Surendranagar is a hub of cotton and ginning activities of India with a large number of ginning and pressing units. It is one of the largest producers of quality "Shankar" cotton in the world. Surendranagar houses the first Cotton Trading Exchange in India. The city is also home to a big textile and clothing market, specializing in saris. Big clothing showrooms are located in the city. The city has a wholesale grain market called Mehta Market.
Trimbakeshwar Temple, Textile Market, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary and Rajmahal Palace are the famous places in the city.