The Ukai Dam is constructed across the Tapi River. It is the second largest reservoir in Gujarat after the Sardar Sarovar. It is also known as Vallabh Sagar. Constructed in 1972, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control. Having a catchment area of about 62,255 km2 and a water spread of about 52,000 hectares, its capacity is almostContinue reading “Ukai Dam”
INTRODUCTION Mugal Sarai ~ Mughal Sarai, the Building which is used at present as an office complex by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is one of the ancient monuments of Surat city and was built originally as a ‘Sarai’ or Musafarkhana (travellers’ inn). It was built during the period of Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan in theContinue reading “Mugal Sarai | Heritage Site Surat”
HERITAGE SITES IN SURAT History Chronological Order Heritage Sites Circuit Map Monuments – Image Gallery Sites Clock Tower Narmad House Mughal Sarai Andrew’s Library Surat Castle Hope Bridge Gandhi Baug Gopi Talav Google Maps HISTORY History of Surat, dates back to around 16th century during those times it was known as Suryapur. The historic monumentsContinue reading “Heritage Sites Circuit in Surat | Travel Guide”
As with other historical monuments and sites in Surat, Andrew’s Library is often not looked at with as much awe as it should be. Over 150 years old library, held a rich source of information in various areas of history, culture and arts, before over 25000 artifacts got destroyed in 2005 floods in Surat.
If there is any hope to bring back the heritage of Surat’s history, then a strong hope relies on the Heritage Walkway, which is new face of “The Hope Bridge” constructed in 1870s.
Gopi Talav, historical heritage site of Surat , which had lost it’s glory and grandeur, is now redeveloped into a ‘Lake Garden’ with theme zones by Surat Munical Corporation. History : Gopi Talav, the water reservoir was constructed around 1510 A.D. by Malik Gopi, who was a leading merchant of surat and cheif vazir ofContinue reading “Gopi Talav | Attractions in Surat”