Saturday, September 28, 2019

Saputara hill station in Gujarat – a short trip

Saputara hill station in Gujarat

Saputara hill station is located in the district Dang in Gujarat and this is situated on the border of two states Maharashtra and Gujarat. Since this is located on the border of Maharashtra and Gujarat so this is one of the weekend destinations for the tourists coming from Mumbai, Nashik, Surat, Vadodara and many more nearer cities. My journey for Saputara started from Nashik. The distance between Nashik and Saputara is around 80 km and it takes a journey of 2 hours. Many tourists drop by here from Nashik in various seasons due to the lesser distance between Saputara and Nashik city.

saputara

Best time to visit Saputara hill station in Gujarat


Till now I have visited Saputara hill station twice, in the month of November and January. I would suggest the best time to visit this place in the winter season. Mid of December would be okay since that time you won’t feel too much cold. During monsoon or rainy season, this place looks amazing and offers a fascinating scenic beauty but I don't think that it would be a comfortable trip if it rains as you won't be able to reach some of the places here.

How to reach Saputara hill station in Gujarat

Saputara is well connected by road. The nearest railway station is Waghai station at Billimora. Also, several government buses are communicating from Saputara to various cities of Gujarat and Maharashtra and they are very economical.

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Places to visit in Saputara hill station in Gujarat

Saputara is a small hill station and this can be fully explored within a day. There are several places to visit, all mentioned below one by one, and they are located not very far from each other so one can discover all one by one by walking also.

❖ Saputara Lake

This is the center of attraction in Saputara hill station. Amidst mountains and green lush trees, Saputara Lake looks beautiful. Boating facility is available there for visitors. Boating charges are very nominal. Boating is not very pleasant in the afternoon period due to harsh sunlight.

saputara lake


There is a small amusement park for children beside Saputara Lake which comprises various kids ride. Also, numbers of rented fancy bicycles (with the flower in the basket) are provided by various boys on the street next to the Saputara Lake.

saputara lake boating


❖ Saputara Adventure Park

Saputara Adventure Park is situated in the vicinity of Saputara Lake, just a few steps away.  It offers kids joy activities, sky cycle, rope activities, game zone, ATV bike, bumper car, zip line, bungee injection, zorbing ball, and toy train. I have never seen a crowd of visitors exploring the various activities here.

saputara adventure park

❖ Honey Bee Center

Honey Bee Center is situated just next to the Adventure Park. This is a small honey farm where honeybees collect nectar and prepare honey out of it. There are several boxes at various places on the farm which is a house for honeybees and where they make honey. Here you will get 300 grams pure honey for Rs. 150 only.

honey bee center saputara

honey bee center



❖ Step Garden

Another place in the list of places to visit in Saputara hill station is Step Garden and as the name suggests so it is. This is a beautiful unique garden that is developed not only on the ground but also on several levels i.e. steps hence the name is Step garden. There are so many different types of beautiful, colorful and attractive flowers. This is a great place for selfies or photography and you will get wonderful shots here. A small café also included inside the garden so you can have your evening tea with beautiful surroundings.

step garden


❖ Sunset Point

Sunset point, this is one of the places in Saputara hill station which most of the tourists do not miss. Visitors or tourists explore the whole Saputara full day and at the end of the day, in the evening period, they all gather here for a wonderful view of the sunset. After capturing the view of sunset they all start leaving for their home.

sunset point


You need to pass through a bit tiring and hilly road to reach sunset point by walking since driving your vehicles are not allowed there. However, you may opt to have a ride on the chargeable bikes available there.

There are a few stalls offering tea, Maggi noodles, and some snacks items. Enjoy the wonderful sunset view with the tea in your hands.

