At a Glance :
Geographical Location : Gujarat, from Surat 160km.
Best time to Visit : Between the month of April and early July.
Elevation : From above Sea level 1000m
Eye Catching Locations : Ropeway, Saputara Lake.
Saputara hill is a very enchanting and densely wooded; and the town hill station is located in the district of 'Dang' which is at the southern tip of Gujarat. To give more support to tourism, Gujarat governments has given much support in planning and constructing the hill stations with all the needful services like ropeway, boating parks, theaters, hotels, clubs and a museum to serve the tourists. The location of Saputara is also favorable at a 1000 m altitude above the sea level, in the forest area of Dang of the Sahyadri range. The weather which you expect at your ideal holiday hill station, is the same climatic pleasure that can be found at Saputara hill. Saputara hill station has a uniform weather over the year. The highest temperature during the summer of Saputara is 28degree C, so it is an ideal hill station to enjoy the summer. The best time to visit Saputara is between April to early July so, may be it is also a best time of going on a holiday.
The meaning of the Saputara is an Adobe of Serpents. Tribal people situated in Saputara worshipped the snake call Sarpaganga on the Holi festival. Many tourists are attracted towards Saputara to see their tribal and their unique dance. If you are planning to visit Saputara, then for accommodation there are few hotels and also cottages. Along with the hotel, you can get food from wayside stalls to serve the delicious food to the tourists of Saputara.
There are some prime attractions in Saputara hill, which you can visit such as Saputara Lake, Sunset view point, The Ropeway, Valley View Point, Museum and Gandharvapur artist village etc.
Saputara Lake :
It is situated in the heart of the valley, where you can see the calm Saputara Lake. And also there are row and Paddleboats, which you can hire.
Valley View Point :
It is known as a bird's eye view of the valley. If you want to try some adventures then this is some what adventurous.
Sunset View Point :
Through this point you can view the sunset over the entire valley. Tourist can climb or else they can use a ropeway to see the sunset.
Gardens in Saputara :
There are three gardens like the lake garden, the rose garden and the step garden which offer impressive places for the tourist.
The Ropeway :
Just ten minute ride which help you to reach sunset point. It is very comfortable and safe. The view which you get after seeing the ropeway, is truly breathtaking.
Gandharvapur Artist Village :
Here you can see and buy the decorative and useful things made of bamboo chips and other material. Pottery, paintings, jewellery, key chains and vases, pain stands etc. If you wish to learn to make these crafts then it can be learnt in the workshop . The workshop is organized by the craftsmen itself.
To experience the tribal life, there is small museum which display the lifestyle, musical instruments and ornaments of the tribal groups. to show some traditional displays, there are some workshop.