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About Surat

about Surat

Surat!! A commercial core city of Gujarat, one of the most prosperous states of India. Being the fastest developing city of Gujarat, Surat is well said as the Diamond city and the Silk city of the state. Though Surat is mainly a business hub but it also not fails in alluring lots of tourists from different places to explore the attractions spotted in Surat. Also, Surat has great fame in the world of diamonds and textiles not only in India but in International market too and so is having fourth rank in the fast developing cities.


Perched on the southern bank of River Tapti and on the coastline of Arabian Sea, Surat is one of the main cities of the state. Surat of Gujarat is enclosed with other main places of Gujarat like Narmada, Dang, Baruch and Navsari. Vadodara city of Gujarat is the closest city to Surat only 121 kms away from it. Formerly known as Suryanagar, Surat undergoes through a tropical savanna climate having hot summers and winters are not so cold in Surat. Therefore, you must make a plan to visit Surat city of Gujarat during the months from October and March.


Surat’s history is also quite interesting and exciting. In the history chapters of Surat, one could add the reference of Mahabharata for the sure. Brahmin saints used to summon the Surat city as Suryapur in the 13th century. Gradually, Surat attained the pace towards the development in the 16th century and after the entry of European traders, port of Surat achieved great importance.


One could reach the place very comfortably as it is quite easily accessible through all the three main means of transport. Being the second largest city of Gujarat, Surat has well connectivity to the rest of the main cities of India. Surat city is sprinkled with innumerable tourist places comprises of magnificent temples, exotic beaches, mesmerizing hill stations, adventurous wildlife sanctuaries and much much more. Thus, pack your bags and make a move towards Surat – a place not to be missed!!!

Surat Fast Facts

City: Surat

District: Surat

State: Gujarat

Country: India

Known As: Gujju

Famous for/as: Beaches, Bird Sanctuary, Bird Watching, Fort, Garden

Best Season: Oct - Feb

Summer: 22 - 32°C

Winter: 15 - 30°C

Rain: Jul - Aug

Area: 326 km2

Altitude: 13 m ( 43 ft )

PIN Code: 395 0xx

STD Code: 0261

Surat News Papers

Gujarati: Divya Bhaskar, Gujarat Samachar, Gujarat Today, Sambhaav, Sandesh

English: Western Times, Guardian, Hindu, TOI

Languages: Gujarati, Hindi

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