About Saputara

Snuggled in the Sahyadris or the Western Ghats, Saputara is a quaint little hill station in the Dang district of Gujarat. Popular for lush green forests, undulating mountains, dazzling waterfalls, dreamy winding roads, livid landscapes and plenty of charming cubbyholes to spend time with your loved ones, the town is the first favourite among tourists. It is located at a height of 875 metres above sea level and is a perfect getaway for eco-lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and people who love adventure sports. Located at a distance of four kilometres from the Maharashtra border and two hundred and fifty kilometers from Mumbai in Dang district, Saputara literally means habitat of snakes and the tribals of this region worship snakes, especially during Holi. It is a beautiful hilly region enriched with enormous greenery offering magnificent panaroma, tribal culture of a different sort and great trekking opportunities.

Place to must visit in Saputara


Places to Visit in Saputara

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Artist Village

Just a few kilometers away from Satpura lake near Nasik road lies a beautiful village which exhibits spectacular artifacts of Bamboo, clothes and many other things. The main tribals of the village Bhil, Kunbi and warli are well known for their benevolence. Apart from buying their beautiful art works, you can also get into workshops to create something different and get to know the artist in you and their culture even better.

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Hatgadh Fort

This remote fort built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji is a perfect spot for relaxation and to grasp in the picturesque panorama as the breeze caress your happy faces. Hatgadh fort is located 5 Km away from the Satpura lake and is in a dilapidated condition and is adored due to the isolation and serenity it offers.

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Vansda National park

Tucked in between the Sahyadri ranges, lies this conserved wildlife park spanning over an area of about 24 sq kilometres. It got its name as Vansda because it was once privately owned by the Maharaja of Vansda. Not a single tree has been cut since then. Owing to this, in some places, the canopies are so thick that sunlight does not pass through. It is an open park, and you can easily get a permit if you want to explore it in your own vehicle. It is situated in the Navsari district of Gujarat and is a 110-minute drive from Vansda town. Vansda, the park is the principal trading place for the village of Vansda and its surrounding area, which are inhabited by tribes, commonly known as Adivasis. The park is very close to Waghai town which forms an entry point for the Dang jungles. A botanist's and wildlife enthusiast's paradise, the place is home to over hundreds of different and unique varieties of flora and fauna. River Ambika flows along its north-eastern boundary, and a major part of the park falls under the catchment area. Unlike other National Parks, Vansda provides two trail options to its visitors. They can opt to walk or take a vehicle inside. The park also has other attractions like interacting with local tribes, the Gira Falls and the Conservation Centre. The Gira Falls of Vansda is the park's pride and should be experienced by everyone who plans on visiting the park. It is an ideal scenic getaway forming an important part of your itinerary whenever you happen to visit Gujarat.

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Sunrise and sunset point

Just next to Malegaon there is a spot which is known as a spot to cherish the beauty of Sunrise and is known as the Sunrise point or Valley view point. You can enjoy the lush greenery around the spot and the cool breeze which retreats your soul and relaxes it. Similarly on the western side, we have Sunset point which gives a great view of Dang forest, filled with enormous greenery and a magnificent view as the Yellow colored sun imperceptibly strewing redness on the skyline. There is a lot of climbing that is needed to reach to this point though and it is recommended that you carry a water bottle along. However you can also choose to get into The Ropeway, a cable car service which takes 15 minutes to reach the sunset point and gives an exquisite bird's eye view of Satpura. Ticket for the same is for Rs. 40 per head and it does not start until it has enough passengers boarded.

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Saputara lake

A beautiful and serene known for boating and the lush green and colourful garden on both sides of it. It is best visited in the morning for walks to enjoy some peaceful time. You can choose to visit Saputara museum which exhibits the lifestyle, culture and history of people of Dang, majority of which are Adivasis.

