Saputara is a beautiful and a densely wooded only hill station town situated in the "Dang" district of southern tip of Gujarat, India.
Saputara has been constructed as a well planned hill station having all necessary serviceableness like hotels, boating parks, swimming pools, club, ropeways, theaters and a museum providing the tourists an delightful vacation in the coziness of the hill station. Saputara is about 170 kilometers from Surat and about 80 kilometers from Nashik. The border of Maharashtra is about 5 km. away from Saputara.
This picturesque hill station is situated on a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri Range. Saputara town is situated at an altitude of around 1,000 m with a climate that is pleasant although bit cold, throughout the year. Even the highest temperature in the summer does not exceed 27 degree C. Saputara literally stands for "Abode of Serpent" there is a presence of snake sculpture on the shores of Sarpagana River which flows through the town. This snake sculpture on the shores of Sarpagana River is worshiped by the local tribes on many festivals like Holi. Tribes like Kunbis, Warlis, Bhils and Gamits inhabit Dangs. They are known for their traditional dances, which are performed wearing Bamboo and Wooden masks. The dangs district constitute of an area of 1,752 km. having population of 1.5 lacks with a tribal population density of 94% and located in south-east of Gujarat.
Saputara hill station
There are some worth-watching places to enjoy your holiday in Saputara town. Saputara Lake is one of those places where you can breathe unpolluted air while enjoying your holiday out of the hustle and bustle of polluted city life. You can even go for a trekking down to nearby villages. No local transport is that much available in this hill station and this tourist"s or trekking place can be best covered on foot.
Climate & Weather of Saputara
The climate of Saputara is very cozy with a summer temperature of around 27 degree Celsius to 31 degree Celsius where the winter temperature varies from 9 degree Celsius to 20 degree Celsius. The variation of average temperature ranges from 9.2 degree Celsius (Min.) to 30.4 degree Celsius (Max.). The monsoon reaches to Saputara in around middle of June and stays up to end of October.
The hill station Saputara refreshes the tourists throughout the year with its cool and cozy weather. Any rough temperature variation is not seen in Saputara. Saputara is a prototypical example of general and wildlife excursion tourists" destination for the pollution hit and heat-scorched lives of the plains and metros.
Hotels & Resorts in Saputara
You"ll get ample hotels & resorts in Saputara to stay for. You may choose from private & government both types of hotels. There are four 3 starred hotel in Saputara. Those are Shilpi, Savshanti, Patang and Chitrakoot. Besides these four, there is a 2 starred hotel - Vaity ropeway resorts. Many facilities are available in these hotels and Resorts. Those are Well furnished room, Cordial & efficient room service, Laundry, stand by Power Generator to avoid any kind of power failure, Ample parking space, Garden, Children park, Car or mode of transport renting, Local tribal dance available for group, Swimming pool, Sport"s field, Indoor and outdoor games facility etcetera. A well maintained fooding station is maintained by Gujarat Tourism Corporation.
Various Places of Interest in Saputara
There are various places which are worth-watching and will give you complete value for tour expense. Those lookout places or places of interest are: Ropeway, Sunset Point, Sunrise Point, Boating Club, Museum, Step Garden, Rose Garden, Honey Bees Centre, Echo Point, Lake View Garden, Snake of Saputara etc. and some other religious attractions.
Excursion tours from Saputara
Saputara is best known for its wildlife excursion tours. Saputara is rich in wildlife resources and scenic beauties. Some of the scenic beauties include Botanical garden, Gira falls, Mahal forest, Unnai Mata Temple & Hot Spring, Jambalaya, Girmal Falls, Dang Darbar, Hatgadh Fort, Saptashringi Devi Mandir etc.
How to Reach Saputara
By Road: State transport buses end private luxury coaches are available from various centers of Gujarat and Maharashtra for to and fro journey from there to Saputara. Different distances to Saputara are mentioned below:
Nearest Railway Station from Saputara is Nasik Road (80 kilometers-Central Railway), and Billimora (112 kilometers-Western Railway). Nearest narrow gauge railway station is Waghai, it is in the narrow gauge section of the Western Railway. For the travelers coming from Gujarat via Ahmedabad or Surat or even from Mumbai, Billimora is the most convenient railway station as sufficient direct bus is available from there to Saputara.
Nearest airport is Mumbai, 265 kilometers away.