Surat

Surat is the economic capital and former princely state in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the eighth largest city in the country. Surat has a very rich and vibrant history as an erstwhile trade hub and as a major port. The diverse destinations in Surat is a testament of the eclectric mix of culture and traditions part of the city till the present day.

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Ambika Niketan Temple, Surat
7 kms from Surat city limits
Architecture

Ambika Niketan Temple is a Hindu temple located in the city of Surat, Gujarat. It is one of the popular pilgrim centers of Surat. It is located within Surat City limits, about 7 Kms from the city center.

Ambika Niketan Temple is a two-storied structure, built in the year 1969. The temple houses the idol of Ashtabhuja Ambika – an avatar of Shakti. The temple resides on the bank of the Tapi river. There are also shrines dedicated to Ram-Sita, Laxminarayan and Lord Shiva at the Ambika Niketan Temple premises.

The most auspicious occasion at this temple is the Navrathri cel...

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Bardoli, Surat
34 kms from Surat city limits
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Bardoli is a satellite town on the east most end of Surat at a distance of about 34 kms. It is a historical place which had an historic impact on our Indian independence. Bardoli had essentially been the start of a series of satyagrahas that have been instrumental in our independence movement. Bardoli is also one of the primary Satellite towns of Surat.

Bardoli is famous for the Bardoli Satyagraha Movement started by Sardar Vallabhai Patel. This movement was started in 1926 when the land revenue was increased substantially. It has a garden and museum in addition to the famous Swara...

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Chintamani Jain Temple is historic religious tourist attraction in Surat, Gujarat. Chintamani Pashwnath bhagwan mandir is a jain temple and is quite famous for its incredible look and the architecture of the temple. It is located at a distance of 34 Kms from the city of Surat.

Constructed during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the end of the 17th century, Chintamani Jain temple, although has extraordinarily crafted interiors. The wooded pillars of this 400 - yr old temple are covered in mesmerizing vegetable dye paintings highlighted by carved brackets. Its a temple of Lor...

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Chopati - Nehru Garden
Within Surat city limits
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Chopati is a famous area along the Tapi Riverfront in the city of Surat. It is in the main part of the city in Nana Varchha. Chopati is famous for Jawaharlal Nehru Garden. Chopati is located within Surat city limits.

This garden is the largest and oldest garden of the city of Surat. It has a great canopy of huge trees that makes it a lot cooler than the rest of the city. Nehru Garden is popular for it's musical fountain that is unique to this garden. This garden is well connected to other parts of the city. Despite its size, it is very well maintained and has a quiet atmosphere. Read More ->

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Clock Tower Surat
Within Surat city limits
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Clock Tower is a historical landmark located in Zampa Bazaar in the city of Surat, Gujarat. It was erected in the year 1871 and was constructed by Khan Bahadur Burjorjee Hormusjee Fraser in the memory of his father. It is located within Surat city limits.

The clock on the 80 meter high tower stands testimony to the excellent workmanship of British timekeepers. The Clock Tower had stopped ticking for many years now, however. In the early days, ticking sound of this mechanical timepiece could be heard in the entire city during night hours. Recently, the mechanical parts of these cloc...

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Dandi Beach
34 kms from Surat city limits
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Dandi Beach is a famous weekend get-away located near the city of Surat. Beach is known for the sea view and Mahatma Gandhi Freedom March Destination with monument and a park. Some major attractions in Dandi Beach are Tarkarli, Snorkeling and Malvan Marine Wildlife Sanctuary. Dandi Beach is located at a distance of 34 Kms from Surat city.

It is more like a natural beach with soft sand. The weather stays partly cloudy in the morning. Two monuments of Mahatma Gandhiji are placed in Dandi Beach to express the importance of Dandi Beach in the history of India. One monument is like the...

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Dariya Ganesh Temple is a famous Hindu temple located at around 21 kms from the city of Surat. It is adjacent to the popular Dumas Beach. This temple is present right on the edge of the beach on the unique black sands of Dumas beach.

Dariya Ganesh Temple is a well known and well visited atraction in Surat. The temple is small and contains one idol of Lord Ganesh in its main sanctum. Even though the temple is not ancient or of historic significance, it is visited by many people due to the myth surrounding Dumas Beach. Dariya Ganesh Temple becomes unaccessible during high tides.
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Delhi Gate Market, Surat
Within Surat city limits
History

Delhi gate is an historical landmark in the city center of Surat, Gujarat. It is one of the prime shopping destinations in Surat. It is located within Surat city limits.

