Weekend Trip to Saputara, Gujarat
- Hill Stations
- Museums and Forts
Summer 23 to 44°C
Winter 10 to 36°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Mumbai: 246 kilometers / 4 h ,3 m
From Pune: 289 kilometers / 5 h ,34 m
Best Time To Visit
A picturesque hill station located 1000 meters above the sea level, Saputara, literally meaning ‘Abode of Serpents’, is located in the forest region of Dangs of Sahyadri Ranges. The weather of this hill station remains cool throughout the year. As per Hindu Mythology, Lord Ram spent his 11 years of exile in the dense forests of Saputara. There is a deity of a serpent placed on the banks of River Sarpaganga. Local tribal people worship serpent god and celebrate festivals such as Nag Panchami and Maha Shivaratri. Other famous places to be visit in Saputara are Pandava Caves, Saputara Lake, Echo Point and Sunset Point.
How to Reach Saputara
Waghai Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Saputara City Center. It is located at a distance of 50 kilometers away from Saputara City Center. Taxi cabs ply between railway station and Saputara City Center.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, is the nearest airport to Saputara. It is located around 360 kilometers away from Saputara. Mumbai airport is well-connected to all major cities in India and abroad via regular flights. Taxi cabs ply between Mumbai and Saputara.
The National Highway number 3 connects Mumbai to Saputara. For those travelling via Car/Taxi, the journey via road will approximately take around 4 hours. State government owned buses connect Saputara to various cities in Maharashtra such as Mumbai and Pune.
Waghai Railway Station is located around 50 kilometers away from Saputara. The Railway Station is well-connected to Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Gujarat. Taxis ply between Waghai Railway Station and Saputara.
The nearest airport is located in Surat. It is located around 156 kilometers away from Surat. Surat airport is well-connected to major cities such as Mumbai and Pune. Taxis ply between Surat airport and Saputara.
The Pune-Nashik Highway connects Pune and Saputara. The journey via road will approximately take around 5.5 hours. Private A/C and Non A/C buses ply between Pune and Saputara.
Tourist attraction in Saputara
Also known as Aravalem Caves, Pandava Caves are associated with the Pandavas, the great warriors of the epic Mahabharata. These caves are located in the Valpai town in the North Goa district. It is believed that Pandavas rested here for sometime during their exile in the forests. There is an impressive Shivling in the cave which were used by Pandavas to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva.
A serene and scenic picnic spot in Saputara, Saputara Lake is located in the heartland of Saputara Valley. The surrounding area of the lake is equipped with many facilities for amusement such as Playgrounds and Children’s Park. Boating in the Saputara Lake is a wonderful experience. The lake and the surrounding amusement facilities attract both domestic and foreign tourists.
Located in Matheran near Saputara, Echo Point, as the name suggests, is one of the prime attractions close to Saputara. A picturesque place with many waterfalls, The Echo Point will treat your eyes with its natural beauty. There are many spectacular locations around Echo Point such as Louisa Point, King George Point and Charlotte Lake.
Also known as Gandhi Shikhar, Sunset Point in Satpura offers an enchanting view of sunset. The point offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding tribal villages in their natural splendor. There are two ways to reach the Sunset Point by using ropeway or via climbing the hills.