Surat, situated on the banks of the Tapi river, used to be a large seaport and is now a center for diamond cutting and polishing and textiles.
The city has a vibrant present and an equally varied heritage of the past. It is the city where the British first landed in India. The Dutch and the Portuguese also established their business centers in Surat, the remnants of which are still preserved in the modern day Surat. In past this was a glorious port with ships of more than 84 countries anchored in its harbour at any time. Surat is one of the cleanest cities of India and is also known by several other names like "The Silk City", "The Diamond City", "The Green City", etc.
Discover a castle, Dutch cemetery, and a national park, get to grips with the diverse Gujarati palate. Surat will attract you with its undulating charm. Surat was once renowned for its silk weaving and brocade, it still thrives as a textile center. Surat is the perfect destination for travelers and shoppers alike. The city is also known for its Zari (golden thread) embroidery work!
Surat International Airport is connected with major cities.
Surat, on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad line, is connected by rail with important cities.
Surat is well connected by road with major cities and towns.
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