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Porbandar Travel Guide

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Porbandar Travel Guide

The coastal city of Porbandar is located in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is on the western end of the country and is better known as the birthplace of the Father of the Indian nation, Mahatma Gandhi. There is also a legend of the place being also the birthplace of Sudama the childhood friend of Lord Krishna. This is also one of those cities that will keep you pleasantly engaged for as long as you plan to stay here. With a wide range of places that you will get to visit and see there is also an equally vivid experience of different kinds.

There are several temples at Porbandar that you can visit. These are significant and are also frequented by tourists and locals alike. There is the Kirti Mandir that is built at the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. It was built in the 1950s and presents various aspects of the life and times of Gandhiji. Then there are the temples of Sudama Mandir, Gayatri Mandir, Rokadia Hanuman Temple and Bharat Mandir that you can visit. Porbandar is also a city of many palaces that were built in the days of its royalty. Among these you can visit the Darbargadh Palace, the Huzoor Palace and the Sartanji Choro. These are beautiful architectural feats that are marked by a distinct style of carvings and engravings on them.

You will also get to enjoy an impromptu seaside galore here at Porbandar city. There is a long coastal beach that is aplenty with fun filled options. It gives you a pleasant time to gaze out into the vast watery expanse of the Arabian Sea. There is also an extensive bird sanctuary that you will get to see at Porbandar. This is a place that’s regularly frequented and inhabited by different species of migratory birds along with indigenous ones too. Among the commonly seen birds there are flamingos of all sizes that can make for a delightful watch.

There is a wide range of hotel accommodations available at the city of Porbandar. You can choose from star rated luxury hotels to less expensive budget hotels with impeccable facilities as well. Being close to the coast and next to the sea makes the climate here a pleasant one. There are high temperatures in the summer months that are experienced here.  But there is the presence of thunderstorms and cyclones due to the coastal location.

You will be able to avail all kinds of transport to and from Porbandar. There are regular flights that operate from the city to other parts of Gujarat as well as the country. There is also a regular railway service of train services. Bus service is also available with various neighboring destinations. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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