Saputara Sightseeing Highlights
Saputara is an attraction point for youth. Many young groups visit saputara and taste the thrill and adventure on various popular sites of Saputara. Following are the stunning adventure options at Saputara .
Saputara hill station offeres dozens of sight seeing highlights to the natue lovers. Saputara has always been a favourite destination among the tourist. Following are the major site seeing highlights at Saputara.
From Gandhi Shikhar (peak), a walkable distance from circle of Saputara, you can see the sun setting amidst the hilltops. It can be approached by only ropeway from Vaity Ropeway Resort.
The Sunrise Point, also known as the Valley View Point, offers a bird's eye view of Saputara and its environs.
Sardar Shikhar is a worth seeing point. From there you can see the sun spreading its beautiful soft morning rays on the greenery.
Lake & Boating Club
The Lake & Boating Club, right in the heart of the valley, is the extremely calm Saputara Lake. It is 70 feet deep and spreads in the vast valley surrounded by the hills. Row and paddle boats are available for hire. Several types of amusement facilities for children are available near the lake.
Saputara Tribal Museum
Saputara Tribal Museum is a small museum with a tribal theme, displaying the lifestyle, ornaments, musical instruments, agricultural implements, house objects of day-to-day use of native Dangis. It provides an insight into the tribes of Dang. Timings: 10.30am to 05.00pm. Entry fees: for students – Re 1, adults – Rs 2 and for foreigners Rs 50.
The Rose Garden is a garden with different types of roses which offers scenic places for tourists to laze in, while walking around Saputara.
Honey Bees Centre
The Honey Bees Centre is a place where honeybees are reared and pure honey is collected. It is just opposite to the garden. It also provides information on honey industry and honeybee rearing.
The Echo Point is situated just ahead of Rutumbhara Vishwavidhalaya. It provides fun and activities under one roof.
Lake View Garden
The Lake View Garden is maintained at the banks of lake in the centre of Saputara.
Sitavan – along with Anajani Kund – is among the landmarks of the days of Ramayan and Mahabharat.
The Pandav Gufas are believed to be the caves which Pandavas used during their vanavasa to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.
The Pampa Sarovar is believed to be the birthplace of Hanumandada which is 40 km away from Ahwa, the headquarters of Dang district in Gujarat.
The Forest nurseries are particularly along the Narmada river which flows 161 km (100 miles) through Gujarat State
The Hatgad Fort is in the Nasik District which is just 8 km away from Saputara. The height of this fort is about 3600 feet and it lies near the Mulher village. On the top of the fort there are two reservoirs.
Saputara No Sap
Saputara No Sap (Snake of Saputara), at the base of the lake near the stream, is a patio, where a snake sculpture is placed. Local Dangis worship this snake.
Ritambhara Vishwa Vidyapith
Ritambhara Vishwa Vidyapith is a social organization for Dangi tribal children
The Governor’s Hill, along with Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and existing lake, are the first phase of the countrywide roadshow embarked upon by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) to attract investment for the master plan of developing Saputara as a tourism hub this year (2010).
Religious Attractions These include Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, Jain Temple, Swaminarayan Temple & Bhramha Kumari Art Gallery.