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The Old Fort in Surat

Built by Mohammad Tughlak in the 14th century, as a defence fortification against the Bhils.
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The Textile Market in Surat

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

It is situated 28 kms from Surat. The pleasant Hajira Beach is fringed by feathery 'Casurina' trees and has a comfortable holiday home for visitors.
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Dandi in Surat

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 AD. 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 followers 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.
Dandi Village, Surat
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Ubharat in Surat

Ubharat Beach, Surat
It is situated 42 kms from Surat. Ubharat is known for a fine, sandy beach with a backdrop of shady palm groves.
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Tithal in Surat

It is situated 108 kms from Surat and 5 kms from Valsad on the Bombay Vadodara Western Railway. A beautiful sandy beach palm sheltered cottages is what you would get to see there.
Tithal, Surat
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Bardoli in Surat

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

It is situated 94 kms from Surat. A major multipurpose irrigation project of Gujarat, the storage of water at the dam site is almost as large as that of Bhakra Nangal Dam in Punjab .
Ukai Thermal Power Station, Ukai, Surat
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Bulsar in Surat

The Vansda National Park is situated in Bulsar District. Wild animals such as leopards, tigers, panthers and wild boars are found here.
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Saputara in Surat

This hill station is situated in Dang district at the southeast corner of the state. It has an altitude of 1000m. This place has the Sarpagana river flowing nearby which has a sacred snake image on its banks. Saputara -literally, the Abode of Serpents-is Gujarat's best-known hill resort, situated atop the second highest plateau in the Sahyadri range and in the midst of thick forests. Saputara is picture postcard perfect with lakes, streams, woodlands and hills.
Saputara Lake, Saputara, Surat
At the heart of Saputara is a lake, with boating facilities. A climbing road takes you up to the Chimney ropeway, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the hills.

The 'Pushpak Ropeway' is nearly one km long and is usually busy in the evenings. Children and young couples eagerly await their turn on the countries longest ropeway. The Dangs, in which Saputara lies, rises from 50 to 1083 m above sea level offering a vista of paradise. The climate here is cool and bracing throughout the year. The monsoon being pleasant with small flittering waterfalls all around and the hill resort looking beautifully green. It is 160 Kms from Surat. Best time to visit is between April to early July. Pretty pieces of pottery, jewellery, vases, paintings, pen stands, key chains, all made from bamboo chips and other locally found material can be purchased from here. Children can learn to make simple items in the workshop organised by the craftsmen.
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