Our next destination for the day was the very famous Surat textile industry. Surat is rightly called the textile hub of the country as it is leading in production of textiles, including silk and
cotton. Also named as ‘silk city’, Surat is the largest centre of man-made fiber in our country. As per the records, the city has around 381 dyeing and printing mills and around 41100 power loom
units. This makes a total of more than a lakh units and mills, with more than 800 cloth wholesalers working in Surat city.
We were heading towards south of Sahara Gate which leads to Bardoli Road. Here was the very famous textile market. We could see the market packed with differently colored saris, dress material, salwar kameez in a range of cloth material. You name it, and it was there. There was silk, printed material, embroidered material, cotton, polyester, and many more.
Surat is a prevalent manufacturer of clothes and textiles in India, and its cloth material can be found in almost any state of our country. Now, with the growing business, the city is
setting its eye on enhancing the export of its textile to foreign countries as well.
We preferred to walk around the market. There were numerous wholesale shops and the material was very attractive. The combination of work, color and fabric was irresistible. As said, every woman in the world is obsessed to do shopping, and I am no exception. So I bought ten pieces (deliberately stopped after my husband started sulking!!) and it included one beautiful saree, some silk suits, some cotton dress material and a few non apparel textiles Around 90 per cent of this textile production is contributed to sarees and dress materials while the remaining is dedicated to home utility textiles.
There was a revolving restaurant in the market, which is also the tallest building of Gujarat. We entered the restaurant. It comprises of sixteen storey and we could see the entire city from it. We had our meal in the restaurant and stayed there for a while. This was the first time Sanvi was visiting a revolving restaurant so she was very happy.