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Best Time to visit
October to March
Nearest Railway Station
Surat Railway Station
Gujarati, Hindi, English
Travel facts about Surat
Located in the Indian state of Gujarat, Surat is major port city and administrative center in India. Surat is not only popular for its beaches and health resorts, but also for its textile industry, diamond markets, and handicraft items. Lying to the south of Gujarat, Surat is the second biggest city in the state. It is also the commercial hub of the state and is popularly known as the Textile Capital of India and Embroidery Capital of India. More..
Surat is the ideal place to purchase textile products. The textile market in the city attracts thousands of footfalls round the year. There are shopping complexes and malls in the city as well such as the Iscon Mall and Big Bazaar. You can purchase diamonds from the local diamond stores. Beauty and fashion items are available in the Iscon Mall and Ghoddod Road. You can purchase both Indian and western garments such as skirts, kurtis, silk sarees, salwar kamiz, and lehenga choli. Kachchhi Store Patel Haresh Jethabhai, Shree Janki Shopping Complex, Surendra Stores, and Binayak Departmental Store are the popular shopping places in the city. More..
Places to see in and around Surat
- Old Fort (Surat Castle)- The Surat Castle is also known as the Old Fort. Khudawand Khan designed and constructed this famous palace between 1540 and 1546. It ranks among the major historic memorials of Surat. The citadel was constructed on the banks of the Tapi river.
- Mugal Sarai- The Mugal Sarai was initially constructed to serve as a Musafarkhana or 'Sarai' which translates into travelers' inn. The premises are currently utilized by the SMC (Surat Municipal Corporation) in the form of an office compound. Mugal Sarai is one of the historic buildings in the city. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan constructed it during 1644 AD.
- Dumas- Dumas is an outstanding health resort
- located to the southeast of the city.
- Hajira and Tithal- Hajira and Tithal are picturesque shoreline resorts on the Arabian Sea.
- Dandi- This is the place from where Mahatma Gandhi initiated the famous Dandi March in 1930. It lies on the seashores of the Arabian Sea.
- Chintanamani Jain Temple- The Chintamani Jain Temple is situated at Muglisara which is close to the tombstone of Mirjan Sami. The temple is not only famous for its spiritual significance but also showcases a perfect instance of delicate artisanship and painting with vegetable color of the state.
- Sardar Patel Museum- The Sardar Patel Museum was built in the former part of the 20th century. It houses an assortment of more than 10000 samples of handicraft items and works of art.
- Dutch Garden
- The Dutch cemetery
- Winchester Museum- This museum derived its name from Mr. Winchester who served as the Assistant Collector of the city in the British period. He initiated a number of steps to develop Surat.
- Gopipura- Gopipura is a small village near Surat. It got its name from the legendary Brahmin Gopi who was the originator of the city. Various Jain temples including the Agama Mandir are the top attractions of this village.
- Rangupavan- The Rangupavan is one of the largest theaters in India. It is an outdoor theater with the stage measuring 18 meters by 10.5 meters. The theater can accommodate approximately 4000 audiences.
- City Science Center- It houses science models and observatory. There is also an art gallery and museum which has been transferred from the 'Sardar Patel Museum'.
- Karatgam Road
- Kavi Narmad Central Library
- Gandhi Smruti Library
- Public Library More..