Travel to Surat

A travel to Surat would take you to the land, which still basks in the glorious memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Travel to Surat to visit Dandi where one of the most remarkable movements for independence kicked of under his leadership.

Also pay a visit to Bardoli where another movement started, as you travel to Surat. The Swaraj Ashram has today become somewhat of a pilgrimage site for the Indians.

Travel to Surat


Surat offers a charming combination of historical monuments and places, beaches and museums. Take time off to visit the idyllic beach resorts on the western coast in your travel to Surat. Sparkling white sands meet the azure sea where the casuarinas and palms sway in the music of the marine breeze.

How to Reach Surat
Surat is one of the oldest cities in Gujarat. It attracts a lot of tourist by virtue of its glorious past. There are many tourist attractions in Surat and the place bears the hallowed memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Surat has also been an important center for trading since a long time. The city is strategically situated on the southern bank of the River Tapti about 20 km from the Arabian Sea and 283 km south of Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat.

By Air
The Surat Airport is a domestic airport and is situated around 12 km from the city centre. The airport caters to flights from major cities in India. The airport also has a flying training school. Flights to Surat From New Delhi
  • Spicejet
  • Air India
From Mumbai
  • Air India (via New Delhi)
From Kolkata
  • Air India (via New Delhi)
  • Spicejet (via New Delhi and Mumbai)


By Train 
The Surat Railway Station is located in the city centre. Many important trains service the railway station regularly, connecting it with major cities in Gujarat and neighbouring states.

The station comes under the Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The Surat Railway Station is one of a kind in India. Its railway platform is on the first floor of the station and the train reaches the platform by means of an inclined ramp.

From Delhi
  • August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12954
  • Paschim Express/12926
  • Dehradun - Mumbai Bandra Terminus Express/19020
  • Mumbai Rajdhani Express/12952

From Mumbai
  • Mumbai Bandra Terminus- Dehradun Express/19019
  • Gujarat Express/19011
  • Mumbai- Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express/12009
  • Bandra Surat InterCity Express/12935

From Kolkata
  • Howrah Ahmedabad Express/12834
  • Howrah-Hapa-Okha Link Express/22906
  • Howrah- Porbandar Express/12906


By Road
An extensive network of roads connects Surat to the important cities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. Surat is connected with the National Highway Number 8 via a 16 km long connecting highway i.e. National Highway Number 6. The National Highway Number 228 also connects to Surat. The Golden Quadrilateral Highway system goes through Surat.

Buses to Surat are available from major cities in Gujarat as well as neighboring the states. The main Surat bus stand is in the city centre. Buses, taxis and shared auto rickshaws are easily available in Surat.

Distance to Surat
  • From Vadodara - 148 km
  • From Nashik - 235 km
  • From Ahmedabad - 267 km
  • From Mumbai - 285 km
  • From Pune - 418 km
  • From Indore - 503 km

Places to Visit in Surat

To visit Surat Tourist Attractions, one can access flights that operate from other major cities of the country to Surat. The tourists can also access railway service to reach Surat. Bus services are available from major cities of India. Once in Surat, the tourists can avail of accommodation in the hotels. While staying in the hotel, they can plan excursions in and around the city of Surat.  

Dumas
Dumas is one of the most visited tourist spots in Surat. Dumas is situated at a distance of 16 kilometers from the city of Surat. This place is a popular tourist attraction in Surat. 
Dumas

The tourists coming from outside Gujarat can take accommodation in this beautiful place to relax and at the same time take care of their health. Read More >>  

Bardoli
Bardoli has acquired an important place in the history of India. Bardoli is located at a distance of 34 kilometer from the city of Surat in Gujarat. 
Bardoli

Tourists and followers of Gandhiji visit this place often. Read More >> 

The Old Fort
The Old Fort is one of the popular tourist attractions in Surat. This fort of Surat has close association with the history of India. In the 14th century, the Old Fort has been constructed. 
The Old Fort

Muhammed Tughlak, the then ruler took the initiative to build this fort in Surat. Read More >> 

