In focus for today’s #Traveler Tuesday is the Sunrise Point at Saputara.
Saputara is a small (and only) hill station in the state of Gujarat in India. The ideal time to visit this quaint hill station is during the monsoons when the lake is filled with water, there’s greenery all around, the climate is foggy and the nearby Gira falls are a sight to behold.
However, this time we chose to visit it during winters and though it was comparatively dry, the climate was pleasant. In my growing up years, Saputara was a fixed destination during all our family trips, especially during monsoon. So we’ve been here ample times and know all the places worth visiting on the back of our hands.
However, we were (pleasantly) surprised to chance upon a new attraction this time a.k.a the sunrise point. Claimed to be best enjoyed for sunrise (as the name suggests) we chose to (ironically) give it a visit during sunset. The panoramic view of the town and the setting sun were a soothing sight for our tired body and eyes, and a perfect climax for a day spent in sight seeing and some shopping.
The point has recently been (re)developed, with different viewing points, a small garden, a public toilet, ample parking space and a handful food stalls. Because it seemed to have been recently opened to public, the number of tourists too were just a few and we got to enjoy the view and the climate peacefully.
If in Saputara, do visit this beautiful point.
Pro-top: The way uphill is a little tricky and scary, so we recommend an experienced person to drive the car. Also, there’s a small Ganesha temple at the bottom which is worthy of a visit too.