Visitors can take cheap flights to Surat, India from connector cities such as Delhi and Mumbai into the Surat Airport, which is one of four city airports in Gujarat state. Surat airport was inaugurated in 2007 and has since developed a reputation for excellent service, accommodating both tourist and commercial traveller to this fast-growing industrial city. Daily Surat flights are available through Indian Airlines and SpiceJet, with cheap airfares to Mumbai, Delhi. and Dubai. The new terminal building has two luggage carousels and many modern facilities, which will be enhanced with the planned addition of an air bridge and passenger lounge. After arrival, a city bus will take you from the airport into Surat. You can also find a taxi into town.
Roads in Surat are well-maintained, but congested. Several elevated flyovers (raised expressways) help move traffic along, and the Golden Quadrilateral highway system will help improve accessibility through Surat when completed. The local bus system operates daily buses to various parts of the city and province, but frequency is sporadic. Private auto rickshaws are the main local travel mode, making it easy to get around any time of day or night. Surat railway station, part of Indian Railways, offers connections to most other areas of India, with cheap tickets to and from Surat available on a variety of local and express passenger trains. You will also be able to find taxis in order to take you to your final destination within Surat.
Cheap flights to Surat bring visitors into one of the most well-maintained cities in India. Surat is the second largest city in the state, with a fast-growing industrial sector. It is a renowned centre for diamonds and textiles, making a visit to a diamond factory and the textile market a tourist must-see. History is on display at the Surat Castle, along with the English, Dutch and Armenian cemeteries. Sardar Patel Museum, established 1898 as the Winchester Museum, is home to a rich collection of arts and crafts and is part of the Science Centre campus, which includes a planetarium, art gallery and museum of Surat history. As a port city, Surat also features many beaches along the Arabian sea, from the popular resorts of Dumas Beach to the isolated quiet of the black sand Suvali Beach. Several national parks, such as Sarthana, Althan and Vansda, allow visitors an up-close experience with tigers, leopards, panthers and pythons amid tropical natural habitats and natural preserves.
Surat is known for its unique, spicy cuisine and its non-vegetarian food tradition, with specialties made from eggs, fish and chicken. Dining offerings are plentiful, ranging from 5-star restaurants to local treats purchased from street vendors. Locals like to gather near the Tapi River to eat a Millet cereal called Ponk, and the handmade ice creams with unusual flavours are a favourite. Most major national food chains are also represented. The active night life and dining scene in Surat is particularly lively during major Indian festivals such as Uttarayan (January) and Chandi Padvo (October). Surat flights connect you to The Gaurav Path, which is home to shopping malls, restaurants, and multiplexes (including VIP theatres). Diamond and textile shopping is a must when in Surat, and there are a multitude of fashionable boutiques, many featuring designer overruns from the local textile industry.