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Surat Travel Guide


  • Iskcon Temple, Surat
Surat At a Glance
  • Population:6,079,231
  • Area :4,418 sq.kms
  • Geo Location:North West
  • Average Climate:15°C - 29°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - February
  • STD Code:0261

Introduction

Surat Tour will be very fascinating for every traveler. It will give you an opportunity to know about the rich history that the city reflects. The existence of Surat city dates back to the years of Mahabharat i.e. about year 3,000 B.C. It is believed that Lord Krishna stopped with his cows on his transition from Mathura to Dwarka city and the images of the cow's foot prints are still visible to the devotees at a place popularly called "Gai Pagli". This place is very auspicious and one of major attractions for every tourists embarking on tours to Surat.

Surat has a very central location. Settled on the bank of River Tapi, it is just about 250 kms from Mumbai and Ahmedabad and falls on the main road from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. Surat Tour can be more exciting with various excursions that the place offers to its neighboring locations.

For centuries, Surat has been known as a center of trade and textiles. It was a main port during the Mughal period, and all powers including the Portuguese vied for power of the port. From the 16th-19th century, the British, French, Portuguese and Dutch established factories in Surat. Located on the banks of River Tapi, it was a big port city during the Mughal reign.

Since the earliest times, the ancient port of Surat has been renowned for its fine silks and beautiful brocades and its trade in spices. Surat has been one of the most affluent of India's cities in the 17th and 18th centuries. Surat tours will give ample chance to shop for various superior quality textiles. Surat tours are also very popular with businessmen who are always in look out for lucrative offers.

It is one of India's fastest growing industrial centers known for its textiles. Surat tours are quite popular among tourists because of the proximity to major cities like Mumbai, Baroda and Ahmedabad with pleasing sea beaches around is its prime highlighting factor.

Surat is one of the oldest cities in Gujarat. Traveling to Surat is the ideal way of exploring its glorious past. Apart from the many other tourist attractions in Surat the place bears the hallowed memory of Mahatma Gandhi. It was the famous site of a chief movement in Dandi March Salt Satyagraha.

Surat tours will be very convenient and hassle free. The nearest airport from Surat is Vadodara which is about 140 kms from the city. Several airlines operate flights to and from Vadodara linking it to cities like Mumbai and Bhavnagar.

A wide-ranging network of roads connects Surat to the important cities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. Accommodation in Surat is not a problem at all. The city is dotted with numerous ranges of hotels catering to specific need of the travelers. These hotels offer contemporary facilities and impeccable service.

While tours to Surat don't forget to shop for the fine gold and silver threads and the gorgeous zari work. Do pick up a few lustrous Indian garments embellished with the exquisite works of Zari, kinari, salma, while shopping in Surat. Woodworks are also popular items for shopping in Surat.