Location:140 Kms From Vadodara,
Tourist Information Centre: Tourist
Office, Gujarat Pravas Nigam Ltd, 1/847 Athugar Street, Nanpura, near
Kailash Restaurant, Surat.
Hospitals: Surat Trust Hospital,
Athwa Lines; Adarsh Hospital Near St. Xavier's School.
& Telegraph: Head Post Office, Mahidharpura; Central Telegraph
climate of Surat is mild due to its nearness to the Arabian Sea. There
is not much change in the winter and summer temperature, which ranges
between 10°C to 38°C. Although one can visit Surat in any season, the
best time to do so would be between October and March.
CLOTHING : Surat is a warm place. Cotton is best for most part of the year.
December to February light woollen wear is advisable.
LOCAL TRANSPORT IN
Surat : Metropolitan Bus service, Cabs and Three wheeler auto
A FEW GUJARATI WORDS FREQUENTLY USED : Kem cho? = How do you do? Aao jo = farewell ;
Bhen = term used to address a lady in Gujarati; Bhai = term used to address a man in
Gujarati; Naashto = snack/breakfast; Paani = water; Jamvanu = food;
TO EAT :Dining
at Surat and dying at Varanasi, so the saying goes, is the way to
heaven. A peculiar thing about Gujarati cuisine is that sugar is added
to every preparation. The traditional (thali) meal carries four
vegetables (two green vegetable preparations, one of potato and one
kathod), dal (pulses), curry, roti (wheat flour bread), rotla (sorghum
bread), rice, khichari, a pudding, and accompaniments (butter milk,
papad, kachumbver, athana, etc.).
food, whether at home or in a restaurant, is not overly laced in oil and
despite the rich ingredients is healthy and satisfying. Something one
can enjoy again and again.