❖ Ropeway

Saputara is also famous for ropeway activities done here. Visitors are charged an affordable fee for the ropeway. It takes you to the Sunset Point and then returns back. If you have your own vehicle then you may reach there easily otherwise you have to book any transport which will take you there because walking to this place, hilly area, might be a bit tiring. Also, note that there is a huge crowd in seasonal months so you may have to stand up in a queue for a few minutes.

ropeway in saputara


❖ Tableland

Ropeway and tableland both are situated just next to each other. If you reached for ropeway activity then you should not miss this place and go ahead. This is a land on the hills where you will find several activities such as Camel riding, bike riding, horse riding, kids play area, etc. along with eatable items offered by the vendor. A wonderful view of Saputara hill station can be seen from here. You may capture good shots for you.

table land


❖ Saputara Museum

Saputara museum is a tribal museum which is dedicated to the tribal culture. It has everything which is sufficient to showcase the tribal lifestyle such as the equipment or tools used in home or land, ornaments, various instruments, etc. Visitors are allowed to enter at a nominal fee. This is good but the infrastructure of the museum needs maintenance.

saputara museum


❖ Fish aquarium

There is a minor fish aquarium close to the Saputara museum with few fish tanks. This is not in good condition and you may skip visiting this place if you are running of time.

fish aquarium


You will find a small street market in the vicinity of the Saputara museum and fish aquarium where visitors do shopping. There is nothing special to buy but few handmade items are worthy.

saputara market


❖ Rose Garden

Rose Garden, as the name suggests, is dedicated to flower Rose. Many rose plants are grown here but this is not in so good condition. You may skip visiting this place.

❖ Artist Village

When we planned for the Saputara trip then we searched for different places to visit and found artist village also one of them but the reality is something different. There is nothing on the name of the artist village. There were a few small houses like you see in village. Also, we saw an exhibition hall where various items prepared by the local artists are showcased for the visitors. When we visited that time it was empty with few items left in the hall. You may skip this part also as you see won’t see anything special here.

saputara artist village


Few FAQs

Q. What is famous in Saputara hill station?

Ans: Saputara is a small hill station and one of the good ideas for short trips or weekend destinations. This is famous for Saputara Lake, boating, ropeway activity, paragliding activity, and sunset point.  Also, several tourists plan camping here and enjoy their time amid nature.

Q. Hotels and restaurants in Saputara

Ans: Since this is a tourist spot, you will find several restaurants and hotels around. Saputara Lake is the main point so most of the tourists go for hotels which are offering a lake view. We have stayed in the Patang Residency in front of Saputara Lake and it was great.

Q. What type of food available there?

Ans: You will find vegetarian food in most of the restaurants and hotels. Finding non-vegetarian food in Saputara is difficult I think because wherever we asked for non-vegetarian food we were denied.

Q. Is alcohol allowed in Saputara hill station in Gujarat?

Ans: Alcohol is banned all over the Gujarat state so you won’t get here also.

Conclusion based on our experience

Overall Saputara hill station in Gujarat is a nice place to visit which can be fully discovered within a day. This is one of the weekend destinations for visitors from Nashik, Mumbai, Pune, and Surat. One time visit is okay. If you are visiting afterwards then that may be boring for you. Do not miss ropeway activity here. Drop by here in the morning till 10 am so that you have sufficient time to explore each and everything comfortably. Finish your entire excursion till 5:30 pm so that you reach sunset point before sunset. Confirm the sunset time in Saputara with any of the local people. Grab some fresh strawberries from the street vendors; they are really good and cheaper also.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

How to get new or duplicate voter ID card online

How to get new voter ID card online and apply for a duplicate voter ID card if lost


Nowadays it has been very easy to register for new voter ID card, correction in it or apply for a duplicate voter ID card if it is lost. Anything related to voter ID card can be done online through the National Voters’ Services Portal website  (NVSP) or Voter Helpline app.

The National Voters’ Services Portal has been updated and now you need to first register on that portal then you can apply for a new voter ID card or do anything else related to the Voter ID card.

How to register on National Voters’ Services Portal (NVSP) for voter ID card services?


Visit NVSP and get yourself registered by creating an account. First, you need to enter your mobile number which will receive OTP enabling the further procedure of registration.

Then you are asked for additional details such as name, email ID, EPIC number (if you have), etc.
Once filled up details and submitted, you are registered with the National Voters’ Services Portal.