It is mainly a market area and good for ladies to shop. The Delhi gate market is known for its low cost goods. It is very close to Surat Railway station.

Best time to visit is during the months of October to March

There is a lot of traffic during the wee hours of morning and evening. The market is susually open during timings: 8:00 AM till 10:00PM. ...

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Dumas Beach, Surat
21 kms from Surat city limits
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Dumas Beach is an urban beach along the Konkan coast, Arabian Sea located South-West of Surat City, Gujarat. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in South Gujarat. In at located at a distance of 21 Kms from the city of Surat.

Dumas Beach provides a picturesque scenery and is a great place to hangout with family and friends. The atmosphere around the beach cool where people gather to enjoy amidst their busy lives. It is one of the fewer places to visit in Surat and find peace and calm. The charateristic of the beach is the fact that the beach hosts a different kind of s...

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Dutch Garden is a historic location in the Nanpura area of the city of Surat. It has been renamed recently as the Dayalji Garden. This garden is adjcent to the famous Dutch Cemetry. It is located within Surat city limits.

Dutch Garden has a lot of history hidden beneath its captivating beauty. This garden has been designed and constructed in the European architectural style. Dutch Garden is also the resting place of many dutch and british explorers. The fact that river Tapi flows at one side of the park adds to its charm. It is close to many other tourist destinations of the city. ...

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Gavier Lake, Surat
7 kms from Surat city limits
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Gavier Lake is a wetland located on Dumas Road, at a distance of around 7 kms from the city of Surat. It is a bird watching site conserved by the Nature Club of Surat. Gavier Lake is a fresh water lake home to a wide variety of plants and birds. It recieves water from the Kakrapar Dam through a canal and by rain.

Gavier Lake recieved an unprecedented number of migratory birds just months after the restoration process began in 2003. Most of the nests were a success and the fledgings flew in at the right time. Gavier Lake is frequented by amateaur as well as professional photographer...

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Gopi Talav, Surat
Within Surat city limits
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Gopi Talav is the premier reacreation spot located in the Rustampura area of the city of Surat. This famous lake was built in 1510 AD. This lake present in the walled part of the city, spans an area of 1,00,000 sq. metres.

Gopi Talav is one of Surat's historic and well known locations that symbolises the city. This lake has been mentioned in travelogues of many foreign travelers. Gopi Talav has food stalls, fountains, walking track and boating facilities. It is well connected with the rest of the city and has good parking space. There are carriages that travel around the whole prem...

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Gore Gariba Kabrastan
21 kms from Surat city limits
History

Gore Gariba Kabrastan is historic tomb located right next to Dumas Beach which is located along the Arabian Sea around 21 km South west of the Surat city centre.

It is a very quiet place and is a centuries old cemetry, one of the oldest muslim cemeteries on Gujarat. It holds an important place in history of Surat. The place is far from the city and is located amongst a town-ish environemnt. The town is really interesting. Here visitors will find variety, diversity and beautiful Mosques. Not only this, one can also find buildings and houses as old as 100 years.

It is pr...

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Hazira Beach
28 kms from Surat city limits
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Hajira (Hazira) Beach in Gujarat is a very popular sandy beach on the Arabian oceanfront, located at a distance of 28 kms from Surat. The spectacular sea beach of Hazira is located near the city and is popularly visited by the local people on the weekends. Located by the creek of the Arabian Sea, the Hazira is a popular tourist destination in Surat.

Hazira beach is conferred with the best of natural endowments such as cool blue waters, golden sands, feathery casuarinas trees and verdant green palms. The beach is bordered with a wooded line of casurina trees that casts an entic...

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Ichhanath Mahadev is a historic religious center located in Surat, Gujarat. It is one of the oldest Hindu Lord Shiva Temples in the region.

Icchanath Mahadev Temple is a 100 years old temple and is dedicated to to lord Shiva. The name suggest that the lord fulfills all the wishes of his devotees. Located on the banks of beach Dumas, Icchanath Mahadev Temple is a popular tourist attraction. Its a very sacred and holy place for Hindus. Architecture of the temple is commendable and the temple has a serene atmosphere.

