Saputara Monsoon Festival DatesThe festival commences on August 12th and is set to extend until September 10, 2019. The festival is a month-long one which is held daily and cultural activities are scheduled from 4 PM to 7 PM.
About SaputaraNestled in the Sahyadris on the Western Ghats, Saputara is a beautiful little hill station which looks gorgeous during the monsoon season. It has lush green forests, crystal clear waterfalls, magnificent landscapes and charming clubbyholes where you can unwind and enjoy with your loved ones. It is located at a height of 875 metres above sea level and is a perfect romantic vacation spot. It is a great getaway destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts as well.
What Happens in Saputara Monsoon Festival?The monsoon festival hosts a series of events and activities like cultural events, boat races, trekking routes (developed by the forest department along with trained guides), Dangi tribal dance shows, street magic show and adventure activities such as paragliding, boating, water zorbing, segway rides and ziplining.
There is something in store for every age group. Activities for children have also been organised. It has a wide array of activities which range from horse riding, camel riding, rock climbing to paper craft workshops as well as archery workshops.
Saputara has many more attractions other than the festival. Some of which include the Echo Point, Gandharva Puram Artist Village, Gira Falls, Governor’s Hill, Hatgad Fort, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, Rose Garden, Saputara Lake, Saputara Tribal Museum, Step Garden, Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Vansda National Park.
How to Reach SaputaraTake a road trip to Saputara if you're travelling from Mumbai or Surat as you get some scenic views of lush green landscapes during the Monsoon period. The nearest airport is the Surat International airport which is at a distance of 172 kilometres from Saputara. Mumbai is about 250 kilometres away and Nasik is at 85 kilometres from here.
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