Saputara - Location
The hill station of Saputara is located at an altitude of 873 m above the sea level on a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri range.
Saputara - Weather
Saputara experiences a uniform weather all through the year. The temperature goes up to as high as 28 degree C during the summers thus making it the ideal place to spend the summers. Although one can visit Saputara all year the round, yet the best time to visit Saputara is from the middle of the march to the November.
Saputara - Origin
Saputara means the Abode of Serpents. The image of a snake on the banks of the river Sarpaganga is worshipped by the tribal people of the area on festivals like Holi. The tribal of Saputara also attract the visitors for their unique dance. Saputara has been developed as a well-planned hill resort with wide range of essential facilities like hotels, theaters, boat club, parks and gardens and a museum.
Saputara - To See
The Saputara Lake is the main attraction of the hill resort. There is a Boat Club here from where you can hire sailboats, paddleboats and rowing boats and enjoy boating in the lake. The Sun Rise and Sun Set Points provide panoramic and varied views of the sun. It also provides a perfect view of Saputara. You can reach Malegaon after a 1.5 km walk in the direction of Waghai. There are several gardens at Saputara like the Lake Garden, the Step Garden and the Rose Garden. These gardens are a perfect place to laze around while on a holiday.
The Nageshwar Mahadev Temple has the idol of the Lord Shiva. The temple is visited by a lot of people because of its religious sanctity. The museum of Saputara is well-kept museum, which provides the information about the tribes of Dangs. The tribal ornaments and musical instruments are exhibited in the museum. Gira Waterfalls is 52 km away. It is an ideal place for picnic.
Vansda National Park attracts a lot of tourists. It was originally a private forest of the Maharaja of Vansda. It covers an area of 24 sq km and has tigers, leopards, python, four-horned antelope, pangolin, rusty-spotted cats and giant squirrels. The permission from the Chief Wildlife Warden of Gandhinagar or DFO, Ahwa prior to the visit to the park.
The Purna Sanctuary is a part of the dense moist deciduous forests in the Western Ghats of Gujarat. It covers an area of 160 sq. km. And is situated at Mahal, which is 60 km north of Dangs. Bamboo lined pathways are provided for the trekkers. Prior permission is needed to visit this park.
You may shop for souvenirs like pen stands key chains made of bamboo from the Gandharvapur Artist Village.
Saputara - Getting There
By Air: the nearest airport to Saputara is at Mumbai. There are a couple of flights from there for Saputara.
By Road: the nearest railway station at Waghai on the Billimora-Waghai narrow gauge section of the western Railways.
By Road: Saputara is well connected with other important destinations by state transport buses as well as private luxury coaches.
Saputara - Accommodation
The accommodation is easily available at Saputara to suit all budget types. There are hotels, cottages and log houses to stay here. There are many restaurants and roadside stalls offering food. A well-equipped station is run by Gujarat Tourism Corporation.