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Cinemas in Surat | Theatres in Surat | Entertainment in Surat

Cinemas in Surat, have grown in huge numbers in the last 2 years. Surat, had always been celebrating the talkies culture, where it started of with small single screen talkies, which were then grown into theatres, with infrastructure aligned to suit the growing culture. In the last decade, the multiplex culture, has taken over the talkies and we see the same impact in Surat.

Currently many major multiplex chains like PVR, Inox, Cinemax, Cinepolis have come up around Dumas Road, Piplod area. Other areas are slowly adopting to the movie going craze in multiplexes. Also to keep up with the competition old theatres like Rupam cinemas are reshaping their infrastructure, facilities and screens.

PVR : RahulRaj Mall, Dumas Road
Inox : VR Mall, Dumas Road
Inox : Reliance Mall, Udhana Darwaza
Inox : DR World, Aiemata Road
Inox : Raj Imperial, Varachha
Cinemax : Iris Mall, Dumas Road, Surat
Cinepolis : Imperial Square Mall, Adajan, Surat
Valentine Multiplex (Dolby Atmos) : Dumas Road, Opp Iris Mall
City Plus Multiplex : Dumas Road
Popcorn – The Grand Bhagwati : Dumas Road
Black Jack Dolby Atmos : Ghod Dod Road, Near Rangila Park
Rajhans Multiplex : Adajan, Surat
Harmony Cinema Dolby Atmos : Bhatar Char Rasta
Ratan Cinema : Salabatpura, Surat
Rupam Cinema : Salabatpura, Surat
Rupali Cinema : Rander Road, Surat
Sapna Cinema : Amboli Karej, Surat
Time Cinema : Galaxy Circle Pal, Surat
Wonder Prime Cinema : Dindoli, Surat
KD Laxmi Multiplex : Kim, Surat
Maadhuram Multiplex : Dindoli, Surat

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Narmad House | Surat Heritage Site

Narmad Dave was a poet, philosopher, writer, social reformer and one of the first of his kind in Surat and Gujarat. He is prominently called as Kavi Narmad, for his spectacular work of composition – Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat – a poem, later adapted as the state song of Gujarat.

Narmad was born in Surat and later moved to Bombay. When he came back to Surat in the mid 1800s, at around the same time he started working as a teacher, he composed many of his works. He built Saraswati Mandir in 1866.

Surat Municipal Corporation, took over the task of renovating this heritage site in 2015, as with other projects it has undertaken and shaped into a beautiful museum. Located in the centre of city, inside the residential colonies, this place is very quite and very appropriate for someone in search of inspiration for arts, literature, history or just peace.

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The museum is very simple, clean and serene place, with 2 floors. The ground floor houses Narmad’s bust with details of his birth and death date. It also contains various daily newspapers in English, Hindi and Gujarati. There is a sitting area for public to sit and rejoice the facility. Various weekly and monthly magazines are also available for reading. On the 2nd floor, there are books and novels, written by Narmad and historic sequencing of his life, some pictures and books.

Often a traveller goes around the world, to find about who he is, but sometimes, it is right within the city, where you can find rich history shaped and often visiting such places, you envision the journey of a time traveller and meet the people and culture of past, with new eyes. Narmad House is one such place. If you want to experience the beauty of this place, please try to spend some quite 30 minutes without wondering about another bucket list on your instagram profile, you will cherish the experience.

Timings : 8 am to 8 pm on regular days.
( On Mondays and public holidays – 8 am to 2 pm)

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