Saturday, September 24

Gopi Talav Surat (Entry Fee, Timings, History, Best time to visit )

Gopi Talav Surat is a favourite of all the locals. Apart from being an urban recreational space, this Gopi talav or lake also holds spiritual significance. With great history attached to it, the most important highlight of this Gopi lake is that some 500-odd years ago this waterbody played an important role in the city’s infrastructure given its traditional water management system.

About Gopi Talav Surat

Today this lake consists of a recreational area in the form of theme parks, open air theatre and jogging track, viewing deck – jetty & food court and boating. Rides and attraction include some fun ones like bumper car, paintball, bull rides, trackless train and more. All in all, a great outdoor family entertainment zone! 

Gopi Talav Surat History

An affluent Brahmin merchant named Malik Gopi who was residing in Surat has contributed a lot towards the development of the lake Gopi Talav. The lake got its name after the King of Gujarat, Gopi pura. He later added the word “Malik” to commemorate the King of Gujarat. The merchant approached numerous astrologers to assign a name to this place and decided to name it as “Surya pur”. The King of Gujarat who was against the Hindu community refused to accept the name and advised the merchant to name the place as “Surat”.

Zones in Gopi Talav Surat

The area around the Gopi Talav has been divided into several zones-

  1. History Zone– This is the section which has the amphitheatre, history platforms, adorning motifs, an administration building and a vav.
  2. Food Zone– Known as ‘Surat Nu Jamun’, the food zone serves authentic and delicious Gujarati cuisine food. Light on the pocket, the area has a seating places with concrete benches.
  3. Communal Harmony Zone– As the name suggests, Communal Harmony Zone is meant mostly for yoga, meditation, and to rejuvenate. It has gazebos and laughing clubs.
  4. Diamond Zone– This is the most picturesque zone in the Gopi Talav as it houses the “Kohinoor Fountain”. Tourists mostly visit this place for sightseeing. The place offers immense peace and calm and is a perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate.
  5. Textile Zone– This zone is basically meant for the kids. It has got recreational activities and interesting games especially designed for the kids.
  6. Environment Awareness Zone– Environment Awareness Zone comprises of a massive green park and an amphitheatre that can accommodate upto 400 people. Several cultural events and activities are organized in this section.

Gopi Talav Surat Timings

Timings:- 6:15 am – 9:00 pm

Gopi Talav Surat Entry Fee

DaysAdultsChildren’s
Regular DaysRs 20/-Rs 10/-
WeekendsRs 100/-Rs 50/-
Publick HolidaysRs 100/-Rs 50/-
VacationsRs 100/-Rs 50/-

Gopi Talav Surat Ticket Price

Zipline RideOne WayRs 100/-Two WayRs 200/-
BoatingAdultsRs 100/-KidsRs 70/-
Bumper CarAdultsRs 100 /-KidsRs 70/-
PaintballAdultsRs 100/-KidsRs 70/-
Bull RidesAdultsRs 100/-KidsRs 70/-
Mini Trains For KidsAdultsKidsRs 70/-
Kids Soft Play AreaAdultsKidsRs 70/-
Trackless TrainAdultsRs 100/-KidsRs 70/-
Mini Drop Tower for KidsAdultsKidsRs 50/-
Wall ClimbingAdultsRs 80/-KidsRs 50/-
CarouselAdultsRs 100/-KidsRs 50/-
Water TricycleAdultsRs 100/-KidsRs 50/-

Gopi Talav Surat Parking Fee

BikeRs 10/-
CarRs 30/-

How to Reach Gopi Talav Surat

By Air:

Surat Airport is the nearest airport which is 14.7 km away from the Gopi Lake

By Rail:

Surat Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is 3 km away from the Gopi Lake

By Road:

Surat is well connected with other major cities; also may private vehicles ply directly to the Lake.

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