Surat

Surat

By | Update Date: April 27, 2021, 05:46 IST

Known as Diamond City, Surat is a famous city in Gujarat located on the banks of the Tapti River near the Arabian Sea. Famous for its beautiful sarees, the city also offers an integration of historical monuments and modern skyscrapers, rich culture, museums, etc. It is known as the commercial capital of the state. It is also suitably called the Diamond City of India as it is a major gemstone centre where about 92% of the world s diamonds are cut.

Surat has a distinct identity from the wholesale trade here, the main location of chintamani Jain temple, Jesse Bose Aquarium, Blues Adventures, Clock Tower, Gopi Pond,MughalSarai, Saturday Bazaar, Dutch Garden, Dumas Beach, Sardar PatelMuseumand Jawaharlal Nehru Garden, there is much more that lures tourists.

Situated on the banks of the Tapti River, Surat city is located at an altitude of 43 feet above sea level. The flat plains of the city cover the entire area of 320 sq km. Surat has a moderate climate and faces normal temperatures throughout the year. Summer does not heat up because the average temperature does not exceed 37 ° C. Winters see a measurable mercury level of 17 °C.

History

Surat served as a major port in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is also mentioned in the great Hindu epic Mahabharata, it is believed that since Lord Krishna stayed here for a break while going from Mathura to Dwarka with his cows, the footprints of his cows are still visible to the devotees.

Textile Market

Visit the textilemarketwhere you will find fine clothes in silk and brocade.

Shopping in Surat

Surat is a country of handlooms and handicrafts, so shopping here is definitely a great experience. It is famous for its zari, kinari and Salma work. Silver articles and wooden crafts are other attractions here.

Why Go To Surat

Chintamani Jain Temple, Jesse Bose Aquarium, Blues Adventures, Clock Tower, Gopi Pond, Mughal Inn, Saturday Bazaar, Dutch Garden, Dumas Beach, Sardar Patel Museum and Jawaharlal Nehru Garden

Best time to visit Surat

October to March

Tourist Sightseeing in Surat

  1. Chintamani Jain Temple
  2. Jesse Bose Aquarium
  3. Blues Adventures
  4. Clock Tower
  5. Gopi Pond
  6. Mughal Inn
  7. Saturday Bazaar
  8. Dutch Garden
  9. Dumas Beach
  10. Sardar Patel Museum
  11. Jawaharlal Nehru Garden

Clock Tower

The Clock Tower of Ludhiana is more than 100 years old. It was built as a memorable one on the completion of 25 years of Queen Victoria rule. Since then, the building has witnessed many changes in the city. The market on both sides of the broad road in front of the steeple had a wide market which is the largest market in Ludhiana.

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