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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Dipen Yagnik

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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 17 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  1573 readers

"A destination with good attractive spots" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted Today
It was a good experience at Saputara. It is hill station and there were so many attractive places to visit. We require 3 days to cover the entire Saputara. There is no bar and selling of hard drinks. So less number of nuisance here. To enjoy with the family, this is one of the finest place.

Enjoy! Best of Luck
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Rutvij

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"Great place to visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Saputara is a clean and neat hill station and having a good climate. There are rope way to travel from one hill to another hill I had a ride in it and enjoyed it. The special scene in this place is sun rise.

It's a nice place to plan a holiday!! Cold weather!! High hills! River waterfalls!! Clouds! Cold breeze!! Sun!! A perfect place to trek! Rock climbing! River crossing!! Awesome sunset.
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Krishna Nanda

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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome place to visit with friends" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's a nice place to plan a holiday!! Cold weather, high hills, river waterfalls, clouds, cold breeze and sun. A perfect place to trek, rock climbing and river crossing. Awesome sunset and sunrise. Perfect place to visit with a nice group of friends.
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Mayur Jadav

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  • Lives in Nashik
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"A good hill station" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Saputara is a clean and neat hill station and having a good climate. There are rope way to travel from one hill to another hill, I had a ride in it and enjoyed. The special scene in this place is sunrise and sunset, it is beautiful. Go to Saputara and experience good summer time.
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Nayan Dhimmar

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  • 1 Review
  •  17 helpful votes
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"Summer vacation trip"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This place is awesome with height and natural trees and cold atmosphere. Also sun set point is located at the top hill with large area of ground. Also people can drink on hill top. The best thing at saputara is that though it comes under Gujarat which is dry state but you can drink over that. Also the up side of hill top make you mad about nature.
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Harsh Saxena

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  • Lives in Lucknow
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  •  29 helpful votes
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"Into the Saputara Woods"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you are in and around Ahmedabad, Rajkot or Surat, Saputara can be a nice place for a group to hangout. I visited the place in April which was not a wise decision because the heat was too much to spend a night in forest. Saputara can be treated as a place to hangout in the rainy season when the seasonal springs and waterfalls come alive. If you go in a season other than it than there are high chances you wont even like the place. Except for a sunset point there is nothing so special in Saputara.

But yes you'll be thinking why I gave a 4 star rating. It is because of a National Park named 'Vandana'. It is located at a distance of about 50 kms from Saputara and if you are a crazy group you are bound to enjoy the night fire inside the park. You have to make your bookings for the tent houses a week prior to your visit. The best thing about the park is you are all alone inside it with not even a care taker for you. It gives you a feel of being in the jungle all alone. You yourself have to arrange for your food, for the camp-fire and for your safety :P.

One more speciality that the park possesses is - 'It is haunted'. Now for the people interested in paranormal activities this can be quite thrilling. We ourselves experienced such things which stopped us from sleeping all night. We had a prior interest in paranormal things so we choose this place and we got what we wanted. A ghostly experience. 'Be calm be brave be strong' - enjoy the camp-fire with more people than you expect. Have fun. ;)
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Yogesh Parekh

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  • 5 Reviews
  •  94 helpful votes
  •  10678 readers

"Place to visit during monsoon and winters"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Best place to go during monsoon and during winters. There is a lake to do boating and besides the lake there are activities for kids. There is rope way activity and paragliding. Place is peaceful and its a good family destination. There is honey bee center also along the place.
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Tansy A

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"Overall, a good place to be if you have nothing else to do"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The first thing I'll say about Saputara is, Gujarat Tourism has simply hyped this destination. Long distance travellers have much better options to go for rather coming to Saputara. However it can surely be appreciated by the residents of Maharashtra and Gujarat if a offbeat relaxing trip is what you are looking for.

The valley is beautiful here! Monsoons is the favorite time to be here. However you may want to be really good at driving or actually hire a professional for the roads are little risky here in the wet season. I couldn't find anything at all to look around on the second day. Also none of the hotels here is exceptionally good and worth spending chunks. Overall, a good place to be if you have nothing else to do or be at.
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Daps Sharma

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  • 10 Reviews
  •  58 helpful votes
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"An awesome hill station of Gujarat"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jan 10, 2015
I have visited this place in this diwali and let me say it is a must visit place for sure. An awesome place with beautiful whether and classic atmosphere. There are many place for sightseeing also. This place also have better hotels and resorts to stay in. A must gain experience.
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Yasin Ghanchi

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  • 2 Reviews
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"A nice place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 9, 2015
I have visited Saputara in the September and according to me it is the best time to visit this place as atmosphere is at medium level not much cold.
When we reach there little rain started and atmosphere becomes foggy. Also there were festival going on when we were there.
Place must to visit: Gira falls, Lake, Boating and hill climbing.
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