Things to Do in Surat

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Surat, having its name associated with Saurashtra (the good land), is a port city in Gujarat. The second most populated city in the state, Surat is a global diamond cutting centre and a commercial hu (Read More)b of textiles. Known as 'the city of flyovers', it attracts tourists who are interested in the colonial history of the region and the exotic wildlife.

Here is the list of 19 Things to Do in Surat

1. Visit the Black Sand Dumas Beach

Visit the Black Sand 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. This black sand beach has been widely popular due to the reports of disappearances and paranormal activities here. It is also known as one of the most haunted places in India.

2. Beautiful Grounds of Dutch Garden

Beautiful Grounds of Dutch Garden
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Located in the Nanpura neighbourhood in Surat, The Dutch Garden is a major attraction in town which is an oasis of greenery amidst the chaos and cacophony of the city. Flocked by hundreds of tourists on an everyday basis, the garden has been designed in a European style.

3. Visit the ISKCON Temple

Visit the ISKCON Temple
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Sprawled over a whopping 13,600 sq. feet, the ISCKON temple of Surat is one of the biggest temple complexes in the city.

4. Spend a Day at Sarthana Nature Park

Spend a Day at 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.

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5. Sunrise at the Beach at Hajira Village

Sunrise at the Beach at Hajira Village
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Located at the edge of the Arabian Sea, Hajira is a picturesque town in Gujarat. This destination is famous for its idyllic beach and a transhipment port, owing to its shallow water depths. Hajira is also famous for its health tourism due to its numerous hot water springs.

6. Take a Tour of the Sardar Patel Museum

Take a Tour of the Sardar Patel Museum
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The Sardar Patel Museum was established in the city of Surat in the year 1890 and has since then has been highly recommended by the people, maintaining a popular position among the Surat tourist attractions.

7. A Picnic Amidst Nature at Gavier Lake

A Picnic Amidst Nature at Gavier Lake

A nature lover's treat and a bird watcher's paradise, Gavier Lake in Surat may also be heaven on earth. With coloured lotuses floating on the surface and hundreds of enthusiastic birds flooding the air with melodious bird songs, this is a wonderful place where you can catch a break from the monotonous city life.

8. Sunset at Tithal Beach

Sunset at 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 decorating the Arabian Sea's azure neck.

9. Admire the Beauty of Tapi River Front at Night

Admire the Beauty of Tapi River Front at Night

Enjoy an astounding view of the graceful River Tapi at the Tapi Riverfront. Munch on some delicious locally made snacks, lounge and chat with loved ones or take a stroll along the banks of this beautiful river. Be mesmerised by the glorious sunset or relax under the twinkling night sky; the Tapi Riverfront is a perfect getaway.

10. Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium

Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium

Visiting Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium, the first multidisciplinary aquarium of India, is truly an awe-striking experience. Housing 52 ginormous tanks, the aquarium is home to more than 100 species fresh, brackish and marine waters. The biggest attraction here is the remarkable jelly fish pool, an outstanding double storeyed shark tank and an amazing dolphin tunnel.

11. A Quiet Getaway at Dandi Beach

A Quiet Getaway at Dandi Beach
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Dandi in Surat is a beautiful beach destination well known for its historical significance. The scenic beauty and rich history make it a favourite among all tourists visiting this place. Dandi's serene and pristine beauty is only second to its long and illustrious history.

12. Pray at Swaminarayan Temple

Pray at Swaminarayan Temple
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Swaminarayan temple is one of the popular religious spot in Surat. Swaminarayan temple belongs to the Swaminarayan Sect of Vaishnavism, wherein Swaminarayan or Sahajanand Swami is believed to be the incarnation of Narayana of Nara-Narayana.

13. Taste the Delicious Street Food of Surat

Taste the Delicious Street Food of Surat

Known by names like Diamond city and Silk city, the map calls it Surat and we call it 'The foodie's paradise. And rightly so, for Surat brings the most delicious street foods on their plates for you! From Chennai's Dosa to Bombay's Vada pav and Delhi's Chaat,

14. A Spiritual Day at Ambaji Temple

A Spiritual Day at Ambaji Temple
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Ambika Niketan Temple, situated on the banks of River Tapti, was built in the year 1969. The temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess, who is in the form of Goddess Ashtabhuja Ambika. Ambika Niketan Temple is one of the popular pilgrim spots of Surat.

15. Shop Your heart Out at these Malls

Shop Your heart Out at these Malls

Surat is one of the biggest cities in Gujarat. It is known for being an urbanized city with tremendous opportunities for commercial activities. Surat is the centre of the textile industry in India and is a preferred city for businesses to invest in national and international shopping brands.

16. Beaches Near Surat that are Worth-visiting

Beaches Near Surat that are Worth-visiting

There are plenty of beaches near Surat that you can visit to take a break from the pell-mell of the city. Surat itself has several gorgeous beaches. However, if you are looking for a change, these beaches near Surat are nearby and can be visited on a day trip.

17. Beautiful Gardens to Visit

Beautiful Gardens to Visit

There are nearly 45 gardens in Surat developed by the state government as part of the beautification scheme for the city. Besides adding aesthetics to any area, the gardens in Surat also help purify the air and enrich the environment.

18. Games and Activities at Snow Park

 Games and Activities at Snow Park

Snow Park is situated inside the Rahulraj Mall in Surat and has several snow games and activities. They also have artificial snow fall, sledging cars, DJs and snow sculptures. Especially favourite among kids, it is also a big hit among the adults looking for adventure or just snowfall in plain areas.

19. Fun and Adventure at These Amusement Parks

Fun and Adventure at These Amusement Parks

There are plenty of amusement parks in Surat to rescue the city folks. Replete with many thrilling rides, swimming pools, amusing decor and wonderful themes, the kids and adults equally love these amusement parks in Surat. The amusement parks in Surat are a perfect way to break from the city's chaos.

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