Weekend Getaways from Surat

112 tourist places to visit near Surat

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Surat Weekend Getaways and Tourist Places to Visit

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From pilgrimage spots, to beautiful beaches, popular travel destinations to hidden gems waiting to be discovered, whether you’re a nature lover or a history buff, there is something for everyone looking for an escape from their usual lives. This assortment of places to see near Surat to take a break from hectic city life is sure to take anyone’s mind off the daily grind and portray nature in its uncut splendour. One doesn´t need to travel far as these holiday places near Surat are located at a convenient driving distance. 

Places to see within 100 kms

Valsad, a coastal district in Gujarat, has a lot to offer for anyone looking for weekend getaways near Surat. The small district, known as one of the best places to visit near Surat, is 95 kilometres away. Fans of religious tours will get their money’s worth on a visit to the Somnath Temple as the place is one of the holiest pilgrimage spots for Hindus. The Tithal Beach, famous for its black sand cover, located on the Valsad coast will satisfy travellers looking for peace and beautiful scenery making Valsad the perfect destination for a weekend trip. Other tourist spots include The Tadkeshwar Temple, Parnera Hill, Parnera Fort and Swami Narayan Temple.

Surat is only 16 kms from Dandi, which is also the nearest getaway from Surat, where Mahatma Gandhi famously began his Salt March. Owing to the fact that Dandi was an important place in the freedom of the country, it is a popular tourism destination from Surat. Apart from this, Dandi also offers Safe Villa, which features a library and a museum. Sai Baba Temple in Dandi attracts many pilgrims to Dandi throughout the year.

Tourist places within 200 kms

A perfect weekend getaway near Surat for nature lovers is the hill station Saputara170 km from Surat. Located in Dang district of Gujarat, Saputara literally means ‘Abode of Serpents’ and numerous images of snakes are worshipped by the local tribal folk. The photos and images of snakes can be found on shores of the River Sarpagandha which flows through the town. Saputara is famous for various sightseeing options and its gardens, namely Lake Garden, Step Garden and Rose Garden. The Step Garden features a unique design where plants and flowerpots with wooden work around it supports the steps. One should not only pray to the serpents but also to the weather goods. The Sunset Point, a perfect location for couples, is all the more impressive when a clear sky allows a romantic view over the valley.

Silvassa is located in the southern area of Gujarat and close to Vapi and at a distance of about 133 kms from Surat. A romantic location surrounded by lush greenery and hills of Western Ghats, Silvassa is a treat for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts making it one of the perfect weekend getaways. The place if also popular for its exotic resorts, industries, greenery and tax-free alcohol. There are many water park based activities for tourists.

Vadodara, a beautiful city in Gujarat is located at a distance of 156 kms and is home to some classic displays of architecture. Popular for its temples, museums, palaces and parks, Vadodara is also one of India’s most cosmopolitan cities and the prominent part is occupied by Gujaratis. The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great zeal here. Vadodara also houses various monuments and one of the most lavish palaces in India, the Lakshmi Vilas Palace. Big statue of lord Shiva is another attraction worth visiting in Vadodara.

Places to visit within 300 kms

Malshej Ghat, a Maharashtrian hill station 223 km from Surat, is sure to satisfy the needs of any traveller on a weekend getaway from Surat. At 700 mts. above sea level, Malshej Ghat is a hot spot for outdoor activity enthusiasts with an abundance of opportunities for adventure sports like hiking, trekking and boating. Malshej Ghat also boasts a diverse wildlife as it is surrounded by covers of dense green forests and the Western Ghats. It is a favourite among birdwatchers, rare birds and even Flamingos can be spotted near the Monsoon lakes. Also popular among tourists is the Shivneri Fort, where Maratha ruler Shivaji was born and spent his childhood surrounded by the ancient rocks.

Dhule, located at a distance of about 231 kms from Surat, is an ancient city in Maharashtra and one of the best picnic spots for history lovers. Major tourist attractions in Dhule include the Laling fort, Bhamer fort, Rajwade museum, Toranmal hill station and Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary. Important religious places here include Kalika Devi temple, Nagai Mata Mandir and Ekvira Mandir.

Other weekend getaways around Surat

About 340 km from Surat lies a small, picturesque town of Mahesana that enchants visitors on Surat weekend getaways with its charm and serenity. Mahesana is known for its religious places like the Modhera's Sun temple, Simandhar Swami Jain Temple, Hinglaj Mata's Temple, Mul Nayak Jain Temple and the Swaminarayan Temple. When on a family weekend getaway, one does not have to look far for something to entertain kids. Mahesana is home to the first water park in Asia and the biggest in Gujarat.

Nature lovers will also enjoy the rich bird life at Thol wildlife sanctuary where even great white pelicans breed. Located 305 kms away, the sanctuary is a shallow freshwater body having small marshes at the edges. This place attracts tourists from all over the world because of several species of trees and water birds, making it one of the good places around Surat for weekends. 



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