Things to do in Surat
Surat has several places to go and much more things to be done to fill your memories with. You can plan for excursions in and around the city for a fun filled experience in Surat Gujarat.
Check out this detailed list and find out what options you can unfurl when you are in the city.
Savoring the Flavors!The first thing you notice as you set foot in Surat is the Gujarati cuisine. The distinct aroma, the sweet, sour and spicy flavors of the snacks sold everywhere on the by lanes are the invitation we recommend you to indulge.
The city is primarily a vegetarian’s paradise. The cuisine with its ingredients, flavors and cooking style is specific and exclusive to the state. However, you can definitely find out north Indian and south Indian food sold with equal flourish.
Leisuring in the CityThe first favorite on our places to visit list in Surat is a stroll down the Chowpati. Savor the snacks the local vendors dish out, they have a distinct feel to your experience in Surat.
Among the many gardens, one of the oldest and most loved picnic gardens in Surat is the Jawahar Lal Nehru Garden popularly referred to as Chowpati is a favorite with picnic goers in the city.
Enjoying BeachesThe Ubharat, Tithal, and Dumas Beaches are the most popular hangouts for leisure loving beach exploring travelers in Surat. The palm fringed sandy beaches are perfect for those bright sunny days.
Having Adventure FunWho says, Surat does not fill much to your cuppa in this regard! Luxury land cruises are another attraction for sea lovers. If you thought that the adventure zone in the city is restricted to water parks facilitating various water sports like see diving and scuba diving only, then you are in for adventure filled exciting days in Surat.
The city does not support any trekking expeditions or bungee jumping! Although, if you are among those who consider shopping an outdoor sport, Surat is your destination for sure!
Visiting National Parks and ReservesWild life safari to the national park and the wild life reserve near Surat is going to give you that adventure thrift with nature. The below mentioned three options make a perfect weekend getaway from Surat.
The Vansada National Park is about 120 km from Surat. Once a royal reserve of the Vansada king, the national park has a wide variety of plants and species.
Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located about 145 km from Surat borders river Narmada. The sanctuary is home to 575 flowering plants the houses Karjan Reservoir and Sardar Sarovar Reservoir.
Purna Wildlife Sanctuary which is about 142 km east of Surat, has the highest average rainfall. The sanctuary got its name from the Purna River it is situated along, is the thickest forest cover in Gujarat.
Monuments in SuratThe city does not have many monuments to present its architectural grandeur.
Surat Fort is built by the then ruler of the city is a heavy built strong fenced fort that was constructed to defend the city against Bhil tribe of the region. Established by the Sultan of Gujarat in 1546, now a corporate establishment, you can definitely check out the Surat Castle.
Mughal Sarai is a brilliant example of Mughal Architecture in Surat. An ancient monument, it has beautiful facade, characteristic magnificent arches with intricately crafted parapets.
Shopping in SuratFill your bags with goodies at the swanky malls scattered along the city. Shopping is indeed going to lift your mood and the gourmet delights in the malls at Dumas Road and Ghod Road will fill your tummy with the tastiest delicacies the city has to offer.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to enjoy your trip in Surat is from October to March. Avoid the hot and steamy weather during summers to visit the city.
Enjoy your stay in Surat and fill your days with pure fun and excitement. The city has no dearth of option to indulge in.