About the City
About the city
SURAT, city situated on the left bank of river “Tapi” once one of western India's major ports and trading towns. Surat is second largest city in Gujarat and ninth largest in India. Surat is famous for its textile and diamond businesses. Three-quarters of the world's diamonds are cut and polished in Surat. Surat has highest number of flyovers in Gujarat state.
The city is probably best known these days, however, as the site of an outbreak of pneumonic plague in 1994, Surat proudly claim to be one of the India’s cleanest cities with glorious past and bright future.
Best places to visit in and around the Surat
There are several historical monuments in and around Surat. The major attractions are Dandi, Dumas, Hajira, Tithal and Ubhrat.
Dandi, is a place which is historical very important. Dandi is the place where Mahatma Gandhi started Dandi March in 1930. Dumas , a beach located 16 km away from Surat city. Hajira, is one more beautiful beach which is 28 km away from the city. Ubhrat is a one more beautiful beach 42 km away from the city.