Have you always wanted to witness the Gira falls at the Saputara Hills? Desired to spend some thrilling moments while mountaineering?? If it’s yes by all means!! Then I would suggest you to not miss out any opportunity and make a Beeline towards Saputara Destination. As a travel blogger I can’t resist traveling to travel an amazing hill, meet new people, and learn about different cultures. I travel for destinations and to experience Mother Nature. Gujarat’s only hill station – Saputara hills, the thick green forests and gushing waterfalls provide a legitimate feel of the state. There’s so much to do here; from trekking to paddling your way across a river to admiring the exhibits at hills around or taking a stroll through a beautiful adventure park. Alright now let me begin my trail. In August 2018 I traveled to this beautiful destination and had such an amazing unforgettable time here. I did experience the night camping, mountaineering and waterfalls. Yes, it was a trekking toe.
How to Reach Saputara Hills?
One of the most common questions that everyone asks me is how to reach Saputara hill station??? And a lot of people usually want an option on a low budget so, here is everything you need to know to plan your trip to the Great hills of Saputara. There’s no railway station at Saputara exactly. The Waghai railway station at Bilimora is the nearest railhead from Saputara. (Approximately 50 kilometers away).
About the suitable mode of transport- Roadway is the best mode of Travel to Saputara via amba Bari. We started this journey from Baroda to Saputara. – We took a road map and started at night so that we could reach in the Morning to admire the morning beauty of the monsoon hills.
Reaching Amba Bari
We reached Amba Bari in the morning and found a nice hotel to freshen up and start for the day. Amba Bari has an indefinite view and weather, especially in the month of August. And we started our trek from this place.
Here is the trek begins to Gotiyamal.
Heading to Gotiyamal
We reached Gotiyamal via trekking. You can also reach here via bus. Depending on what you prefer. It will take you around 1 hour 15 minutes via bus or car. We chose trekking to reach Gotiyamal. Once you reach “Gotiyamal” you’re one step closer to the eminence of nature. Now, once you reach here, you might wonder what is there to see around here except for the wide expanse of nature. Well, don’t worry because there are several things for you to do here to keep yourself entertained and interested. Here are a few top things that you should definitely try when visiting the Saputara Hills.
Walk around the Great Gotiyamal
One of the best and most amazing things to do here is to roam around the greenery. You will find several people over here doing the same. But don’t worry, the place is so huge that you can easily find some peace and solitude from the crowd. The view looks as intimidating as you move forward and away from the land. There is absolutely nothing to see for miles except for the green shrub and you can see the beauty of the wooden house, people were so kind there who all were living their routine lives there. It was looking so beautiful I wonder how it will feel to have a home in between Mother Nature.
Take Clichéd Photos in the Gotiyamal Forest
I love taking pictures and if you do too then this place is an absolute gold mine for photography. You can take numerous funky and creative pictures here and have an amazing photoshoot with different props and outfits. Trust me, even though you get a green background, you can really get a lot out of this backdrop.
Staying in the Tent Surrounded by Green Field – Baradpani
If you wish to, then you definitely should stay in Tent or the resorts or hotels are always available nearby. Both places are said to be one of the most beautiful and extravagant places to stay at. You can have numerous entertainment activities like, Bonfire, late night talks along with delicious meals and memorable souvenirs. And since you stay near the mountains, you can spend a long time in the Greenfield and can also witness the moonrise and sunrise here.
Saputara Lake- Enjoy the Boating
One of the most famous parts about visiting this lake is its sight-seeing.
Which I witnessed was way too amazing. You can see the picture above. I took a boating ride to feel the sight- seeing via the lake. You get to behold mountains and locals who all are busy working with their day to day activities. You get to shop beautiful Gujarati attires and accessories and can gorge on the delicious food. You also get to witness a local performance and have several stalls to admire and indulge in.
Sunset Point- Witness a Beautiful Sunset
I am unquestionably and beyond doubts obsessed with sunsets. So, you can imagine my excitement when I watched the sun setting in the hills. I was absolutely blown away by that sunset and guess what? People can actually witness how the sunlight affects the plant?
Plants have three basic responses or reactions to light. They are photosynthesis, phototropism and photoperiodic. Growth hormones are produced which cause the stem cells on the side away from the light to
multiply causing the stem to bend.
The main reason behind the trip would be amazing in the rainy season is the waterfall. This is something way more astonishing or beautiful. As we stopped and went in from parking, it was simply superb. Worth stopping by and beautiful fall to feel around. This waterfall was created by the Ambika River flowing through it. It is mostly visited by tourists. This waterfall comes alive during the monsoon season that attracts a lot of people. Avoid going during the summer season as there is no waterfall available, only a big rock is seen and the river remains dry. Near the waterfall are some stalls selling bamboo handicrafts which are worth buying as a souvenir to take back home. Also, there are some wooden stalls and tribal huts as well. This waterfall is an ideal place for families, couples as well as friends. It is a must visit and should not be missed while trying.