Saputara is a hill station situated in Western Ghats, India. Saputara is part of the Dang district in Gujarat, India. It is a tourist destination location known for various tourist spots. Saputara has a higher literacy rate compared to that of the Dangs district. This small hill station comprises of many areas worth visiting.
1. Saputara Lake
Saputara Lake is a major attraction of visitors year-round. The lake is surrounded by beautiful hills and lush greenery, which makes it a picturesque place to relax, have fun and rejoice. It offers a distant panorama of the majestic and ever beautiful Sahyadri Hills, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In order to promote tourism and facilitate entertainment, a boat club has been built next to the lake. From this club, visitors can hire different types of boats and enjoy exploring the lake and its serene surroundings. The sunrise and sunset points of this lake also provide a stunning vista during dawn and dusk, respectively.
2. Saputara Hill Station
Saputara literally stands for the ‘Adobe of Serpent’, is situated in the heart of Dangs district. It is located on the second-highest plateau of the Sahyadri range with a cool bracing climate and a scenic view of the verdant valley that can mesmerize anyone. Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort that has all the necessary amenities. The thick forest around Saputara is filled with tribal villages and their unique dances are of great interest to everyone.
3. Step Garden – Saputara
Step Garden is one of the major attractions in Saputarta. Beautiful scenery and views will mesmerize you. On the steps, plants and flower pots have been laid. It is open every day between 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4. Lake Garden – Saputara
Waghai is a town in the Dang District and is about 52 km south of the hill station of Saputara. It is a large garden that spreads over an area of 24-hectare with 1,400 varieties of plants from all over India.
5. Artist Village
This village is a quaint retreat with accommodations & studio space, plus a shop selling artwork & handmade wares. This place is known for well-made handicrafts. A good place to buy artwork. The Artist Village cultural center showcase and sells tribal arts and crafts. Artifacts, including ritual objects that trace the heritage of the local Dang tribe at the Saputara Tribal Museum, can be found here.
6. Rose Garden
There is no entry fee to visit this beautiful garden. There are many varieties of Rose plants there. The park is well planned and very perfectly crafted. An artificial pond is created with flamingo statues. You feel like you are connected with nature. This garden is also a good place for photography. The best time to visit this garden is in winter and in the early summer. It is open every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7. Echo point Hill Saputara
This is on the standard route. If you shout at top of your voice, you can hear it come back.
8. Sunrise Point
It was a great experience to see this beautiful scenery. Sun looks beautiful while rising. The top view of sunrise is very awesome. By walking a distance of almost 30 to 45 minutes far to the main market, one can see this point.