state of Gujarat, in the western part of India.
Tourist Attractions :
The Old Fort, Dumas, Hajira,
Ubharat, Tithal, Bardoli, Ukai, Bulsar.
Best Buys :
Silks & Brocades
Best Hangouts :
Tithal, Ubharat, Hajira
Nearby Tourist Destinations :
Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Dadra
& Nagar Haveli, Nasik, Mumbai.
When to Visit :
October to March.
The city of Surat is situated on the bank of river Tapi in the West Indian
state of Gujarat. Surat was a great port city during the Mughal period.
Since the ancient times, the ancient port of Surat has been famous for its
exclusive quality fine silks and exquisite brocades and its trade in various
spices. Surat has been one of the most progressive of Indias cities in
the 17th and 18th centuries. In Mughal times, Surat was the major
from which pilgrims sailed to Mecca. Presently, Surat is a major industrial
city with many textile mills. Besides, Surat is also an important
diamond-cutting centre in India. Situated in Valsad district, Surat is a
home to leopards, tigers, panthers and wild boars. Today, Surat has became a
major business city famous for its textile industry.
Major Tourist Attractions in Surat
The Old Fort
The Old Fort of Surat was built by Muhammad Tughlak in the 14th century as
a defence fortification against the Bhils.
A popular seaside health resort 16 kms. from Surat. on the Arabian Sea.
Accommodation facilities are available in various cottages around the place.
Hajira is situated 28 kms. from Surat. The pleasant Hajira beach is flanked
by feathery casurina trees and has a comfortable holiday home for visitors.
Bardoli at a distance of 34 kms. from Surat is the place from where
Gandhiji had launched farmers satyagrah, known as the Bardoli
satyagrah in 1921 -22 under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Swaraj Ashram at Bardoli has become a place of pilgrimage in India.
Situated 42 kms. from Surat, Ubharat is known for a beautiful, sandy beach
with a backdrop of shady and swaying palm groves.
Tithal is about 108 kms. from Surat and 5 Kms. from Valsad on the
Bombay-Vadodara Western Railway. A beautiful sandy beach and palm-fringed
cottages are the attractions of this place.
The Vansada National Park is situated in Bulsar District. Wild animals such
as Leopards, Tigers, Panthers and Wild boars are found here.
Udvada, located very close to Surat, is known for housing the oldest sacred
fire of Parsis in India. It is said that the fire was brought from Persia.
Various domestic airlines connecting Bombay, Bhavnagar.
Surat is on the Bombay - Delhi - Ahmedabad broad gauge line.
State transport buses and private luxury coaches connects
various centres of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and
Rajasthan. Surat is 262 Kms. from Bombay, 129 Kms. from Vadodara & 230
Kms. from Ahmedabad.
There are several hotels in various categories in Surat. To provide you a
perfect accommodation with best services and facilities, we have engaged
ourselves with some leading hotels which range from luxury, deluxe, to star
and budget. The hotels with best services in luxurious surroundings offer
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and make your tour to Surat India completely comfortable.