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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Vitrag Jain

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  • Vitrag Jain
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  6 readers

"Excellent place to visit!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
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
  •  37 readers

"Nice place & it was a good visit" new review

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
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
  •  46 readers

"Incredible Surat!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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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Karishma Bajaj

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  • Karishma Bajaj
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
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"Excellent visit with finger licking food" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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
  •  123 readers

"Wonderful city to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Jayen Gorasiya

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  • Jayen Gorasiya
  • 1 Review
  •  123 readers

"Best place in Gujarat"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Surat is the popular for the food. Like the street food, Khaudhra gali. And also has the beach which is the best place for travelling and which is Dumas beach. Also has the surti locha and khaman.
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Dinesh m rane

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  • Dinesh m rane
  • 5 Reviews
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"Crowded Town, Surat"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A bit crowded town. Beware of traffic (no one follows any traffic rules). Getting non-veg is difficult. You can try Sugar n Spice, Taste of India restaurants. For juices you can approach Mahalaxmi Juice centre. Good place to buy synthetic clothes. Bombay market is a good place to buy clothes.
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Pradip Kachhadiya

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  • Pradip Kachhadiya
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review
  •  190 readers

"Surat, best place in Gujarat"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Surat is the popular for the food. Like the street food, Khaudhra gali. It also has a beach which is the best place for travelling i.e Dummas beach. Also has the Surti Locho and Khaman Dhokla, Khamni and all ore ghari which is the more favourite sweet in Surat.
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Daya Kachhadiya

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  • Daya Kachhadiya
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review
  •  192 readers

"Surat, a must go place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Surat is the place of food & lovely peoples. The beach was good. Food was tasty. And also has the no of food items that has lovely in test like vadapav, dhosa. Also has the nice garden like 'lake view'. Surat also has no of mall for shopping lovers with cheap price's.
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Tushar Kachhadiya

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  • Tushar Kachhadiya
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review
  •  202 readers

"Dummas, an awesome place to go"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Super cool place. Beach were awesome & food just like out of this world. Must have food to experience the Surti test. The quality time is spent more easily. At some around place also has shopping place including malls, show rooms, restaurants, Gaurav Path street food, Paratha & lots more are there.
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