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.
Porbandar is a fairly big town. All ranges of accommodations are available.
Great road connectivity. Beautiful temples.
Summers can be harsh.
Porbandar is a great place for pilgrims and foodies.
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.
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.
By Kaveesh Nair
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