The best time to visit Ichhanath Mahadev is during the s...

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Shri Shri Radha Damodar Mandir, popularly known as the ISKCON Temple, is one of the Hindu religious biggest temples located at Jahangir Pura in Surat. ISKCON temple is located within Surat city limits. The temple is located on the banks of river Tapi that houses the dieties of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. Shri Shri Radha Damodar Mandir was founded in the year 1978 by the ISKCON foundation.

Th ISKCON temple is famous for it's simple and impressive architecture and the lush greenery that blankets its premise. The Aartis and Bhajans, in addition to the peaceful and clean surroundings ...

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Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium is India's first multi disciplinary underwater aquarium located in the Pal area in the city of Surat, Gujarat. It was inaugrated on March 1st 2014 by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium is located within Surat city limits. This aquarium is an integral part of Dr. Shyamprasad Mukerjee Zoological Garden.

Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium aquarium is home to over 100 species of fishes housed in 52 specially constructed tanks that replicate their natural habitat. Apart from fishes, it is home to other aquatic animals such as eels, lob...

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Jama Mosque is a one of the most prominent and historic mosques in Surat, located in the Sagrampura area of the city. This mosque was constructed in the 16th century. It is located within Surat city limits. Jama Mosque is famously known as the Friday Mosque.

Jama Mosque, Surat is four storey high and is well known for its intricate art work. It was built by reusing the parts of a Jain temple that stood at it's present location. Jama Mosque is distinguished by its massive dome, beautiful pillars and huge gallery. This mosque has a few elements of Jain architecture imbibed in its str...

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Kantareshwar Mahadev Temple is a Hindu Temple located in Katargram, Surat. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Owing to its proximity, it is frequented by a lot of students from NIT, Surat. The temple is located within city limits.

The temple is also known as Kirateshwar Mahadev Thaan or simply known as Shiv Mandir by the local people. This temple is believed to be established by mother Kunthi. There is a magical pond just outside the temple, believed to absolve his/her sins but the pond is now sealed off. However the architecture of the temple and the calm environment is worth bei...

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Kavi Kalapi Garden is a popular garden located in Adajan area of Surat. This garden was constructed in 2002. The garden is located within Surat city limits.

Visitors are welcomed by a pyramid like structure as they enter the garden. There is a lake situated in the middle of the garden that makes it look a lot bigger and gives it a breezy feel. Kavi Kalapi garden has a jogging track, gazebo, play ground and a lake. The playing area for children make this a great place for families. Kids gym is also available at the right side of the entrance gate. The garden gives a good landscape v...

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Khajod Lake, Surat
Within Surat city limits
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Khajod Lake is a famous waterbody present in the Khajod area of the city of Surat. It is located within Surat city limits. It is a freshwater lake which is seasonal in nature.

Khajod Lake is situated close to a temple. There is a garden situated adjacent to the lake, that has been remodeled in 2016.

Khajod Lake is a great place to chill for residents of Khajod. Visitors can enjoy the quiet and calm nature of the lake and its lush garden. Khajod Lake is at its best during the monsoon season. It is a wonderful place to spend time with loved ones.

It is the per...

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Khammavati (Kammavati) Stepwell is an ancient stepwell located in Raghunathapura in the city of Surat. It was constructed in 17th century CE. This starewell is made of limestone.

Khammavati Stepwell has a magnificient structure with a unique design of seven segments of space. It has been mentioned in many religious texts. Khammavati Stepwell gives us a glimpse of the ancient artworks that were achieved with basic tools. These Stepwells serves as a place for social gatherings and religious ceremonies. Khammavati Stepwell stands as a testimony to the superior skill of artisans of the...

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Marjan Shami masjid or Marjan Shami Roza located in Mughalsarai road in Surat is a Mosque in Surat. Marjan Shami Roza is a mausoleum built by Khwaja Safar Sulemanim, the Governor of Surat for his son in 1540. It is located within Surat city limits.

Marjan Shami Roza has the signs of persian influence in its architecture. It is a heritage structure. It is the oldest masjid in Surat and one of the famous architectural wonders of Surat.

One can visit the mosque to offer prayers and observe the marvel of architecture that combines with persian architecture. When in Surat on...

