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Surat : Overview
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Area Size :  326.515 Sq. Km.   Population :  4,786,002 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Gujarati, Hindi, English  
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Surat also known as Suryapur, is the commercial capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative capital of Surat district and one of the fastest growing cities in India with a population in 2010 nearly the double of that in 2001. The city has been ranked 36th in the list of world's largest cities. Surat Metropolitan Region is widely regarded as one of the cleanest Metropolitan Regions in the country with the city proper being the third cleanest city in India.

The city is located 306 km south of state capital Gandhinagar, and is situated on the left bank of the Tapti River (Tapi), the centre being around 22 km (14 miles) from its mouth. A moat divides the older parts of the city, with its narrow streets and handsome houses, and the newer suburbs. The city is largely recognized for its textile and diamond businesses. It is also known as the diamond capital of the world and the textile capital of India. 92% of the world's diamonds are cut and polished in Surat. It has one of the highest GDP growth rates in India at 11.5% as of 2008. Surat was the primary port of India during the Mughal period, a distinction it lost to Mumbai during the British Raj.

 

The climate of Surat is mild due to its nearness to the Arabian Sea. There is not much change in the winter and summer temperature, which ranges between 10°C to 38°C. Although one can visit Surat in any season, the best time to do so would be between October and March.

BY AIR - Surat does not have an airport. Baroda, situated around 140 km from Surat, is the nearest airport.

BY RAIL - Surat is an important railway station on Western Railway's network and is connected to all parts of the country.

BY ROAD - The National Highway 8 connects Surat to all parts of Gujarat. The distances to some important centers from Surat are Ahmedabad, 267 km; Baroda, 140 km; Mumbai, 326 km; Bhavnagar, 422 km; Okhla, 706 km; Junagarh, 550 km; Jamnagar, 531 km; Bhuj, 619 km; and Palanpur, 434 km. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too.

Tourism-of-India.com provides complete information about tourism in Surat. Tourism-of-India.com offers various tour packages to make your visit comfortable. You can pick the one that suits you most.

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