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Manish
  • Manish
  • 4 Reviews

"Birth place of Mahatma Gandhi"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
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....... More
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Rakshit mahindru
  • Rakshit mahindru
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice Quiet Place"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
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....... More
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Ajay Nahar
  • Ajay Nahar
  • Lives in Udaipur
  • 2 Reviews

"House of Bapu"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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,....... More
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Priyank
  • Priyank
  • Highlander
  • 11 Reviews

"gandhi's birthplace"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Vijay Garchar
  • Vijay Garchar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful Town"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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:....... More
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  • 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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