Amboli is a small village in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Due to its hilly topography and weather, many travelers plan to visit these beautiful places in Amboli, Maharashtra. I recommend you visit Amboli during the monsoons. During this season the Amboli ghats are surrounded by lush greenery and waterfalls throughout the way. Here is my list of places to visit in Amboli, Maharashtra.
Places to Visit & Things you can do in Amboli
Visiting Amboli by road will surely be among the best road trips ever. The Amboli ghat is well connected to all the metros in Maharashtra. Amboli ghats are the pride of the western ghats in the Konkan region of the state.
You can do many things in Amboli, such as visiting various viewpoints, waterfalls in monsoons, local and authentic food at homestays, and much more.
1 – Amboli Waterfall
The Amboli Waterfall is the top place to visit in Amboli. The waterfall is at full flow in monsoons. The Amboli Waterfall is close to the roads of Amboli ghat, you can go right up to the waterfall as there are stairs built by Maharashtra tourism.
The waterfall is usually dry during the summers and winters. So if your sole reason to visit Amboli is for the waterfall, please avoid traveling in these seasons. It’s truly a joyful moment at the falls, people both old and young visit the Amboli waterfall during the rainy season in Maharashtra. Make this at the top of your list of places to visit in Amboli.
2 – Amboli Ghat
Well, why not! The drive to the western ghats is itself an amazing experience. There is a thrill to drive at the Amboli ghat, especially in the monsoons where the roads are covered in fog and wet. It is a scary but also enthralling experience.
3 – Baba Waterfall
One of the best waterfalls near Amboli. Baba Waterfall is an offbeat trail and will need to travel an hour from the Amboli ghat, but it is definitely worth it. You will trek for 10-15 mins from the parking area. Beware of leeches, yes they are if u go in near the trees, etc.
The trail is full of amazing greenery and streams of waterfalls from the ghats. If you wanna visit, please make time and visit this hidden waterfall in Amboli, Maharashtra.
You can go here in the monsoons. There is a cave behind the waterfalls which provides a good scenic shot for Instagram.
4 – Hiranya Keshi Temple
The temple is unique, many locals say it has healing properties. You can have a dip in the pond near the temple. I was not able to visit the temple as I had limited time.
The Hiranya Keshi River runs down from the caves where the temple is situated, eventually forming a river. The distance to the Main Bus stop is 5 kilometers. It is possible to explore the caves, according to the locals.
5 – Kavalesaad View Point
If you’re going to the Amboli waterfalls, you should also go to Kavalesaad View Point. Also available on Google Maps is the location. The road leading to the viewpoint from the main road is completely ruined and a little crowded in certain places, making it difficult for two vehicles to pass one other. There are numerous parking spots and some local food vendors nearby in the entrance area once you get to the viewpoint.
The viewpoint is amazing; it is typically foggy but occasionally clears up so you can see little waterfalls in the lush mountains across from the viewpoint. Spending 30 minutes to an hour there is worthwhile. The view of the Western Ghat and the reverse waterfalls from the viewpoint is amazing.
More Places You Can Visit Near Amboli
- Nangarta Falls
- Durg Dhakoba Trek
- Shirgaonkar Point
- Various Sunset Points
- MadhavGad Fort
- Sawantwadi Palace
If you extend your tour, you could also plan to visit Goa. It is just 3 hours to reach.
Places to Stay in Amboli Maharashtra
You can stay at many homestays near the village for a local experience. There are different types of hotels for families, backpackers, or couples.
You can also stay at a resort such as whistling woods Amboli, dark forest retreat, or even choose MTDC Amboli, which Maharashtra Tourism operates.