Surat, the beautiful city in Gujarat is quite popular among the people of India, because of its textile industry. The second largest city in Gujarat has a lot of things to offer. From offering plenty of places to visit, being a shopping heaven for the shopaholics, Surat has it all.
With an amazing hospitality, mouthwatering street food and lovely people around, Surat is a lovely place to travel to. And trust us when we say this, a trip to Surat will be considered utter incomplete if you haven’t shopped for anything.
Various Things to Buy In Surat
Whether you are buying gifts for someone back in your hometown or you are just pampering yourself, there are plenty of things that you can buy in this lovely city. Here are a few things that you can choose from –
- Breathtakingly beautiful pieces of jewelry
- The charming handicrafts
- Beautiful antique silverware
- The famous silk sarees
- The crafted wooden items
Where to Shop in Surat
When you decide to take a stroll of the city with an interest in shopping, you will find plenty of exciting markets. These markets are known to arouse your shopping bug; because let’s just face it! these markets are that exciting. Here are some of the best places in Surat, where you can satisfy your shopping thirst –
01. Dumas Road
The Dumas Square of the Dumas Road is a popular place for shopping. And if you are someone who loves the mall culture, this is the place for you to be. The popular malls here in Dumas Road are VR Mall and the Rahul Raj Mall. The Rahul Raj Mall is the biggest mall in the entire Surat. After a long and tiring day of buying things, you can enjoy some coffee, ice creams of some street foods at the Dumas Square or just have a little conversation and relax.
02. Sahara Darwaja
If you are looking for textile markets, the Sahara Darwaja has plenty of them. The Sahara Darwaja has a huge textile market that offers a huge variety of sarees, Salwar Kameez, embroidered fabrics and dress materials. A haven for shopaholics, the Sahara Darwaja is the largest saree market in Surat.
03. Ghod Dod Road
Another shopper’s hotspot in Surat, the Ghod Dod Road is a busy shopping market that specializes in jewelry. There are a lot of jewelry markets, retail stores and shopping centers in this area where you can buy the finest pieces of jewelry according to your taste.
04. Shanivari Market
Shanivari Market, which means, Saturday Market is a weekly market that opens only on Saturdays. So, if you are free on Saturday, you should pay a visit to the largest flea market in Surat. The best part is, you can get almost everything that you can even think of. From bangles to vintage teacups, from furniture to colonial style lamps and art decors – you will get everything in the Shanivari Market.
05. Old Bombay Market
The beautiful city of Surat is called the “saree capital of India”. And you will find wide varieties of silk and embroideries sarees, which is one of the traditional attires for Indian Women. However, the Old Bombay Market is a place where you can find plenty of western outfits; for both the genders. This place is also known as one of the most popular wholesale markets in Surat.