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Gira falls

As you sip in the tea or coffee from the stalls nearby, enjoying the picturesque panorama and the 150 feet tall waterfall roars down the edge, you will praise the wonder of the nature. Gira falls is one of the best tourist attraction of Satpura and is just one kilometers away from the Satpura- Waghai road, the best time to visit this fall is recommended to be around June to November.

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Saputara Museum

Saputara museum exhibits the lifestyle, culture and history of people of Dang, majority of which are Adivasis.

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Purna sanctuary

Recorded as the forest with highest average rainfall, Purna sanctuary is a part of lush green forest in northern parts of Dang. It is said that during Mughal period wild bears, sloths bear, rhinoceros etc. used to roam around here. used to roam around here. And nowadays it is also an adobe of leopard, rhesus macaque, bonet macaque, common mongoose, Indian civan cat, porcupine, four horned antilope and many others with around seven thousand species of plants. This is a great spot for nature and wildlife enthusiasts and as the sunsets the distant voice of brilliant folk music by the tribals and babbling of river Gira and Purna adds on to the ambiance. However to enter inside the Purna sanctuary a special permission is required like any other sanctuary.

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Nageshwar Mahadev Temple

The Nageshvara Jyotirlinga is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines, and is believed to be one of the most holy temples of Gujarat. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva, whose shrine is placed in an underground chamber. The temple is excessively crowded by devotees on the occasion of Shivaratri.

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Townview Point

One of the most famous attractions in Saputara, the Townview Point offers tourists with a panoramic view of the entire town. Since the place is located at a higher level than the town, it acts as a vantage point. The best part about the attraction is the night view of Saputara that it offers.

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Saputara Tribal Museum

The Sapatura Tribal Museum provides insights into the lifestyle, costumes, heritage and ecology of the tribal Dangs who inhabit the area. Visitors can learn more about stone funerary columns, grass ornaments, stuffed birds, woodcarving, clay ritual objects, body tattoos, masks used in dance-dramas and musical instruments at the museum.

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Step Garden

A uniquely developed garden built entirely on steps, the Step Garden on the Table Land Road is home to a variety of flowerpots, plants and exquisite wooden work. Forest huts have also been placed in the centre of this garden for tourists, in addition to a play area for kids.

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Forest Nursery

The Forest Nursery is a vibrant collection of flowering plants, creepers, fruit bearing trees and other flora that is controlled by the Forest Department of Saputara. The nursery is especially famous for its variety of Hibiscus flowers, and tourists can buy plants and trees from the attraction at reasonable prices.

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Forest Log Hut

Located on the top of a hill in front of the Saputara Lake, the Sapatura Forest Log Hut is made out of wooden building blocks, and comprises of just five rooms in all. The log hut is managed by the forest department, and tourists can stay here after obtaining recommendation from the concerned department.

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Echo Point

Located amidst other beautiful places like King George Point, Louisa Point and Charlotte Lake , the Echo Point in Saputara enables tourists to hear their own voice echo over and over again from the surroundings. Not only this aspect, but the scenic beauty and the trek make the place worth a visit.

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Rose Garden

The Saputara Rose Garden is home to several species of roses that are planted here, which attract nature lovers from far and near. Located quite close to the Lake Garden and Step Garden, the garden is best visited during spring when the flowers here are in full bloom.

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Honey Bees Centre

The Honey Bee Centre provides tourists with insights into the different stages of rearing honey bees, right up to the point where honey is finally collected. Visitors can also purchase fresh honey from here, and at the same time, learn to respect the natural environment of this species.

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The Ropeway

The Ropeway Cable offers a panoramic view of the entire city from an altitude of about 30 feet. The cable cars are well suited for the physically challenged as well as the elderly. They start from the Sunset Point, and carry tourists up to the Governor's Hill and Sunrise Point.

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Lake Garden

One of the prime attractions of Saputara, the Lake Garden or the Lake View Garden is a well manicured garden that is home to different types of plants and trees. It also has a pay area for the children, and is best visited in the months between March and August.

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