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How to Reach Saputara from Ahmedabad

Saputara is a beautiful hill station located in the Sahyadri mountain range in Gujarat. Known for its cool climate, lush greenery, and scenic views, Saputara makes for an ideal weekend getaway from Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat, is located at a distance of about 172 km from Saputara. Reaching Saputara from Ahmedabad is convenient as the two cities are well connected by road.

By Car/Taxi

One of the most popular and comfortable ways to reach Saputara from Ahmedabad is by renting a taxi or driving your own car. The route is via NH48 which directly connects Ahmedabad to Saputara. The road trip takes about 4 hours to complete depending on traffic conditions.

You can rent cars and taxis in Ahmedabad which provide packages for a Saputara tour from the city. Driving to Saputara is a great option as it allows you the flexibility to stop and take rest breaks whenever needed. You can also enjoy the scenic beauty along the route.

Reach Saputara from Ahmedabad By Bus

Frequent state transport and private luxury buses ply between Ahmedabad and Saputara. Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) buses as well as some private operators have regular bus services connecting Saputara to Ahmedabad.

The buses usually take around 5.5 hours to cover the distance with stops for snacks/meals on the way. Some of the buses are nonstop while others halt at Bilimora, Chikhli, and other towns before reaching Saputara. Luxury coaches also provide a comfortable way to travel between the two cities. You can book GSRTC bus tickets online in advance.

Train and Cab

Since Saputara does not have its own railway station, one option is to take a train to Bilimora which is the nearest railhead at a distance of about 50 km from the hill station. Bilimora railway station is well connected via trains to major Gujarati cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, etc.

From Bilimora station, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Saputara which takes around 1.5 hours. Many tourists prefer this route so they can relax during the train journey and avoid driving long distances.

Places to Visit

Some of the must-visit attractions in Saputara include:

  • Saputara Lake - For boating and mesmerizing views, especially during sunrise/sunset.

  • Echo Point - Popular spot to enjoy the echo of whistles and shouts.

  • Sunset Point - This breathtaking place to watch sunsets with valley views.

  • Ropeway - Take a cable car ride for a bird's eye view of the lush green surroundings.

  • Hatgad Fort - An ancient fort that offers hiking and adventure activities.

  • Vansda National Park - Lush forest with walking trails to spot wildlife.

  • Step Garden - Beautifully arranged gardens with fruits, spices, and flowers.

Apart from sightseeing, Saputara offers adventure activities like parasailing, trekking, camping, zorbing, mountain climbing and more to indulge in.


So if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Ahmedabad, driving or taking a bus to Saputara makes for an excellent weekend destination choice because of its natural charm, great weather and tourist-friendly locale. With abundant places to visit and things to do, Saputara guarantees a memorable and refreshing trip!


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