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Masjid-e-Ali is a historic Islamic religious site located in Rander, Surat. It is located within Surat city limits. It is also called as Rander Ki Shaan by the local people.

Masjid-e-Ali is also called as the Ek khamba Masjid as it is built on only one pillar. It is an one of the architectural marvels of Surat. Mughal badshah Jehangir and his companions on their way to Ahmedabad were stopped at this historic place now called Rander Eid-Gah. Badshah Jehangir offered Friday prayer at the Jumma Masjid Rander and Eid Salah at Eid-Gah. It is beautifully balanced even with one support pi...

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Mughalsarai or The Surat Municipal Corporation is a historic building located in Surat, Gujarat. Prominent landmark of Surat, Mughal Sarai is one of the oldest buildings in the entire city. This "Sarai", or guest house, was constructed in mid 17th century under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for pilgrims en route to Mecca. This also served as a jail in 1857.

It is currently being used as the Surat Municipal Corporation Office. The finely crafted archways and dome now stand over the Surat Municipal Corporation office. This monument bears a testimony of the richly decorated style and of w...

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Nav Sa'id Masjid is one of the four main mosques in the city of Surat. It is located with Surat city limits. It is located near to Gopi Talav.

A massive Dome, beautiful pillars and the huge gallery make it a very outstanding monument. A moat divides the older parts of the city, with its narrow streets and handsome historical houses, from the newer suburbs.

The best time to visit is in the mornings when there is less of sunlight. The mosque is open during timings: 4:30AM till 9:00PM.

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Parsi Agiari, Surat
Within Surat city limits
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Parsi(Vesu) Agiari also known as The Fire Temple is located in Nanpura, Surat. A fire temple is a place for the Zoroastrian people, for whom these temples are the primary place of worship. It is located within Surat city limits.

In India, when Parsis came to the country, they were believed to have brought ashes from such fires and placed them in certain places of their localization. Thereafter, temples were built inside which these fires were burnt and gradually, the fire temples or Parsi Agiari came into being. Three grades of fires have given rise to three principle grades of tem...

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Ram Madhi, Surat
Within Surat city limits
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Ram Madhi is a famous temple of the Hindu god - Lord Rama - located in the city of Surat. Ram Madhi is located on the banks of Tapi river. It is located within Surat city limits

It has 3 different separate temples for all gods, a Shani mandir, navgrah temple. Here the Raam Dhun is chanted 24 x 7. The temple is situated on the bank of river Tapi which makes this place even more serene. It has a very nicely built mini Girnar. Behind the temple you will get to see Mini Girnar mountain. Constant chanting in the main temple makes your mind religiously peaceful. One can find a good scene...

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Sarthana National Park
12 kms from Surat city limits
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Sarthana National Park is a famous wildlife sanctuary located in the Nana Varachha area in the city of Surat. It is about 12 kms away from Surat city centre. This national park, which was made open to the public in the year 1984, spans an area of over 81 acres on the bank of river Tapi.

Sarthana National Park houses a diverse collection of mammals, reptiles and birds. Despite its size, it is visted by thousands of people due to its wide variety of wildlife and great maintainance. Sarthana National Park has a reptile house, butterfly park and a pond in addition to other enclosures. ...

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Science Center, Surat
9 kms from Surat city limits
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The Science Center, located in Athwa area of Surat, is a multi-facility complex which is about 9 kms away from the city. It was constructed in the year 2009 with the view to foster science learning and temperament. Science Center spans an area of about 22000 sq. mts.

Science Center has established itself as one of Surat`s best tourist destinations. It encompasses a museum, an art gallery, an amphi-theatre, a planetarium and an auditorium. The museum, which is one of India`s oldest, acts as a guardian of the city`s glorious past. The planetarium dedicated to astronomy has a digital ...

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Shabari Dham is a famous mythological destination on a hill in Ahwa. It is located on the banks of river Poorna, 140 km away from Surat, Gujarat.

The history of Shabari Dham dates back to Treta Yuga-the reign of Lord Rama. Shabari Dham is said to have been the place where Lord Rama met a Bhil woman, Shabari, while searching for his wife Sita and ate the berries she offered him, after tasting each one to make sure it was good. The entire Ramayana story is painted on the walls of the temple. Filled with fascinating mythology, this serene temple is supposed to have been where Lord Ram...