Dutch Gardens
Surat is a bustling port city sited in the state of Gujarat. A forerunner of India's industrial enterprises, Surat is shrouded in history and myriads of reference of its former efflorescence can be found in the chronicles of the Mahabarata, the annals of the foreign travelers and the British and Dutch colonial powers. 
Dutch Gardens

A beautiful relic of Surat's glorious past are the magnificent and sprawling Dutch Gardens. Read More >>  

Rangupavan
The bustling Surat city, the administrative headquarters of its namesake district in the state of Gujarat is the forerunner of industrial enterprise. 
Rangupavan

The city's is famed for being the second largest city of Gujarat as well as being the ninth largest in the Indian subcontinent. Surat city's claim to fame rests in the Rangupavan arena, the largest in the country. Read More >>   


Vansada National Park

Gujarat is a state which abounds in the beauties of nature. The Vansada National Park is one such protected area which is rich in the bounties of Nature. Vansada was, previously, a princely state in the south of Gujarat. 
Vansada National Park

The town, of the same name, is surrounded by dense thickets and copses of Bamboo. Bamboo is known as 'vans' in the local Gujarati dialect. Hence, the nomenclature of this town and region is derived from these bamboo groves. Read More >>   

Hajira
The Hajira is one of the prime Surat tourist attractions and is a popular hangout for the tourists and the local people alike. 
Hajira

The beach is situated at a distance of 28 kilometers from the city of Surat in the Indian state of Gujarat. The shallow water of the beach is a proposed site for an all weather cargo port in the state of Gujarat. Read More >>  

Sardar Patel Museum
The Sardar Patel Museum was established in the city of Surat in the year 1890 and has since then maintained the premier position among the Surat tourist attractions. 
Sardar Patel Museum

The museum is a multi purpose museum that remains open on all days of the week barring Mondays. The museum also remains closed on the gazetted holidays declared by the Surat municipal corporation. Read More >>  

Dandi in Surat
Situated at a distance of 5 kilometers from the heart of the city, Dandi in Surat is a center for the production of salt and is of historical importance to all the Indians. 
Dandi in Surat

Owing to its significance in the history of Indian Independence struggle, the region has become one of the chief Surat tourist attractions. Read More >>   


Textile Market in Surat

The textile market in Surat is reputed as possessing the best-embroidered products of silk and brocade. The traditional market of the region gets its supplies from the textile industry that is situated in the city of Surat. 
Textile Market in Surat

The industry is engaged in the production of yarn and in weaving and embroidering the textile goods. With its wide variety of embroidered saris, the textile market of Surat is become one of the popular Surat tourist attractions. Read More >>   

Science Centre, Surat
Science Centre, Surat is a multi-facility complex in Surat, Gujarat, India built by the Surat Municipal Corporation in 2009, the first of its type in western India. 
Science Centre, Surat

The complex houses a Science Centre, museum, an art gallery, an auditorium, an amphi-theatre and a planetarium.  

Sarthana National Park
If you are visiting Surat and wish to spend some time outdoors with your family or friends, this Sarthana National park is for you. If you have a day to take your children out or if you wish to laze around and breathe in fresh air, then this park has all that you want.
Sarthana National Park


A clean and fresh place where you can find wild animals in enclosures for your children to see how the animals behave when they are in their closest habitats, that is Sarthana National park. The park is vast and ideal for those who love walking.

Sarthana National park

Ukai Dam
Surat is an ideal place to be for people who wish to spend a good time outdoors and be close to nature. Surat has a unique blend of both man-made and natural wonders like the parks and amusement parks in the heart of the city or the man made reservoirs and dams like Ukai Dam in the close vicinity of the city. Ukai Dam is nearest location Map is Tapi Surat.
Ukai Dam


Ukai Dam - A budding tourist hub, Information of Ukai Dam, If you love to see a beautiful dam built on the lines of Bhakra Nangal hydel power plant, then this Ukai dam also known as Vallabh sagar is for you. The tourist season is between October and March when Navratri festival draws in tourists even from outside the state of Gujarat.

