Surat is one of the safest and cleanest cities of India. Less that 15 years ago it used be a huge dumpster but super strict laws and a brilliant municipal administration have completely changed the city. With nice wide roads and simple yet pretty landscaping, Surat is a great place to visit or live in. Traffic is smooth and food options are plenty. It is a nice blend of big city and small town. Luxury, comfort and a sense of belonging. The only downside, if you enjoy drinking, is that it is a city in Gujarat which is a dry state. So no liquor for you !!