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How to Reach Saputara from Vadodara

Saputara is a beautiful hill station located in the Dang district of Gujarat. Known for its cool climate, lush greenery, hills, forests, and stunning views of the sunset, Saputara makes for an ideal weekend getaway from Vadodara. Vadodara, also known as Baroda, is a cultural city located along the Vishwamitri River in the western part of Gujarat.

Reaching Saputara from Vadodara is convenient, with multiple routes and modes of transport available. Here is a step-by-step guide on the best ways to travel from Vadodara to Saputara:

Reach Saputara from Vadodara By Bus

Buses are the most convenient and economical way to reach Saputara from Vadodara. Both state-run and private buses ply frequently between the two cities.

  • The total bus journey takes around 5-6 hours to cover the 170 km distance between Vadodara and Saputara.

  • Buses depart from Vadodara's main bus stand and drop you off at Saputara bus station.

  • Gujarat State Transport buses run Volvo and Mercedes luxury buses that provide a comfortable journey. Popular private bus operators like Mahasagar Travels also have direct bus services.

  • Bus tickets can be booked online in advance or at the bus stand ticket counter. A non-A/C sleeper costs approx Rs 300 while Volvo/Mercedes buses charge between Rs 500-Rs 800.

By Train

While there is no direct train connectivity between Vadodara and Saputara, one can take a train to Bilimora railway station which is the nearest major railhead, just 50 km away from the hill station.

  • Reach Bilimora by taking a train from Vadodara Junction railway station. Multiple trains run on this route which takes 2-3 hours.

  • From Bilimora station, you can easily find shared taxis as well as private cabs to reach Saputara in around 1 hour 20 mins.

  • Hiring a private taxi for this last leg of the journey is the fastest and most convenient way. It costs approx Rs 2000-Rs 2500.

By Road/Private Vehicles

Driving down to Saputara from Vadodara by your own car or rental vehicle allows flexibility to explore at your own pace.

  • The route mainly comprises the National Highway 48 connecting Vadodara to Bilimora and then a state highway section to Saputara.

  • Make pitstops at charming towns like Chhota Udaipur enroute.

  • The Vadodara - Saputara road trip takes roughly 4.5 hours to cover 170 km.

  • Hiring a taxi for a one-way trip costs Rs 3000-3500. Self-drive rental cars are also available at approx Rs 2000-2500 per day.

Best Time to Visit

Saputara has a pleasant climate throughout the year. However, for ideal weather, October to February are the best months to visit Saputara from Vadodara.

The cool climate coupled with the lively winter festival held in December-January makes it a perfect time. Summer is mildly warm while monsoon brings some rain.

Places to Visit in Saputara

Some top attractions to visit in and around Saputara:

  • Sunrise Point - hilltop point for breathtaking sunrise views

  • Boating at the serene Saputara Lake

  • Gira Waterfalls - known for mesmerizing rainbow effect during monsoon

  • Greenery of Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Cable Car Ride to Sunset Point for magical dusk views

  • Museum of Tribal Culture showcasing vibrant local art & crafts

With convenient connectivity and abundant natural scenery to marvel, Saputara definitely makes for an excellent monsoon getaway from Vadodara in Gujarat.


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