British first come to Surat in India

Vasco da Gama came to India from Portugal in 1498. His fleet landed in Calicut (present day Kozhikode) in North Kerala. Portuguese then went to set up there trade centre in India to carry out import-export of goods like spices, cotton, silk and other valuables to Europe. Portuguese expand there reach on the west coastContinue reading “British first come to Surat in India”

Birthplace of Indian Navy – Suvali, Surat

Suvali, also known as Swally located near Surat, is considered to be the birthplace of Indian Navy. The naval Battle of Swally, also known as Battle of Suvali, took place on 29–30 November 1612 off the coast of Suvali (anglicised to Swally) a village near the Surat city and was a victory for four EnglishContinue reading “Birthplace of Indian Navy – Suvali, 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.

Surat Castle | Surat Fort | Heritage Site

Nearly 5 centuries old fort, built by Ahmedabad king due to the constant destruction by invaders, mostly Portuguese, still stands tall at Chowk area in Surat, near the Tapi River. Often totally unaware of the history associated with the