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Surat


Surat, the capital of South Gujarat, was India's most prosperous port and ancient trading centres in the 17th and 18th centuries. Located on the southern bank of Tapti, Surat is renowned for its fine silk and exquisite brocades like the Tanchoi, Gajee and Kinkhab styles sometimes woven with gold and silver threads. It is also famous for spices and its diamond market as well as ivory and wood artwork of rare beauty. 

Surat has the distinction of being the first European settlement in India besides being host to the Dutch and the Portuguese, a fact reflected in its little streets, which are charmingly European. The East India Company established its initial warehousing facility here in 1612 A.D. Sir Thomas Roe landed at the port of Surat before proceeding to the court of Emperor Jahangir to present his credentials as the Ambassador of England.

It is popularly believed to have been founded by Gopi, a Nagar Brahmin, who rose to be the Prime Minister in the Sultanate of Gujarat under Mahmud I and Muzaffar II. On account of this belief, Gopi is generally called the patron of Gujarat. In ancient days, Surat was the main port for Muslim pilgrims travelling to Mecca for Haj. Vir Narmad one of the great literary and social reformers hailed from Surat.
Historically Surat is intimately connected to the freedom struggle.
 

Dandi
Situated on the coastline and well known as a salt centre, Dandi has acquired a name in history after the famous Dandi March Salt Satyagraha launched by Gandhiji in March, 1930 A.D.

While overtly the Dandi march purported to protest against the hateful Salt Tax levied by the British, the underlying purpose was to kindle the spark of Civil Disobedience and thereby attain independence.

On a warm April morning in 1930 Gandhi and his 78 Satyagrahis marched 241 miles to Dandi and formally breached the Salt Law an act that would go down in the annals of history as the first salvo to be fired against the British Empire.

Other places to see

Old Fort
  It was built by Mohammed Tughlak in the 14th century as a defence fortification against the Bhils.

Dumas 
Its is a seaside resort, 16 kms from Surat.

The Textile Market
 
Surat's vast and active textile market testifies its importance in the textile trade even today.

Makaipul   Surat's ancient original port from where the ships sailed to other parts of the world.

Ukai
 
It is situated 94 kms from Surat. A major multipurpose irrigation project of the state of Gujarat. The storage of water at the dam site is nearly as large as that of Bhakra Nangal dam in Punjab.

Bardoli 
 
It is situated 34 kms from Surat. Gandhiji had launched a farmers' satyagrah known as the Bardoli Satyagraha in 1921-22 under the leadership of Sardar Patel. Swaraj Ashram at Bardoli has become a place of pilgrimage in India.

Gopipura
 
It is named after Gopi, the patron saint of Surat. It has many large mansions richly ornamented with woodcarvings. Its chief features are Agama Mandir and many other Jain temples and Jain monasteries.

Winchester Museum 

This museum was named after Mr.Winchester the Assistant Collector of that era, who took a keen interest in increasing the prosperity of Surat.

Hajira and Tithal

The industrial capital of South Gujarat, Hajira is situated 28 kms. from Surat. The pleasant Hajira beach is fringed by feathery casurina trees and has a comfortable holiday home for the visitors. This place is home to the biggest industrial powerhouses in the nation. Tithal is situated 108 kms. from Surat and 5 kms. from Valsad. It is a beautiful sandy beach with palm-sheltered cottages. Ubharat is another fine sandy beach situated 42 kms from Surat.


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Corbett National Park
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