Places to Visit in Saputara Hill Station – Saputara Sightseeing
If you live in Gujarat and if you love traveling, you must have come across Saputara Hill Station. It’s THE most famous hill station in Gujarat. If you’re in Saputara, this post will help you find places to visit during your sightseeing tour.
I’ve been to Saputara multiple of times. It’s 2 hour drive from my hometown. Without doubt, Saputara is really a good vacation or weekend trip destination from Surat/Mumbai/Ahmedabad.
I never get bored of Saputara.
And I also never get bored of making lists! 😛
Some of my recent lists:
- Ropeways in Gujarat
- Hill Stations in Gujarat
- Campsites in Gujarat
- Waterfalls in Gujarat
- Productivity Apps for Android
…and time to add one more! List of places to visit in Saputara.
The Sightseeing List
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The order is, “must-see” to “huh”. 😛
Saputara lake is USP of Saputara hill station. The lake offers boating facilities and lakeside recreational activities.
No matter where you go in Saputara, eventually you’ll visit this place at least once. It’s hub of tourists.
You can hire boats from the boat-house between 8:30am and 6:30pm. For half an hour, a pedal boat costs Rs. 20/- per person and a rowboat Rs. 5/-. With that price tag, boating in Saputara lake is probably the cheapest in country.
Pedal boat: Rs. 20 per person
Rowboat: Rs. 5 per person
08.30 AM to 06.30 PM
Average waiting time is 20 minutes.
Place is mostly crowded.
More photos, information and tips: Saputara Lake
As far as I know, Saputara is one the few places in Gujarat where ropeway service is present. Others are,
- Ambaji (Gabbar Hills)
- Saputara Ropeway
The view of valley that you get from such height is mind boggling.
Rs. 50 per person
Starts in morning when there are enough people for ferry.
Last car departs at 07.00 PM from Sunset point.
Usual waiting time during weekend is 20-30 minutes.
Normal days, no waiting.
More photos, information and tips: Saputara Ropeway
If you’re planning to stay back till evening in Saputara, you shouldn’t miss view of Sunset point.
This place can be best enjoyed when there’s no crowd around, so better to go off season time. Avoid weekends, holidays and festivals and you shall find this place serene.
Anytime. Of course, evening time is the best.
More photos, information and tips: Sunset Point Saputara
Don’t be confused, all three names point to same area.
Townview point offers what it stands for. Standing here, you can view of entire Saputara Hill Station.
The name table top comes because of flat table like surface on top of hill called Governor’s Hill. After Saputara lake, this hill is the most frequented place by tourists.
It’s also hub of many adventure sports and recreational activities.
- Bike riding (It’s polluting the environment however)
- Horse riding
- Camel riding
- Valley crossing
Note that the activities may not be offered during off season.
No charges for entry. Parking fee is mandatory however.
Anytime, any season during year.
More photos, information and tips: Governor’s Hill Saputara
Step garden is one of finest maintained place in Saputara. It’s a small garden, consisting from 20-25 steps. On each step, you’d see wide range of flower beds.
From the top of Step garden, view of valley is mesmerizing. You can also get a town view of Saputara turning 180 degree.
For photography, this place is heaven.
Morning 10 to evening 6
More photos, information and tips: Step Garden Saputara
A place for early birds!
This point matches with Sunset point of Saputara hill station. You need to park your car around 1 km from the peak point and then trek to the point. For aged ones, this trek in the morning might be difficult. [This was true one year ago. Now road to the top could possibly be there. Yet to verify it.]
This place is underdeveloped so you won’t find any tourism activity here. Carry water/food with you.
Sunrise time. Morning 05.30 – 06.30 AM.
More photos, information and tips: Sunrise Point Saputara
Tribal museum displays Adivasi (People of Dang area) history of the Dang region. It gives an idea about culture of local people and their lifestyle.
Saputara museum craves renovation and maintenance.
The entire museum can be completed within an hour. Most of the artifacts displayed are self explanatory and don’t need any extra knowledge.
Needless to say, this place is only for the interested ones. If you had struggled in Social Science subject in school days, museum is not for you! 😛
Morning 10 AM to Evening 5 PM
More photos, information and tips: Saputara Tribal Museum
Lake garden is located exactly next to Saputara lake.
Garden is lush green and maintained pretty well. It has nice benches to seat/relax and walking trails. Evening would be best time to spend time here with family.
Also a good place for photography.
Morning 10.00 AM to Evening 06.00 PM
High during weekends. Average otherwise.
More photos, information and tips: Saputara Lake Garden
A place for the trekker inside you!
The ancient fort is stationed in Mulher village, Nasik district, Maharashtra. As Hatgad is 3 km from Saputara, many tourists visit this fort as a short excursion.
It’s flatten hill-top is around 200 m from ground. Sky touching height and breezing atmosphere makes Hatgad an all season trekking place as well as local weekend trip destination. Though, Hatgadh fort looks best in monsoon season.
Monsoon is the best season.
More photos, information and tips: Hatgadh For Salher
Rose Garden, as the name depicts, should have lots of roses right?
Partially, it has roses but nothing that makes you say “Wow!”
Notified Area of Saputara used an innovative approach for this rose garden. They started a scheme named, “Smriti Gulab” in which visitors can plant a rose in garden with their name.
Morning 10 AM to Evening 6 PM.
More photos, information and tips: Rose Garden Saputara
The center is small and gives information about how honey is harvested.
This place is near to Saputara lake. It’s opposite of parking of notified area. As far as I can remember, there’s no entry fee whatsoever.
Along with the education tour, they also see honey commercially.
Place is open during day time. However, you might find no one in the center sometimes.
More photos, information and tips: Honey Bees Center
Nageshwar Mahadev Temple is a calm, peaceful and clean place. Overlooking Saputara lake, this place is a good spiritual place.
The temple is small, it has no entry fees and even though it is old, it is maintained very well. Surroundings are clean too.
Saputara Lake garden is just besides temple.
Morning 8.00 AM to Evening 06.30 PM
More photos, information and tips: Nageshwar Mahadev Temple
Echo point offers one the best views of valley. It’s a natural amphitheatre, geographical location of two hills resonates your audio waves.
To reach here, one need to trek for one and a half kilometer, so not many people visit this point.
If you like peace and want to stay away from crowd, go to Echo Point. (Couples! :D)
A track runs up to Sunrise Point, and then the same road twirls up to the Echo Point.
More photos, information and tips: Echo Point Saputara
Artist village, also known as Gandharva Pure artist is an artistic place to see and buy tribal artifacts.
People who live in Dang area are known as “Dangi”. They have their own language and own vibrant culture. One skill these Dangi culture inherently teaches to its people is painting and crafting.
Morning to evening. (No fixed timings, depends on tourist rush.)
More photos, information and tips: Artist Village Saputara
Go ahead and enjoy Saputara to the fullest!
I assure you, you’ll have one of the best holidays of your life.
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