Sarthana National park

ISKCON Temple Surat

About 15 kms from the railway station and bus station, on the banks of River Tapi is the marvelous residential abode of Lord Shri Shri Radha Damodar
ISKCON Temple Surat

Shrila Prabhupada visited Surat city in the year 1970 which is a memorable moment in the Life of the devotees of Lord Shri Shri Radha Damodar. In the year 1978 the premises with a small temple of Lord Krishna was recieved from the Kanahiyalal trust Jahangirpura with an area of about 900 sq.ft.
Lord Krishna

Today it is the one of the famous and the biggest temple of the Surat city with the Temple area of about 13600 sq.ft. It gets the largest devotees during the Festivals and Sunday.

Swaminarayan Temple
Swaminarayan temple is one of the popular pilgrim destinations in Surat. Swaminarayn temple belongs to the Swaminarayan Sect of Vaishnavism, wherein Swaminarayan or Sahajanand Swami is believed to be the incarnation of Narayana of Nara-Narayana.

Swaminarayan Temple, situated on the banks of River Tapti, was consecrated in the year 1996. 
Swaminarayan Temple

The temple, which has three shrines, is brightly coloured and has intricate wooden carvings on its external walls. The first shrine is dedicated to Harikrishna Maharaj and Radha-Krishna Dev. 
Lord Swaminarayan

The 2nd shrine is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, Gunatitanand Swami and Gopalanand Swami and the 3rd shrine is the abode of Ghanshyam Maharaj. 
   
Jawaharlal Nehru Garden
Choppati or Chowpati refers to the Jawaharlal Nehru Garden of the city of Surat.  This garden, considered as the largest and the oldest of all the gardens in the city, also houses a musical fountain.
Jawaharlal Nehru Garden

Choppati is a popular destination in Surat visited by the picnic-goers.

Lake View Garden
A very nicely maintained garden (by SMC) with boating facility. Surti couples can not find a better romance place.
Lake View Garden

For SVNITians This is the most favourite roaming place, especially for the first year students. For may first time visitors, this place gives cultural shock. Needless to say, very few of NIT couples can be found here.
  
Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium
Surat will be home to first of its kind multi-disciplinary underwater aquarium in India. The 25,722 square meter space at Jagdishchandra Bose Udyan at Adajan will cost Rs 20 Crores.

Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium
Aquarium will house more than 100 species that includes fresh, brackish, marine water fishes. Gold fish, man-eater Piranhas, and other local and exotic species will be on display in 52 specially designed eco system tanks. Proper aquascaping is underway as per the species requirements and each tank will replicate the respective species' natural ecosystem.  
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SNOW PARK
SNOW PARK has now created a design for a unique snow play centre to entertain whole family for 365 days. The aim is to introduce unlimited snow fun to whole family, especially in places where snow is an exotic or now a days unusual commodity.
Fun at Snow Park


Snow produced is REAL, and contains only water and no chemicals are added. The concept is unique and first time in history of mall in Gujarat.

Facility is family oriented for all age groups. Rides can be varied, exotic and unexpected as possible. One can have slide on ice and sledging car. Snow play areas for kids and adults where they can build Snow man, Igloos or snow balling areas where you can hit your friends with snow balls. Snow caves and igloos can be created where you can have Snow edutainment.

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Shopping in Surat
Since long past Surat, in Gujarat, has the reputation of a key trading center in Western India. During the reign of the Mughals, Surat was an important port on the western coast. Mercantile and commercial traditions still continue in the land. The land also has a rich tradition of handlooms and handicrafts, which make for fantastic shopping in Surat. It is of course one of the most important zari-manufacturing centre in India. Fine gold and silver threads used in zari work are made in hundreds of big and small workshops in Surat. Do pick up a few lustrous Indian garments embellished with the exquisite works of Zari, kinari, salma, while shopping in Surat.
Shopping in Surat


Woodworks are also popular items for shopping in Surat. The skilled artisans of Surat carve out table lamps, side tables, boxes and various other utilities and objets d'art, which serve as fantastic souvenirs. Sadeli or marquetry work is yet another specialty at Surat.
Shopping Malls in Surat

Long, thin strips of wood, tin or ivory are cut and pasted in patterns on boxes and caskets to create appliqued goods. Surat also has a rich tradition of silver work. A few items easily found in the local bazaars should feature in our shopping cart in Surat.

