Surat Tourism
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Surat Tourism

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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 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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Manan Kalsariya
  • Manan Kalsariya
  • Lives in Surat
  • 2 Reviews

"A city with refreshing beach"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was fun with friends and family. Good spicy food make your experience mind blowing. Clean sea shore, we can take sun bath during the winter season, it makes your day refreshing. You can select this destination for short time period for visit during the day period.
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Paresh Joshi
  • Paresh Joshi
  • Lives in Surat
  • 3 Reviews

"The place famous for diamonds"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2014
This was the one of good and enjoyable experience for me. Surat is such a fast growing city of Idia. The new development in this city is going fast. Diamond business of this place is known all over India. 9 out of 10 diamond of world are from Surat. And textile business is also known for the all over India. The food is very delicious in this city.
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Pankaj Kurhade
  • Pankaj Kurhade
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 1 Review

"A good holiday destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2014
Surat is a very very very good place for holiday and it is very big city. It is also known as diamond city. A very good place for cotton.
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Priyank Variava
  • Priyank Variava
  • Lives in Navi Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews

"Excellent place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 6, 2014
This place is an awesome place. You will find awesome food every where. You can reach from one end to another end of city within half an hour because it is connected by bridges. The most romantic place is ONGC bridge in evening time. Just awesome place nothing else.
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D.r. Solanki
  • D.r. Solanki
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  • 13 Reviews

"The diamond city of Gujarat"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 3, 2014
Surat is the second largest city of Gujarat. Surat is famous for its Diamond & jewellery. Apart from that Surat is famous for its clothes. It is a nice place to spend your holidays.
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Husain Batliwala
  • Husain Batliwala
  • Lives in Surat
  • 5 Reviews

"The City for food lovers"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2014
Surat is a city of Food lovers. It has got various variety of food to offer to its visitors. Surat has got various malls to offer which accommodate various brands. Surat has also got its own domestic airport. For sight seeing it has got a bewach named dumas . It also has a river side walkway is yet to be completed. In all great experience and a city of joy though their is bit traffic problem but still a must place to visit.
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Urmit Hirapara
  • Urmit Hirapara
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review

"A good city for food lovers"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2014
This is a great city for food lovers. Here you will get a verity of Gujarati food, and you must try it once. Then you will ask for it again. Perfect destination for food lover like me. I was quite impressed with this city. Lots of over bridges. I would like to visit Surat again during my vacations. You have to manage with some traffic at evening time but overall experience was best
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Jagrit Jain
  • Jagrit Jain
  • 1 Review

"fantastic journey to a clean and green place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2014
On 18th Feb 2014 I departed for Surat from Jaipur by train. Next day I reached there at 11 o'clock. My cousin came to receive me. Then I went to my Maternal Uncle’s house.
Surat is known as diamond city of the world. Textile business is pride of surat. Also it is known for its greenery and cleanness. On 20th Feb I go to DUMAS BEACH one of the most haunted place on Earth. I went to ONG BRIDGE.,a bridge with a high suspension on TAPTI river. On 2oth Feb I went to causeway, a combination of nature and science. Then the time to visit Religious Places comes and we went to Ambe Mata Mandir, Swami Narayan Mandir, Iskcon Temple. All these temples are situated on the bank of Tapti River finally after a tour of 8 day returned to my home.It was a fantastic journey to a fantastic place
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Abhishek Kasat
  • Abhishek Kasat
  • Lives in Nasik
  • 1 Review

"A place for shopping jewelry and saris"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2014
This was the first time we visited Surat and I must say it was worth visiting. I would definitely recommend everyone to visit Surat for shopping jewelry and sari. Do not forget to have a tea at Chamunda on Ring Road. It would be the best tea you had ever had.
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Hiren Kalsariya
  • Hiren Kalsariya
  • Lives in Surat
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  • 1 Review

"Surat, a good city over all"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2014
Surat is very good city in Gujrat. Dumas beach and Suvali beach ance one of the nice places to visit. Prani sangrhalay in varaccha and Svami Narayan Gurukul in Ved road are very beautiful too. Food, sight-seeing and shopping is amazing over there. Food is good and a large variety of snacks are available to try out.
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