Amboli Hill Station
Amboli is a hill station near Sawantwadi. It is a quiet and serene place located 690 metres above sea level. The area is surrounded with dense forests and the sea view point offers panoramic view of a good part of the Konkan coast. There is a big marvellous water-fall (30 Mtrs Hight) 1.5 Kms. away from Amboli. A number of the young tourists take a bath in the waterfall. The verdant landscape of Amboli comes live in the monsoons when cascading waterfalls are seen at different places in the mountains. Amboli receives the highest rainfall in India after Cherrapunji. The place is located 26 Kms far from Sawantwadi and 539 Kms from Mumbai. For waterfall lovers the roaring beauty of the Nagartas waterfall is just 9 Kms away from Amboli. There are a number of beautiful vantage points located here, such as Mahadevgad and Sunset Point which provide a breathtaking view of the hills.
This historic garden is a precious treasure of Amboli. Here one can freely roam in the woods for joy and pleasure. Vanbhojan, the picnic out in the woods with family or friends will make this trip truly enchanting.
Tarkarli is situated 6 Kms. south of Malvan and 546 kms away from Mumbai on the west coast of India. The major attraction here is the long and narrow stretch of beach, with its pristine waters. On a clear day, one can see the sea-bed through a depth of 20ft. Then, of course, there are the forts, Sindhudurg one of Maharashtra's more popular and important sea forts, built in the 17th century and the famous Padmagarh. Having Konkan cuisine is a must when at Tarakali.
Featuring natural beauty, privacy, sparking blue waters, long stretch of silver sands and cool sea breeze whispering through towering Cajurina plantations on the beach, this beautiful beach is a feast for the eyes. There is a historic background to the place as well. In 1930, salt satyagraha took place in Shiroda under the order of Mahatma Gandhi. The police arrested hundred'ps of protestors trying to rob salt by breaking the fence, but they couldn't stop them from looting the salt. This conflict continued till Ghandhiji had talks of equality with Lord Irwin. Shiroda is also said to be the land of inspiration for eminent novelist V.S.Khandekar.
Sagartirth is a long stretch of golden beach at Velgar, whose sands are literally untouched and undisturbed.
This beach offers peace and serenity to independent travellers. Fishermen seen launching their traditional boats and nets daily into the sea is makes for an interesting view. Adjoining the beach is the twin village Kochra, which offers a wonderful view of the small tropical oasis on Nivati's shore.
Exquisitely secluded on the exotic western shores of Sindhudurg, this beach offers to the tourist a wonderful view of Karli's estuary. The beach attracts the tourists with its stunning white sand and beautiful blue water lagoon. It is an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing and holding picnics. The local flock of birds add to the beauty of the place. There is a hill in the backdrop which offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea and there is also a lighthouse situated on the rocky island. Sunset is the best time to visit this beach.
Other beaches in the district include the Devbag Beach, Aachara Beach, Redi Beach, Khavane Beach, Bagayat Beach, Kunkeshwar Beach, Mithbav Beach and the Katwan Beach.
The backwaters at Walaval offer a truly spell binding view of the Tarkarli creek (Estuary). It is situated between the majestic mountains that slope down to meet the stream; but in order to see this view, the visitor has to trek from mauli Temple to one huge rock situated towards the west on the top of the hill. Here, visitors turn out in large numbers in the summer season. Walaval is also known for the Laxmi Narayan temple. An astonishing feature here is that on a full moon, images of both the sun and the moon cam be seen reflected together in the water. That means that on the full moon day when the sun is sinking towards the west, the moon also rises in the east at the same time. Other beautiful back water sites are at Kolamb, Katwan and Nerurpar.
Situated in the western part of Sindhudurg, the Dhamapur Lake is well known for its clean, crystal clear waters. Spread over 5 acres, the lake area is ideal for excursions and water sports. Boating facilities are available here. The Bhagawati Temple is situated close to the lake.
This beautiful lake is part of a most picturesque landscape formed by the lush green hills all around. Boating facilities in the lake are also available.
Thus mentioned are the various places of nature tourism located in the district of Sindhudurg.
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