Saputara means the ‘Abode of Serpents’ and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshiped by the Adivasis on Holi. Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with all the necessary amenities like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theaters, ropeways and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hill. Saputara is only 172 km. from Surat and 250 km from Mumbai. Saputara will soon have its own airport as state government is considering the plan. Maharashtra state border is only 4 km away from Saputara. Excursions from Saputara can be made to the wild life sanctuary in the Mahal Bardipara forest, 60 km. from here and to Gira Waterfalls 52 km away.
mostly in the month of August to September
While Surat is the nearest domestic airport (approximately 156 kilometres away), Mumbai is the nearest international airport (approximately 225 kilometres) from Saputara. Mumbai airport is well-connected with all the cities across the globe. Some of the popular airlines that fly to Surat are SpiceJet, Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Go Air and Indian Airlines. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a taxi which will drive you to Saputara.
Many state-owned and private buses run from Gujarat, Pune and Mumbai. You can choose from a regular, air-conditioned, deluxe or a private luxury coach. The bus fare is quite economical.
Railway is the best mode of travel to Saputara. The Waghai railway station at Billimora is the nearest railhead from Saputara (approximately 50 kilometres away). This railway station is well-connected with Mumbai, Gujarat and Ahmedabad. Once you reach at the station, you can board a taxi or a bus which is the most economical option to get to the main city.
Saputara has a hilly terrain but is well-connected with most of the neighbouring cities like Nasik (80 kms), Surat (172 kms), Mumbai (280 kms) Ahmedabad (420 kms) and Vadodra (300 kms).
Saputara Hill Station
This beautiful hill station is perched on a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri Range. At an altitude of about 1000 m. it has cool climate, the highest temperature even in the summer do not exceed 28 °C. Saputara though not has much on its history, legends has it that Lord Rama spent 11 years of his exile in these very forests. Saputara means the 'Abode of Serpents' and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshiped by the Adivasis on festivals like Holi. Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with all the necessary amenities like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theaters, ropeways and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hill. Saputara attracts lots and lots of tourist to its scenic lap, owing to its stunning view, lively location and cool climate. Saputara has marvelous waterfalls and the place is ideal for watching sunrise and sunset. In the pleasant monsoon, Saputara offers breathtaking scenes for nature lovers. The Saputara Lake in the backdrop of lusting greenery and charming surroundings is a major attraction here. Boating facilities such as paddle boats or row boats are available on the lake.
Disclaimer: You are requested to check the exact dates with Gujarat Tourism Online office before finalising your travel plans for this festival.
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