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INFORMATION ABOUT SAPUTARA

The hill station of Saputara is located at an altitude of 873 m above the sea level on a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri range.

SAPUTARA TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Valley view from sunset point : Vansda national park, Vansda, The Dangs.Vansda National park : Originally, a private forest of maharaja of Vansada, the park now covers on area of 24 km˛. Despite its small size the park harbours tiger, leopard, pangolin, rusty-spotted cat, python, giant squirrel, four-horned antelope etc. Prior permission from the Chief Wildlife Warden, of Gandhinagar or DFO, Ahwa, is required before visiting the park.


  • Purna Sanctuary :Covering an area of 160 km˛, Purna Sanctuary is a part of a dense moist deciduous forest in the Western Ghat of Gujarat. Situated at Mahal, 60 km north of Dangs, the sanctuary is crossed by Purna and Gira rivers. There are bamboo-lined pathways for trekkers. Prior permission is necessary for visiting.


  • Boating :The Saputara Lake surrounded by greenery makes it pleasurable to sail in the lake in a row or paddle boat.


  • Sunrise Point :It is a point which offers the best view of Saputara and adjoining Malegoan could be reached after a walk of 1.5 km in the direction of Waghai. The naming restricts the tourist traffic to this best place as tourists believe that the point should only be visited at sun rise, however, one may visit it at any time of the day to catch a panoramic view.


  • Sunset point :Gives a breathtaking view of a vast spans of Dang Forest. It provides an ariel view of distant villages in forest. This thick forest around Saputara is dotted with Adivasi (tribal) villages. The Ropeway: A ten minutes ride across the valley to the sunset point organised by Hotel Vaity.


  • Gira fallsGira falls :Makes an excellent excursion option from Saputara. Just 52 km away from Saputara the Gira Waterfalls should not be missed especially during the months of June to November.


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