Surat is a large city beside the Tapi River in the west Indian state of Gujarat. Once known for silk weaving, Surat remains a commercial center for textiles, and the New Textile Market area is lined with fabric shops. Overlooking the river, Surat Castle was built in the 1500s to defend the city against Portuguese colonists. Nearby, the Dutch, Armenian and English cemeteries contain elaborate colonial-era tombs.
Dutch Garden in Surat is one of the major tourist attractions which is located in Nanpura, Surat. This park has a beautiful and nature-oriented environment. Besides the beauty of the place, it has a rich history, which gives a motive to tourists to explore. This garden has been designed in a European style and gives a glimpse of western culture. The garden has a large space where locals and tourists can enjoy several activities. The flowing Tapi River on the side of the garden makes it quite attractive and ideal to enjoy an evening and a morning stroll.
Hazira is an old port and it also has a nice beach with shallow water, making it perfect for water games. Hazira is 30 km from Surat and can be reached in less than an hour. Away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city you will find tranquility reigns supreme here. Just laze about or, if you like, take a dip in the two hot springs that are rich in sulphur. Hazira has become a health resort due to these hot water springs.
One of the very known places in the list of haunted places in India, which is located along the Arabian Sea and 21 km southwest of Surat city. It is a popular destination where tourists come to enjoy the calmness and beautiful scenic views all around the city. The black sand of this beach attracts thousands of tourists per year. One striking highlight of the beach is the paranormal activities.
Sardar Patel Museum
The Museum was established in 1890 and it is also known as the Sardar Sangralaya. At the time of its establishment it was known as Winchester Museum and was renamed Sardar Patel Museum after Independence. There is a planetarium here too. The museum showcases ancient relics that give an insight into the past history of the city.
Sarthana Nature Park
Surat is a city that is most popular for its national parks and beaches. Sarthana Nature Park comes in this list. It is also a great attraction in Surat which is situated in Anand Nagar, Surat. It was built in 1984. It has occupied an area of 81 acres, which makes it the biggest park in Surat. In the park, you can enjoy the beautiful wildlife and can spot different animals like deer, royal Bengal tigers, bred lions and white peafowl.