Situated on the south bank of the Tapi River, about 14 km from the sea, Surat has always attracted traders and merchants from afar. Its finely carved mosques, Parsi agiaris, European tombs and colonial houses all testify to the eclectic mix of ethnic communities that continue to live in the city.

Surat is first major city en route to Gujarat from Mumbai, and makes a good base to explore Southern Gujarat. Surat was once renowned for its silk weaving and brocade. The city still thrives as a textile center, mainly for its polyster fabrics. As the Textile industries declined in Ahmedabad and Mumbai in the 1970s, Surat became one of Gujarat's fastest growing cities and gave rise to several small scale industries. The industrial estates surrounding the city offer sound base for various small and big companies with interest in petroleum products, shipbuilding, cement, fertilizers, etc.

Tourist Places

Dutch and Armenian Cemetery, Surat

Dumas Beach

Suvali Beach

Tithal Beach


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (267 km from Surat Railway Station)
Surat Airport (18 km from Surat Railway Station)
Surat Railway Station
GSRTC, Surat (0.3 km from Surat Railway Station)
Local Cabs Available


Adventist Wockhardt Heart Hospital
BAPS Pramukh Swami Hospital
Surat Civil Hospital
O2 Spa - Virtutous Retail Mall
Sva Spa
Reflexions Beauty Salon & Spa
Nisarg Ayutirth Clinic
Jogi Ayurveda Clinic And Panchkarma Hospital

Shop & Eat

Surat Handicrafts
Surat's booming art and handicraft market
D. Khushalbhai Jewellers
Kalamandir Jewellers Ltd.
Parekh Jewellers Ltd.
G3+ Surat - Sutaria Town, Ghoddod Rd. Store
G3 Lalgate Ladies Wear
Sasumaa Gujarati Thali
Gopal Locho Khaman House
Kansar Gujarati Thali
Blue Coriander
Sugar N Spice