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Surat Travel Guide

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The Old Fort, Dumas, Hajira, Bardoli, Ubharat, Tithal, Bulsar, Udvada
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Location : In the 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.

About Surat
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 India’s cities in the 17th and 18th centuries. In Mughal times, Surat was the major Jain Temples - Gujaratport 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.

Dumas
A popular seaside health resort 16 kms. from Surat. on the Arabian Sea. Accommodation facilities are available in various cottages around the place.

Hajira
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
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.

Ubharat
Situated 42 kms. from Surat, Ubharat is known for a beautiful, sandy beach with a backdrop of shady and swaying palm groves.

Tithal
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.

Bulsar
Dwarka Tribe - Gujarat The Vansada National Park is situated in Bulsar District. Wild animals such as Leopards, Tigers, Panthers and Wild boars are found here.

Udvada
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.

Getting there
Air : Various domestic airlines connecting Bombay, Bhavnagar.
Rail : Surat is on the Bombay - Delhi - Ahmedabad broad gauge line.
Road : 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.

Accommodation
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 the best facilities you would expect. Select the one which is ideal for you and make your tour to Surat India completely comfortable.


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