Flights to Surat –
Earlier called as Suryapur, Surat lies around 306 km from Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat. Located on the banks of Tapti River, the city serves as a major commercial as well as industrial centre in the state. The port city of Surat is one of the prime cities in the country and is connected by daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai.
Surat is the 2nd largest city in Gujarat and is popular for its diamonds and textile products. The city is of historical importance, which can be traced back to the times of Mahabharata. Many history buffs and tourist alike visit Surat. Surat Airport, situated around 11 km from the main city has direct or indirect connectivity to most major cities in the country. The city experiences tropical type of climate, receiving full impact of monsoon. The best time for visiting Surat would be from October to March, when the weather is favorable for exploring the city.
The prime tourist places in Surat consist of castles, tombs and religious shrine like mosques and temples. Built alongside the Tapti Bridge, the Castle offers a good view of the city’s surrounding. The tomb of Baron Adrian Van Reed, a local Dutch company director is also frequented by many visitors. Religious shrines such as Nau Saiyid Mosque, Mirza Sami Mosque, Ambika Niketan Temple and the Old Fort are also popular among the visitors. You can also visit the famous National Park of Bulsar, Dutch Garden, Sardar Patel Museum, Dandi and beaches of Ubharat, during your trip to Surat.
Eating & Shopping
Local delicacies and unique dishes such as Locho, Surti Undhiyu, Rasawala Khaman, Cold coco and Surti Ghari can be savored when in Surat. The cuisine of Surat is more on a spicier side unlike stereotypical Gujarati foods which are mostly sweet. Many good restaurants and eating joints of all kinds can be found at Textile Market area, Dumas and Parle Point. The city is also filled with street side shops, where you can enjoy local specialties.
The city of Surat is known for diamonds and is home to many textile markets. There are a plenty of private diamond stores located at every corner of the city, while Sahara Darwaja is a famous shopping area in Surat for textile products.
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