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Surat Tourism

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Surat Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 13 m
  • Pincode: 395001
  • District: Surat
  • Language: Gujarati,Hindi
  • STD code: 0261
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 32°C, Winter 15 to 30°C
Surat is a city in the district with the same name located in the state of Gujarat. Referred as a city of Silk and Diamond, Surat is considered as an important commercial hub of Gujarat. It has a major gem industry and around 90% of the world’s diamonds are cut here. Apart from these features, this city is the second largest city in Gujarat and ninth largest city in India. It is located on the banks of the Tapti River.

The history of Surat gives a glimpse of its varied heritage of the past. With a reference in the Mahabharata, Surat has a long history that has given it a significant place in the history of India. Parsis had started settling down in the city in the 12th century. The Dutch and Portuguese also set up their business centres in the city. There was a time, when Surat had a port with the capacity to harbour 84 ships at a time.

The major tourist attraction of the city is Surat Castle, which was built in the 14th century by Muhammad Tughlak. Another famous castle is River Side Castle, built by the Sultan of Gujarat in 1546, which is located on the shores of the River Tapti. Apart from forts, there are other tourist spots like Dutch Garden, Sardar Patel Museum, Rangupavan, Dumas (sea side) and Textile Market.

The city has an ancient temple, Chintanamani Jain Temple, which has religious significance for the people in Gujarat. The temple was constructed during the rule of the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, in 1699 A.D. The temple is known for its wooden craftsmanship and drawing with vegetable dyes.

Surat Airport is connected to major cities of India. Surat is also well connected by roads to the cities like Ahmadabad, Mumbai and Vadodara. The city has its own railway station and number of express and passenger trains from Mumbai to Ahmadabad pass across the city.

During summers, the temperature of the city goes up to 40° Celsius, and in winters, it comes down to 12° Celsius. Visiting Surat in any season is comfortable, however, the best time to be here is between October and March.

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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 228 Reviews
  •  449 helpful votes
  •  527393 readers

"A Trip to Surat"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I had been to Surat by train in the month of November 2016. Surat is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Gujarat. The must-visit attractions around Surat include the Sardar Patel Museum, Hajira, Bardoli and Surat Castle. The Sardar Patel Museum was built in 1889 which was earlier known as 'Winchester Museum' This is widely known as Sardar Sangrahalaya. Hajira is located around 25 kilometers from the city and is located on the edge of the Arabian Sea and is a popular picnic spot for beach lovers. Bardoli is located around 34 kilometers from the city and is famous for the Swaraj Ashram. The Bardoli Satyagraha was held here under the stewardship of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel way back in the year 1921-22. The Gujarat Sultanate built the Surat Castle during the 16th century. This was also known as the 'Old Fort'.
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Muneesh sharma

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  • Muneesh sharma
  • 2 Reviews
  •  139 readers

"Diamond city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited the most of cities in india. All cities are very nice and some one clean cities. About Surat is also very clean cities and in matter of foood I love very much. Here taste is different like its own taste. Style different. You can get the good food anywhere. Hotel chain is very nice.
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Crazzy Sam

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  • Crazzy Sam
  • Lives in Kalyan
  • 2 Reviews
  •  152 readers

"Nice city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Surat is mostly know as a city of saree lovers. There are many markets in Surat nearby where we get cheap sarees But are attractive. It very well developed city at the entry of Gujarat. Nice hotels nice roads add attraction to the city. Shivajis status is also a part of attraction in Surat
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Jasoliyaharshal

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  • Jasoliyaharshal
  • 1 Review
  •  390 readers

"Best hotel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 8, 2016
Good responcibility, best hotel, manager was good, best response, management is best, restorant is best and biggest, investmant is clear, best hotel in Surat, location is good, near railway station, near bus station, near airport, adventure is best, romantic hotel, city is best,
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Tushar Patoliya

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  • Tushar Patoliya
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 36 Reviews
  •  126 helpful votes
  •  17701 readers

"Surat the city of diamond and textile"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 19, 2016
Diamond and textile markets are huge in Surat.
Over bridges are recent developments and most amazing place for the foodies.
From locho to gotado and from khaman to unique egg items.
Which will not be available in anywhere of the world with delicious taste.
If you are foodie like me then do visit
Go pal locho near railway station,
Bhai bhai egg center navapura.
Dummas beach is the place to relax with the cold wave and eatery stalls.
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Jignesh kalathiya

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  • Jignesh kalathiya
  • 1 Review
  •  499 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 28, 2016
Surat is superb city for destination for travelling and enjoying. In this city the street food is very famous like Khaman, Locho, dhokla, aalupuri, khamni, etc. Very nice city for enjoying. Here nice beach like Dummas, Suvali, Dandi, Mangrol, and etc. Surat is amazing city for living best life.
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Gaurav Patel

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  • Gaurav Patel
  • Lives in Mahesana
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  892 readers

"Fun city, Surat"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 22, 2016
I and my friends visited the Rahul raj mall and shanivaari of Surat. The temple also be visited by us. The atmosphere of the city is a very good. We have some break fast like locho and khaman. We know about the kashi ka maran and Surat ka jaman.
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B-k Gadhvi

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  • B-k Gadhvi
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  881 readers

"Superb city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 20, 2016
I visit this city, I like it, many good places for visit, it also called as bridge city and Diamond city.. Sugar factories are also like for visit, cleanliness is also superb. Horror place of Asia is also in Surat, one of my Favourite city.
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Tahera Lokhand

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  • Tahera Lokhand
  • 1 Review
  •  866 readers

"Wonderful city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2016
Surat is one of the growing cities of modern India, with good basic facilities. There are numerous place to visit and spend leisure time. It has good transportation facilities with autos plying to and fro. It is well connected with Mumbai via highways and railways. It also has a domestic airport.
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Vitrag Jain

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  • Vitrag Jain
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3214 readers

"Excellent place to visit!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2016
The life at Surat city is very calm and easy going. There are many excellent places to visit at Surat. The Tapi River Front came as quite a surprise. The place previously was known for the slums of the Surat city, but this time I was surprised a beautiful River front where you could take a casual walk or do your jogging or just sit around on the benches there and enjoy the cool wind from the Tapi River. New upmarket residential communities had come up all around and the slums had completely disappeared. Sarthana national park and this Aquarium are the two must visit places in Surat. Very unique place. Clean and neat.
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