"The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi"

Porbandar Tourism

The birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is a beautiful beach town with some temples and dams, and is now also a popular trading hub.

The coastal city with a significant event in its history is a tourist destination which modestly offers a number of attractions. Apart from the haveli where Gandhiji was born which has now been converted into a temple, there are a few more temples, dams, reservoirs, serene beaches and wildlife spots as well to add to your experience in Porbandar. It attracts pilgrims with temples such as the Sudama Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Ram Dhoon Mandir, Hanuman temple and more.

Hotels in Porbandar

Porbandar is a fairly big town. All ranges of accommodations are available.

Top Hotels in Porbandar

Hotel Kuber

INR 2,400 - 3,000

What's Great?

Great road connectivity. Beautiful temples.

What's not so Great?

Summers can be harsh.

For Whom

Porbandar is a great place for pilgrims and foodies.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Begin tour of the city at the Porbandar Beach. Then visit Sri Hari Mandir and Kirti Mandir.
Day 2 - Begin day at Chowpatty Beach. Then visit Sudama Mandir and Harsiddhi Mataji Temple. Rest of the day off for shopping and enjoying local dishes.

History of Harappan Settlement

Archaeological digs in and around Porbandar brought to light the remains of a late Harappan settlement dating back to the 16th - 14th century BCE. This is other evidence to suggest that the Harappan legacy of maritime activity continued for a long time during the Harappan period on the Saurashtra coast.

Porbander is brimming with options for food that is rich, easily available and light on your pocket. The restaurants here offer Indian, Punjabi, Chinese and Continental food along with local Gujarati delicacies that you just cannot miss. The food is mainly vegetarian. Do try out local favorites like Dhokla, Khandvi, Thepala, Khakhra as well as sweet treasures such as Ghevar, Basundi, Shrikhand and numerous more.

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Questions about Porbandar

By Kaveesh Nair

How is the Miyani Beach to spend a day out during my trip with my girlfriend?

Miyani beach is one among the undeveloped and virgin beach located near Porbandar. The beach alone gives a splendid experience with clean water and fine powdery textured sand among few rocks on the surface of the beach. The beach is at the walking distance from Miyani village. One can also enjoy other tourist attractions near Miyani beach which includes Sudama temple, Kirti temple, Harsidhhi temple and Brahma temple.

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