Gujarat's only hill station Saputara, which is a beautiful holiday place perched on a upland at an altitude near about 1000m in the area of Dang forest of the Sahyadari Range. Saputara has a cool and cozy brisk climate, even the highest temperature in the months of summer not exceeds up to twenty-eight degrees centigrade. It is located 160 km from Surat. It is a fable that Lord Rama with Lakshman and Sita spent eleven years of his exile in the forests of this place.
'Saputara' signifies the 'abode of serpents' with a snake image on the river bank of Sarpagana and worshiped by the tribals (adivasis) on the festivals such as Holi. This amazing hill station has been planned and developed with hotels, resorts, parks, theaters, swimming pools, museum, children parks and adventurous spots like para-gliding, rope ways etc. It embraces many different picturesque locations, gardens, and a relaxing climate that makes this place an ideal getaway even in the summer.
This place is very good for shopping also tourists can buy up nice collection of jewelery, pottery, paintings, vases, key chains, pen stands that are made up from bamboo sticks and different locally found stuffs. Children can get wind to make easy things in the shop arranged by the craftsmen. People comes to Saputara from different places of India as well as from entire world. With the help of Saputara Maps anyone can get the every minute details regarding its location. It is not really difficult to reach here from the places of India as there are a variety of localized modes of transportation, which you can opt including rented jeeps, cable cars, buses, and boats.
Nearest Air Port of Saputara is Mumbai 265 km and Surat 164 km away and nearest railway station is Billimora 112 km on Western Railway and Nasik road 80 km on Central Railway. State Transport buses of Maharashtra and Gujarat is available between Nasik to Saputara. You can also choose a private taxi from Nasik, Valsad, Billimora and Surat. However, buses in Saputara are less in number and and you will only require to spend around 5 Rupees. Whenever you want to visit Saputara hill station book the tickets in advance and do take the help of Saputara Maps for its absolute locations and information concerning other tourist places.