About The Place: The Dutch, as well as Armenian cemeteries at Surat, are situated in a locality known as 'Gulam Falia' near the main road leading to Katargam Gate. The Dutch tombs are of various sizes and shapes, but the one that excels all the rest in magnificence is the grandiose mausoleum of Baron Adrian Van Reede and, is described here in detail. Another important trading community from the 16th century, whose tombstones are heavily inscribed, but forgo the superstructures of the other two communities.
The cemeteries have been declared as protected monuments, but they still show signs of deterioration, both from natural weathering and from human visitors. Photography is prohibited at the sites. They may be hard to locate, but you can ask the locals to guide you.
By Road Surat lies 234 km from Ahmedabad, 131 km from Vadodara, and 297 km from Mumbai. Bus stations, both ST and private, are on the eastern edge of the city.
By Train Surat is on the main broad gauge line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
By Air Various domestic flights connecting metros and other major cities are operational from the Surat Airport.