The name Saputara literally stands for 'abode of serpents,' a fact that is highlighted by the presence of an image of a snake on the shores of the Sarpagana river, which flows through the town.
This image is worshipped by the region's tribal folk, especially during major festivals such as Holi. Adding to Saputara's mystique is the legend that Lord Rama spent 11 years of his exile in these very forests.
SAPUTARA, situated in a densely forested plateau in the Sahyadri range, holds the distinction of being the only hill station in the Dang district of South Gujarat State.
The Gujarat State is situated on the west coast of India and boasts of a 1,600 km long coastline. The Arabian Sea sweeps off the western and south western frontiers of the state. It is situated between 20o 1' and 24o 7' north latitudes and 68o 4' and 74o 4' east longitudes. Gujarat stretches from Kutch in the West to Daman in the South. In the East, lies the hilly region of the Aravallis, whereas lush green woods, hills, plains and rivers are found in the west. Rajasthan lies towards the northeast of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh to the east and Maharashtra to the southeast.
The tranquil small town of Saputara is situated at an altitude of around 1,000 m, and has a climate that is consistently pleasant, although leaning towards chilly, throughout the year.
The place is rich in its bio-diversity and natural relics. It includes in itself many panoramic natural landscape views and rich heritage of its folklore and tradition of the native 'Dangi'.
It has been developed as a planned hill resort with all necessary amenities such as hotels, parks, swimming pool, boat club, theatres and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hills.
Distance from Surat is about 152 KM
Distance from Mumbai is about 240 KM
Distance from Nasik is about 79 KM
Distance from Vansda is about 37 KM
Distance from Valsad is about 130 KM
Distance from Navsari is about 150 KM