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Gujarat Tourist Guide provides online information about Saputara Hill Station.

Hill Station - Saputara

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.

Long walks along the beautiful lake are some of the treats of this uncluttered and simple hill station. The more adventurous can trek down to nearby villages, the Hatgadh Fort or the legendary Pandava Caves. It has a cool bracing climate, the highest temperature even in the summer months not exceeding 28 Degrees C.

Saputara means the Adobe of Serpents and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshipped by the Adivasis on festivals like Holi. Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with all the necessary ameneties like hotels, parks, swimming pools , boat club, theatres and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hills. Saputara is only 164kms, from Surat.

 
Weather :

Saputara has a uniform weather all the year. The temperature goes up to as high as 28 c during the summers thus making it the ideal place to spend the summers. One can visit Saputara all year the round.

Best time to visit Saputara is from the middle of the march to the November.

 
Visiting Places :

Saputara Lake, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, Vansda National Park, Purna Sanctuary, The Ropewar, Valley View Point, Sunset Point, Artist Village, Museum, WAGHAI, Gira Falls, Botanical Garden, Unnai Mata tempte and Hot Springs, Vanil Udyog, Ambapada

 
Other Attraction :
Cultural Show at Ahwa

As the tourist heads back to Saputara, a halt at Ahwa to enjoy the fast paced and acrobatic Dangi Dance would be the best way to say goodbye to Dangs. The dance had been performed at the Festival of India in Paris and is one of the most entertaining dances of this region. Held at the open-air theatre Rangupvan, it's worth giving a visit.

 
Dangs Darbar

An annual colourful tribal festival held prior to Holi (generally March/April), at Ahwa. its a five day fun filled colourful affair where the tribals congregate to celebrate an old custom of political pensions given to the tribal kings. There is merry making, dance and music, colour and a brisk buying and selling of tribal wares. The tourist can participate and enjoy the festivities of this unique celebration.

 
Shopging

A small private outlet selling locally crafted items fashioned out of Bamboo roots and chips. Unique items like the big sized bamboo lamps, kangaroos, deer are available only here and not elsewhere in the region.

 
How to Reach to Saputara :
By Air :
Nearest airport to Saputara is at surat . Ahmedabad and other airport is well connected to Surat .
By Rail :

Nearest Railway Station is Waghai, on the Bilimoria-Waghai narrow-gauged section of the Western Railway. For those coming from Gujarat via Surat or Ahmedabad or even from Mumbai ( Bombay ) Bilimoria is the most convenient rail head.

By Road :

Saputara is well connected with other important destinations by state transport buses as well as private luxury coaches.

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