Saputara boasts of being the lone hill resort in the state of Gujarat. The well-designed hill resort of Saputara offers the ultimate getaway with a wide range of facilities for recreation like hotels, parks/gardens, swimming pools, boat club, theatres and a museum besides boasting of the nature at its best. Saputara literally means 'the abode of the serpents'. There is an image of a snake on the banks of River Sarpaganga in Saputara. The tribal pray to the snake image on especially on festivals.
Best Time To Visit
The hill resort of Saputara promises to refresh the tourists throughout the year with its cool weather. Saputara does not experience any extreme temperature variations and is an ideal getaway for the sun-scorched souls of the plains. The monsoon rains add to the magic of Saputara. Thus you may plan your trip to the Saputara hills any time of the year the best time is from middle of March to middle of November.
Saputara is situated in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri Range at an altitude of 873 m above sea level.
The well-planned Saputara is dotted with places of tourist interest:
There is the Saputara Lake in the core of the valley. At the Saputara Lake and the Boat Club you may enjoy boating by hiring the row and paddleboats.
As the name indicates the Sunrise Point and the Sunset View Point offer wonderful vistas of the sun and the valley.
While at Saputara you will come across gorgeous gardens that are the best bet for lazing around. There are the Lake Garden, the Step Garden and the Rose Garden worth visiting at Saputara.
On your holiday at Saputara you may worship the idol of Lord Shiva at the Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, which is another major attraction at Saputara.
While at Saputara you may even pay a visit to the Saputara Museum that provides an insight into the tribes of Dang. The exhibits at the Saputara Museum include tribal ornaments and musical instruments. You may even check out the real life tribal folk and their dance performances In order to enjoy the pristine and natural beauty of Saputara you must take the ten minutes ropeway ride that with surely offer you several panoramic views.
Places Around Saputara
From Saputara you may move ahead to the wildlife sanctuary in the Mahal Bardipura forest. At a distance of 60 km from Saputara the Mahal Bardipura forest is bestowed with rivers and bamboo glades thus offering excellent walking and trekking options.
Then there are the Gira waterfalls that make excellent excursion option from Saputara. Just 52 km away from Saputara the Gira Waterfalls should not be missed especially during the months of June to November.
How To Reach
By Air - The airport at Mumbai is the nearest to Saputara and caters to the air travel needs of the tourists.
By Rail & Road - Saputara is well connected with the other important destinations of Gujarat and Maharashtra through the State transport and private buses and the nearby railheads.