Trivia / Gujarat

____, also known as the Diamond city of India, is one of the largest diamond polishing and cutting hub in the world.

  1. Surat
  2. Gandhinagar
  3. Ahmedabad

Surat

Surat, also known as the Diamond city of India, is one of the largest diamond polishing and cutting hub in the world. used to be a large seaport. Surat is a port city, 8th largest in terms of population, located on the banks of the Tapi river. The city has been selected as one of the twenty Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission.

The first diamond workshops in Gujarat are believed to have appeared in Surat and Navsari in the late 1950s. Surat’s diamond industry grew tremendously because of a great demand in the American market from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. Most of the diamond polishing workshops in Surat are set up in the Varachha area and are mostly run by people of the Patel community.