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About Surat

Surat

 

 

 

 

Metropolis
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Nickname(s): Diamond City Of India,City Of Diamonds,Textile city Of India
Surat is located in Gujarat


 

 

 

 

 

Culture and festivals


Surat is known for its cuisine, which includes perennial favourites such as "ghari" (a type of sweet), Locho, petis, undhiyu, rasaawala khaman,Surati Khaman(Spicy),Sarasiya Khaja and surati Chinese. Unlike cuisines in other parts of Gujarat, Surti cuisine is quite spicy. Roadside kiosks, called "laaris" or "rekdis", are quite popular in Surat. Ponk is a roasted cereal that is available only in this part of the world  An old saying inGujarati, "Surat nu Jaman ane Kashi nu Maran", means "Eat in Surat and Die in Kashi" to have the best for one's soul.

The major Hindu festivals are celebrated in Surat. Navratri, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with great enthusiasm. The kite-flying festival of Uttarayan, which falls on Makar Sankranti – 14 or 15 January, or 'Vaasi Uttarayan', celebrated with great enthusiasm by flying kites and shouting 'Kai Po Che' (I have cut) – is very popular in the city. It is also well known for the celebration of Chandi Padvo which usually occurs in October and is a holiday unique to Surat. This day comes after one of the two biggest full moon days of the Hindu calendar year, Sharad Purnima , when residents of Surat have 'Ghari' and 'Bhusu' (Surti snacks)

 

 

 

 

 

Places of interest


Blues Adventures – Blues Adventures is a complete recreational and adventure project aimed to offer water-sports Activities, Amusement Park and Restaurants for the people of Surat (Surtis). The Blues Adventures is located at the basin of River Tapti (Tapi) on the Singanpore side of Weir-cum-Causeway in the city of Surat, India. Blues Adventures was inaugurated in January 2013 by the gracious hands of Hon. ex.Chief Minister of Gujarat Mr. Narendra Modi. 

Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium – Jagdish Chandra Bose Aquarium, situated at Pal area is the first multidisciplinary underwater aquarium of its kind in the country.

The Chintamani Jain Temple – The exquisite wooden carvings and paintings are the major attractions of the temple. The temple, actively maintained and visited by the city's Jains, is situated in the Shahpor area and dates back to the 15th century. It houses some extremely rare paintings of the Jain monk Acharya Hemachandra, and of the Solanki King Kumarpal.

Dutch Garden – The ancient Dutch gardens, the Dutch cemetery and Makaipul, the ancient original port from where the ships sailed to other parts of the world are other attractions.

The Surat Fort – The Old Fort was built by Britishers in the 1616. It is now used for municipal offices.

The Sardar Patel Museum – Established in 1998, and originally called the Winchester Museum;, this museum has a collection of over 10,000 specimens of arts and crafts, now in the new Science Center campus on Citylight road.

Jawaharlal Nehru Garden – Colloquially known as Chowpaty, this is the largest and one of the oldest gardens in the city. It houses a musical fountain as well.

Dumas Beach is a beach located along the Arabian Sea around 21 km South west of the City centre.

 

 


Beaches – There are a number of beaches near Surat. Only 16 km away, Dumas Beach is a popular resort with locals. Suvali is 28 km from the city and Ubhrat is 42 km out, while Tithal is 108 km away and only five km from Valsad on the Mumbai to Vadodara railway line. Suvali has two wells with water rich in iron and sulphur. Suvali beach is fringed by feathery casurina trees.

 

 

 


The Dutch Cemetery – Located near Kataragam Gate, this impressive mausoleum is that of Baron Hendrik Adriaan Van Rheede tot Drakenstein, who died in 1691. A massive dome, beautiful pillars and the huge gallery make it an outstanding monument.

Science Centre – Developed by the Surat Municipal Corporation in City Light area, Science Centre currently comprises a dedicated section for science exhibits, planetarium, art gallery and a museum dedicated to the history of Surat. It also has an auditorium with a seating capacity of 240[46] and an amphitheatre with seating capacity of 200.

Surat Aquarium at Pal, Adajan at Jagdishchandra Bose Udyan is also one of the good Aquairum in India and place to visit in Surat.

Surat Municipal Zoo Nature Park in Sarthana is one of the biggest Nature Park & Zoo in State.

Botanical Garden situated near Ugat is having huge wealth of Nature and Tress. One of the beautiful park in City.

Navinchandra Mafatlal Garden in Bhestan near BRTS Udhana Road is having largest Ground Clock in Garden in India.

Gavier Lake - A wetland conserved by Nature Club Surat is located near airport. It attracts various migratory birds. It is place worth visiting for the nature lovers visiting Surat.

 

 

 

 


Gallery

 


  • Multilayer Flyover Majura Gate, Surat

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Panorama view of Gaurav Path, Piplod, Surat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Baghdadi Jewish cemetery tombstone

 

 

 

 

  • Sunset Overlooking Hajira at sultanabad, dummas

 

 

 

  • Sunset Overlooking Hajira at sultanabad, dummas

 

 

 

 

  • Flood at Salabatpura police station

 

 

 

  • Masjid Moazzam and Rauza,Surat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surat

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