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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Mayank

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  • Mayank
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews
  •  216 readers

"Lovely place to spend quality time" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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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Bhushan Shanbhag

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  • Bhushan Shanbhag
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  286 readers

"Nice place to holiday" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a cool laid back hill station having a nice lake in the center on the place and having mountain ranges and plateaus around. Weather is quite pleasant even in summers and during monsoon it lush green. Boating in the lake is good experience. There is a local market near the lake, places to eat and shop, city center and a museum. There are gardens to visit at a short distance. The attraction of the place is table-top point which is a huge plateau where there are many activities to spend time. There is a adventure park where you can do horse or horse-cart ridding, camel ridding, mini bike ridding. Then there are many adventure sports here most exciting is the zip-line (there are 3 zip-lines here). There are many places to visit and scenic points, sunset point being the most visited and then there is a rope way as well to visit the sunset point. Few temples and therapy centers. Various resorts are there ranging from economical price range to expensive ones to make your stay pleasurable.
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Sameer patel

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  • Sameer patel
  • 3 Reviews
  •  675 readers

"Lovely place to spend some quality time"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Bakul master

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  • Bakul master
  • 2 Reviews
  •  789 readers

"Secluded and small hamlet"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is a nice and small secluded hamlet just located at the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra. You can measure length and breadth in few hours. We went there at the end of March. Day time is hot but evenings are pleasant. We avoided visit of nearby places due to heat. Paragliding and rope way are an added attractions. I feel monsoon is the right time to visit.
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Ankush Sunkale

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  • Ankush Sunkale
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 59 photos
  • 60 Reviews
  •  176 helpful votes
  •  42250 readers

"Nice place for short holidays (2 days )"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall, it is a small place. Wifi does work only in hotel lobby. We visited many restaurants for lunch, dinner nobody accepts credit/debit card citing poor internet connection as the reason. It has only 1 bank of baroda ATM so better carry extra cash with you. Also carry all clothes you need as we did not see any shop where you can buy some clothes in case you forgot to take with you. We visited in April 2016 and there was water shortage but there was no problem in getting bottled water. This is available every where. All restaurants serve veg food and We could see some street food stalls where you can get Egg Omlette. Lake boating, rope-way, step garden, sunset point are must visit places. It was very hot in afternoon so if you visit in summer better stay in hotel room between 13.00 to 16.30 hours. We visited on 14th, 15th april it was very hot between 11 to 16.00 hours
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Sanjay Jain

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  • Sanjay Jain
  • 6 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1430 readers

"A weekend destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited Saputara in the second week of March. Indeed a Monsoon destination but found cool in March also. Stayed at Shilpi Resort nearby lake, a good place to stay. Highly Recommended. Main places to visit lake, area nearby lake, sunset point, ropeway (62 INR Per person), table point. Near sunset point an open ground where horse riding, camel riding, bike riding, paragliding (1500 INR per person) available. Area nearby lake is full of food shop with limited variety (Pav bhaji, Pulav, Eggs). Hired a cab to visit nearby places. Gira falls only for the rainy season. Botanical garden, just like another garden, not properly maintained. National Park for real forest and animals, (400 INR per vehicle). A 2 km travel in the forest in four wheeler but not able to locate any single animal. Better to avoid this. No working ATM in Saputara, So do carry cash.
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Shailendrakumar mistry

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  • Shailendrakumar mistry
  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2199 readers

"Good for leisure trip"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Saputara is well-known place for snakes. The museum is there. Good to view sunset point. Visited tabletop, where horse riding is good for children. Roads to saputara is like a serpent walk. Nice for driving experience. Sugar-n-spice is one of the good restaurent at saputara. Raj Kachor - the one of the tasty item to eat. Honey-bee center is also good to visit. The best thing is pure and best honey. One of the Amrut - you will find here. We missed the monsoon festival. As it will in monsoon and we are busy with other stuff.
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Atul pandit

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  • Atul pandit
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1382 readers

"Great place to relax and enjoy"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We visited Saputara in the month of March. Since it was off-peak time, the crowd was on a lighter side. Great service and food at Patang hotel. Very relaxing place to stay and enjoy. Lake and sunset points are remarkable. The boat ride was great. We also enjoyed the horse and camel rides. It also has Ganesh and Jain temples. This is not a great place for shopping. Any resort area should not be visited based on shopping alone, but natural surroundings, relaxation, comfort and of course budget. I would recommend this resort to anyone who wants to leave worries at home and just come and have a great time.
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Farida Moiz

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  • Farida Moiz
  • Lives in Navi Mumbai
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  • 22 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  9064 readers

"Nice and serene"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Saputara, located in the state of Gujarat, is one of the nicest among the hill stations in the vicinity of Mumbai. Reaching there is quite convenient. You can take a western railway train upto Bilimora and then hire a car to reach up the beautiful hills.

The road uphill is very scenic with valleys surrounding the sides. There are many options available for accommodation depending upon your budget. We stayed in Patong which is very close to the Saputara Lake.

There are many things to do like boating in the lake or taking a ride in the cable car, or you can visit the tribal museum. Step garden and sunset point are also worth a watch. Saputara is recommended for a short getaway and 'within your budget' vacation.
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Priya jignesh Mehta

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  • Priya jignesh Mehta
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  3571 readers

"Awesome place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you are looking for a mountain trip in summer Saputara is the best place to go. We had very good time at this place, visited at least 5 time at Saputara and all time we have enjoyed a lot. Very very cool at summer night.
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