Surat City Facts
Dutch Garden, Old Fort, Sardar Patel Museum, Rangupavan, Choppati etc.
Best Time To Visit :
October to March
About Surat India
Known as the diamond city of India, Surat in Gujarat
is one nice destination to see in here. Being the second largest city of the state along with being a port city, there is so much to see and explore in here. From historical monuments, palaces, beaches and museums there is so much to explore. Whether you are business traveler or a common traveler, it doesn't matter much, Surat is a perfect destination for all. So, visit Surat this vacation and enjoy a pleasant vacation amidst the historic monuments and pass a good time on the beaches.
Surat City Tourist Attractions
Being famous for its diamonds and the reminders of its ancient past, there are so many tourist places to see in Surat that you will surely not get enough of it. Lets have a look at few of them.
Dutch Garden :
Dutch Garden is a major attraction of Surat city. Other noted attractions of the Surat city include the Dutch cemetery and Makaipul, the ancient original sea port from where large ships sailed to various parts of the world.
Old Fort :
Built by Mohammed Tughlak in the 14th century, the old fort is now used for Municipal offices. The Old Fort was constructed to fortify the defense against the Bhils.
Sardar Patel Museum :
Established around a hundred year ago, this museum has a collection of more than 10,000 specimens of arts and crafts.
Rangupavan is an open air theater and also one of the biggest in the country. The theater has 18 mts by 10.5 mts stage and a capacity of over 4,000 spectators.
Choppati is also a popular destination of Surat city. People visit this garden to pass some quiet moments and also enjoy fast-food like Pav Bhaji and Paani Puri.
Surat City - Nearby Places To Visit
Dumas is a beach located at a distance of 16 km from Surat. To enjoy the best of the Dumas beach visit it during the tidal days.
Water Fun Park :
Water Fun Park is located 16 km away from Surat city on Hazira road. During the summers large number of people visit the park, mostly on weekend.
Hajira Beach is 28 km away from Surat and it is a well-known health resorts on the creek of Arabian Sea.
Vansada National Park :
Vansada National Park is situated in Valsad district and it is home to leopards, tigers, panthers and wild boars.
Aqua City :
Aqua city is located at a distance of 23 km from Surat Railway Station behind Kamrej Sugar Factory. Here you may enjoy thrilling rides and a savor variety of items in the restaurant.
Joy n Joy :
Located 28 km from Surat Railway Station, Joy n Joy offers a number of heart stopping rides and lots of rides for children as well.
BJS World :
Another famous amusement park, BJS World is situated at a distance of 42 kms from Surat.
About 42 km. from Surat, Ubharat is a beautiful sandy beach having a backdrop of shady palm groves.
Situated at a distance of 108 km Surat, Tithal is another beautiful sandy beach and swimming is much safer here than Ubharat.
Located 29 km south of Surat, Navsari has been a headquarters for the Parsi community since the initial days of their settlement in India.
Just 10 km north of Vapi is the Udvada which is home to the oldest Parsi sacred fire in India. It is said that the fire was brought from Persia to Diu, in 700 AD.
Situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Dandi is the site of the famous Salt Satyagraha initiated by Mahatma Gandhi.
Winchester Museum :
Winchester Museum is named after Mr. Winchester, the British Assistant Collector who took a keen interest in increasing the prosperity of Surat.
How to Reach Surat Gujarat
By Air :
Vadodara airport at a distance of 140 km is the nearest airport from Surat. A number of airlines operate flights to and from Vadodara.
By Train :
Surat railway station is one of the major junctions on the Mumbai - Delhi - Ahmedabad broad gauge line.
By Road :
Good network of roads connect Surat to cities of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Buses are availbale from Vadodara (140 kms), Ahmedabad (267 kms), Gandhinagar (280 kms) and Mumbai (326 kms) to Surat.
Local Transport :
Private taxis and auto-rickshaws are modes of local transport in Surat.
Where To Stay In Surat
Accommodation is not a problem in Surat city as many budget and luxury hotels are available here according to your budget. But if you planning to travel on weekends make advance booking as you might face a problem here.
1. Hotel Diamond Plaza (Unapani Road)
2. Hotel Embassy (opposite the railway station)
3. Lords Park Inn, Holiday Inn Surat
4. Hotel Sheetal Plaza
5. Hotel Ashish International
6. Hotel Omkar
7. Hotel Vaibhav
8. Hotel Sarvajanik
9. Tex Palazza Hotel
10. Hotel Dreamland
11. Hotel Ashoka etc.