Friday, July 31, 2015

Surat's Airport

Surat's Airport was built in 2007, since when flight to Delhi was initiated by Air India. Subsequently in 2012, SpiceJet commenced flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other cities, but it closed down due to its own financial constraints.  Currently Surat is connected to Delhi, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Diu and other cities.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Kantareshwar Temple - Katargam

The famous and most ancient Kantareshwar Temple in Katargam Area. In keeping with the times, the Temple is now also online at
 The magical Pond just outside the Kantareshwar Temple. It was believed a dip in this pond would absolve one of his/her sins. Unfortunately the pond is now sealed off.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Clock Tower

This is a historical landmark in the city area... Tower was erected in 1871 at the expenditure of Rs. 14,000 by Khan Bahadur Burjorjee Hormusjee Fraser
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Swaminarayan Gurukul

 Swaminarayan Gurukul located on Ved Road
 The Gurukul (School) buildings have an amazing aesthetic appearance
 Very few people can judge from its appearance that its a school

 A unique lifetime "Akhand Dhun" ... 24 Hours Non Stop 365 days a year.. Women sing the dhun from 8am-7pm and men takeover from 7pm to 8am. The Dhun was started on 25.12.1997 and has been going strong since the past 15 continous years..and still going on

Figurines depicting various mythological stories have been made all over the premises.


In the past 10 years, the areas surrounding Surat have come up rapidly as Floriculture Centres, with majority of the farmers going for Gerbera Flowers.

Each Farm produces thousands of such lovely flowers, which are cut, packed and exported.

Siddhnath Mahadev Temple

 Siddhnath Mahadev Temple.. situated near Saras Village at Olpad, about 22 Kms from Surat is a temple of immense faith situated in serene surroundings.
The Temple is frequented by Surtis.. many of whom walk the whole road from Surat barefooted.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Antique Fire Fighter

This 1924 Fire Engine finds pride of place in Chowpatty Garden

Made in England by Merry Weather Company

The SMC has been maintaining this antique fire engine.. and kept it in good condition
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Putli... Sagrampura

The most famous "Putli" at the end of Navsari Bazaar. One of the most famous landmarks in old city area
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

English Cemetery

English Cemetery, now managed by Archeological Survey of India... History

Lovely Tree adorning the entrance ... the cemetery is in Katargam area

Tombs of Englishmen who died during their stay in Surat

Some of the tombs beloging to high ranking officers have a splendid look

Foreground and Entrance to the cemetery

Cemetery which was out of city in those days now has dense population all around

Ved Road.. as seen from top of one of the Tombs

Magnificience in death

Brilliant architecture
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Colors of Holi..

Jaggery Sweets as offerings to Holika.. Navsari Bazaar

The sweets come in various shapes and colors..

Dhaani and Chana fast being replaced by ready to fry snacks.. a colorful treat to match the vibrancy of the festival of colors...(Location - Malek ni Wadi, Navsari Bazaar)

Despite a ban on chemical colors.. being sold on roadside.. (Location - Malekwadi/Navsari Bazaar)

Who will buy my colors?
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