Saputara is a hill station municipality in the Dang district of Gujarat state in India. This hill station is on a plateau in the Dang forest area of Western Ghats (Sahyadri) range at an altitude of about 900 metres.

Saputara means the ‘Abode of Serpents’ and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpaganga is worshiped by the Adivasis on Holi.

Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with amenities like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theaters, ropeways and a museum. It is 172 kilometres (km) from Surat and 250 km from Mumbai. The Maharashtra state border is 4 km from Saputara. Excursions from Saputara can be made to the wild life sanctuary in the Mahal Bardipara forest, 60 km. and to Gira Waterfalls 52 km away.

Sight-seeing

  • Artist Village: See tribal artefacts on display. Simple accommodation is also available[1]
  • Vansda National Park: Prior permission from the Chief Wildlife Warden, or Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) is needed before visiting the park
  • Purna Wildlife Sanctuary: Situated at Mahal, 60 km north of Dangs
  • Boating: on the Saputara Lake
  • Sunrise Point: Offers the best view of Saputara and adjoining Malegoan. It is a walk of 1.5 km in the direction of Waghai. The name implies the point should only be visited at sunrise, but at any time of the day there is a panoramic view.
  • Sunset Point : Has a scenic view of a of Dang Forest. The forest around Saputara is dotted with Adivasi (tribal) villages.
  • The Ropeway: A ten-minute ride across the valley to Sunset Point.
  • Gira Falls: Is an excursion option 52 km from Saputara. Best during the months of June to November.[2]
  • Giramal Fall: Water fall in Purna wild-life century near Girmal village on Gira river.
  • Shabri Dham: Shabri mata temple located near Subir village on Ahwa-Navapur road.
  • Gardens
    • Rose Garden, a garden with many varieties of roses.
    • Step Garden, a garden set up in steps. On the steps are laid plants and flower pots
    • Lake Garden, on the banks of Saputara Lake
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