Surat is one of the most famous cities of Gujarat, India. This city is also known as The Textile City or The Diamond City of India. This city is situated on the banks of River Tapti and is one of the fastest developing cities in India.

Surat is famous all over the world for polishing and cutting of diamonds and also tops in the production of silk and other fabrics. Not to mention Surat is also a famous tourist attraction of Gujarat. Here we will discuss some of the famous places to visit in Gujarat.

Dumas Beach

Dumas Beach

This is an urban beach besides the Arabian Sea and draws lot of tourists and locals. This beach is known for its clear horizons and beautiful sunsets. It is spread over a length of 2 kms. You can see good level of urbanisation on this beach due to which you can enjoy the eating joints on the road side.

Jagdish Chandra Aquarium

Jagdish Chandra Aquarium

This is a famous underwater aquarium which contains more than hundred species of fish. There are more than 50 tanks in this aquarium that are placed according to the different requirements as the fishes come from different water zones. The main attractions of this aquarium are the shark tank and the jellyfish pool.

Surat Castle

Surat Castle 

Surat Castle is also known as the old fort is situated on the edges of River Tapti. This castle was built in the 16th century and is spread in an area of an acre. This castle was built to protect this city from the invasions of the Portuguese. Today this castle is filled with government offices.

Hazira

                                                                                  Hazira

Hazira is situated about 8 km away from the shore of Arabian Sea. This place is an important port and is home to some of the renowned companies of the region. This place is also a beach due to which it is a popular picnic spots for the locals. This place contains a natural spring which is the main reason for its attraction.

Chintamani Jain temple

                                                                            Chintamani Jain temple

This temple is an exceptional example of architecture which contains some extraordinary craftsmanship. This temple was built during the reign of Aurangzeb and contains some exclusive works of Hemachandra, the famous Jain Acharya.

Science Centre

                                                                                         Science Centre

This place is one of the most popular projects of Surat. The best thing about this place is that it not only the favourite amongst the children but also the adults. This science centre contains an art gallery, a planetarium, an auditorium, an amphi-theatre and a museam. You get to see a solar plant on the roof of this complex that generates a good amount of power. Some of the upcoming features of this project are the textile gallery, cosmos gallery and the diamond gallery.

Dutch garden

Dutch Garden

The Dutch garden is also one of the most popular paces to visit in Surat. This garden contains tombs of the dead Dutch officers which looks very beautiful. Each tomb of this garden is special in its own way and speaks a different story. This Dutch garden is very well-maintained and it feels good to walk amidst the beautiful plants and shrubs. Due to the good planning and maintenance of this garden the people visit this place quite often.

The above places are some of the famous places to visit in Surat.