Saputara hill station



Saputara is a hill station town in GujratSaputara means the 'Adobe of Serpent', is oerched at an altitude of 1000 m, and is situated in the heart of Dangs district. It is located on the second highest plateau of the Sahyadari range with cool bracing climate and a scenic view of the verdant valley. Saputara has been dveloped as a planned hill resort with all the necessary amenities. The thick forest around Saputara is dotted with tribal villages and their unique dances are of great interest. Gujarat's picturesque hill station is perched on a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri Range. At an altitude of about 1000 m.

It has a cool bracing climate, the highest temperature even in the summer months not exceeding 28 Degrees C. Saputara means the Adobe of Serpents and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshipped by the Adivasis on festivals like Holi.
Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with all the necessary ameneties like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theatres and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hills. Saputara is only 164 km from Surat.

How to Reach Saputara from Mumbai


 By Rail

Nearest railway station is Waghai, on the Billimora - Waghi narrow gauge section of the Western Railway.
For those coming from Gujarat via Surat or Ahmedabad or even tom Bombay, Billimora is the most convenient rail head as direct bus service is available from there.

By Road 282 km via Nasik


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Places to see around Saputara :-
  • Mahal The Mahal region situated 60 km away from Saputara is dominated by the Purna Sanctuary. The longish drive passes through the most beautiful parts of Dangs with high wooded slopes of bamboo.
  • Vansda National Park: Originally, a private forest of maharaja of Vansada, the park now covers on area of 24 sq km. Despite its small size the park harbours tiger, leopard, pangolin, rusty-spotted cat, python, giant squirrel, fourhorned antelope etc. Prior permission from the Chief Wildlife Warden, of Gandhinagar or DFO, Ahwa is required before visiting the park.
  • Sunrise Point: It is a point which offers the best view of Saputara and adjoining Malegoan could be reached after a walk of 1.5 km in the direction of Waghai. The naming restricts the tourist traffic to this best place as tourists believe that the point should only be visited at sun rise, however, one may visit it at any time of the day to catch a panoramic view. The Tata Consultancy Services has suggested renaming this point as Valley View Point to enhance tourist traffic.
  • Main Attraction Saputara Lake, Ropeway.

Things to Do:-

  • You can visit Rose Garden and a lake. You can hire local jeeps for a tour around. Also, you can take a cable car / ropeway / gondola to visit the sunset point.
  • Boating: The Saputara Lake surrounded by greenery makes it pleasurable to sail in the lake in a row or paddle boat.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

very good place

 
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