If one has to pick the top spots in the country to witness the slimy slitherines and the cloud bursting down pour...Amboli almost picks itself as the most desired destinations.
Not many places in the country allow you to get up close and personal with such varied specimens of fauna, be it the aviation masters or the crawling cripplers or the buzzing butterflies, Amboli has it all.
It is an idyllic hill station that comes alive in the monsoon when the area is abound with waterfalls and mist. Overlooking the thick rain forests of the Vengurla-Belgaum route, it is wrapped with dense wilderness all around.
When the rain gods shower the earth every year, Amboli instantly transforms itself into a envelope of cold mist, whistling breezes and drenching greenery.
Best known for the Malabar Gliding Frog and Malabar Pit Vipers, Amboli throws at you such galvanising surprises at every step. Add to it, the thrilling night trails and the silently loud thick woods and the entire experience turns into a mind boggling one!!!