Surat Travel Guide, India
Surat is one of the port cities of India. This port city lies in the state of Gujarat, India. As per the consensus conducted in the year of 2007, Surat has the population of around 4 million inhabitants. Surat happens to be the second largest city in terms of population when compared to all cities in the state of Gujarat. On the national level, Surat grabs the ninth place in terms of most populated cities of India. The old Surat is famous for its unique houses and narrow streets. The old city of Surat is partitioned from the new city by the natural boundary in form of a moat.
Surat recently became a hot topic on the national level when 9 live bombs were found in various parts of the city. These bombs were planted by some militant groups so as to kill innocent people. These bombs were diffused by the local bomb squad before they could cause any harm thus a serious misery wasn’t caused.
Surat is considered to be the largest market of Diamonds in Asia. That’s why Surat is called the Diamond City of Gujarat. The importance of Surat’s Diamond business can be proved with the statistics which say that around 92 percent of total world’s diamonds are polished and shaped in Surat itself. There are two reasons for Surat excelling in the Diamond business. Firstly, the cheap labour of India and secondly the roots of Surat when it comes to Diamond business. It’s the experience of workers which brings so much national and international projects for them. The city is also famous for its textile business although Diamond business is the major business of Surat.
Surat is one of the cleanest cities of India. Surat was the major port for import / export during the British rule but after Indian independence Mumbai started to act as the major port and Surat lost its hug business to Mumbai (which is capital of Maharashtra).
Surat experiences wet as well as dry climate which is hugely affected by the presence of Arabian Sea. Summer season is between the months of March and June. Monsoon season is between the months of June and September. Winter is experienced between the months of December and February.
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