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Friday, March 5, 2021

Welcome to Surat101!

We’re glad to have you as part of this extravagant city blog. We believe that every city tells a story. And there’s a beautiful story this diamond city holds since its inception. This is the biggest reason we are here.

It is the journey that is memorable more than the destination.

Here you will discover the unexpected, the unexplored, and the underrated. In other words the true essence of Surat. We will together uncover the hidden gems of this sparkling city of Gujarat.

Whether it’s a crowded street, a busy food joint or a place to escape and relax, we will hear their stories and share them with you. Surat101.com is the brainchild of a common Surti. He lives and enjoys every bit of this bustling city to the fullest day in and out.

Hence, this blog is a perspective of a commoner who is just like you. He visualizes Surat differently and wants to share the same with you. Now, you can imagine how this fun ride is gonna take turns and twist.

So, fasten your seat belts then! If you are visiting Surat101.com for the first time, we can imagine you thinking where to begin from. This is the reason why we have created this page. You can call this page a doorway to step inside and have a close look at Surat in a totally different way.

So, let’s get you started.

#1 Get to Know Us

A Gujarati born and brought up in Surat.

Hi, I’m Vijay. If you think I’m travel or a food blogger then no I am not one. I write and publish this blog. And I do make sure it reaches you. I personally believe that people across the globe should get good information. And our city Surat is great in every sense. Node your head, eyebrows up and smile if you agree with me! Do you? Hence, each and everyone out there must know how fabulous Surat is. How good-hearted people living in Surat are? How’s life in Surat? What are the opportunities? How people here celebrate each and every moment of their life? That is not it. Here you will read and enjoy much more than what’s written above. As I said, it’s about YOU, ME & SURAT. So drop me a message. Introduce yourself to me. I would really love to hear from you.

A big time foodie, loves music and enjoys gossip.

Hi, I'm Poonam. I do all the research work behind the beautiful content that you read on different topics. However, it's not me alone who does this. Along with it I also handle the social media pages of this blog. I believe our Surat city is lovely and vibrant. There's always something or the other happening in and around this beautiful city. Now when we have such a diverse variety of topics then why focus on something else. Stay tuned with me on our very own city blog called Surat101. You can catch up with me on our official social media pages too. Post your comments and queries, do let me know what do you want to read, what's your favorite subject and lot more. We togather can make difference in others life with valuable knowledge. What do you say?

#2 Join Us in this Magnificient Journey

Surat101 is updated on a regular basis. I and my team keep doing things frequently here. Additionally, we have devised unique methods to keep readers like you up-to-date with what is happening. One of them is mentioned below. Please subscribe to our newsletter packed with information to rediscover Surat and it’s hidden corners as a city.

What’s in the Weekly Newsletter?

We’ll send you interesting info about Surat wrapped in a beautiful email every week. We bet you won’t find most of this info on the internet. Your email address privacy will remain intact with us. In addition, you can unsubscribe anytime from our weekly email newsletter. The only thing is it will break our hearts to see you go.

Moreover, you’ll also get a sneak peek into our lives. You will get to know how we research and publish info on this blog. Also behind-the-scenes content and a lot more to share.

We post amazing articles, candid images, interviews, events, local news and links to things happening in Surat. We are building a community of extraordinary people like you. And we would especially love to see you be a part of it.

Socializing on Different Channels

We love images and videos just like you do and Pinterest is a great social media platform. Whether it is food, place to visit, people, fashion, current issues or anything else, we have created dedicated Pinterest boards for them.

You’ll definitely love our Pinterest boards.

Visit the Surat101.com profile on Pinterest. If you want to see more amazing stuff then follow us on Instagram.

If there’s something you want us to know whether good, bad or ugly – Contact Us! We will make sure that every question from your side is answered ASAP. We also urge you to be a little patient because right now we are a small team.

#3 Be a Part of Surat101

Show us your passion for food, culture, history, and people of this vibrant city Surat. It’s tough to maintain the benchmark, continuously research and develop unique content that makes a deep, lasting connection especially when you’re blogging about a city that is growing at a fast pace every day.

We want you to express your ideas with us so that others can read what’s in your mind. The reason why we are telling this is –


And this is what the whole idea of Surat101 is. It’s your story, and everyone should know your side.

#4 Surat101 – What’s in the Name?

That’s a famous quote by William Shakespeare. I guess Willy has no idea that its modern time now and everything is in the name itself.

The idea behind naming the blog as Surat101 is interesting. 101 here doesn’t represent a number, it’s a lingo. Basically 101 means “basic”, “introductory” or “beginner”. The same applies to this blog. Here you will find A to Z information about Surat city, its culture and a lot of other stuff.

And one more thing it’s not “one-zero-one”, it’s “one-o-one”.

#5 What’s the Need for Creating a Blog on Surat?

There’s a lot of detail about Surat city available on the internet. It’s either outdated or not properly organized. Further, the city is growing very fast. There are lots of things happening in and around Surat daily. The world needs to know more about what’s happening right now. If you browse the internet you’ll find dedicated blogs and bloggers writing about their home town. Sharing their experiences with others. Inviting people across the globe to visit. Helping them to discover their place in a better way making it a lifetime memory.

We aim to do the same.

Refer some of the best city blogs:

  1. Londoner In Sydney
  2. Cheeseweb.eu (Andrew and Alison)
  3. Mrssharma.com (Marianna Sharma)

I am a staunch follower of these blogs and this is where I got the idea from.

#6 How’s this Blog Related to You?

This isn’t a typical best pav bhaji in Surat kind of blog. Apparently, food is one of the topics that we will be discussing but it is not the only one. It’s about everything that we live, feel, and experience on a daily basis. This blog speaks about people, their lifestyle, success, struggles, and human values they carry.

This blog is about making a difference and adding values to life. And I’m sure YOU share the same outlook.

Now that you know where to start from let’s help you with some fundamental information about Surat city. The links below will help you understand the city in a better way. If you are a local resident of Surat or someone who knows all the ins and outs of the city then you are welcome to skip this section. Although these links could be extremely useful if you are a total newbie.

The History of Surat

How to Reach Surat City?

What are the Public Transport Options in Surat?

Okay, Am in Surat, Where Do I Stay?

What You Should Do When in Surat?

What You Should Totally Avoid Doing in Surat?

What are the Local Surti Delicacies You MUST try?