Situated on the south bank of the Tapi River, about 14 km from the sea, Surat has always attracted traders and merchants from afar. Its finely carved mosques, Parsi agiaris, European tombs and colonial houses all testify to the eclectic mix of ethnic communities that continue to live in the city. Surat is first major city en route to Gujarat from Mumbai, and makes a good base to explore southern Gujarat. Surat was once renowed for its silk weaving and brocade. The city still thrives as a textile center, mainly for its polyster fabrics. As the Textile industries declined in Ahmedabad and Mumbai in the 1970s, Surat became one of Gujarat's fastest growing cities and gave rise to several small scale industries. 

Type of Taxi Fix KM Fare Per / KM Taxi Fare Per Day
Swift Dzire/Toyota Etios or Equivalent 300 KM Fare 11 INR/KM 3300
Ertiga/Tavera or Equivalent 300 KM Fare 13 INR/Km 3900
Toyota Innova Crysta 300 KM Fare 16 INR/km 4800
Tempo Traveller 12 Seater 300 KM Fare 20 INR/km 6000