Porbandar Tourism
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Porbandar Tourism

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Porbandar Info

  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Porbandar is a coastal city situated in the Indian state of Gujarat and is popular worldwide as the birthplace of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi. It is also the administrative centre of Porbandar District.

Porbandar is rich in cultural heritage and celebrates numerous festivals and fairs throughout the year like Navaratri, Holi and many other traditional Hindu festivals. Out of these, Navaratri is the most enthusiastically celebrated festival in the area that lasts for around 10 days. The main language used by the people of Porbandar is Gujarati.

The history of this city is also associated with some legendary and popular names like Mahatma Gandhi, Savitaben Nanji Kalidas, Gulabdas, Sri Nanjibhai Kalidas Mehta, Sri Narottam Morarji, Sri Manekbhai Bhatia, and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The city is also rich in educational institutions out of which the most prominent ones are the Sandipani Vidhyaniketan, Arya Kanya Gurukul and the Maharshi Dayanand Science College.

The city of Porbandar had also witnessed the Harappan Settlement between the 16th  and 14th century B.C. and is also the birthplace of Sudama who was the friend of Lord Krishna. It was also a part of the princely states during the British rule. Porbandar was also an active centre of maritime activities in the past, due to the discovery of ancient jetties along the Porbandar creek.

The city also comprises many historic temples like the Kirti Mandir, Sudama Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Gita Mandir, Gayatri Mandir, Ram Dhoon Mandir and many others. There are also many other tourist attractions in the place like Sandipani Vidyaniketan, Bird Sanctuary, Rana Bapuís Mahal, Chowpati, Kamla Nehru park, Nehru Planetarium, etc.

Porbandar is also easy to access as it is well connected with other states by road, railway, as well as airlines. The road to the city is connected through National Highway 8B and National Highway 8E Ext. The Porbandar Railway Station also connects the city with major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad, and others. There are also regular flights between Mumbai and Porbandar from the Porbandar Airport.

Porbandar experiences a temperate climate, which neither gets the city too heated in summers and the winters are also quite pleasant here. However, monsoon is quite unpredictable in the place. Porbandar experiences a large tourist turnover every year between the months of October and February.

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Tushar Mehta
  • Tushar Mehta
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 169 photos
  • 43 Reviews

"Journey to mahatma's place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I am big follower of truth. I am big follower of Gandhiji. His attraction caught me in Porbandar. We have Gandhi ashram in Ahmedabad where Gandhiji is remembered. Porbandar is a place where gandhiji is alive forever. Kirti mandir is beautiful mandir, where gandhiji's books, photos were maintained. Chowpaty, Shri hari mandir, Sudama temple, rokadia mahadev, gayatri mandir are other attractions in porbandar & must see places
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Suresh Ramaswamy
  • Suresh Ramaswamy
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 81 Reviews

"Average place for a tourist" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Not exactly a tourist destination, Porbandar has major importance as birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. It is on the coast so one can enjoy views of the sea and walks on the seafront. For temple lovers, there are lots of temples including the well known Krishna Sudama temple. There is a reasonable variety of hotels and eating places in the town. It is also a take off point to Somnath and Dwarka. Accessible from Junagadh/Sasan Gir also.
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Manish
  • Manish
  • 4 Reviews

"Birth place of Mahatma Gandhi"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2013
Porbandar is a small town located on the Arabian Sea Shore. It is a birth place of Mahatma Gandhi & Sudama (Friend of Shree Krishna). Porbandar has many places of tourist interest and best time to visit is October - December. From Dwarka it is 125 Km on coastal highway and from Varaval approx. 110 Km away.
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Rakshit mahindru
  • Rakshit mahindru
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice Quiet Place"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2013
Porbandar is not a holiday destination persay. Its a calm place and the people are very friendly. Ofcourse its birthplace of Bapu and also has good tourist attractions such as beach, temples. Somnath temple and Dwarka is nearby. The city offers good Gujrati food.
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Ajay Nahar
  • Ajay Nahar
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Udaipur
  • 2 Reviews

"House of Bapu"

  • Posted Mar 28, 2013
Visit of Birth place of Bapu is very touching moment. beach of porbandar is dirty.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We really enjoy the Gujarati food fafda, thepla etc.

Activities & things to do: Nothing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Gujarat is a very good place there is no problem at night driving, people are really helpful & cooperative. Do not use liquor in any condition.
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Priyank
  • Priyank
  • Highlander
  • 11 Reviews

"gandhi's birthplace"

  • Posted Mar 26, 2013
ok, not a holiday destination as you can smell the fish all over the air, but can visit Mahatma Gandhi's house.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: overall ok

Activities & things to do: no activities

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: travel agent
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Vijay Garchar
  • Vijay Garchar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful Town"

  • Posted Jan 28, 2013
Porbandar is located on western coast of Gujarat. This town in on midway when you travel from Dwarika to Somnath. It is well known for the birth place of Gandhiji. It is worth to spend one day for this town.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Famous for its sea food as this town is the largest supplier of sea food in India. You can try having vegetarian food at Swagat Restaurant. Dont forget to purchase half kg 'Khajli' from Anand Hotel near rupali bag. You can have Khajli along with your morning and evening tea.

Activities & things to do: Porabandar is having well maintained chowpati with clean water.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: If you are going to somnath from porbandar then do stop your self near Madhavpur. This are a is having around one km long sea shore along with coastal highway. It will be amazing to spend time during sunset. looking at sun going down into sea is really amazing view.
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Pratima  Lade
  • Pratima Lade
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews

"gujrat journey"

  • Posted Oct 16, 2012
it is a gud place and is in the middle loaction of gujrat those who want to go to Dwarka and somnath nice place , cheap also.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food in gujrat can be done in different restuarants outside , should see the gir jungles near junagad,

Activities & things to do: U could go for wild life safari, many temples to worship

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: cheaper way is to go by train , and on internet you could get the details .
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Rishi narayan Shukla
  • Rishi narayan Shukla
  • 2 Reviews

"My journey to Gandhi's Birth place"

  • Posted Jul 13, 2011
Really a good place in India where people are very co-operative and helping. I think all the resident of Porbander are some good habit of Mahatama Gandhi, no people are shopkeeper tries to cheat.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Birth place of Mahatma Gandhi and Sandipani Ashram is most popular place for sight-seeing.

Activities & things to do: Go to Chaupati and see the Sea.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: All the good place for stay is available at Sudama Chowk.
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Nitin Anerao
  • Nitin Anerao
  • Forester
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 36 photos
  • 15 Reviews

"Barda Wild Life Sanctuary - How to reach ?"

  • Posted Dec 14, 2010
A beautifull excursion place where a nature or expedition lover will enjoy.

The Barda wild life sanctuary is located on Porbandar and Jamnagar Highway. From a tinsel village Bhanwad, the sanctuary can be accessed.

A temple - Killeswhar Mahadev is about 10 kms from here . The track is quite rough and hence vehicles like Tata Sumo may reach there. From there onwards the jungle area starts which has to be trodded by walk. The permission to access the Sanctuary is granted by the Forest conversation office which is situated at Chowpatty, Porbander.

The charges applicable may change but what i paid was vehicle entrance fee Rs200, Entrance fee, camera fee which totalled out to Rs 500/=.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Being a jungle area must carry the food, water.

Activities & things to do: Roaming around the jungle.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest major city is porbander.
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