Numerous private-run shopping outlets and government owned emporia dot over the cityscape. Explore the stall erected by the local vendors if you are comfortable with a little bit of bargaining.

Surati Cuisine/ Surti Cuisine

Surati Cuisine/ Surti Cuisine is distinctly pure vegetarian and traditionally served elaborately on platters accompanied with rice and a mind boggling variety of wheat breads. Surat is bestowed with plenty of rainfall and therefore Surti cuisine is dominated by fruits and green vegetables. The focus is on making the food look appetizing with fresh green vegetables. The preparations are simple yet mouth watering. Often these vegetables are cooked in sesame oil to make a subtle but obvious difference in taste and flavor.
Surati Locho


Ingredients for Surti food are easily available and the basic tastes have been largely retained in spite of a variety of modern influences and fusion food. Traditionally, in Surat, food is cooked for everybody to sit together and eat at the same time. With time, this trend of communal feast has become restricted, though a small portion is often shared buy a generous Surati housewife with her neighbors. The trend , however, still continues among the weaving community of Surat and in some factories. A mandatory glass of chaa or tea, often masala tea accompanies a Surati meal.
Surati Undhiyu


Varied tastes like tangy, sweet, hot and spicy mix and mingle in strange concoctions in Surati Cuisine/ Surti Cuisine. Srikhand, a sweet dish made of yogurt, is an obvious name when one mentions of Surti cuisine. Farsans, theplas, kadhis and laddoos belonging to the Surti cuisine are renowned all over India. The wide repertoire of snacks, pickles and chutneys accompany the Surati dishes. The surati confectionery products also deserve special mention.

Hotels in Surat

Budget Hotels

  • Hotel Sheetal Plaza
    Address : Gulambaba Compound, Near Jain Dharamshala, Opposite Railway Station
    City : Surat
    State : Gujarat
    Pin Code : 395003
    Phone No. : 0261-2433333, 2435555, 2441444
    Fax No. : 0261-2441555
    Email ID : Sheetal_plaza@yahoo.com
    Website : www.hotelsheetalplaza.com
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 28
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2700
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 700

3 Star Hotels

  • Best Western Yuvraj
    Address : Gulambaba Mill Compound
    City : Surat
    State : Gujarat
    Pin Code : 395003
    Phone No. : 0261-2413001
    Fax No. : 0261-2413007
    Website : www.bestwesternindia.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 54
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3100
  • Hotel Golden Star
    Address : Club One Circle, Adajan Road
    City : Surat
    State : Gujarat
    Pin Code : 395009
    Phone No. : 0261-2780406/07
    Fax No. : 0261-2787317
    Email ID : hotelgoldenstar1@gmail.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 26
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 3500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2500
  • Lords Plaza
    Address : Delhi Gate, Ring Road
    City : Surat
    State : Gujarat
    Pin Code : 395003
    Phone No. : 0261-3066666, 2418300
    Fax No. : 0261-2413921
    Email ID : lps@lordshotels.com
    Website : www.lordshotels.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 110
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3000

5 Star Hotels

  • The Gateway Hotel
    Address : Ambika Niketan, Surat Dumas Road
    City : Surat
    State : Gujarat
    Pin Code : 395007
    Phone No. : 0261-6697000
    Fax No. : 0261-2227294
    Email ID : gateway.surat@tajhotels.com
    Website : www.tajhotels.com
    Type : 5 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 204
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 24000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 7000
Travel Map of Surat
Travel Map of Surat