This picturesque hill station is perched on a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri range at an altitude of about 1000 m.
Saputara means the 'Abode of Serpents' and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshiped by the Adivasis on Holi.
Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with all the necessary amenities like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theaters, ropeways and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hill. Saputara is only 172 km. from Surat and 250 km from Mumbai. Saputara will soon have its own airport as state government is considering the plan. Maharashtra state border is only 4 km away from Saputara. Excursions from Saputara can be made to the wild life sanctuary in the Mahal Bardipara forest, 60 km. from here and to Gira Waterfalls 52 km away.
The hill resort of Saputara promises to refresh the tourists throughout the year with its cool weather. Saputara does not experience any extreme temperature variations and is an ideal getaway for the sun-scorched souls of the plains. The monsoon rains add to the magic of Saputara. Thus you may plan your trip to the Saputara hills any time of the year. The best time is from middle of March to middle of November. It has currently become a tourist spot for pilgrims.
Places to Visit:
Mahabat Maqbara, Durbar Hall Museum, Narsinh Mehta's Choro, Mount Girnar, Upperkot Fort, Jama Masjid and Ashoka's Rock Edicts.
By Air :-Surat is the nearest airport, 172 km away, Mumbai is the nearest international airport 225 km away.
By Rail :-Bilimora is the nearest railway station on Western Railways.
By Road :-Bhavnagar -589kms,Rajkot -603kms,Ahmedabad -420kms,Somnath -92kms,Mumbai -280kms,Surat -182kms.
Best time to Visit:From March to November.