Festivals in India : Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Mahavir on Chaitrya Sud Triyodashi. Mahavir is consider to be the founder or proposer of modern day Jainism. Jainism is one of the oldest religions known today and its origins lie in India. Theologians often classify Jainism as a philosophy, a way of living life, rather than aContinue reading “Festivals in India : Mahavir Jayanti”

Mugal Sarai | Heritage Site Surat

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 Circuit in Surat | Travel Guide

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”

Andrew’s Library | Heritage Site Surat

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.

Hope Bridge | Heritage Walkway in Surat, India

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.