Surat is the second largest city in Gujarat. It has contributed immensely to the growth of the country. It is famous for its diamond and textile industry. Apart from this, it also has a fairly strong historical background. It played a pivotal role in the National Freedom Struggle of India. Leaders like Gandhiji and Sardar Patel blessed the land with their venerated presence. Thus, the city has a lot to offer to the tourists. The tourists can enjoy sightseeing tours around the city and remember the glorious days of the yore.
Dutch Garden and the Dutch Cemetery are some of the famous tourist
spots in the city. The architecture of the place serves as one of the
major draws for the visitors.
Old Fort in Surat was constructed by Muhammed Tughlak in the 14th
century. It was built as a defense against the Bhils and is now being
used as the office of the Municipal Corporation.
Sardar Patel Museum
Sardar Patel Museum is yet another fascinating place in the city. This
museum is around 100 years old and it boasts of a collection of over
10,000 specimens of arts and crafts of the state.
Rangupavan is the biggest open air theater in the country. It has a
stage of 18 meters by 10.5 meters dimensions. The theater has an
astounding capacity of around 4000 spectators at a time.
Dumas & Hajira
Dumas and Hajira are the famous health resorts near Surat. Dumas is
just 16 km from the city, while Hajira lies at a distance of 28 km. They
are situated on a brook of Arabian Sea blessed with natural beauty.
Hajira houses two wells, containing water rich in iron and sulphur.
Besides, Hajira beach, being dotted by the feathery Casuarina trees,
serves as the perfect retreat from the city's hectic life.
Gaurav Path is the liveliest place in Surat and is ideal place for a
drive. It was constructed by the Surat Municipal Corporation.
Choppati is the favorite hangout of the people in the city. It is a
lively picnic spot where people can relax in the big gardens. One can
also enjoy mouth watering snacks like Paav Bhajee and Paani Puri here.
Makiapul is the original ancient port of Gujarat, from where the ships
sailed to different parts of the country.