The breeze sweeps through my face like a poet's musing, like a shade on a sunny afternoon, and then there are the spiral turns of the road that take me to a familiar road, comforting almost and beautifully planned to say the least. This road leads to Gujarat, a destination bringing you closer to Indian roots.
A little over 240 Kms on road from Mumbai, I find myself 1000 metres above the sea level at Gujarat's only but pristine hill station, Saputara. If you hit the road often, you're going to be happy to experience the seamlessly drive leading to a destination as sky-high as Saputara. Located in the lap of the Western Ghats, the Queen of green lands' crown sparkles even brighter at this time of the year as the clouds play peek-a-boo and rains embrace the motherland amplifying every beautiful detail of Saputara.
Marking the celebration of this picturesque time of the year and paying an ode to the landscape is Saputara Monsoon Festival. An annual month-long celebration, taking place from 4th August-10th September this year, it is a window to Gujarat through cultural performances, sound and light show, and a drive/walk down the town allows you to appreciate every detail of this place tucked amidst mountains, lush lands, and waterfalls.