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Long Stretch of One of the cleanest city - Surat

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Konark Patel
3rd Sep 16

I am heading to Surat

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Reasons to go to Surat

1Dance The Night Out In Surat
Dance The Night Out In Surat

Dance to the folk tunes with the lamps and sticks in your hand. Women in lehenga cholis and men in traditional kedias look their best on festive evenings when they gather to perform garba and dandiya raas. Celebrated across cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Gandhinagar and even the smallest villages, the entire State comes alive during this festival. HolidayIQ Traveller Mohua Das shares, “Nothing beats the any city’s mood in Gujarat during Navratri.”

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2Dumas Beach
Dumas Beach

The palm and casuarinas fringed sea shores of Dumas are popular among the leisure travellers visiting Surat. This beach is believed to be one of the most haunted places of India and numerous accounts of haunting and eerie experiences have been registered for years now.

HolidayIQ traveller Parth Shah from Surat shares, “Dumas seashore is an attraction, best thing over there is to taste different types of bhajis. Best time to visit is early morning or evening, you can travel on your own vehicle or hire taxi. At main entrance, you can enjoy horse ride, camel ride etc. You can park your vehicle over there and enjoy bhajis, ice hola, American Makkai etc. You can play cricket or any other outdoor sports over there.”

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Reviews (72)

Archana Gupta

Archana Gupta4.3/5

11 reviews

Good Place to stay

It was a good place to stay in Surat hotel as major hotels don't allow alcohols in their hotel . In fact all of Surat in fact Gujarat is Alcohol Restricted . And breakfast & lunch & dinner was too good really looking to stay again. This place is located just 2 mins walking distance from railway station also the area near station is open mostly till 10 pm so it becomes comfortable. And there is juice center which is open till 1. 30 am it has a no of tasty milkshakes, juices& Icecreams.

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Alex Ernest

Alex Ernest3.6/5

27 reviews

Surat City

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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Surat Overview

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.

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Surat, Gujarat

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One of the most peaceful place it is.

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