On the south coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat
Trip Highlights :
Ideal time to visit :
October to March
Gujarati, Hindi & English
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Porbandar is a small port town that is connected with India's history
through its association with Mahatma Gandhi. Porbandar in Gujarat is famous
for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The home of Gandhiji's
childhood, known by the name of Kirti Mandir is one major attraction of the
place. Kasturba Gandhi, Gandhiji's wife, was also born in Porbandar. A
chronological history on the life of the Mahatma is listed in the museum at
Kirti Mandir. Today, Porbandar is also an industrial town with cement and
chemical units. Besides, it has a fine beach and beautiful villas on the
Major Tourist Destinations in Porbandar
Kirthi Mandir, the birth-place of the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi,
is the main centre of attraction for the tourists. It was built by Shri
Nanji Kalidas and Shri Purushottam Mistry.
Tara Mandir (Planetarium)
celestial bodies like stars and planets are projected scientifically by
special effect movies on an overhead round screen in a theatre and explained
elaborately to the joy of the viewers.
Porbandars coastal line is just half a kilometre away from the city.
Popularly known as Chowpatty, it is one of the main attractions for the
local population as well as tourists, to visit and enjoy the beautiful
scenery throughout the year.
Pictures, sculptures and symbols and portraying Indian culture and religion
have been exhibited in this place. It is the mirror of Indian tradition.
Extremely poor but self-respected Sudama and Krishnas friendship
brings tears of joy, when remembered. It is in memory of this Sudama that a
temple has been built in the heart of the city, known as Sudama Mandir.
Porbandar generally has a pleasant climate. March to June is the time for
summer with temperature recording a maximum of 42 degrees centigrade.
Monsoon continues from July till September. During winter, temperature may
fall to a low of 10 degrees centigrade.
Porbandar Air/Rail/Road Links
One can catch flights of the Gujarat Air that
connects Porbandar with Ahmedabad. Further, from Ahmedabad, there are
regular connecting flights to cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
Porbandar has its own railway station which links
it with the major cities of Gujarat and western India.
Porbandar is well connected by road to places
like Rajkot, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad and Junagadh.