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How to Reach Saputara from Mumbai

Saputara is a beautiful hill station located in the Sahyadri ranges in the Dang district of Gujarat. Known for its cool climate, lush greenery, scenic vistas, and rich tribal culture, Saputara makes for an ideal weekend getaway from the busy metropolitan city of Mumbai. Reaching Saputara from Mumbai is quite convenient if you know the right way.

By Road

The most popular way to reach Saputara from Mumbai is to drive down by road. The total distance between Mumbai and Saputara is 250 km and it takes around 4.5 to 5 hours to cover this picturesque route by road.


How to Reach Saputara from Mumbai


Here is the preferred route you can take:

  • Start from Mumbai

  • Take NH 48 via Thane and Nashik

  • Continue on NH 48 past Nashik

  • Take the exit to Panchvati and proceed towards Saputara via Dang and Ahwa

Driving your own car gives you the flexibility to stop along the way and admire the beautiful views. You can also club your Saputara trip with a visit to Nashik and its vineyards.

If you do not wish to drive such a long distance, you also have the option to hire a car or take a state transport (ST) bus from Mumbai to Saputara.


Reach Saputara from Mumbai By Train


Reaching Saputara from Mumbai by train involves taking a train from Mumbai to Nashik and then proceeding to Saputara by road which is 75 km away.

Some weekly trains like the Udyan Express have stops at Valsad which is around 95 km from Saputara by road. But buses between Valsad and Saputara are not very frequent.

The major stops close to Saputara and their respective distances are:

  • Nashik - 75 km (Regular buses available)

  • Valsad - 95 km (Infrequent buses)

  • Surat - 172 km (Buses available)

So if you are planning to visit Saputara from Mumbai by train, get down at Nashik as it has the most convenient road connectivity. From Nashik, you can easily get buses as well as hired cars to reach Saputara within 1.5 hours.


Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit Saputara is in the monsoons (July-Sept) when the hills come alive with lush greenery and misty views. Winters (Nov-Feb) are also pleasant, especially in the daytime. Summers (March-June) can get quite hot.

So plan your trip from Mumbai to Saputara accordingly based on your interests whether you want to enjoy monsoon treks or cozy winter nights!

Places to Visit in Saputara

Some of the top tourist attractions in Saputara that you can add in your itinerary are:

  • Saputara Lake - Boating on this beautiful lake with hills in the backdrop is a must-do.

  • Step Garden - A lovely garden to spend a relaxed evening.

  • Sunrise Point - Breathtaking sunrise views.

  • Sunset Point - Panoramic sunset views.

  • Ropeway - Get a bird's eye view of Saputara on this thrilling ropeway ride.

  • Mahal Forest - Explore lush green forests teeming with wildlife.

  • Purna Sanctuary - A sanctuary home to many species of flora and fauna.

  • Gira Falls - A stunning waterfall located nearby.

  • Tribal Museum - Get insights into the rich tribal Adivasi culture of the Dangs district.

  • Gandhi Shikhar - The highest peak in Saputara that offers a 360-degree view.

Conclusion

Now that you know the various ways to reach Saputara from Mumbai and the best time and places to visit, it is time for you to head out on an amazing trip to this scenic hill station! Do share with us your experience of traveling from Mumbai to Saputara.

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