By Malvika Kashyap
July 9, 2022
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Trek up to the Gandhi Shikhar in the winter at the crack of dawn to watch as the river of light transforms the streams across sloping mountains & fluttering birds into a mystical dance of awakening
When it rains, take in the sweeping hills of Saputara, with their resounding green hues and profusion of flowers, and observe the contemplative raindrops that are still on the slope leaves.
You leave all the traffic of towns and cities far below you and enter the vivacious world of tribal people as your bus climbs uphill and crosses the Ambika river.
This Dangi settlement, which is tucked away in Sahyadri range at an elevation of roughly 1000m, gets its name from Snake God venerated by local tribes & translates to "the abode of serpents," Saputara
Although the state highway will provide a breathtakingly beautiful journey, the National Highway may be speedier if you are travelling by private vehicle.
Billimora is the more convenient train hub, and a direct bus service is accessible from there for anyone travelling from Gujarat via Surat, Ahmedabad, or even Mumbai.
Learn about the efforts of the Ritambhara Vishva Vidyapeeth's founder, the well-respected Mrs. Poornima Pakvasa, by going there.
She has dedicated more than 50 years to the cause of tribal women's emancipation. She is currently recognised as the "Didi of Dang" and is older than 90.
At their ashram in Ahwa, other eminent social activists like Ghelubhai Naik and Chhotubhai Naik launched numerous initiatives for the Dangs' residents.
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