20 Attractions to Explore Near Surat Fort
This is a 16th-century fort in the city of Surat. Today, Surat Castle houses various government offices. Surat Castle offers clear view of the surrounding areas and River Tapti.
The Sardar Patel Museum in Surat is a multipurpose museum which is located in Sonifalia. It plays host to several pieces of antiques such as that made of wood, metal, ivory, stone, sandalwood, porcelain and terracotta. Several old oil paintings, miniatures, textiles, manuscripts, and many such other items are also displayed in the exhibition organized by this museum. This is the only museum in Surat that has gained a lot importance owing to its rich collection of ancient historical items .
Dutch Garden is located in Nanpura and is one of the most popular tourist sites in Surat. Besides beauty, the garden has got a lot of history behind it to fascinate as well as refresh the busy city souls. The garden has been designed in a European style. The well-planned and well-maintained garden gives a wonderful recreational space to the locals as well as tourists. People use it for morning and evening walks, and to have get togethers or to enjoy a quiet time alone with oneself in the serenit
This is an aquarium situated in the Pal area It is the first multidisciplinary underwater aquarium of its kind in the country and named after the Bengali scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose. Inaugurated on 1 March 2014 .
Dandi Beach is one of the prominent beaches located in Dandi village, Gujarat and also one of the cleanest beaches in India. Dandi Beach is historically prominent as Mahatma Gandhi led the salt satyagraha from Sabarmati Ashram (Ahmedabad) to Dandi. This is the beach where Mahatma Gandhi broke the salt tax law of the British after the Salt March. There are monuments placed in the seashore as a remembrance of the Dandi march.
This is a famous temple located in the Navsari district. A number of devotees visit this temple every day. this temple is connected to the history of this place and also this temple is situated in a beautiful, calm and quiet place that gives peace all around.
The Golden ridge connects Ankaleswat to Bharuch in the Gujarrat state of Western India. It was built in 1881 by the British. who needed a bridge across the Narmada River to create better access to trade and administration officials in Bombay
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is located near the Tithal town of the Valsad district of Gujarat. The temple is located on the shore of the beach of Tithal. The temple's construction was started in 1991. The temple is made for worshipping Lord Swami Narayan. It is one of the popular temples of the Valsad district. The popularity of the temple is now increasing day by day because of beautiful carved idols.
Tithal Beach is the go-to destination for many when in need of a revitalizing break. Breaking the flow of the whitewashed waves, the Tithal beach glimmers like a gold necklace that decorates the azure neck of the Arabian Sea. Come the weekend, and the beach is flocked by local tourists that come here to lounge languorously in the sun, stare at the sunsets, take a stroll down the coast in the gentle breeze and enjoy some coconut water and roasted corn.
Tadkeshwar Mahadev temple is a Hindu temple. It is located near Abrama town in Valsad district. The temple is on the bank of the Wanki river . The temple is more than 800 years old, one of the oldest in Valsad District. It was designed to allow the sun to shine on the Shivlinga inside and has no ceiling. Therefore, it is known as "Tadkeshwar".
Janki Van is a forestry project (park) developed under Gujarat Forestry Development Project by the Social Forestry Department, Gujarat. Janki Van is located at the Bhinar village. This park developed for environmental protection, nurture-breeding of forestry conservation, tourist place and wild herb-grown up, etc.
Seven rock-cut caves and monolithic lion pillars are present at Kadia Dungar, near Bharuch. The caves suggest that they were viharas. A Brick stupa was also found in the foothills. These caves were in use during 1st and 2nd century AD.
This is a hill located in the Parnera village oof Valsad district. There is also a fort in the top of the hill which is a perfect example of ancient architecture. But it doesn't get much care and now its situation is very bad. A good place for trekking and one can see the whole village from this hill.
Vansda national park is a protected area which represents the thick woodlands of the Dangs and southern Gujarat and is situated in the Vansda tehsil, Navsari District. Established in 1979 as a National Park, the deciduous forest area having groves of "Katas" bamboo owes its beauty to no felling of trees since 1952. Nestled in the Western Ghats of Sahyadri range, it has a unique flavor of flora and fauna population. some of the other attractions include local tribes, "Gira Falls", and more.
constructed across the Tapi River, is the second-largest reservoir in Gujarat after the Sardar Sarovar. It is also known as Vallabh Sagar. Constructed in 1972, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation, and flood control. Having a catchment area of about 62,255 km2 and a water spread of about 52,000 hectares, its capacity is almost the same as that of the Bhakra Nangal Dam.
The Talaja Caves are located in Bhavnagar district. The rock cuts are carved out into deserted conical rocks. The rock cut group include 30 caves among which about 15 are water tanks. The cave has unique architecture known as Ebhal Mandapa. The halls are plain. "On the facade there are chaitya windows with a broad bank below them." The chaitya and cells were carved during Buddhism influence in 2nd century BC.
Devka Beach has an amusement park and musical fountains along its long shoreline. This beach is located around 5 km away from the main taxi stand at Nani Daman. The amusement park, illuminated on all festive days, attracts tourists, especially on Nariyal Poornima, Folk Dance Festival and other important festivals.
the garden and Bio-Diversity Conservation center have a wide range of native and exotic plant samples from which you can learn to identify plants, learn how they are used for food and medicine, and how much we depend on them. There is a nature education trail which leads you to and from Vansda Park. You might not find people to welcome and orient you, but there is plenty of written information about the plants posted around the center. The garden is open from 8am-6pm and entry is free.