Surat formerly known as Suryapur, is a beautiful city of Gujarat. Surat is an important economic hub of Gujarat and is widely renowned for its textile and diamond polishing industry, which has rightfully earned the region the title of the ‘Diamond Capital of the World’, 'Manchester Textile city of India'. Surat is an interesting place visit with narrow streets and historical monuments greeting tourists to old Surat and modern establishment offering a glimpse of the region's development. There are quite a few interesting tourist attractions present in the region, like the Surat Castle, Dutch Garden, Dumas Beach, Chintamani Jain Temple, Diamond market and much more.
Surat being a major economic hub, it maintains great connectivity to various regions of the world and India with its excellent airline, railway and bus services. With the presence of national highways bus journeys to Surat are smooth and rather comfortable. Moreover with the presence of Volvo AC, Sleeper and Non-AC buses, travelers can choose a bus as per their comfort. Buses from Surat are frequent and few of the popular bus routes include Surat to Mumbai
, Surat to Bangalore
, Surat to Hyderabad and Surat to Nasik among others. Tourists can avail of bus bookings from Surat from the comfort of their hotel, with just a click of a button on the Internet on the varied websites like redBus.
Surat also offers quite a few interesting weekend getaways, which are, not only located in short distance from the city, but also allows its residents and travelers to indulge in a short escapade out of the city. A few of the interesting weekend destinations from Surat include Dumas (16km) and Hajira (28km) known for their