“THE DIAMOND CITY OF INDIA” Surat in Gujarat is a beautiful city to visit.
It is the centre of diamond cutting and polishing. Surat is the eighth largest cities of India and ninth largest agglomeration in India.
Two years back in 2016 Surat city made its position in the 4th rank among the world’s fastest-growing cities. Surat city also consists of many attractions which attract many tourists every year.
In ancient India in the year 1512 and again in 1530, Surat was invaded by the Portuguese, and they have caused a lot of damage in the town. Then in the year 1572, Surat became a part of the Mughal empire after the Mughals conquered it.
The crucial attractions or Surat or the best places to visit in Surat or the places to visit near Surat are as follows:
1.Amazia Water Park
The Amazia water park of Surat is one of the most amazing and the best attractions in the city. It is also not less than an adventurous destination as it consists of many water rides and other such things. This park amuses both adults and kids.
2.Sardar Patel Museum
This is also a very famous tourist attraction of the city and was set in the year 1890. The museum is opened for every day Mondays. Visiting the place will make one much familiar with the history associated with Surat City. Tourist gets an overview about Surat history.
This fort was constructed during the Tugluq era. It is also defined as “old fort”. The reason behind its construction was to protect the territory from the Portuguese invaders. Visiting the fort will also help to learn more about Gujarat history.
4.Jagadish Chandra Bose Aquarium
This is a must visit destination of Surat. The place consists of 50 tanks and homes to more than 100 species of fish. The jellyfish pool and the shark tank are the major attractions that people must see after visiting the aquarium.
5.Chintamani Jani Temple
This temple came into existence in the reign of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, almost 400 years back. When one visits the temple will visit the temple then he or she won’t believe on his or her eyes looking at its beautiful architecture. Many Jain followers across the world visit the temple daily.
One of the best temples of the city dedicated to Lord Krishna. Local citizens as well tourists also visit the temple to get blessings from Lord Krishna so that they can face the troubles of life and accomplish their work.
This is a very famous lake in the city. If one wants to stay in alone for sometime and wants to relax getting rid of all sort of stress and tensions of life he or she should visit the lake as the lake will not get any disturbance in his or her solitude. Visitors can also enjoy boating facility. The restaurants or the food corners near the lake also consists of many delicious foods items which one will enjoy a lot when he or she eats it.
8.Sneh Rashmi Botanical Garden
The garden includes many beautiful flowers and trees. It is also the best sensation for couples. If a person wants to spend some time alone with his or her boyfriend or girlfriend alone, then this garden is the best destination for the pair. Even one can hang out with his or her friends and play all day long. Not only that one can also enjoy the beauty of nature if he or she is a nature lover.
The specialty about the lake is that it gives a clear view of sunrise and the sunset. And the view during the dawn and in the evening is unbelievable. Almost every people hang out at the park during evening time to get a clear view of sun fall.
Last but not the least Tapti river is also an amazing tourist spot of Surat that attract many tourists of the city every day. Visiting the spot will give one a clear date with mother nature. The fresh air that one will get at the spot will cheer one’s mind and smooth one’s brain. Visiting the spot one can also enjoy the health benefits of fresh air. He or she will get rid of all his or her stress or depression after visiting the spot.