As many parts of the country experience season’s first showers that are bringing smiles on the flushed and sun-tanned faces, everyone is looking forward to welcome the most-awaited rainy season. Though we are used to the warm and tropical weather, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of soaking in the monsoon rains. To enjoy the bliss, head to a place that compliments the amazing weather perfectly. There are so many places which fit the bill, but today we’ll tell you about Amboli – a fairly unexplored hill station in the Sindhudurg district of South Maharashtra, that boasts an unbelievably good weather. Top 5 Hill Stations in Maharashtra This pretty little hill station, nestled in the hills of the Sahyadri ranges in the state of Maharashtra, is a perfect place to be at and enjoy the lovely pre-monsoon weather. Despite its lush and surreal landscapes and natural splendour, Amboli stayed off the tourist map for far too long. Since Amboli receives plenty of rainfall making it the wettest region of Maharashtra, the Amboli hills are also home to numerous waterfalls cascading down the lush emerald slopes. It is quite a sight when the entire landscape lush with verdant valleys is engulfed in thick, cool mist.
How To Reach Amboli? Amboli is well-connected and easily accessible from the nearby major cities of South Maharashtra, Goa and North Karnataka. The nearest airport at Belgaum is 80 km away from Amboli. The Amboli village can also be reached by travelling for 84 km from Panjim, Goa. Few of the nearest railway stations are Sawantwadi, Kolhapur, Belgaum, Miraj, etc. And while Amboli is around 490 km and 345 km from Mumbai and Pune respectively, it is relatively closer from other major cities like Kolhapur (110km), Sangli (150km) and Sawantwadi (28 km). Several Karnataka & Maharashtra State Transport buses regularly shuttle between Belgaum and Sawantwadi via Amboli.