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Gujarat’s Only Hill Station – SAPUTARA
Saputara means the ABODE OF SERPENTS … સાપ નું ઘર , You also find snake sculptures on the banks of the river Sarpagana, is worshiped by the Adivasis [tribes] on festivals. Tribes like Kunbis, Warlis, Bhils and Gamits inhabit Dangs. They are known for their traditional dances, which are performed wearing Bamboo and Wooden masks. The dangs district constitute of an area of 1,752 km. having population of 1.5 lacks with a tribal population density of 94% .
Saputar – “Only seen in pictures” like hill station is located in the forest of Dang area of the Sahyadri Range. Saputara town is situated around 1,000 m above sea level with a climate that is pleasant although bit cold, throughout the year.
The climate of Saputara is very cozy with a summer temperature of around 27degree Celsius to 31 °C where the winter temperature varies from 9°C to 20 °C. The variation of average temperature ranges from 9.2 °C (Min.) to 30.4 °C (Max.). The monsoon reaches to Saputara in around middle of June and stays up to end of October.
- Saputara Tribal Museum
Saputara Tribal Museum is a small museum with a tribal theme, displaying the lifestyle, ornaments, musical instruments, agricultural implements, house objects of day-to-day use of native Dangis. It provides an insight into the tribes of Dang. Timings: 10.30am to 05.00pm. Entry fees: for students – Re 1, adults – Rs 2 and for foreigners Rs 50.
- Artist Village
Artist Village is a place to not only see and buy the tribal artifacts on display, but also to get your hands to work. You will feel welcomed and inspired to try out warli painting or craft tribal objects. Run by Chandrakant Parmar and Surya Goswami, it is a good place to learn about the culture of this region, especially for school groups. The community also provides simple accommodation for a very reasonable cost
- Gandhi Shikhar , Sardar Shikhar
Gandhi Shikhar (peak), a walkable distance from circle of Saputara, you can see the sun setting amidst the hilltops. It can be approached by only ropeway from Vaity Ropeway Resort.
Sardar Shikhar is also a worth seeing point. From there you can see the beautiful soft morning rays.
If you like adventures then you can also enjoy Paragliding Activities in Saputara.
- Sunrise Point
The Sunrise Point, also known as the Valley View Point, offers a bird’s eye view of Saputara and its environs.
- Honey Bees Centre
The Honey Bees Centre is a place where honeybees are reared and pure honey is collected. It is just opposite to the garden. It also provides information on honey industry and honeybee rearing.
- Lake & Boating Club
The Lake & Boating Club, right in the heart of the valley, is the extremely calm Saputara Lake. It is 70 feet deep and spreads in the vast valley surrounded by the hills. Row and paddle boats are available for hire. Several types of amusement facilities for children are available near the lake.
- Echo Point
The Echo Point is situated just ahead of Rutumbhara Vishwavidhalaya. It provides fun and activities under one roof.
- Sitavan , Pandav Gufas, Pampa Sarovar
- Hatgad Fort
The Hatgad Fort is in the Nasik District which is just 8 km away from Saputara. The height of this fort is about 3600 feet and it lies near the Mulher village. On the top of the fort there are two reservoirs.
- Religious Attractions
Religious Attractions, these include Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, Jain Temple, Swaminarayan Temple & Bhramha Kumari Art Gallery.