Surat is a city located on the western part of India in the state of Gujarat. Known for silk weaving, Surat is a commercial center for textiles. Surat is one of the cleanest cities of India and is also known by several other names like ``The Silk City``, “The Diamond City”, “The Green City”, etc. It has the most vibrant present and an equally varied heritage of the past. It is the city where the British first land in India. The Dutch and the Portuguese also established their business centers in Surat. In the past this was a glorious port with ships from more than 84 countries anchored in its harbor at any time. Surat Castle was built in the 1500s to defend the city against Portuguese colonists. Nearby, the Dutch, Armenian and English cemeteries contain elaborate colonial-era tombs.

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