At a distance of 1 km from Saputara Bus Station, Step Garden is a laid out garden located in Saputara, only hill station of Gujarat. Situated on the Table Land Road, it is one of the best maintained gardens in Saputara and among the peaceful places to visit in Saputara.
Resembles a terrace garden, Step Garden is uniquely constructed on steps that run down a small hillock. There are about 20-25 steps that have flower beds featuring a variety of flowers like roses, carnations, marigold and much more. These flowers in various sizes and colours make the garden look wonderful. Moreover, these steps are decorated with different varieties of foliage and stunning wooden work.
The step garden is a unique initiative that aims to protect and conserve plants in given restricted spaces. In order to provide a comfortable accommodation to visitors coming here, the garden has many forest huts. For the entertainment of children, the Step Garden opened playing areas within its premises. From the top point of the garden one can get a bird eye view of Saputara town.
A visit to the garden is more enjoyable during the months from March to April & July to August when the flowers are in full bloom.
Timings: 8 AM – 12 PM & 3 PM – 7 PM, Closed on Tuesday
How to get there
By Road: The town of Waghai is 51 km away. Ahmedabad: 409 km. Surat: 164 km. Mumbai: 250 km. Vadodara: 309 km. There are State Transport buses and private luxury coaches from Waghai and Ahmedabad. If you are coming by a private car, than National Highway might be quicker, but the state highway will offers a stunningly scenic drive.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Waghai, on the Billimora-Waghai narrow gauge section of the Western Railway. For those coming from Gujarat via Surat or Ahmedabad or even from Mumbai, Billimora is the more convenient rail head, and a direct bus service is available from there.
By Air: The nearest airport is Vadodara, 309 km away.