Surat is amongst one of the cleanest cities of India and is also known by several other names like the Silk City, the Green City, or most famous, the Diamond City. It is a place full of multiple cultural and historical gems, which are frequented by tourists from all across the world.
With its abundance of wildlife sanctuaries, ancient caves, natural parks, and spectacular hill stations it is perfect for weekend getaways in India.
There are many spectacular spots near Surat that are blessed by the natural wonders, and flora & fauna. Its pristine beaches with their gorgeous sunrise and sunset views are mesmerizing. Here are some of the most loved places that can be visited in Surat:
Dumas beach is a beautiful and serene spot situated at a distance of 18 kms from Surat city. Its calming effect and picturesque sceneries while sitting at the seashore are loved by travellers from all around. Dumas Beach is found deserted mostly and is a perfect place for a refreshing walk along the coast.
Vansda National Park
Vansda National Park, also known as Bansda National Park, is a protected area that represents the thick woodlands of the Dangs and southern Gujarat. It is a wonderful place to visit to experience the fauna that is found in this region. Animals found in the park include the Indian leopard, dhole, rhesus macaque, common palm civet, Hanuman langur, small Indian civet, four-horned antelope amongst many more.
Situated in Nanpura in Surat, Dutch Garden is a formal garden & cemetery featuring mausoleums of the early British & Dutch officers & traders. It is one of the most popular tourist sites in Surat. Besides beauty, the garden has got a lot of history behind it and can be visited to witness the beautifully manicured lawns in this British architecture inspired park.
Sardar Patel Museum
The Sardar Patel Museum in Surat is a place that contains significant artefacts that represent the rich history and the eclectic ethnic mix of Surat. Some of most the interesting displays here are traditional textiles, metalware, wood carvings, porcelain items, books and precious stones.
New Textile Market
The New Textile Market is one of India's largest high-energy trading spots with hundreds of shops crammed into multiple small malls. This is a great place for all the tourists to buy multiple local souvenirs. Vendors sell goods like silk and cotton fabric, saris with intricate zari embroidery, and suits to local buyers and visitors. The main road of the market is lined with traditional restaurants serving dishes like curries and dahl.
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Ginger Surat City Center is located opposite the railway station and is at a thirty-minute drive from the Surat International Airport. The central location offers easy accessibility to major Commercial hubs like Khatodara, Olpad, Bardoli, the saree wholesale markets and the diamond markets near Varachha.
Enjoy one of the finest budget hotels in Surat. Ginger Hotel Surat is located in close proximity to the airport and is among the best budget hotels in Surat. It offers guests 98 smartly furnished rooms in addition to a range of modern facilities.