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Shri Swami Narayan Temple (BAPS) is a Hindu temple located in Valsad dist. of Gujarat. It is located on the shores of Tithal beach along the Arabian Sea and is about 95 kms away from Surat city centre. This temple is one of the concerns of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS).

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

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Siddhi Viniek Mandir, Surat
9 kms from Surat city limits
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Shree Siddhi Vinayak Mandir is a temple located in Vesu, about 9 kms away from Surat city centre.

The temple was built recently and has a very beautiful architecture. The ambience of the temple is very serene and religious. There is beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha made of marble in the temple.

Siddhi Vinayak mandir also houses Laxmi-Narayan Temple, Radha Krishna Temple and Bajrang Bali Temple alongside. The temple is well maintained. Visitors can have the darshan of gods and goddesses, and take a walk along the temple lawn area.

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Sneh Rashmi Botanical Garden or SMC Botanical Garden, located on Ugat Bhesan road, is the only Botanical Garden in the city of Surat, Gujarat. It is at a distance of around 9 kms from Surat city center. This garden spans an area of about 142000 sq. mts. and is famous for its meticulous maintainance and its lush greenery.

The SMC Botanical Garden has a large lake surrounded by a variety of rare species of trees and plants. It is a preferred destination for families looking for a peaceful getaway around the Surat Rander area. The garden also has food stalls, walkway and a fountain i...

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Surat castle (Old fort)
Within Surat city limits
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Surat Castle, sometimes referred to as the Old Fort, is one of the heritage landmark monuments in the city of Surat, Gujarat. It was built by the Gujarat Sultanate in the sixteenth-century. The foundation to the Surat Castle was first laid by the Delhi Sultan, Mohammed bin-Tughlak in the 14th century. It is located within Surat city limits.

Surat Castle is built on the banks of the Tapi river. It has a significant history. The castle has 12 metre-high battlements and 4 metre-thick walls; iron strips were used to bind its various elements and all its joints were filled with molten ...

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Suvali Beach
25 kms from Surat city limits
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Suvali Beach, formerly known as Swally or Swally Beach, is one of Surat's best urban beaches along the Arabian Sea. It is located near the village of Suvali in the Hazira suburb, about 25 kms from Surat city centre.

The beach is of great historic significance as it was considered to be the gateway for the East India Company in India. Suvali Beach, with its quiet ambience and black sands, has witnessed many events that has shaped our country's history. It had been an arena for the Battle of Swally between the British and Portuguese in 1612. It is also considered as the birthplace of...

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Tapi Riverfront
5 kms from Surat city limits
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Tapi Riverfront is a waterfront project developed by Surat Municipal Corporation along the banks of river Tapi in the city of Surat, Gujarat. It is adjacent to Swami Vivekananda Bridge in Adajan Patia area and is about 5 kms away from the city centre. The riverfront spans an area of 54 hectares along a 3 km stretch.

Tapi Riverfront was planned and constructed mainly to serve as a tourist destination within the city limits. It is one of the best places in Surat to relax after a tiring day at work. Tapi Riverfront attracts people of all age groups, fitness buffs, senior sitizens and ...

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Tithal Beach
85 kms from Surat city limits
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Located along the coast of the mighty Arabian Sea is the Tithal Beach, which is a hotspot for tourists from all across the country. Tithal - a black sand beach, is located in the west coast of India; 85 kms from Surat. It is one of the nicest beaches in Gujarat state.

Tithal Beach is lined with beautiful coconut trees and scenic beauty which make it picturesque beyond words. From scenic natural beauty to delicious street food, this destination has a lot to offer. The beach has a jogging track for its patrons as well, and the experience of taking a long walk along the seashore is un...

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Ubharat Beach
40 kms from Surat city limits
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Ubharat Beach is a famous beach located in Navsari, about 40 kms from the city of Surat. It is one of Surat's must visit destinations.

Ubharat Beach is considered to be a great place to swim among the other surrounding beaches. It is dotted with several eateries serving lipsmaking local snacks. This beach is frequently visited by the residents of Surat as the roads leading to this beach are desolated and traffic free. It has a native and verdant coastal setting.

Ubharat Beach attracts families, couples and students alike due to varities of activities that it offers. Vis...

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