Lake & Backwaters
At a distance of 30 km from Igatpuri and 43 km from Nashik, Vaitarna Dam or the Upper Vaitarna Dam is a manmade reservoir situated near Igatpuri, Maharashtra. It is one of the major dams in Maharashtra and among the popular places to visit as part of Igatpuri Packages.
Upper Vaitarna Dam is an earth fill and gravity dam constructed over Vaitarna River near Saturli village. The reservoir created by this dam spreads on both Vaitarna and Godavari rivers catchment area. The dam was built in 1973 and is the main source of water and electricity for several parts of Mumbai. The height of the dam above its lowest foundation is 41 m while the length is 2,531 m.
With Western Ghats in the background, the dam becomes a great picnic spot for the residents of nearby cities like Pune, Mumbai, and Nashik. A majestic lagoon with an enormous stretch of back waters, surrounded by undulating woods, provides this dam a panoramic view. The Vaitarna Dam attracts many photography and nature lovers. .....
At a distance of 5 km from Igatpuri Railway Station, Ghatandevi Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the outskirts of Igatpuri town in Nashik district of Maharashtra. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Igatpuri and among the must include places in Igatpuri Tour Packages.
The temple is devoted to Ghatandevi, who is believed to be the protector of the Ghats by the locals. Located in a gorgeous valley, the temple presents an eye-catching spectacle to the devotees. The majestic peaks of Harihar, Durvar Utvad and Trimak form an imposing backdrop to this elegant shrine.
A pretty shrine in a serene, tranquil atmosphere is definitely wakes up the faith in divinity to anyone. People visit this temple to calm their mind and forget about the noise, pollution and hustle bustle of the city. For trekking enthusiasts and history buffs, behind the temple lies the Tringalwadi Fort which can also be visited on the same day.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 1 km from Bhatsa River Valley Point and 4 km from Igatpuri Railway Station, Camel Valley Viewpoint is a vantage point situated in Igatpuri. Located on Mumbai - Agra National Highway, it is one of the splendid viewpoints in Igatpuri and among the must include places during Igatpuri Tour.
Camel Valley is actually a deep valley and is one of the best kept secrets of the town. Situated near the picturesque Bhatsa River Valley, the valley got its name from the rocky cliff that looks like the head of a camel. From the view point, one can witness the breathtaking panorama of the valley and its surroundings. The major attraction of the valley is the roaring waterfall which cascades down from a height of about 1,000 feet.
Monsoon is the most preferable time to visit Camel Valley as the valley becomes greener and comes alive with many waterfalls. The lush green valley covered in the misty blanket is a sight to behold. It is an ideal place for photographers and nature .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 5 km from Igatpuri Railway Station, Bhatsa River Valley Viewpoint is a beautiful valley viewpoint situated at Igatpuri town in Nashik district of Maharashtra. Located on Mumbai - Nashik Highway, it is one of the popular viewpoints in Igatpuri and among the must visit Igatpuri Tourist Places.
Bhatsa River Valley Viewpoint is situated just ahead of famous Camel Valley Vantage point. This viewpoint offers a panoramic view of Bhatsa River winding through the valley, surrounding plains and hills. The location is a paradise during monsoon and almost every Vehicle heading towards Mumbai from Nasik take a stopover as the valley becomes greener and comes alive with many waterfalls. The lush green valley covered in the misty blanket is a sight to behold. It is an ideal place for photographers and nature lovers.
Situated in the basin of the majestic Bhatsa River at the end of the Thal Ghat, this place is rich in picturesque vegetation and beautiful rock formations. The .....
At a distance of 13.5 km from Igatpuri and 59 km from Nashik, Vihigaon waterfall is a seasonal waterfalls situated at Vihigaon village in Thane district of Maharashtra. This is one of the best natural waterfalls of Maharashtra and also a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Nashik.
Vihigaon Falls is a monsoon fed waterfall known for its natural vista. The falls is cascading down from a height of about 120 feet into a pool. Also known as Ashoka Waterfall, the Vihigaon Waterfall is located in deep forest. The waterfall is amazing and the way to waterfall consists of a small hiking through hilly forest and visitors may get a chance of bird watching.
The waterfall is an ideal spot for rappelling. In monsoon, this waterfall gives the adventurers an opportunity to rappel in the middle of the thick forest. The waterfall offers about 120 feet of rappelling height, which is covered in an average of 30 minutes by most people. This perfect adventure weekend getaway can take visitors .....
