Surat Tourism

A city that shines like a diamond and stands head held high with its traditions, Surat, previously known as Suryapur (City of Sun) which was named by Gopi. Surat is the economical capital of Gujarat and is the eight largest city in India. The city is magnanimous and oozes out culture from every inch of the city. Surat is kept spic and span and is awarded as the cleanest city in India.

Surat is mentioned in Mahabharata as Lord Krishna Stopped here on his way to Dwarka from Mathura. The city is also famed for its food, textile and diamonds. Polish of over 90 percent of the world’s rough diamond. So, ladies, isn’t diamond a girl’s best friend? The foodie in should be the first one insisting you to visit Surat as starting fromsweets like ghari to amazing delicacies likeKhaman to Panipoories of varieties to Surati Chinese are the few of the delicacies you should hog guiltfree. 

Get mollycoddled by the culture and history of the city that never disappoints. From beaches to museums to great shopping places to some die-for food, a city that will serve to all your vacation needs, Surat the diamond city


Essential travel information and Surat tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Indian Standard Time Zone
  • Currency: Indian Rupees
  • Languages: The official language in Surat is Gujarati but other than that even Hindi and English is spoken.

Electricity and Internet:

  • Internet in not a problem in Surat the diamond city. It does not have many free wi-fi zones though but hotels have it.
  • India uses 230 Volts, 50 Hz alternating current as the power source. Plugs and sockets have either grounded / earthed 3 Pin connections (Type D) or ungrounded 2 pin connections (Type C). The two-pin plug is also called the Europlug. It has two round 4 mm (0.157 in) pins.


  • National Police: 100
  • Traffic Branch: 25507607
  • Local Assistance: 199
  • General Inquiry: 197
  • Apollo Hospitals: 55701800/55701801
  • Off-beaten Path: Go to the beaches around Surat like Tithal which is almost 88 kilometres away from the city. The visit is worthy enough.
  • Tipping: There is no specific standard rate but tipping is acceptable everywhere in Surat.
  • Customs: There are no such mandatory customs in Surat but showing courtesy while travelling is the best policy. 
  • Know the pollution level of Surat before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 58.13 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.81 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 39.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40.31 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50.3 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Surat for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Surat.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.77 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.43 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.14 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.97 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.93 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.73 (Low)
    • Attacks 38.41 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.4 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.99 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.94 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.14 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.27 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Surat is 132.98 (High)

    • Safety Index 58.38 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 58.67 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 62.89 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.13 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.88 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.5 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 64.41 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Surat

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.83 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.22 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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