Surat Tourism

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

History of Surat

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.

Things To Do in Surat

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.

Surat is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

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Alex Ernest

  • Tourist
  • Alex Ernest
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 14 Reviews
  •  23 readers

"Surat City" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Visiting this city for a business purposes, city that has much opportunity .. It has big market of Diamond, it is good that there are bridges in city so some how heavy traffic is manageable ... And this city called as "KHANI PINI CITY", means you will have good food in Surat city, you will find somany places where you will be served finger licking teasty food, so if you did not visited Surat city then come and experience it's liveliness.
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Subham Maurya

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  • Subham Maurya
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  262 readers

"Hy I am Subham I travel to Surat is good cit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 17, 2017
Hy I am Subham I travel to Surat is good city is very Surat, is a port city previously known as Suryapur. It is the economical capital and former princely state in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the eighth largest city and ninth largest urban agglomeration in India.
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  • Dipakbrahmbhatt
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  297 readers

"Hotel belevue is a great hotel near Surat railway."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2017
It is a best hotel with different accommodation. With different facilities .. Food of that hotel is also delicious .. Good parking area. There is also family and couple rooms available with zaakusi .. Best thing is that it is very close to Surat railway station.
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Ajit desai

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  • Ajit desai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  145 readers

"Nice and comfortable stay."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 11, 2017
Very nice hotel with clean and well decorated rooms. It is located at prime location of cross roads, just very close to Bus Stand and Railway StationStation. Room service is good and staff very helpful. Will like to suggest this hotel to my friends and relatives visiting Surat.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
  •  512 helpful votes
  •  578676 readers

"A Trip to Surat"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 12, 2016
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
  •  330 readers

"Diamond city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2016
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
  •  339 readers

"Nice city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2016
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
  • 1 Review
  •  577 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
  • 46 photos
  • 51 Reviews
  •  136 helpful votes
  •  21312 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
  •  685 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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