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The city proper is the second cleanest city in India. Surat is Gujarat's second largest city and India's 8th most populated city with a population of 4.5 million. Surat ranks as the 4th fastest growing city in a global study of fastest developing cities conducted by The City Mayors Foundation (London), an international think tank on urban affairs.
Surat is the fastest growing Indian city in terms of economic prosperity. UK-based charity, The Ecological Sequestration Trust (TEST), has selected Surat as one of the three cities in the world, to be developed as "global cities."
The city is located 306 km south of state capital Gandhinagar, and is situated on the left bank of the Tapti River, the centre being around 22 km from its mouth.

Eating Out  

The variety of the foodstuff here will amaze you. From Gujarati specialities to Bombay pav bhaji, Surat offers it all. Suratis are crazy foodies. Even if you are not an outdoor person, the enthusiasm and energy of Suratis will rub off on you. But Surati food preparation will make you non vegetarian lovers leave non veg aside for a while (believe me; I am saying it with experience). The yummy silk khaman, the buttery paranthas, cheesy sandwiches, the malai kulfis, the delectable ice golas, the adorable golgappas, the array of chats from Delhi and Rajasthan,The footpath is lined with several hawkers selling paranthas, pav bhaji, corn, sandwiches and frankies.


Surat shopping is enjoyed by the tourists as they can choose from a variety of products.Surat is a highly industrialized city in Gujarat. It is mainly known for the textiles manufactured in the industries. Thus shopping in Surat should include collection of dress materials and silk sarees. Silk sarees from Surat are favorite among Indian women. Tourists can also include the beautiful jari works and embroidered fabrics in their shopping list. One can buy the beautiful garments manufactured in Surat. Surat is also known for beautiful handicrafts.The dazzling and beautifully designed jewelery should be collected while on Surat shopping.

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