Welcome To Surat Metro City
Surat finds mention in the Mahabharata when Lord Krishna stopped here during his journey from Mathura to Dwarka with his cows. According to the Sanskrit scriptures, this area was under the control of the western Chalukyas in AD 610 and remained under Hindu kings till 12th century when a general of Qutub-ud-din Aibak captured the city. The wealth and prosperity of the city started in the 12th century when Parsis first settled here. Akbar captured the city in 1573 after a long siege and it became an important Mughal trading point. Arabian traders started calling this place Bunder-E-Khubsoorat (the beautiful port), which later shortened to Surat.
In Surat 19 places for visit. The best time is come to Surat is the winter months, from October to March. The temperature ranges between 15°C and 29°C, making it an ideal for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. The winter season is very pleasant in Surat
Dumas Beach :- Dumas Beach is a popular destination situated in the vicinity of Surat, at a distance of 18 km away. The palm and casuarinas fringed sea shores of Dumas are popular among the leisure travellers visiting Surat.
Ubharat :- Ubharat is a popular destination of tourists visiting Surat. Located at a distance of 42 km from Surat, Ubharat is famous for its palm fringed sandy beach.
Dandi :- Dandi is a popular destination of tourists visiting Surat. Dandi is a place famous in the history of Indian independence movement that kindled the spark of civil disobedience amongst the masses. Salt Satyagraha, a non-violent campaign against Salt Laws levied by the British Raj on Colonial India, began with the ‘Dandi March’ which stared from Sabarmati Ashram on March 12th, 1930. On April 6th, 1930, Mahatma Gandhi and his followers breached the Salt Law at Dandi, a major salt centre of India.
Tithal Beach :- Tithal Beach is a popular beach destination of tourists visiting Surat. Tithal Beach, located at a distance of 88 km from Surat, is famous for palm fringed sandy shores among the beach lovers.
Gaurav Path :- The latest city layout has become closer to international standards with the Gaurav Path, an expressway built by the Surat Municipal Corporation. This three lane expressway connects the city with the airport.
Swaminarayan Temple :- Swaminarayan temple is one of the popular pilgrim destinations in Surat. Swaminarayn temple belongs to the Swaminarayan Sect of Vaishnavism, wherein Swaminarayan or Sahajanand Swami is believed to be the incarnation of Narayana of Nara-Narayana. 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. The 2nd shrine is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, Gunatitanand Swami and Gopalanand Swami and the 3rd shrine is the abode of Ghanshyam Maharaj.
Vansada National Park :- Vansda National Park, situated about 120 km away, is a major attraction frequented by the tourists visiting Surat. Vansda National Park used to be the royal reserve of King of Vansda, before independence. This area was declared a protected area in the year 1979. The park, spread over an area of about 24 sq km, is home to about 450 species of plants of which 430 species are flowering plants. Situated on the banks of River Ambika, Vansda National Park is bordered on its north and west by the Shyadri ranges of Western Ghats. The deep forest area of Vansda, which is a continuum of forests of Valsad of the south and Dangs of the east, is dominated by tall teak and bamboo. Kaatas bamboo can be found in the moist deciduous areas of Vansda where as Manvel bamboo can be found in the dry deciduous forest areas. Many varieties of orchids can also be found towards the northern parts of this Park. Vansda National Park is also the natural habitat of more than 20 species of breeding populations of mammals, 115 species of birds, 31 species of snakes, 21 species of spiders and 11 species of frogs.
And many other best places to visits are Hazira Port , Suvali Beach , Chintanamani Jain Temple , Surat Castle , The Dutch Garden , Bardoli , Ukai , Sardar Patel Museum , Ambika Niketan Temple , Rangupavan , Choppati , River Side Castle. These are the best 19 places to visit in Surat.
Surat is the best place for tourist who really want to make their tour good. Thanks hope you like the place.