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Surat Tourism

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Narendran
  • Narendran
  • 5 Reviews

"Rains all through our 4 days"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
It was raining all through our stay in Surat. Something that was unexpected in September. The flood warning had the city on alert. The auto rickshaws don't go by the fare meter always ask the driver how much he charge before boarding. Most....... More
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Kumar yalavarmath
  • Kumar yalavarmath
  • 2 Reviews

"Good"

  • Posted 10 months ago
Its good city in the western region of the India means in Gujarat.its also called as a diamond city.Its also have the best textile industry. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: its good city in the western region of the India means in....... More
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Suneet Joshi
  • Suneet Joshi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Wonderful Surat"

  • Posted 12 months ago
Surat, as an destination is perfect place and it is well equipped to host travellers either on professional or personal visits. My visit, though being professional , was quite pleasant on personal front too with lovely transport system,....... More
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Pravin Koli
  • Pravin Koli
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Shopping"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Good place for shopping especially for ladies Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good and the variety of snacks are available to try out. sweets are awesome especially the famous surat ki ghaeri Activities & things to do: Shopping....... More
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Sukumar Santhanam
  • Sukumar Santhanam
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"visit to surat only for business"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Other than business visits nothing to see around in surat. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We get good food specially vegetarian. Activities & things to do: Zero activities in surat for tourist .there is a zoo not worth visiting. Only....... More
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Surat Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: City
  • 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 situated on the outskirts of the city, but it is not functional. The nearest airport is at Vadodara, which has regular flights run by leading airlines.  The airport is connected to major cities of India that incluses Delhi, Jaipur, Bhavnagar and Mumbai.

Surat is 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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