Surat Tourism
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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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Gaurav Patel

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

"Fun city, Surat"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
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  •  258 readers

"Superb city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  •  248 readers

"Wonderful city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  •  1294 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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Sefalkumar Gupta

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  • Sefalkumar Gupta
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review
  •  384 readers

"Nice place & it was a good visit"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
It's an amazing experience to visit Dandi. It's an very natural and pure environment. While I enjoyed very with my family and friends.. There is many shop and market also available for eating and stay as well shopping.
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Drijen Vavadiya

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  • Drijen Vavadiya
  • 1 Review
  •  379 readers

"Incredible Surat!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2016
The sun city is very special to for business but not for business is also well for travelling. Very lovely place for eat lover they always enjoy all kind of food like Chinese and specially for Punjabi. People is so generous less expensive overall good place for all type of issue.
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Abdulla Bhagad

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  • Abdulla Bhagad
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
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"It was a great family holiday!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2016
Its a nice place to visit. Mostly for shopping. Specially cloths & sarees. There is a khaja dana darga which is a famous spot. If you are intersected in shopping. It is a very good place for you. You can get a variety of sarees there. Food items khamand, dabali, fafra are wlel know 4 there taste.
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Jayhind Maury

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  • Jayhind Maury
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  670 readers

"Surat is mainly famous for its cloth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2016
Surat is a city situated in Gujarat state. Surat is mainly famous for its cloth, where many poor people work hard and help their family. In Surat there is AMBA Mataji Mandir where many people who believe god comes. Here a temple which is mainly known as Bada Ganesh is situated in Surat. When we come in Surat then we can see there are most famous crop is cotton.
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Karishma Bajaj

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  • Karishma Bajaj
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  443 readers

"Excellent visit with finger licking food"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2016
I visited Surat with my family for the marriage of my cousin sister. After the marriage, We visited many places in Surat like Jagdish chandra bose Aquarium, ISKCON Temple, Ambika niketan Temple, Sardar patel Museum, Ubharat Beach, Siddhi Viniek Temple. I bought kurti and silk saree for myself. We ate Dhokla, Surat's thali, Ladoo, Chola Batora, Rice and Paneer butter masala. So, I recommend other to must visit the Silk city Surat.
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Nimesh Patel

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  • Nimesh Patel
  • Lives in Surat
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  475 readers

"Wonderful city to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2016
Surat is the best city in Gujarat. Because oh it's cleanness and eating recipes and other factor and dumas ubhrat what a place I can't imagine in my dream beautiful places and can't say about hotels. Golden plaza, Sasuma, Sarvotam hotels are superb only because of these I love Surat.
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