Dang - Saputara- Forest Area and Hill Station
It is interesting to see the fairs and dances of the Adivasis, and the prize giving ceremonies for the old Thakors of the villages. For other business, the main center is Saputara. It has thick forests on all sides. A sanctuary for wild animals is set up here at Bardipara and there are a large number of them found here. Ghelubhai Nayak and Chhotubhai Nayak have started many activities for the inhabitants of Dangs by their Ashram at Ahwa. As we climb a serpentine road we come to the only hill station of Gujarat, Saputara, and the Government has developed it. There ' are Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Echo Point, boating facilities, Deepkala Udyan garden, Triphalavan, Honey Bee Center, Ritambhara Vishvavidyalay, etc. that pass the time of the tourist very pleasantly. The climate is very pleasant and the rains are heavy in the season. On the hill is a gate indicating the border of Maharashtra State. We can enter its Nasik district from here. The city of Nasik is very near too. It is so close that in one day the tourists can go and return from there. Tourist boarding and lodging facilities are developed by the Government at Saputara, and there are other hotels too. This hill station has developed well. Mrs. Poornima Pakvasa has set up and developed a unique educational center here for the Adivasis, specially their girls. There is Honey Bee Center and many housing facilities by both the government and private enterprise. A small dam and a little lake allows the tourist to enjoy boating too, while at one end he can wait to witness one of the most beautiful sunset in the world. The serpentine road that carries him all the way up is itself a thrill for him.
During the festivals of Holi and Dang Darbar the Adivasis arrive to worship the Serpent God on the coast of River Ganga. Legend says that this is the area of 'Dandakaranya' described in Ramayana. The Dang Adi vasis have a culture of their own. Arrangements have been made for the tourist to witness their songs and dances. The Nature lovers must enjoy the cool natural beauty of Saputara.
Actually the whole of Dang district is hilly. The highest peak in the east is 1100 m high. The main rivers are Puma, Ambika and Sarpagandha. The first named river is the longest of the three.