Amboli, nestled in the crest of the Western Ghats, is the last hill-station in Maharashtra before the coastal highlands of Goa.
Every monsoon, it turns out into a playground of sorts. On the one hand, there are frogs of many, many species that come out to attract potential mates; on the other are snakes that lie quietly in wait for them. You might or might not be lucky enough to witness live action, but you will hear it – a chorus of croaks, a typewriter-like clicking, a low, clear whistling, and the steady patter of raindrops on the wet forest floor serving as the ideal background score.
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