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Introduction

Surat is 9th largest Metropolis in the Indian state of Gujarat and administrative headquarters of the Surat District. Surat is situated on the banks of the Tapi and was one of the greatest Indian Ports during the Mughal regime. Today Surat is a booming industrial centre famous for textiles, Jari, brocades and is a very important diamond processing centre and can proudly claim to be one of the cleanest Indian cities with a glorious past and a bright future. Surat offers a wide range of places of interest ranging from historical to religious, educational to entertainment and art to industry.

Area 326 sq km
Altitude 12 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-22.0C,Max.-40.0 C Winter,Min.-12.0C,Max.-31.0C
Language Gujarati, Hindi, English.
STD Code 0261
Rainfall 2,500 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March

Surat MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Surat does not have an airport. Vadodara, situated around 140 km from Surat, is the nearest airport.
  2. Rail:-Surat is main junction on the Mumbai - Delhi - Ahmedabad broad gauge line.
  3. Road:- The National Highway 8 connects Surat to all parts of Gujarat. The distances to some important centers from Surat are Ahmedabad, 267 km; Baroda, 140 km; Mumbai, 326 km; Bhavnagar, 422 km; Okhla, 706 km; Junagarh, 550 km; Jamnagar, 531 km; Bhuj, 619 km; and Palanpur, 434 km.

Places to Visit

Narmad Library Dutch Garden Dumas Hajira
Winchester Museum Dandi Gopipura.  

Excursion

Unai Ubhrat Tithal Saputara

Shopping

Surat is famous for textiles, handlooms and handicraft industry.

Accommodation

Taj Gateway Hotel The Gateway Hotel Athwalines Lords Plaza Hotel Yuvraj
Embassy Hotel Best Western Yuvraj