Ghumli Overview

Ranked 23 of 26 sightseeing in Porbandar

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Ghumli also known Bhumli is a small village situated at a distance of 35 km from Porbandar at the foothills of Barda Hills. An ancient town built in 7th century by King Sal Kumar, this town served as the capital of the Jethwa dynasty that ruled Gujarat.
Naulakha temple, the ancient sun temple constructed in 8th century portraying the Solanki style of architecture and Maru-Gurjara style of architecture is a popular tourist attraction in Ghumli. Other tourist attractions in the town include Vikai Vav, the largest step well in Gujarat, Ganesha temple also known as Ghumli Ganesh temple and Rampol gate.
The entire town was ruined in the attack of the Sindhi Prince, Jadeja Jam Barmaniyaji, in 1313. Currently, efforts are being undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India and Government of India to restore the lost beauty and historical importance of the town.
Trekking enthusiasts can consider trekking to the Barda hills to have a look at the wild life sanctuary and a glimpse in to the life of tribal communities like Maldhari, Gadhvi, Rabari and Bharvad living on the hills.

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