Lake & Backwaters
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Saputara Lake is a beautiful lake situated at the heart of Saputara hill station in Gujarat. It is considered as one of the most famous picnic spots for the locals and among the must visit places as part of Saputara Tour Packages.
Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and hilly backgrounds, this manmade lake is popular for boating and attracts huge number of visitors throughout the year. A boat club is built next to the lake in order to promote tourism and facilitate entertainment. Visitors can hire different types of boats like pedal boats, sail boats and row boats to explore the lake and its serene surroundings.
There are various children's parks situated in the vicinity of the lake. Also, it is a wonderful place for nature photography where visitors can click some spectacular pictures of the sunrise and sunset from the banks of this lake. It is best visited in the morning and evening to enjoy some peaceful time. One can also .....
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station and 1.5 km from Saputara Lake Boating Point, Lake Garden is a beautiful garden in Saputara, the lone hill station of Gujarat. Also called as Lake View Garden, it is an ideal picnic spot and also one of the prime places to visit in Saputara.
Situated on the banks of Saputara Lake, Lake Garden is a perfect place to sit by and relax or take a stroll along the periphery of the lake. This well-manicured garden has green lawns, some rare and exotic species of plants and trees. Besides, one can also find a few walking trails, benches, a glass house with in the Garden. There is also a huge playground for children in the garden premises. This is an ideal place for relaxing and spending time with family and friend.
There are many snacks and refreshments stalls, and some restaurants outside the garden. Many visitors stop to relax here enroute to the main attractions of Saputara, like the Saputara Lake, Sunset Point, and Ropeway. The garden .....
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple located on the southern bank of Saputara Lake in the hill town of Saputara. Just beside the Lake Garden, it is the most revered shrines of the region and also one of the best places to visit in Saputara.
The Nageshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped here as the God of Snakes (Nageshwar). Represents a simple architecture, the sanctum sanctorum of the temple enshrines a beautiful black granite Shivlinga. There is also a Nandi statue facing the lord in the outer hall of the temple. The temple is a calm, clean and spiritual place in Saputara.
Surrounded by many plants, the temple has a beautiful stone carved ceiling. An early morning visit to this temple could surely initiates good vibes. Although this temple is visited by several devotees every day, it witnesses a huge crowd on Mahashivratri.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 3 km from Saputara Bus Station, Table Land is a viewpoint located in Saputara, Gujarat. Also known as Town Viewpoint, it is one of the stunning viewpoints in Saputara and among the must include places in Saputara Tour Packages.
The Table Land Point offers tourists a mesmerizing view of the entire hill town of Saputara, rivulets and streams coursing through the valley, and the Gujarat-Maharashtra border. The place derives its name from the flat table-like surface on top of the hill called Governor's Hill. Situated at a higher altitude than the main town, this vantage point gives a splendid night view of Saputara when the entire town can be seen lightened with different colours. Also, the place offers several recreational activities like camel riding, horse riding, zip lining, bike tours, etc.
Apart from all these, the Ropeway Ride is the most popular activity here and also the main attractions in Saputara. Operated by the Vaity Resort, the cable car runs between .....
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Step Garden is a laid out garden located in Saputara, only hill station of Gujarat. Situated on the Table Land Road, it is one of the best maintained gardens in Saputara and among the peaceful places to visit in Saputara.
Resembles a terrace garden, Step Garden is uniquely constructed on steps that run down a small hillock. There are about 20-25 steps that have flower beds featuring a variety of flowers like roses, carnations, marigold and much more. These flowers in various sizes and colours make the garden look wonderful. Moreover, these steps are decorated with different varieties of foliage and stunning wooden work.
The step garden is a unique initiative that aims to protect and conserve plants in given restricted spaces. In order to provide a comfortable accommodation to visitors coming here, the garden has many forest huts. For the entertainment of children, the Step Garden opened playing areas within its premises. From .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 3 km from Saputara Bus Station, Sunset Point is a famous viewpoint located in Saputara, Gujarat. Situated to the west of Sunrise Point, it is one of the prominent places to visit in the quaint hill town of Saputara.
