Here are the top 24 tourist attractions to see in Porbandar:

1. Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Must visit 3.5 /5

20 km
from city center
1 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Located at about 15 km from Porbandar, the Sanctuary is distributed in two districts i.e. Porbandar and Jamnagar. The Sanctuary area is a green surrounded by agriculture fields, wastelands and forest and the terrain of Barda is almost hilly.

2. Kirti Mandir, Porbandar

Must visit 4.2 /5 View 5+ photos

3 km
from city center
2 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

The Kirti temple was built honoring Mahatma Gandhi . The ancestral house of Bapu and Kasturba Gandhi is placed right beside the temple . Visitors can have glimpses of the house and walking through its corridors is a mesmerizing experience in its own. It was built on behalf of Porbandar city dwellers in 1944 on Gandhi's release from prison.
Oil paintings of both Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi are portrayed in the temple engaging many history buffs from all over the world. Political figures from all around the world often come to pay respect to the father of the nation.

3. Porbandar Bird Sanctuary

Must visit 3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

This 1 kilometer square area is visited annually by migratory birds. Flamingos, Grebes, Pelicans, Ducks and geese, Avocets, Coots, Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Bittern, Storks, Ibis, Spoonbill, Cranes, Whistling Teals, Gulls, Terns, Jacanas, Ruff, Red shanks, Indian roller and many other varieties of winged, fluffy creatures pay a visit during the winters.

4. Porbandar Beach

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Also known as Willingdon Marina Beach, Porbandar Beach is one of the famous and most amazing attractions of Porbandar. Don't foret to visit Huzur Palace which is a great tourist spot located near the beach.

5. Nehru Planetarium

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Also known as the Tara Mandir, the Nehru planetarium is built mainly for the children. There are regular shows held in this planetarium which showcases various celestial bodies.

6. Miyani Beach

3.1 /5

33 km
from city center
6 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

One among the undeveloped and virgin beach located at a distance of 36 km from Porbandar, Miyani Beach gives a splendid experience. One can also enjoy other tourist attractions near Miyani beach which includes Sudama temple, Kirti temple, Harsidhhi temple and Brahma temple.

7. Bharat Mandir, Porbandar

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

About 2km from the town, Bharat Mandir also Known as India Temple showcases many sculptures, pictures and other artifacts about the Indian tradition. Located opposite to Nehru Planetarium in a garden, the temple houses stone carvings and brass reliefs of heroes from Hindu mythology on the pillars.

8. Sri Hari Mandir

4 km
from city center
8 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Sri Hari Mandir in Porbandar is unique in its objective. It is one of the premier establishments of modern India which provides Vedic education and practical training in rituals of Hinduism to Rishikul students. Apart from being a gurukul, it is also a grand temple for deities like Shri Lakshmi Narayan, Radha Krishna, Karunamayi Goddess, Lord Ganesh and more.

9. Bhutnath Mahadev Temple

2 km
from city center
9 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Bhutnath Mahadev Temple is a quiet, little place where followers of the Shaivaite faith can gather to offer prayers to the God of Destruction. The lingam is considered very pious here, and devotees pay respect to it on an everyday basis as well as special occasions like Shivratri.

10. Krishna Sudama Mandir

2 km
from city center
10 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Sudama Mandir of Porbandar, built by Sri Ram Devji Jethwa of the Jethwa dynasty between 1902 and 1907, is dedicated to Lord Krishna's friend Sudama. Gujarat was the land of the entire clan of Lord Krishna, and the ruler was a devotee of the same.The grand structure made of white marbles is a revered destination, especially for newly married royal couples of Rajasthan.

11. Ghumli

30 km
from city center
11 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Once the prosperous capital of Saindhava and then the Jethwa dynasty of Sourashtra back in the 12th-13th century, Ghumli is now an important and preserved archaeological site. The village features a number of temples, historical gates and other structures built by the dynasties. Navlakha temple and Ashapura temples are a must-visit for the visitors.

12. Chowpatty Beach

2 km
from city center
12 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

The sandy stretch of Chowpatty Beach in Porbandar is a perfect place for tourists for a lazy afternoon stroll or to sit and enjoy the blue expanse of the Arabian Sea ahead. Other than the serenity, the beach also has to offer stalls of fast food and the speciality drink, Kahwa. Flamingos, seagulls and other sea birds throng the beach throughout the day.

