Saputara Tourism
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Saputara Tourism

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  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Saputara is a popular hill station municipality and city located in the Dang District in the southern part of Gujarat. It is located in a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri range, at an altitude of 1,000 m. This well-planned hill station lies around 170 km from Surat, 80 km from Nashik and 5 km from the border of Maharashtra.

The meaning of Saputara is ‘Abode of Serpents’ and because of this there are several images of snakes present on shores of the River Sarpagana that flows through the town. The tribal folks here worship these images of snakes on special occasions like Holi.

Saputara is popular for the several gardens present here like Lake Garden, Step Garden and Rose Garden. One of the most popular gardens in Saputara is the Step Garden. The unique features of the Step Garden are the design and layout of the steps. Plants and flowerpots with wooden work around it support the steps. There are facilities for visitors to stay here in the numerous Forest Huts.

One of the popular attractions here is the Saputara Lake that abode several boat clubs, offering facilities for boating. Other than sailing, the Sunset Point in the Lake offers a clear view of the Saputara region. Just 52 km from Saputara is the Gira waterfalls, which is a popular tourist destination.         

Some of the popular places here include Nageshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The museum of Saputara is ideal for gathering knowledge on the Dang tribe. One of the popular events celebrated here is the Dangs Darbar, which is a tribal festival celebrated before Holi.   

Once a private forest of the Maharaja of Vansda, the Vansda National Park covers an area of 24 square km. The national park consists of animals like tigers, leopards, python, four horned antelope, pangolin, rusty spotted cats and even giant squirrels.

Located in the regions of Mahal, 60 km to the north of Dangs, is the Purna Sanctuary. It covers a total land area of 160 square km and consists of wide varieties of wild animals. This wildlife sanctuary belongs to the region of dense forest covers, located in the regions of the Western Ghats.   

The climatic conditions of Saputara are uniform all round the year and during the summers the average temperature is 28o Celsius. The best time to visit this destination is between the months of March and November.

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Vj Bhan

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  • Vj Bhan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1812 readers

"Saputara - Small But nice Hill Station"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 16, 2016
Visited Saputara for the first time with friends. All the attractions in Saputara are in and around this lake. Can be tauted as young brother of Mahabaleshwar, it has good set of options to choose from - pedel boating / motor boating. Good spots to sit in the evening and soak in the nature with cool breeze blowing.
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Deshmukhyash

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  • Deshmukhyash
  • 1 Review
  •  912 readers

"Saputara visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 6, 2016
It is nice place and it is hill station. This hill station is on a plateau in the Dang forest area ofWestern Ghats(Sahyadri) rangeat an altitude of about 900 metres. Saputara means the 'Abode of Serpents' and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpaganga is worshiped by theAdivasisonHoli. Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with amenities like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theaters, ropeways and a museum. It is 172 kilometres fromSuratand 250 km fromMumbai. TheMaharashtra stateborder is 4 km from Saputara. Excursions from Saputara can be made to the wild life sanctuary in the, 60 km. And to Gira Waterfalls 52 km away.
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Amit Bhattar

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  • Amit Bhattar
  • Lives in Surat
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  • 26 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  10181 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 4, 2016
This is the nearby hill station from Surat. Very nice place for the weekend hangover. There are also the hotel like Shilpi to stay over night. The temperature is superb all the time and the best time to visit is October, November and December. Rather can be visited at any time. Surat Marathon is also once a year organized there.
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Vj Bhan

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  • Vj Bhan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
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"Calm and serene experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 2, 2016
Visited Saputara for the first time with friends. All the attraction in the Saputara are in and around the lake.. Good place to sit beside and soak in the nature with cool breeze blowing. We enjoyed boating in the lake which is surrounded by the hill giving you a very nice view.
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Robinwen

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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 29, 2016
Very beautiful place in monsoon. Places to see in Saputara include, view point such as Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Echo Point. Boating, museum, wax museum, hill, step garden, rose garden, etc are a few other places worth visiting.
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Chinki chhapia

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  • Chinki chhapia
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1007 readers

"Nice place to relax"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2016
Pleasant weather and scenic beauty is an attraction. During monsoons the place is a must visit for people living in cities nearby. The city offers variety of activities for people with varying interests. Boating, ropeway, rappelling, trekking are some key attractions.
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Hitesh mehra

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  • Hitesh mehra
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good get away place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 26, 2016
Weekend get away too crowded on weekends. If you guys want to relax visit weekdays. Carry food for picnic and even you can cook there as well. Road side food is good. Maharashtra is just a km away so there are benefits of that as well. A lot of people will agree with me.
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Manan Vadodaria

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  • Manan Vadodaria
  • Lives in Jamnagar
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1172 readers

"Must visit in monsoon and in summer"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2016
I visited during monsoon when city is covered with fog. You will feel like you are living in clouds. Fog disappears for just some time, mostly in afternoons. For people who like Gujarati, there are some hotels with nice Gujarati food. But best restaurant is Sugar and Spice with wide range of menu.
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Bhushan Gawde

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  • Bhushan Gawde
  • Lives in Thane
  • 3 Reviews
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"Pleasant place to visit"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jul 8, 2016
I had been good experience in Saputara. Pleasant place to visit in but nothing much places to hang on with. We had visited ropeway and a lake and also a Sunset point. All are descent place but not a great as such. For shopping we can get all the thing which we had in Mumbai, so nothing different as such. Climate is pleasant and cool.
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Mayank

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  • Mayank
  • Lives in Surat
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  • 4 Reviews
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"Lovely place to spend quality time"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 10, 2016
It was a lovely trip with family and friends. We spent total 2 days. We have visited almost all the places in Saputara. We relaxed while spending quality time with family and friends. We also visited Gira waterfalls nearby Saputara. We also enjoyed food of sugar & spice.
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