Earlier known as ‘Suryapur’ that means ‘the city of sun’, Surat is located on the Tapti River. With over millions of people living over here, it has become the second largest city of Gujarat and eighth largest city all over India. Surat is one such city which secures a lot of nicknames from ‘Diamond City of the World’, ‘Diamond Hub of the World’, ‘Textile City Of India’, ‘Silk City’, ‘City of Bridges’, ‘Clean City’ and whatnot. All these names have their respective significance as Surat is not only the hub for diamond cutting and polishing but it is also acknowledged for producing textiles that is inclusive of silk. With all this, Surat is also an all-time favorite shopping destination in Gujarat.
Theology and Culture
Surat is one of those places where the culture has shaped up quite a lot of times due to the fact that many folks of different background migrate here such as Parsis, western Chaulakyas and others. Moreover, there is mix gentry of people coming from varied religions like Hindu, Sikhs, Muslims and the Christians and they are together known as ‘Surtis’. From Hindi, English to ‘Surti Gujarati’, people converse here in these languages. Also, Surat is considered as the shopper’s paradise because of its textiles, handlooms and handicraft industries. Here, the food is very much like the ‘Gujarati’ food where you can have pleasures of dishes such as locho, undhiyo, kahaman and many others. The best sweet dish that you can enjoy here is Ghari that is available in almost all the sweet shops of this location.
Markets And Shopping Complexes
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