Statue of Unity is a memorial to The Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue has been erected to propagate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's vision of India and to inspire the Citizens of India through his patriotism and freedom struggle. The Bronze statue stands 182 metres giving it the title of the 'Tallest Statue in the World'. Visitors throng to the statue to click photographs and enjoy a picnic in the open grounds. One can reach the site via private car or hire a taxi from Surat.
Distance from Surat: 155 km
Suvali Beach, a calm and serene beach, is situated at a distance of 20 km from Surat. Mostly visited by solitude seekers, the beach is slowly developing into a popular weekend tourist spot. One can enjoy the calm waters and indulge in some games and fun activities on the shoreline. Visitors to the beach come either by local buses or by hiring private taxis.
Distance from Surat: 26 km
Dumas beach is an urban beach located along the Arabian Sea, at a distance of 21 km southwest of the Surat city. It is a renowned destination situated in the state of Gujarat, and the travellers highly recommend this destination for its calming effect and picturesque scenery. This black sand beach has been widely popular due to the reports of disappearances and paranormal activities here. The fastest way to get to the beach is by private car or a hired taxi.
Distance from Surat: 15 km
The city of Bardoli in Surat has a rich and dense history that is associated with it; and contrary to popular belief, the significance of the city is not just limited to its history. A cultural and history buff's haven, Bardoli is an ideal day trip picnic spot near Surat to come with friends and family. The many street food vendors serve up lip-smacking delicacies to hungry locals and visitors alike. The fastest way to reach Bardoli from Surat is by train, although hired taxis are quite popular too.
Distance from Surat: 39 km
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Located at a distance of 33 kms from Surat in Gujarat, Dabhari Beach is one of the gorgeous hidden gems of the state. Boasting of impeccable shiny sands, mesmerising views of the sunrise and sunsets, and sheer peace and tranquility, the beach also has a lengthy coastline which is ideal for romantic walks along the shore. The beach is considered ideal for playing sports like cricket and football and you will find several local kids on the shores, enjoying themselves. Dabhari beach is best reached by private car or taxi from Surat.
Distance from Surat: 33 km
Well known for its historical significance, Dandi in Surat is a beautiful beach destination. The scenic beauty combined with its rich history makes it a favourite among all tourists visiting this place. This beach is the perfect amalgamation of untouched beauty and bubbling tourism. The calm coastline makes it an excellent leisurely picnic spot near Surat to visit with kids and friends. The best way to get to Dandi from Surat is by taking a private vehicle or by hiring a taxi.
Distance from Surat: 31 km
One of the most popular attractions of South Gujarat, Tithal Beach is a popular day trip destination from Surat. The beautiful and black sandy shoreline makes it one of the most striking picnic spots near Surat. For those who visit, water sports, camel and horse rides and small forms of arcade games are also available. This makes the beach an excellent choice for adults and kids alike. Be sure to catch the sunset before you leave back for Surat. Tithal Beach is best reached from Surat by road - either by a hired taxi or by private vehicle.
Distance from Surat: 93 km
Tucked in between the Sahyadri ranges, lies this conserved wildlife park spanning over an area of about 24 sq kilometres. It got its name as Vansda because it was once privately owned by the Maharaja of Vansda. Not a single tree has been cut since then. Owing to this, in some places, the canopies are so thick that sunlight does not pass through. It is an open park, and you can easily get a permit if you want to explore it in your own vehicle.
Distance from Surat: 120 km
Situated at a distance of about 30 kms from the town of Vyara, and 8 kms from the village of Unnai near Surat in Gujarat, Padamdungari is a beautiful campsite based amidst the Sahyadris by the river Ambika. Blessed with an undulating landscape, the site boasts of several trekking trails, a dense forest close by, and a rich wildlife. The place is known for its river side huts, ideal camping environment and scenic surroundings. It is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Surat.
Distance from Surat: 88 km
Devka beach is a sight of pure beauty. Like so many other beaches of Daman, this too is a massive, picturesque and quite unspoilt. The place has clean blue waters, well-maintained shores and enough beauty for everybody. Also, there is a special Amusement Park here which houses huge fountains and play area for kids. The fastest and cheapest way to Devka Beach from Surat is by train. One can also hire a private taxi to reach the beach.
Distance from Surat: 118 km
The Wilson Hills in Dharampur district of Gujarat is a place of natural beauty and breathtaking views. Clouds floating close to the ground, lush green forests, pleasant climate and intriguing view of the sea from the hilltop – Wilson Hills is an ideal place for those who love to do nature photography. Visitors will find many open spots to camp for a picnic with a backdrop of wonderful panoramic views. The best way to reach Wilsons Hills from Surat is to take a car but one can also take the train to Valsad and continue onwards by private taxi to reach faster.
Distance from Surat: 122 km
Mirasol Lake Garden is a man-made marvel which serves as one of the most popular tourist attractions near Surat. Surrounded by a beautiful lake and two islands connected by a bridge, the place is very calm and peaceful. Boat rides and fountains add to the beauty of this charming garden. The garden also offers fun activities like toy trains which children love making the lake an excellent picnic spot to take one's kids along.
Distance from Surat: 115 km
Located in the Gopipura area of Surat in Gujarat, Gopi Talav is an ancient artificial lake that has lately become one of the most popular recreational spots in town. Built-in circa 1510 CE by Malik Gopi- the then Governor and affluent merchant, the lake now is being managed by Surat Municipal Corporation. Boasting of lush green surroundings, the urban lake has a gorgeous fountain in the centre. Visitors are attracted to Gopi Talav for its tranquillity and love to spend time here for a leisurely picnic with their friends and family.
Located near Navagam in Gujarat, Sardar Sarovar Dam is a massive gravity dam built on the River Narmada which was built to conserve water and help the environment and the people around. The foundation of the project was laid down by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961 and the construction work for the same was started in 1979. Visitors mainly flock to the dam to click photographs. The open grounds near the dam make it one of the best picnic spots near Surat. One can reach Sardar Sarovar Dam from Surat by road taking the NH 48 and Gujarat SH 64.
Distance from Surat: 159 km
A visit to the charming Sneh Rashmi Botanical Garden, which is home to numerous exotic species of flora, is a perfect escape for a proper outdoor picnic. With a small pond amidst the overwhelming verdure, the garden is the ideal picnic spot for families, especially because of the activities offered like toy train rides, hot air balloon rides, etc. Photography is also one of the popular activities which one can indulge while here.
Distance from Surat: 9 km
Sprawling over a vast 81 acres, the Sarthana Nature Park is home to some of the most wildlife. The Tapi River flows through the park giving lending it a wonderful appeal. The zoo here is home to big cats like lions and leopards and many adorable species of deer. The park is a wonderful picnic spot in Surat which also serves an educational centre. Families regularly bring their kids for a day out.
Distance from Surat: 7 km
Have you visited any of these places for a one day picnic near Surat? Let us know which one are among your favourites down in the comment section below!
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