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Surat

  Surat stands on the banks of the River Tapti and was once one of western India's major ports and trading towns during Mughal Period. For centuries, it has been known as a center of trade and textiles. The ancient port of Surat was famous for its fine silks and exquisite brocades and trade in spices and also for pilgrims to sail for Mecca. It is also an important diamond-cutting centre too.

Surat is a city located on the western part of India in the state of Gujarat. It is one of the most dynamic city of India with one of the fastest growth rate due to immigration from various part of Gujarat and other states of India.

Surat is one of the cleanest city of India and is also known by several other names like "THE SILK CITY", "THE DIAMOND CITY", "THE GREEN CITY", etc. It has a most vibrant present and an equally varied heritage of the past. It is the city where the British first land in India. The Dutch and the Portuguese also established there business centers in Surat, the remnants of which are still preserved in the modern day Surat. In past this was a glorious port with ships of more than 84 countries anchored in its harbour at any time.

Still today, Surat continues the same tradition as people from all around the country flock in for business and jobs. Surat has practically zero percent unemployment rate and jobs are easier to get here due to very fast development of various industries in and around Surat City.

General Information:-

Population:
15.5 lakh
Area:
153.16 sq. km
Temperature: Ranging between 28 - 35 deg cel in summer & 20 - 25 deg cel during winters.
Best Season: Round the season.
Languages Spoken: Gujarati, Hindi, English.

HOW TO REACH

BY AIR - Surat does not have an airport. Baroda, situated around 140 km from Surat, is the nearest airport.

BY RAIL - Surat is an important railway station on Western Railway's network and is connected to all parts of the country.

BY ROAD - The National Highway 8 connects Surat to all parts of Gujarat. The distances to some important centers from Surat are Ahmedabad, 267 km; Baroda, 140 km; Mumbai, 326 km; Bhavnagar, 422 km; Okhla, 706 km; Junagarh, 550 km; Jamnagar, 531 km; Bhuj, 619 km; and Palanpur, 434 km. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too.

Tourism-of-India.com provides complete information about tourism in Surat. Tourism-of-India.com offers various tour packages to make your visit comfortable. You can pick the one that suits you most.

LOCATION :

The city of Surat is situated on the bank of river Tapi in the West Indian state of Gujarat. The city extends from latitude 2115' in the North to longitude 7252' in the East. It occupies a pivotal position on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor and is well connected by railway. Surat is at a distance of 230 km from Ahmedabad, 256 km from Mumbai, and 129 km from Vadodara.

BEST TIME TO VISIT :

The climate of Surat is mild due to its nearness to the Arabian Sea. There is not much change in the winter and summer temperature, which ranges between 10C to 38C. Although one can visit Surat in any season, the best time to do so would be between October and March.

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