13. Huzoor Palace

2 km
from city center
13 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Huzoor Palace is a grand, neoclassical structure of the early 20th century, touched with Anglican influences both in architecture and the administration. Featured with ornamental pillars and porticos, and flanked with gardens with fountains, the palace is a view to behold right at the shore of the sea. Visitors crowd in front of the palace during the Navratri festival to pay respects to the previous rulers, but are not allowed inside the palace.

14. Bileshwar Shiva Temple

2 km
from city center
14 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Bileshwar Shiva temple is a sacred shrine of the God of Destruction, and is revered to the neighbouring communities of Rabaris and Charans. The temple has long-nurtured folklores about it, and the origin story is rooted in a legend where Lord Krishna worships Lord Shiva here with utmost devotion, building a shrine for him. The place gets a heavy footfall on the night of Shivratri.

15. Khimeshwar Temple

9 km
from city center
15 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

The seashore temple of Khimeshwar in the Kuchhdi village is a hidden gem of an attraction, dedicated to Lord Shiva. However, it is more famous as the once-residence of the Pandava brothers. With such historical significance, the summer-time fair in the month of June-July and a sea beach adjacent to it, the temple is a perfect confluence of culture, heritage and nature.

16. Ramdhun Temple

2 km
from city center
16 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Ramdhun temple is a shrine dedicated to the worship of Lord Rama, along with his associate deities like Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman. The temple is named so because one can hear Ram dhun, or devotional bhajans being played there round the clock religiously. The temple was built around five decades ago under the patronage of Rambhakt Prem Bhikshuji Maharaj.

17. Jadeshwar Temple

0 km
from city center
17 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Jadeshwar temple is one of the older Shiva shrines of the city, and has so far maintained a sense of spirituality over and above the commercialisation of the religious places. One unique feature of the temple is that it has an idol of Lord Shiva instead of only the lingam. The place is known for calm, quiet and serenity.

18. Rokadia Hanuman Temple

1 km
from city center
18 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Followers of Lord Hanuman can visit the site of Rokadia Hanuman temple to witness their god with Gandhamadan Parvat in one hand, the trademark mace in another and Shani Devta under his feet. The deity is regularly worshipped here, and so are the idols of Rama, Sita and Laxman. Being situated in an elevated land, the temple also offers a picturesque view of the town.

19. Satyanarayan Mandir

1 km
from city center
19 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Satyanarayan avatar of Lord Vishnu resides in this temple and is worshipped by hundreds of devotees every day. Calming hymns and bhajans of Lord Vishnu and Krishna plays in the premise at dawn and dusk. The temple is not only a shrine, but is also a place of education. The authorities offer free education along with books to those who cannot afford it.

20. Gop

0 km
from city center
20 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Dating back to as early as 550 AD, the Gop temple of Porbandar is a peculiar culmination of numerous faiths as well as architectural styles. The remaining skeleton of the temple has hints of Dravidian, Nagar, Kashmiri as well as slight influence of the Harappan style. Inside there are motifs and inscriptions related to Hinduism and also many unidentified ones. The grand temple stands as an abode of mystery, with much still left to explore from within its ruins.

21. Sartanji Choro

0 km
from city center
21 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Sartanji Choro used to be a seasonal pavilion of Rana Sartanji, who used to enjoy his leisure time here, composing poems and enjoying the weather. The architecture is visibly Rajput in style, with carvings of musicians and other court entertainers on the pillars.

22. Rani Baug Park

1 km
from city center
22 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Rani Baug Park is located right in the heart of Porbandar and acts as the lung of the city amidst all the pollution. With more than 50 acres of area, the park houses as many as 840 different plant species, scattered over the different segments of the park. It is a great place to take a break from the busy life, catch a breath and spot some birds and butterflies.

23. Daria Rajmahal

2 km
from city center
23 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Maharaja Bhavsinhji built the Daria Rajmahal in Porbandar back in the 19th century. On his request, the architecture of the grand palace was a combination of Arabic style edifice, along with Gothic, Italian and certain Renaissance details. Once a home to the royal family, and numeours vintage European furniture, painting and artefacts, the palace is now converted into a college.

24. Darbargadh

2 km
from city center
24 out of 24
places to visit in Porbandar

Darbargadh is an imperial fort constructed by Rana Sartanji during his regime. The whole palatial structure features authentic Rajput style of architecture. The outer walls are fortified with four giant arch gateways, and inside there are three more. One of them, called the Darbar Bari, is an ornate one with a traditional Rajasthani jharokha, supported by four elephant statues. The palace is a must-visit owing to its grandeur and magnificence.

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