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Saputara Monsoon Festival 2017 [Updated]

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August 1, 2017

Saputara Monsoon Festival is a month-long event, organized and promoted by tourism department. The monsoon festival begins in August month every year.

[UPDATED 23th July, 2017 to include information of this year’s Saputara Monsoon Festival 2017]

The festival features plentiful events, activities and cultural programs in 30 days. Local Dangi food items and spectacular cultural shows portraying lifestyle of Adivasis are most exciting events of the festival. From 10-year-old  kids to 90-year-old grandma, the festival guarantees good time for everyone.

Tourism department also holds special tour packages during monsoon festival.

Festival Dates: August 12th 2017 to September 10th 2017

Normally if  you visit Saputara, you’ll find it calm, quiet and pleasant. However, if you visit during this monsoon festival, be ready to see crowds. No surprise, many people come to enjoy the monsoon festival.

Saputara Monsoon Festival 2
Photo: narendramodi.in

Where to Stay – Accommodation

Saputara has many hotels. Though, prices will be skyrocketed during monsoon festival and you may have hard time getting overnight stay.

You can find list and book hotels in Saputara via:

Little History of Monsoon Festival

From what I remember Gujarat Tourism (TGCL – Tourism Corporation Gujarat Limited) organized the first ever monsoon festival in year 2011. It was a massive hit.

Year after year, they kept adding more events and activities. Visitors too kept increasing in folds.

This year, 2016 will be the 6th edition of the Saputara Monsoon Festival.

Festival & Event Dates For Saputara Monsoon Festival 2017

[Official dates are now announced. Below section is updated.]

Event dates are going to be:

12th August 2017 to 12th September 2017

31 Days / 30 Night Event

Source: Official Gujarat Tourism Announcement

 

Events, Activities and Programs

A lot happens during the monsoon festival. Some are,

  • Cultural Programmes in Evening
  • Boat Race
  • Varli Drawing Competition
  • Photography Exhibition
  • Handicrafts Exhibition
  • Archery Practice
  • Adventure Sports
  • Paper Craft Workshops
  • Zipline & Aerial Adventure
  • Rock Climbing
  • Food Park
  • Craft Village
  • Varli Arts Display

Places to Visit In Saputara

For a list of places with rich information, visit: Saputara Sightseeing List

During time of monsoon festival, Saputara Lake and Table Top point are most crowded.

Sunrise point and echo point attract less people.

Saputara Monsoon Festival
Photo: narendramodi.in

Places to Visit Near Saputara

Saputara falls under Dang district. Dangs has dozens of tourist places. During monsoon season, Dang area scenes have God level awesomeness.

Detailed list of places at: My Journey Of Dang Forests

Don’t just limit your sightseeing to Saputara only. Make best of your trip to Saputara Monsoon Festival and cover as many places as possible.

Don Hill Station Saputara Unedited version
Don Hill Station, Ahwa

 

How to Reach Saputara

Unlike other places in Dang, Saputara has excellent public transportation facilities. You can hire jeep in Saputara for local sightseeing.

State run buses are frequently available from Surat, Valsad and Bilimora bus station.

Nearest railway station is Bilimora.

Distance Matrix:

FromToDistance in km / Time in hr
SuratSaputara160 km / 3.30 hr
MumbaiSaputara300 km / 6 hr
AhmedabadSaputara400 km / 7 hr
VadodaraSaputara300 km / 5.30 hr
ValsadSaputara130 km / 3 hr
NasikSaputara80 km / 2 hr

Official Announcement

Gujarat Tourism department has prepared a 2 page brochure about this monsoon festival. Please find its link below:

Saputara Monsoon Festival 2017 – Download Brochure PDF

Last Note

Monsoon is the best time to visit Saputara and Dangs area. Nevertheless, if you’re the kind of person who likes placidness — don’t visit Saputara during monsoon festival.

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Featured photo credits: youngama.in

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27 Comments
  1. Reply

    Mayur

    August 14, 2017

    Do you suggest Ahmedabad to Saputara by Own Car or Public Trasport ?

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 14, 2017

      I suggest travelling to Saputara in own vehicle. You’ll have much more flexibility to enjoy the place.

  2. Reply

    Mahesh

    November 17, 2016

    Do you have any video of that? I’d love to find out more details.

  3. Reply

    Bilu R.

    November 15, 2016

    Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your next write ups thank you once again.

  4. Reply

    D.F.

    November 14, 2016

    You’re so cool! I don’t think I’ve read through anything like this before. So wonderful to find another person with some unique thoughts on this. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  5. Reply

    Nupur

    August 23, 2016

    Is the Monsoon festival at Kevadia Colony still on?

  6. Reply

    Jigar Chaudhari

    August 17, 2016

    It’s really nice that someone is writing about this awesome places.
    By the way I was here today.

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 17, 2016

      These places deserve their place. 🙂

      Would you mind sharing your experiences of Monsoon Festival?

  7. Reply

    Anant shah

    August 16, 2016

    With reference to your advice we will go saputara 20-8-16 and in way we will visite Gira fall, garden, sabri van we also want to know that can we visite don hill on our route otherwise from saputara

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 17, 2016

      Gira fall and Waghai Botanical Garden are en route to Saputara.

      Both Shabari Dham and Don Hill Station are on different route.

  8. Reply

    r jani

    August 13, 2016

    how to book my trip to saputara about accomodation & travelling

    please suggest where to book my trip

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 13, 2016

      Sorry, I’m not affiliated with anyone.

      I don’t book places or organize tours.

  9. Reply

    Viral Shah

    August 13, 2016

    Is there any event list available for monsoon festival.. Which programme on what date?

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 13, 2016

      Not that I know of.

      I will update this post as soon as I come across one.

  10. Reply

    manoj Goradia

    August 7, 2016

    Nice and informative article in simple way about your neighbouring town and places.
    i am amateur photographer and was looking for info about Dang waterfall and i think your info about Dang are best available on net..
    Pl keep it up.
    Just wondering are both Gira and Girmal both fall fully active now?

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 7, 2016

      Thanks a lot Manoj! I like photography as well. 🙂

      Both falls are over-active now!

      Jokes apart, yes they are. Due to recent rain session (First week of August), there’s a lot of water coming in from catchment area. Avoid next weekend though, as due to weekend + 15th August holiday, entire Dang area will be full of tourists. You won’t enjoy photographing natural places among lots of people.

      Cheers!

  11. Reply

    dharmin

    July 29, 2016

    Hi, when will this monsoon festival start this year?

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 29, 2016

      I’ve updated post. 🙂

  12. Reply

    Jignesh

    July 25, 2016

    Dear

    Any accommodation at DON area ..

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 29, 2016

      No as of now.

  13. Reply

    Jignesh

    July 25, 2016

    Thanks for guidance…

  14. Reply

    Abbas a chhatariya-

    July 21, 2016

    Good web site to get an overview of the place and knowledge about the sights,hotel,points etc…..it’s make easy to visit the place

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 21, 2016

      Thanks Abbas! 🙂

  15. Reply

    Kosha

    July 2, 2016

    good information. liked top image of boats. its beautiful!

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 3, 2016

      Thank you Kosha 🙂

  16. Reply

    Rakesh L.

    July 2, 2016

    Hiii, when wil this monsoon festival start this year?

    R. L.

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 3, 2016

      Hi,

      Date for Monsoon Festival 2016 isn’t declared yet.

      Following trends of past few years, it will start in first week of August. And will end in middle of September.

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