Saturday, August 4, 2012

Amboli

Goa Trip

Type: Hill Station
Area: Close to kolhapur

Best time to visit: Monsoon
Time visited: July 2012
Way to reach from Pune: Travel Kolhapur. Travel ahead by the Banglore highway till Twandi which is 5okms from Kolhapur. After Twandi ghat ends, there’s a bifurcation for Amboli. Amboli should be around 70kms.

History on Internet: Historically, Amboli village came into being as one of the staging posts along the road from Vengurla port to the city of Belgaum, which was extensively used by the British to supply their garrisons in south and central India. The hills of Amboli village provide one of the sources of the Krishna river (The "Ganges" of south India) and an ancient Shiva temple (called Hiranyakeshi) exists at the cave where the water emerges. The main attraction for tourists is the incredibly high rainfall and the numerous waterfalls and mist during the monsoons. Legend has it that there are 108 Shiva temples in and around Amboli of which only a dozen have been uncovered, one as recently as 2005. There aren't too many places to see or things to do but its quiet and unpolluted.

If you going to Goa via Kolhapur Amboli is a must visit. I would have loved to stay here for a day at least but we were on a very short trip to Goa and we had stopped at Amboli over for lunch.


The roads were beautiful with thick forest on both sides.




Whole area was covered in dense fog.





There were numerous waterfalls.



The usual crowd enjoying thunderous waterfalls and hot sweet corn.



With heavy heart and wonderful memories we proceed to our destination- Goa.

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