Best Locations for a One Day Picnic Near Surat

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From serene beaches to beautiful parks and even hill stations, there are many locations to enjoy a one day picnic near Surat. All of these picnic places offer a quiet environment in contrast to Surat's urban hullabaloo. Many residents of Surat aren't usually aware of such getaways lying close to the city. For this reason, we have listed the best spots near Surat that you can go to with friends and family to have a lovely picnic.

Here is the list of 16 Best Locations for a One Day Picnic Near Surat

1. Statue of Unity

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 of the founding father of the Republic of India stands 182 metres tall grabbing the attention of the whole world as the 'Tallest statue in the World'.

2. Suvali Beach

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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 tourist spot. Located away from the heart of the city, the pristine beach offers a perfect getaway for the city people and other tourists away from the screeching noise and the fast-moving life of the city.

3. Dandi

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Well known for its historical significance, Dandi in Surat is a beautiful beach destination. The scenic beauty combined with its rich history make it a favourite among all tourists visiting this place. This beach is the perfect amalgamation of untouched beauty and bubbling tourism. The Seashore is a beautiful sight to behold, and the silky sand just adds another dimension to its beauty.

4. Vansda National park

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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.

5. Dumas Beach

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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.

6. Wilson Hills

The Wilson Hills in Dharampur district of Gujarat is one of those places which would make you say 'wow' when you witness the natural and panoramic beauty of the place. 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.

7. Bardoli

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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. The city also owes much of its reputation to its scenic beauty and heritage as well. Bardoli is considered as a significant tourist destination in Surat, which is frequented by numerous visitors throughout the year, especially devotees of Mahatma Gandhi.

8. Dabhari Beach

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.

9. Padamdungari

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.

10. Tithal Beach

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One of the most popular attractions of South Gujarat, the Tithal Beach is the go-to destination for many when in need of a revitalising break. Breaking the flow of the white washed waves, the Tithal beach glimmers like a gold necklace that decorates the azure neck of the Arabian Sea. Spending some quality time with friends and family and reconnecting with your own self at this beach is the perfect way to break the monotony of our fast-paced daily lives.

11. Mirasol Lake Garden

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Mirasol Lake Garden is a man-made marvel which serves as one of a popular tourist attraction in the area. Surrounded by a beautiful lake and two island 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 has facilities for other activities like computer games and toy train etc.

12. Devka Beach

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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.

13. Sardar Sarovar Dam

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.

14. Sneh Rashmi Botanical Garden

A visit to the charming Sneh Rashmi Botanical Garden, which is home to numerous exotic species of flora, is a perfect escape into the laps of nature. 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.

15. Sarthana Nature Park

Sprawling over a vast 81 acres, the Sarthana Nature Park is home to some of the most exquisite creatures of the wild. The Tapi River graces the park with its presence and brings all the verdure come to life. The zoo here is home to big cats like lions and leopards and many adorable species of deer.

16. Gopi Talav

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.

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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