The Saputara – Hill Station of Gujarat
The name Saputara stands for ‘abode of serpents’ a fact that is highlighted by the presence of an image of a snake on the shores of the Sarpagana river. Adding to Saputara’s mystique is the legend that Loar Rama spent 11 years of his exile in these very forests.
SAPUTARA, Situated in a densely forested plateau in the Sahyadri range of monuntains, holds the distinction of being the only hill station in the Dang district of South Gujarat. The Gujarat State is situated on the west coast of india and boasts of a 1600 km long coastline.
The tranquil small town of saputara is situated at an altitude of around 1000 m, and has a climate that is consistently pleasant, although leaning towords chilly, throughout the year.
The place is rich in its bio-diversity and natural relics. It includes in it self many panoramic natural landscape views and rich heritage of its folklore and tradition of the native ‘Dangi’. It has been developed as a planned hill resort with all necessary amenities such as hotels, parks, swimming pool, boat club, theatres and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the coolness of the hills.
Duration: 2 Night / 3 Days
Destination: Vadodara/Ahmedabad – Saputara – Vadodara/Ahmedabad
Day 1: Vadodara/Ahmedabad to Saputara ( 288 Km/ 6 Hrs )
Early morning departure from Vadodara / Ahmedabad tor Saputara, Check in to hotel, freshen up and visit GANDHI SHIKHAR, Saputara Tribal Museum , Honey Bee centre and in the evening free time for boating in Lake and Boating Club. Return to hotel and night halt in Saputara.
Day 2: Saputara – Dang –Saputara
Early morning after breakfast depart for Dang, Engage into any of these routine activities: Milking cattle, Breaking shell of the paddy by traditional way, making floor using chakki (a pair of cylindrical stone), Dung Flooring, Bamboo art work, Chopping wood, etc. See the tools of traditional hunting (the tribes have stopped hunting now since they have started realizing the importance of showcasing wildlife in natural habitat as a tool for generating income. Participate in preparation of authentic organic dinner with tribes (learn insights of making food in traditional way). Return to Saputara and Night halt in Saputara.
Day 3: Saputara – Dang – Vadodara /Ahmedabad ( 288 Km/ 6 Hrs )
Early morning after breakfast depart for Baroda via Dang, in dang we will take walk to Forest Trek – Tribes will showcase forest resources used for their living, Plant a Tree or Water to the plantation done for conserving the forest and get chance to see the wildlife into the natural habitat. Realize the importance of Sustainable living by going through the living habits of tribes – Use of Fish Tank (to avoid mosquitoes), The Organic way of Preserving Grains, Organic Farming Techniques, Conditions in Wedding, etc. In the noon depart for Baroda (288km driving), Arrive Vadodara/Ahmedabad tour end with sweet Memories..
SAPUTARA SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
Saputara is an attraction point for youth. Many young group visit and have the thrilling fun and adventure on various popular sites at Saputara. The bike ride, ropeway, trekking & camping are the stunning adventures at Saputara.
PLACE TO VISIT
Sunrise / Sunset Point
Lake View Garden & Boating Club
Saputara Tribal Museum
Honey Bees Centre
Shabaridham & Pampa Sarovar (4 kms from Village Subir on Ahwa-Navapur Road.)
Ritambhara Vishwa Vidyapith
Hatgad Fort (8 kms from Saputara)
Religious Attractions Include Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, Jain Temple, Swaminarayan Temple & Bramha Kumari Art Gallery.
|No. of Pax (Per Person Cost)||Budget Hotels||Standrad Hotels|
|02 Pax||INR. 15,500/||INR. 16,500|
|04 Pax||INR. 13,000||INR. 14,500|
|06 Px||INR. 12,000||INR. 13,000|