MONSOON DELIGHT - AMBOLI
AMBOLI -- THE NYMPH OF THE SAH YADRIS
Amboli is a pristine Hill Station known for its bio-diversity. It can be rightly called as the Nymph of the Sahyadri hills of the Western India because of its extraordinary beautiful landscape from all sides. Known for the unique flora and various species of reptiles, this hill station is also a greatly sought-after sightseeing spot as well.The monsoon is the perfect time for nature lovers and holiday makers to visit this fascinating destination, as large number of gushing waterfalls can also be viewed. The unusually high rainfall it receives also makes exploring the teeming plant, animal and bird life a rewarding experience. Along the forest trail, ground orchid in full bloom can be sighted. The Kurinji flowering shrub which blooms only once in every 12 – 14 years can be seen . Its blue bright flowers grow widely on the Nilgiris. The Indian chameleon capable of changing its colour can also be seen in large numbers on the way to Amboli. The visitors can also find the mildly poisonous common green vine snake. This snake very slender in appearance and green in colour can easily camouflage itself in trees and shrubs. Its predators can not distinguish it , for it will look like a creeper to them wrapping the branches of the tree or holding on to its leaves. This also enables this snake to remain hidden and reach to its prey. Beddomes keelback also known as Nilgiri Keelback is endemic to the Western Ghats and very commonly seen nestled in the trees or on forest grounds . They are also seen close to water bodies looking for their prey.
Amboli is home to blue eyed migratory kingfisher flies. During the breeding season, they build nests in lush forests and dense mangroves. Crustaceans such as forest crabs are abundantly seen on the marshy grounds of Amboli, surrounded by waterfalls and rivers.The Indian soft shell turtles, very different from other species and having leathery carapace are found in the rivers here. The forest is also home to poisonous Malabar Pit Viper or Rock Viper mainly living in the moist forest areas. Being nocturnal, they roam at night. This snake is also found in the shrubs and on the bark of the trees. Amboli now looks strikingly beautiful in her lush attire in this ongoing monsoon with her equally charming landscape and gushing waterfalls and Rock Balsam flower, which is native to the to the Western Ghats .
In totality, Amboli is a fascinating hill station to be seen by every nature lover and hence a visit to this bewitching place tucked away in the beautiful Sahyadri Hills will become truly an unforgettable and classic experience.
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