Sunday, November 20, 2011

SAPUTARA

SAPUTARA

SAPUTARA

INTRODUCTION

Saputara is a very scenic place situated in the Dang district of Gujarat which attracts a lot of tourists.Saputara at an altitude of about 875 meters is an ideal place to escape from the hustling bustling city life giving peace of mind and serenity.Saputara helps in the restoration of youthful features to fluvial landscapes amidst the green woods.Saputara is free from commotion or disturbance experiences a climate that is consistently pleasant, although leaning towards chilly, throughout the year. Summers are also not really very hot for even during these months the temperature does not exceed 28 Degrees C.

ORIENTATION


Saputara coordinates between 20°40N and 73°21E / 20.67°N 73.35°E and is situated in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri Range.

HISTORY

Saputara though not has much on its history legend has it that Lord Rama spent 11 years of his exile in these very forests. There is other meaning for the name Saputara for it literally it literally means 'abode of serpents’. This name of Saputara is highlighted by the presence of an image of a snake on the shores of the Sarpagana river, which flows through the town.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

DANGS DARBAR

Dangs Darbar is a tribal festival which falls in the month of March/April just before holi.It is a very colourful tribal festival which goes for about five days during which the tribal people assemble to celebrate an old custom of political pensions given to the tribal kings. The events of the festival include merry making, dance and music, colour and a brisk buying and selling of tribal wares. The tourists visiting Saputara also participate in this festival with equal enthusiasm.

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