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Surat, Gujarat Travel Guide

Surat, known as the city of diamonds, is located on the western coast of Gujarat at a distance of about 284 km from Gandhi Nagar. The city is a Municipal Corporation now. It is a prominent commercial city of the state of Gujarat by housing countless number of cut diamond workshops, textile factories and weaving outlets.

It was a favorite port city for the Dutch, the Portuguese and the British during the 17th and 18th centuries. The British had endorsed trade and commerce in this city till they found Bombay as a better strategic point. The Tapti River flows through the city of Surat by dividing it into new and old Surat.

Surat experiences hot summers, good rains and a pleasant winter. It is located at about 264 km away from Ahmadabad, 149 km from Vadodara, and 285 km from Mumbai city. It is well connected by road and railways to these cities. The Surat Airport is a domestic airport connecting only Delhi at present. Taxi is the most convenient mode of transport in the city. Contact, drop a mail, or chat with Clear Car Rental Services to get the details of Online Cab Booking in Surat.

Some important places worth visiting in the city are,

Surat Castle: This fort is located on the banks of the Tapti River. The construction work went on from 1540 till 1546. The fort was built by the Sultan of Ahmadabad under the supervision of a Turkish soldier named Khudawand Khan. The British annexed it later.

Mughal Sarai: This was built in the period of Shah Jahan for travelers. Now, it has been concerted as an administrative building.

Visit the Dutch Garden, Chintamani Jain Temple and Sardar Patel Museum if you have time. Dumas and Hajira are two nearby beach resorts located at about 15-16 km away from Surat. Vansda National Park located at about 124 km is another place to visit.

Explore diamond and textile markets of Surat. Both polished and rough diamonds are available in most of the jewelry shops. Sahara Darwaja is one of the popular bazaars of Surat to buy cloths.

While in Surat you may wish to try the local food. The traditional Gujrati style food along with local specialties like Locho, Undhiyu, Raswala Khaman, Surti Ghari would be served at food joints. Zampa Bazar and Dumas area are popular localities to try out restaurants. Hire Car Surat for traveling around in the city. Surat Car Rental Services offers less expensive travel packages be it for your shopping, or for sightseeing. Look for Cheap Car rental Services Surat and avail the best offers set by Clear Car Rentals.   

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