A Monsoon Holiday, Part I – Amboli

Walking in the rain at Amboli

Walking in the rain at Amboli

It was my heart’s desire to visit a hill station during Monsoon coupled with Fog and mist, unspoiled greenery, numerous gushing waterfalls, hair pin bending roads and plenty view points with relatively less crowd. Walking down the road with a heavy downpour or a light drizzle is one of my secret passion. Add to it a stroll inside a ruined summer palace in afternoon amidst fog and mist and it is a perfect Monsoon holiday.

Thus in the last year August I chose to visit a hill station nestled in the Sahyadris to have a rainy holiday. This was Amboli, the Cherrapunji of Maharastra. The place receives highest rainfall (7184 mm in 2011) during the rainy season. On the agenda were also the beautiful beach of Ganapatiphule and its outskirts.

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