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DESTINATIONS » WEST INDIA » GUJRAT » PORBANDAR
 
 
 

On the western coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat, lies the harbour city of Porbandar, better known as the birth-place (Janmabhoomi) of Gandhiji - The Father of The Nation.

Porbandar is extremely rich in natural resources. It’s lengthy sea-shore, rivers, lakes, hills, valleys, fields, desolate plains, grasslands are all nature’s gift to this land.

Porbandar is a district by itself, with a population figure of 5 lakhs. It has all modern facilities such as broadguage railways lines, domestic air service, state government as well as private luxury bus services and above all a fully operational port of international standards.

Porbandar is an historically important place. In the 10th centruy it was named as “Pauravelakul” and thereafter named “Sudamapuri”. It is localted at latitude north 21.37o and longitude east 69.49o on the western coast of Saurashtra where the river Asmavati meets the ocean. It has completed one thousand years on Rakshabandhan, full moon day of Shravana, in the Vikram era 2046. In fact, it is believed that Porbandar was discovered on Raksshabandhan day.

 
  Place To See  
  Kirti Mandir,Bharat Mandir,Tara Mandir (Planetarium),Sudama Mandir,Chowpaty,Satyanarayan Temple, Bhutnath Mahadev Temple, Jadeshwar Temple, Ramdhun Temple ,Nagina Masjid, Jumma Masjid, Mitthi Masjid, Khari Masjid, Sunni Vora Masjid, Takia Masjid,Roman Catholic Church, C.N.I Protestant Church,Hindu Crematorium, Muslim, Parasi Cemetery.  
  How to reach  
  Porbandar is easily reached from Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is well connected by air and rail from Mumbai and Delhi. There are direct train and air services from Mumbai to Porbandar.  
     
 
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