Log in with the login details on the same portal and now you can perform any action mentioned below:


  • Fresh enrollment (register for new voter ID card)
  • Correction in voter ID card if any
  • Deletion of self/family enrollment
  • You may find out constituency details, electoral officers details and political party representative, etc.
  • Apply for a duplicate voter ID card if lost or damaged somewhere.


how to get new voter id card and duplicate voter id card



How to register for new voter ID card



  1. After logging in NVSP, click on the “Fresh Inclusion” available on the left side.
  2. Fill up or upload all the required details; full address, address proof, birth details, age proof, an assembly constituency, complete personal details (name, family details), passport size photo, contact details, and declaration. Filling the form is easy for anyone, you just need to be ready with all the details and document required to upload on the website.
  3. Once you submit the details, you are provided the reference ID which you can use it for further tracking of your application or find out the status of voter ID card. Do not forget to note it down for application tracking.
  4. New voter ID card registration takes a few months to complete. If I talk about my own experience then it was completed within 3 months. I applied for a new voter ID card in the mid of January month and received in the April month.
  5. Keep on tracking your voter ID card application to find out the status whether it is approved or rejected. If it is approved then you will be provided an EPIC number (Electoral Photo Identity Card) and a BLO is appointed whom you may contact for getting the voter ID card in physical form.


How to get a voter ID card in physical form after registration?


There are several people who are registered voters and they have an EPIC number but they did not receive their voter ID card physically. If you are one of them then you may contact your BLO (Booth Level Officer) for receiving the voter ID card.

If you click on “Search in Electoral Roll”, a window opens where you may enter your EPIC number and find out the all the details including BLO. Take out the contact details of your BLO and reach him/her to get your voter ID card physically.


How to get duplicate voter ID card if lost or damaged?


If your voter ID card is lost or damaged and you want a new one to be issued then you may apply for a duplicate voter ID card through the same website mentioned above i.e. National Voters’ Services Portal or Voter Helpline app.

Whether it is the National Voters’ Services Portal or Voter Helpline app, there is a tab called “FORMS” in both of them. There you will see different forms for several reasons. Last one “Issue of Replacement EPIC (Elector’s Photo Identity Card)” is the application for duplicate voter ID card, click on it.

how to get duplicate voter id card



Now fill up all the details while stating the reason for issuing duplicate voter ID card and submit. Here also you will get a reference ID for tracking the application. Keep checking it. Once it is approved then you will receive your duplicate voter ID card through any of the modes you mentioned while filling up the form.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Jio fiber plans, welcome offer and how to register procedure

Jio fiber plans, welcome offer and how to register procedure

Reliance Jio has already launched and declared the Jio fiber features and its benefits on 12th August 2019 and also informed the commercial launch of the Jio fiber plans for customers will be on 5th September 2019. Finally, the Jio fiber prepaid plans are unveiled and here are few glimpses.

jio fiber plans, how to register for jio fiber


Also, read Jio fiber and Jio set-top box features and benefits

Jio Fiber plans



Jio fiber prepaid plans are classified into 6 categories at different prices, they are Bronze (at Rs. 699), Silver (Rs. 849), Gold (Rs. 1299), Diamond (Rs. 2499), Platinum (Rs. 3999) and Titanium (Rs. 8499). These are the monthly prices. The Jio fiber speed goes from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps for the Bronze level to Titanium level. Have a look at below picture for complete detail of the Jio fiber plans at a different level and different prices. Visit https://www.jio.com/fiber/en-in/plans for more details of Jio fiber prepaid plans.

jio fiber plans welcome offer how to register


Jio fiber welcome offer



Jio proposed Jio fiber welcome offer to the customers in the form of Jio forever annual plan where the customer will be benefited with the double data, extra months (saving monthly charges as per the plan), the devices from Bluetooth speaker (worth MRP Rs. 2999) to 108 cm (43 inches) 4K TV (worth Rs. 44,990) and entertainment OTT applications free subscriptions. Jio fiber welcome offer is available in three parts 3-months, 6-months and 12 months i.e annual. These are the long term Jio fiber plans where the customers will have more benefits if they subscribe to any Jio fiber plan for longer period. Glance over the below picture which is the Jio fiber welcome offer plan known as Jio forever plan. For more details visit the official website of Jio.

jio fiber welcome offer



How to register for Jio fiber connection/services?


