Saputara details in official Gujarat Tourism Website
In spite of being the only hill station of Gujarat, it is minimally commercialized, still unspoiled.
Make Merry at Saputara; Drink in Maharashtra, an article in ToI
So, if you can't do it in "dry" Gujarat, do it in Maharashtra, a stone's throw away, literally.
Saputara may soon be a paragliding Centre
Saputara's atmospheric and topographic condition is ideal for supporting and promoting para-gliding throughout the year, except during monsoon
Travelpaisa's Saputara tourism guide does not just list attractions but provides useful tips for planning your trip to Saputara. You will find answers to most common questions, details on off beat attractions, practical tips etc authored by Saputara destination experts.
Saputara is a tiny hill station in the southern tip of Gujarat bordering Maharashtra. The hill station still retains the charm and is less crowded than other more popular hill stations. In fact, Saputara comes to life only during weekends, if you do visit Saputara during weekdays, you can literally have the hill station for yourself.
Saputara Ropeway and the Lake
Ropeway and the lake at the centre of the town are the key attractions of Saputara. The 15 minute Ropeway provides excellent views of the valley and the ride is best experienced during sunsets. The placid lake at the centre of the town is where most of the tourists congregate. There are boating facilities available between 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM. At a corner of the lake, you will find Nagaeshwar Mahadev Temple. It is said that the temple was originally a snake temple. This snake temple gave the town its name, Saputara – Abode of Snakes.
Saputara is ideal for those who love to walk aimlessly amidst rich scenery. It is a pleasure to walk thru some of the well-maintained gardens at Saputara - Millennium Garden on Nashik Road, Rose Garden near the bus-stop and Step Garden near the lake. For the lovely view of the hill station, walk from Sunrise point to the Sunset point
Saputara existed from times of Ramayana and Mahabharata immemorial. It is believed that Rama lived in the nearby jungles for eleven years. While, Pandavas hid in the caves near Saputara during their exile. The simple trek to Pandava caves is worth the effort as road to the caves provides a glimpses of tribal villages and fort ruins. Serious trekkers can try popular trekking trails to Rajat Pratap and to Tridhara near Dhupgarh.
Do plan a visit to the tribal museum which showcases the cultural heritage of Dangs, the inhabitants of the forests surrounding Saputara.
Importance of Hathgad in Maharashtra
Saputara is in Gujarat, a dry state with ban on liquor consumption. If you ask any Saputara hotelier for a chilled beer, they will ask you to drive down to Hathgad, a small hamlet, 3 Kms away. Hathgad is in Maharashtra where the ban on beer and liquor is not applicable.Where to Stay at Saputara
Saputara has hotels across budget ranges and is usually easier to be a walk-in guest and find a room. Find list of all Saputara Hotels. Hotels at Saputara get fully booked during long weekends. Contribution of Chirant Patel, Ahmedabad