Known as the ‘Queen’ of Maharashtra, Amboli is located within the Western Ghats, which has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because of its high biodiversity and endemism levels. Located at a height of 710 m. above sea level, the region receives more rainfall (Almost 7500 mm in a year!) than anywhere else in the state. This combined with the hilly terrain makes for rolling green hills with waterfalls, enshrouded in dense fog, an altogether spectacular view.

Nearest airport: Goa 

Best time to visit: June to September

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A trip to Amboli should atleast be 5 nights and 6 days so that it allows students to explore these activities curated for this module comfortably, with clear learning outcomes.

Given below are a few activities that can be conducted at this destination, along with the appropriate age group. Our forte is customisation, so feel free to select ONE, ALL or ANY combination of the below activities to design a trip unique to your curriculum and experiential learning needs.

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Biodiversity ( Appropriate Age - 12 and above)

Being one of the last almost-complete stretch of tropical wet evergreen forest in the peninsula, the region is a biodiversity hot-spot. But the hard fact is, the discovery and documentation of species, especially herpetofauna, is very lacking. On the whole, the Western Ghats are known for the high levels of species biodiversity and endemism. There are 181 species of amphibians, and 203 species of reptiles(crocodilian, turtles and tortoises, saurian and serpentes). Out of these, most are endemic to the region. In addition, big mammals such as wild boars, deers, antelopes, and bisons also frequent the region. Several species of birds and butterflies can also be spotted here.

Common herpetofauna - 

  1. Amboli tree frog (Philatusamboli)
  2. Bombay bush frog (Raorchestesbombayensis)
  3. Indian Rock Frog (Indiranaleithii)
  4. Amboli Night frog
  5. Malabar gliding frog
  6. Beddome’s burrowing frog
  7. Wrinkled frog
  8. Fungoid frog
  9. Koynatoad
  10. White-banded gecko
  11. Bonmbay leaf-tailed gecko
  12. Caecelians
  13. Malabar Pit Viper
  14. Banded Racer
  15. Green Keelback
  16. Olive Forest snake
  17. Beddome’sKeelback
  18. Shield tail snake
  19. Common Vine snake
  20. CheckeredKeelback

…………….. And many more

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Herp Identification Training Sessions ( Appropriate Age - 12 and above)

The students will be trained in the basics of herpetology and species identification by experts in the field. This will include theoretical and field based sessions.

Herp Trails ( Appropriate Age - 12 and above)

The main activity will be going on nature trails in order to observe the herpetofauna. The students will learn to map the trails, and observe the locations in which the species are found in order to formulate a report on the species distribution in the area. These trails will be done throughout the day, focusing on when the species are the most active.

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