Saputara Hill Station is a beautiful hill station in the Dang district at an altitude of around 1000 meters in the Gujarat state in India, very close to the Maharashtra state border.
Saputara Hill Station, the only hill station in the Gujarat state, is part of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. The word ‘Saputara’ means ‘Abode of Serpents’ and the local tribal people worship the image of a snake on the banks of the river Sarpagane.
There is a museum, boat club and rope-way for the tourists. Sunrise Point gives a panoramic view of the Saputara and Malegoan towns(tough the name ‘sunrise point’ seems to be a misnomer). Sunrise point can be visited during any time of the day or evening. There is also a ‘Sunset point‘ at ‘Gandhi Shikhar peak‘, which is also a tourist spot, which can be accessed only by the crossing the valley by the rope-way, organized by Hotel Vaity. Rose Garden (Garden with Rose flowers), Step Garden (steps are decorated with flowers and plants) and Lake Garden (on the Saputara Lake side) are some of the other tourist attractions in the Saputara Hill Station.
At 52 kilo meters from the Saputara Hill Station is the famous “Gira Falls‘, which is beautiful fall during the months of June to November.
Hatgad Fort, a historical monumental fort, is a nearby tourist attraction at 5 kilo meters away. This fort is linked to the The great Maratha king, Shivaji. Vansda National park is another ear by tourist destination, which has a large population of Leopards, Tigers, Pangolin, Giant Squirrels, four-horned antelope, etc. Situated 60 km north of Dangs at Mahal, you find the Purna Sanctuary.
“Pandav Gufas” and “Sitavan” are some of the places at Saputara, which are closely linked to the great Hindu epics of Ramayan and Mahabharat. Swaminarayan Temple, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple and a Jain temple are some among the famous temples here in Saputara.
How do I go to Saputara Hill Station?
Saputara Hill Station is easily accessible by road. Surat city is just 170 kilo meters distance from the hill station Saputara Gujarat. India’s commercial capital city of Mumbai (or Bombay as it was known earlier) is 250 only kilo-meters away. Surat and Mumbai have the nearest airports to Saputara Hill-Station. Maharastra state border is at just 4 kilometers from the hill station.
Bilimora railway station on the Western railway network of Indian railways, is one of the the nearest and convenient mainline railway stations for the travelers to the hill station town of Saputara. From Bilimora, you can either take a bus / cab to Saputara; Or go to the an intermediate town Vaghai by the small narrow gauge train services, which is at 62 kilometers distance from Bilimora, on the way to Saputara. From Vaghai, you can then go to Saputara Hill Station by cab / bus, which is at around 53 kilometers away.
Nashik railway station also is conveniently located at 80 kilometers distance from the Saputara Hills.
Ahmedabad is at 400 kilometers and Vadodara is at 300 kilometers distance from Saputara. Famous Dwarka temple is also in the same state, Gujarat.
What about accommodation at Saputara Hill Station?
There are many good hotels catering to tourists at Saputara Gujarat.