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Surat was a trading down, even in medieval times.

A Portuguese traveller named Barbosa during his visit to Gujarat in 1514 has described Surat as a city of great trade in all classes of merchandise, a very important seaport yielding a large revenue to the king, and frequented by many ships from Malabar and many other ports.

The fort was constructed to secure the trading town from pirates.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 300 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Surat Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Mumbai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH48
Nearest Landmark : On the banks of Tapi river (Nehru Bridge)
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