surat Travel Guide

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Surat,The Diamond City Of The World 

Introduction 
Surat is one of the well-developed commercial city which is situated in the western state of Gujarat. The city is also known as Suryapur and is located on the bank of the Tapti River. The importance of the city grows with the fact that the flourishing diamond cutting and polishing industry in Surat is the best in the world. The city is well known for its textile and diamond businesses. It is also known as the diamond capital of the world and the textile capital of India. It is also known as the Embroidery capital of India with the highest number of embroidery machines. 92% of the World's diamonds are cut and polished in Surat. Surat is also extremely recognized for its Surati cuisine, which comprises of Ghari, Undhiyu, Rasaawala Khaman, Locho and Surati Chinese.

History
The city of Surat has glorious history that dates back to 300 BC. The origin of the city can be traced to the old Hindu town of Suryapur during 1500 – 1520 A.D., which was later colonised by the Brigus or the King from Sauvira on the banks of River Tapti. In 1759, The British rulers took its control from the Mughals till the beginning of the 20th century. The city is located on the River Tapti and has about 6 km long coastal belt along the Arabian Sea. Due to these reasons, the city emerged as an important trade centre and enjoyed prosperity through sea trade in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Surat also took active participation in India's freedom movement and went through severe socio-political turmoil for many years before the Indian Independence.

Tourism
Surat is one of the most beautiful tourist destination in India where number of tourist comes for their vacation. There are many shopping and commercial centers that give the tourists an opportunity to buy things that have essence of the local place. There are many places to visit in Surat are Sardar Patel Museum, Dandi, Hajira, Bardoli, Swaminarayan Temple, Dutch Gardens, Ubharat, Ambika Niketan Temple, Choppati, Suvali bEach and many more. Apart from this, the city has numerous attractive places and sightseeing, which makes it an ideal tourist spot for travellers.

Places To Visit 

Sardar Patel Museum
Sardar Patel Museum is one of the most famous museum located in Surat. The museum was built in the year of 1889 and is formerly known as Winchester Museum. It is very popular for the rich literary history of Surat

Haijra
Haijra is one of the most beautiful Tourist Destination of Surat.

Chintanamani Jain Temple
Chintanamani Jain Temple is one of the oldest Jain temple which is situated in Surat. This 400 year-old Jain temple is famous for its vegetable dye paintings of Jain preacher Acharya Hemchandra, Solanki King and King Kumarpala.

Dumas

Dumas is one the most beautiful beach which is situated at a distance of 18 kms away from the Surat.

Ambika Niketan Temple

Ambika Niketan Temple is one the most popular temple located in Surat. The temple was built in the year of 1969 and is located on the banks of the Tapti River. The temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess, who is in the form of Goddess Ashtabhuja Ambika.

Area 326 km²
Population 4462002
Language Gujarati, Hindi and English
Pin Code 395003

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