​Not a beach person? Head to Amboli from Goa & witness the wonder of these idyllic hills!

The scenic fall at Amboli located on the Sahyadri Ghats is beckoning you

If you are a sucker for scenic landscapes, Amboli Ghat deserves to be on your travel wishlist. Located at a distance of about 90km from the Panjim International airport, this place is easily accessible and serves as a perfect weekend getaway from the land of beaches. Cruise through the scenic route via the dense forest and reel in the beauty of these paradisal hills, that soar to life during monsoon season!

Beauty is tangible in Amboli!

The paradoxical beauty of this hill station is maintained by a dynamic balance between the quiet of the hills and a gushing waterfall. Standing proud over a summit of the south Sahyadri Range in Maharashtra, these hills receive about 750 cm of annual rainfall which spin a misty and dewy charm to its scenic realm.

A weekend trip here can be event-packed owing to the fact that Amboli is an enchantress in itself. Be it the Amboli waterfall, the tallest fall in Maharashtra or the sunset point, the origin of Hiranyakeshi river, Shirgaonkar falls, Nagatta falls, beauty is tangible in here and it must be witnessed first hand. The exquisite scenery and the tranquillity of the Sea View Point, the Kavelsad Point, the Parikshit Point and the Mahadevgad Point will make sure you don't run out of places to visit!

How to reach Amboli


If you are heading to Amboli from Goa, you may hire a taxi via Sawantwadi, while there are state transport buses from Kadamba Bus Terminus in Panjim that can ferry you to Sawantwadi, as well. From there on, travellers can hop onto regular buses and reach this captivating destination. A direct road trip from Goa via the Hathkhamba-Goa Road will take not more than 3 hours and a half.

The best time to visit this place is during winters, right after the temperature begins to dip. From late October, till the beginning of summer, the Amboli waterfall runs in full swell and the temperature is welcoming and pleasing too. While monsoons can be tricky and may be characterised by an overflowing waterfall, a trip in the summers can also be gratifying, if the sun's not baking hot!

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So if you want to just relax and rejuvenate away from city life, all you need is a car and your group of friends and you'll be ready to rock the Amboli trip. Spend a day or two in the laps of nature and soothe your soul with the balmy touch of Amboli.

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