  • To register for Jio fiber connection or services you need to call on the Jio fiber customer care number 18008969999. There you will be asked for your mobile number where you will receive a link which will redirect you to the Jio fiber online registration or the connection procedure.
  • There you have to enter your location address where you want Jio fiber connection and then confirm.
  • After submitting the details you moved a step ahead and now fill up the required details such as name, mobile number, and the OTP sent through the SMS and click on verify. This was the last step of requesting or registering Jio fiber connection.
  • If Jio fiber is available in your location where you requested Jio fiber connection then a Jio representative will come back to you with the next procedure and execute the required action.


Also, you may contact any Jio store near you and find out the required steps for Jio fiber plans, registration procedure, and services.

How to find Jio store near you?



Go through https://www.jio.com/Jio/portal/storeLocator to find out the Jio store near you. Enter your area/location or pin code and the range in kilometer within which the available Jio store will be shown.

What else you need to know regarding Jio fiber plans and registration?


  • Documents required: You must have an identity proof and address proof while registering for Jio fiber connection. Aadhaar card will be enough. These documents are required for verification then the steps of Jio fiber order will be executed.
  • If you have already registered for Jio fiber connection and still did not get any response then it means Jio fiber is not available in your area and you need to wait till Jio fiber connection is feasible in your location.
  • If you are a successful Jio fiber customer then you may check out the entire Jio fiber plans, offers, your plans’ validity and balance etc in the My Jio app only. You may log in My Jio app with your Jio fiber account otherwise link your Jio fiber account with the current Jio account in My Jio app and explore all your Jio plan details at one place.



If you have more questions related to Jio fiber plans or anything else, you may go through https://www.jio.com/en-in/selfhelp for more details and open “Jio Fiber” section. There you will find everything regarding Jio fiber plans, installation, activation, Jio fiber product details, services and many more.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Download Oriflame current month catalogue and offers - Septemeber 2019

Oriflame current month catalogue - September 2019

Oriflame launches a new catalogue every month packed with several discounts and offers on various Oriflame products. These discounts and offers on the products vary every month in the catalogue. Here you may download the Oriflame current month catalogue in pdf version easily and share with your clients too.

Click here for Oriflame catalogue for November 2019

oriflame current month catalogue September 2019


Download Oriflame catalogue for September 2019

download oriflame current month catalogue september 2019

Oriflame current month catalogues can also be downloaded from the official website of  Oriflame. If you are from a country other than India then you may find Oriflame in your country by visiting http://www.oriflame.com/. Just select your region and you are referred to the particular one.

Also, read How to earn with Oriflame working from home?


Have a look at the new Oriflame launches, discounts, and offers in this month September 2019.

The new launch of the Oriflame in the September 2019 catalogue


  • The ONE A-Z Cream Hydra bright SPF 30:
    This cream (including make-up and skin-care in one) is one step ahead of BB cream. This is for everyday use and it also gives a makeup look. This is a newly launched product is now available at 40% off as an introductory offer.

  • Styler brush for adding volume to the hair and Styler wide-tooth comb to detangle hair.

Offers and discounts in Oriflame current month catalogue September 2019

  • Milk and honey gift set:
    This is a gift set which includes Milk and honey shampoo, body cream and sugar scrub altogether in a  luxurious gift box.

  • Dream deal of the month:
    If you purchase at least Rs. 650 material from this catalogue then you are eligible for 40% off on any of the products from pg-8-9. These products are The ONE illusion concealer, The ONE pore minimizing primer and The ONE Lip balm.

  • Buy one get one free offer on Tender care protecting Balm.

  • 30% Off on Giordani gold lipsticks.

  • 30% Off on Novage advanced skin treatment and Novage day shield.




Oriflame Online Flyer and Activity offer in September 2019:

Along with the launch of new Oriflame catalogue every month, also there is Online flyer and  Activity/Reactivation Offer for the Oriflame consultants and VIP customers of the Oriflame.

Online flyer offers a huge discount on specific Oriflame products for a certain period such as 1 week.

Activity/Reactivation offer is a lucrative offer by Oriflame which promises to benefit the Oriflame consultants or VIP customers if they qualify the condition of the Activity or Reactivation offer.

Download the current month Online Flyer and activity offer otherwise, you may check out the same at Oriflame current month offers.