Later in the evening we hiked to Shirgaonkar point to catch the sunset. The path passed through some dense jungle, and was completely isolated and serene. By the time we got back it was quite dark. That evening after hastily packing everything we slept early.

The next day after catching the early morning sunrise, we checked out of the hotel to head back to Sawantwadi and catch our 10:00 am train back to Mumbai.  It was a nice two days spent amongst greenery. I hope to do something like this again soon.

PS: Photos of the trip here.

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