Surat is the heart of diamond cutting industry. More than 90 per cent of the diamonds across the world are cut here. It is referred to as the Diamond capital of the world and the Textiles Capital of India.
Surat is an exciting place for a traveller to shop for jewellery. It offers a
variety of items that one would hardly find at any other place in the
world. The city has a unique blend of many cultures which include the
Parsi community, who first settled in Surat during the 12th century.
During the Mughat Empire, Surat was one of the most important ports of
Western India, today it is the 7th most populous city in the country
and very popular for the diamond and textiles industry. It is renowned
for its silk weaves like the Tanchoi and Gajee saris and Kin + more about Surat