Surat is one of the famous tourist destinations in Gujarat. Surat has many attractions aka weekend getaways nearby 300 km from the city area. You can easily arrange a weekend trip for one day, two day or three day. You can find variety of weekend getaways like sea area, holy temples, and historical places. Anyone can easily reach Surat by flight, by train, by bus easily.
Top 10 Weekend Getaways from Surat
Saputara is a famous hill station in Gujarat. It is located near Maharashtra border in Gujarat. March, April, and May are the most preferred time to visit Saputara. In this season, you can enjoy a cold environment with natural greenery. Do not forget to enjoy bike riding, rope-way, horse riding, camel riding and lush greenery.
Places to visit in Saputara
- Fish Park
- Snakes Park
- Rose garden
- Sunrise and Sunset Point
Dumas Beach is one of the famous beaches in the state of Gujarat. It is located 21 km from the city center of Surat. The beach is spread over 2 km wide area. Dumas Beach is a popular place for its black sand. For food lovers, the beach offers Indian snacks like Pav Bhaji, Sweet Corn, Tomato Bhajiya, as well as Chinese food. It is the perfect weekend getaway from Surat for your family and children. FYI, Dumas Beach is one of the most haunted places in Surat.
Places to visit:
- Dariya Ganesh Temple
Tithal Beach is a beach along the Arabian Sea and located at the west of Valsad in the state of Gujarat. This is one of the famous beaches near Surat. Do not forget to take sun bath as well as a short-walk with your beloved one. Tithal is a family friendly beach and considered as one of the best weekend getaways from Surat.
Hotels and Resorts facility are available near the beach. You can find stay cost between Rs. 300 to Rs. 3000, according to the room facility.
Places of Interest near Tithal
- Shri Sai Baba Temple
- Shri Swami Narayan Temple
Malshejghat is about 223 km from Surat. This ghat is 2200 feet above sea level. This is a local monsoon getaway. June, July and August is the best time to visit Malshejghat. It is the heaven for trekkers and adventure lovers. Do not forget to see flamingos in the winter season. Malshejghat is one of the most popular destinations for couple to enjoy the best moments.
Champaner is a historical city, located at a distance of 198 km from Surat. It is a small town in the district of Panchmahal in Gujarat. You can easily reach here by car with just 3 hour of driving. Champaner was discovered by Vanraj Chavada, the king of Chavada dynasty.
Now a day, Champaner is a Champaner–Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a world heritage site designated by UNESCO in 2004.
Places visit near Champaner:
- Amir Manzil
- Champaner Fort
- Khapra Zaveri Palace
- Citadel Of Mahmud Beghada
- Virasat Van
- Hissar I Khas
- Sikandar Shah S Tomb
- Vada Talav
- Khuniya Mahadev
Shirdi is a world famous place due to Sai Baba, a holy saint worshiped by all religious people. Shirdi is located just 232 km from Surat. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is managed by a charity trust. You should not forget to visit the temple to get blessings. Aurangabad Airport is the nearest airport from Shirdi. Rail connectivity is also good. “Sainagar Shirdi” named railway station has good frequency, connecting major cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam. You can arrange one day or two day trip, according to your budget and time.
Modhera is a Hindu temple of Sun-God Surya. It is located 236 km from Surat. The temple is situated on the river bank Pushpavati. It was built by the King Bhimdev. According to the experts, Modhera Temple’s design is one of the unique designs in the world. The temple has a Surya Kund, and Sabha Mandap. Dance festival also organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat third week of January every year.
Khanvel, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Khanvel is situated at a distance of 74 km from Surat. Khanvel is one of the most popular travel destinations in Gujarat as well as in India. There are a large number of hotels available in the destination. You can enjoy indoor game, disco and many entertainment facilities. Khanvel is the perfect weekend getaway from Surat to arrange one day or two-day trip with your friends or family.
Jhagadia is one of the small taluka places of Gujarat state nearby Surat. It is surrounded on the river bank of Narmada. The economy of Jhagadiya is depend on GIDC. a vast industrial area. You should not miss a chance to visit Banana Farm and ride in the Bullock cart. We are confident that it will create unforgettable moments in life. Gumandev temple of Hanumanji is a famous place of this getaway. It is a very old temple and attract a large number of worshipers each day.
Related: Tourist Places in Surat
Places near Jhagadiya:
- Jain Daherasar
- Gayatri Mandir
- Hanuman Tempel
Kevadiya Colony – Narmada
Kevadiya town is situated in the district of Narmada in Gujarat. It is surrounded by natural green trees and hills. It is one of the wonderful places from Surat. It is the most preferable destination to spend a day with your loved one to create the best moments. Do not forget to do boating, one of the most popular activities in the place. You should spare a few time to visit Narmada dam river view point and Aditheswar Mahadev temple.
Related: Shopping Malls in Surat
Article first published on February 5, 2015.