Known as the diamond city of India, Surat sparkles with charm and intrigue. Digitals nomads are drawn to coliving in Surat by the hustle and bustle that is the textile hub of India. Selected as one of 20 Indian cities to be transformed into a smart city, this is the place to be for remote workers.
Eighty percent of the world's diamonds go through Surat, famous for cutting and polishing earning its name, Diamond City of India. Renowned for producing textiles like silk, it is also the largest manufacturer of clothes in India. Can you imagine the fantastic items you could find in the city?
Surat was voted the 4th cleanest city in India and prides itself on its safety. The city is viewed through 10,000 CCTV cameras allowing you to walk safely from your coliving place to a restaurant around the corner. The locals are friendly, and English is widely spoken, making it super easy for a nomad to find their way around and feel at home here.
The city has an impressive rapid bus transit system with 300 buses connecting pretty much everywhere and in between. It is a reliable form of transport; however, there is also a metro and facilities such as Uber.
The city is bursting with color, whether it be the beautiful fabrics that flow abundantly through the city or the gigantic Galteshwar statue of Lord Mahadev. ISKCON Temple, just outside the city, is a place of spiritual enlightenment and preservation. If you are looking for something a little more lighthearted and a little cooler than the all-year-round warm weather, then Dumas Beach is a popular picnic spot.
Surat even has its very own castle, Surat Castle built in the 16th century was used as the fortification from enemies far and wide. The 2 round towers on either side are one of the cities most renowned landmarks. If you are looking to experience some culture and tradition Rang Upavan Open Air Amphitheater is one of Surat brightest diamonds, showcasing Gujarati culture, it also happens to be the largest amphitheater in India.
Complete with bazaars, mouthwatering treats that can only be found in Surat, streets safe for exploring, and affordable cuisine, coliving in a city like Surat sounds good for the mind, body, and soul.
Here are some fun facts about Pune:
- Dumas Beach is said to be a haunted site despite being an everyday picnic spot.
- 65% of the population is connected to the Internet.
- Surat Railway Station was awarded the cleanest railway station in 2016.
- There are dishes that you can only taste in Surat, such as Locho & Ghauri. If you need only one reason to visit this is it!