Located near Saputara Lake, Sunset Point is also known as Gandhi Shikhar or Gandhi Peak. The point offers an enchanting view of sunset over the Sahyadri Mountains. As the evening approaches, the sky is painted with an orange hue of the setting sun, which forms a spectacular sight to behold. Also, one can get a splendid view of Dang Forest and various tribal villages in the vicinity of Saputara from this viewpoint.
There are two ways to reach the Sunset Point - one by using ropeway or climbing the hills. One needs to walk for 1.5 km from the parking place in order to reach the peak. The 30 minutes climb is steep and is not suitable for old people and those who have joint pains. Instead tourists can reach this point in 10 minutes by using Ropeway .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 3 km from Saputara Bus Station, Sunrise Point is a famous vantage point located in Saputara, Gujarat. Also known as Valley Viewpoint, it is one of the magnificent places to visit in Saputara.
Known for the splendid view of sunrise, Sunrise Point is a very serene and calm place to start your day with. Situated on the crest of a hill, this viewpoint gives a breath-taking view of the sunrise among the hills of Western Ghats. Besides, it is also a popular picnic spot, where families and tourists can be seen enjoying the natural beauty.
Sunrise Point has been developed at different layers with a dedicated area for walkers and joggers. The place can be reached by a 1.5 km trek from the parking area at the bottom of the hill. The trail is very scenic, covered with lush green vegetation and is an attraction in itself. There are many benches along the way, where the senior citizens can relax for a while, and guard railings have been installed for safety at the periphery .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 1.5 km from Saputara Bus Station, Echo Point is a popular vantage point located in the beautiful hill station of Saputara, Gujarat. Situated near Sunrise Point, it is one of the top viewpoints in Saputara and among the top places to relish Saputara tourism.
Echo Point is a famous viewpoint and picnic spot in Saputara, which attracts a lot of locals as well as tourists. As the name suggests, visitors coming to this place can hear the echo of their voices. It is a natural amphitheater, geographical location of two hills resonates your audio waves. This viewpoint offers a splendid panorama of the surrounding landscape, which is composed of gurgling waterfalls and abundant greenery.
A track runs up to Sunrise Point, and then the same road twirls up to the Echo Point. The place is peaceful and lets you enjoy the serenity of the hill station in absolute peace. So, if you wish to grab some time alone in solitude, you can visit the place early in the morning as not .....
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Rose Garden is a pretty garden located in Saputara, Gujarat. Situated near Saputara Museum, it is one of the three well maintained gardens of Saputara the other two being Lake Garden and Step Garden.
Rose Garden is a beautiful garden that houses several species of roses. The roses found here are of different colours, shapes and sizes. It has been constructed and maintained to protect and showcase the beautiful rose flower plants. The spring time is the best time to come here and observe the different varieties of roses in bloom that makes the garden looks very attractive and beautiful.
Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Saputara Tribal Museum is a small museum located on Surat - Nasik Road in Saputara. It is one of the important tribal museums in Gujarat and among the best Saputara Tourist Places.
Also known as Saputara Museum, the museum is a place of great cultural and historical significance. Established in 1970, this museum was built in order to portray the life history and the methods used by the Dang tribe in particular, but it also represents the culture of Bhils, Kunbis, Gamits, and Warlis amongst other tribal communities of the region. This unique museum has gained importance due to the large number of interesting artefacts and handicrafts put on display here. The collection of the museum depicts the everyday life of the tribal communities of the region.
There are nearly 420 artefacts exhibits in the possession of the museum. Amongst the various things put on display here are traditional costumes, jewellery, heritage items, stone .....
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Artist Village is a magnificent place to see and buy tribal artifacts in Saputara, Gujarat. Situated opposite to Saputara Lake, it is one of the must visit places in Saputara.
Artist Village, popularly known as Gandharvapur artist, is a lovely spot afloat with beautiful artefacts. Run by Surya Goswami and Chandrakant Parmar, it is regarded as the cultural and traditional center of the region. It exhibits spectacular artifacts of the native tribes that include bamboo craft, warli paintings, jewellery and pottery etc. Artist Village is a good place not only to see and buy artefacts but also to get your hands to work and learn about the culture of this region, especially for school groups.
Artist Village in Saputara is also popular amongst arts schools that organize various workshops for teaching their crafts. Students of fine arts often visit the village to pick the shades of the craft and get hands-on knowledge about the state .....
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