Situated in the Dang District, Saputara is home to numerous attractions like national parks, temples, gardens and museums. Located at an elevation of 1,000 m above sea level, Saputara has a number of viewpoints that offer beautiful views of the entire town. In winter, at the spill of dawn, trek up to the Gandhi Shikhar as the river of light bathes the streams over undulating mountains and the drifting birds, into a magical dance of awakening.
There are also various gardens that are located here like Lake Garden, Step Garden and Rose Garden. Another famous attraction of Saputara is Honey Bees Centre, where honey bees are nurtured and the purest form of honey is extracted.In spite of being the only hill station of Gujarat, it is minimally commercialized, still unspoiled.
Saputara (2 Night/3 Days)
Day 01: Mumbai to Saputara approximately 250 km’s
After you check into your hotel, freshen up and have your breakfast, point your feet towards the Saputara Lake. This is the main attraction of Saputara. The Artist village might be interesting for those who wish to know more about the culture of the Saputara.
Day 02: Saputara City Tour
Get an early start to the day, about 5:00 AM. The first stop for the second day will be the Sunrise point. The second day is all about the various adventure activities you can indulge in Saputara.
Day 03: Saputara to Mumbai
On the third day you can explore what lies beyond the boundary of this hill station. Pack a heavy lunch and head towards the Vansda National Park. The Gira falls, a beautiful seasonal waterfall lies in the vicinity.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Saputara is between mid March and mid November. Saputara does not experience extreme climate so it is a refreshing retreat from the scorching heat of the plains. The hills are pleasant during the monsoon season with greenery all around and this is a refreshing change from the concrete jungle of the city.