Why was Surat called the gate to mecca ? what is Surat famous for ?

Surat was one of the important trade centre of India.Traders all over the world came here to trade their goods such as Arabs,British.It was the favourite trading centre for traders.It is near to sea. Itwas easy to trade through seaway.


Surat was an important commercial town which became important center for commercial activities .located near the sea it became the hub of economic activities whereby goods could be traded easily.it is famous for prduction of silk and cotton mills to .it is called the silk city of india
Surat was called as gate to mecca because it is a huge center for many things like ports and silks and other things