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Porbandar District, Gujarat

Geography of Porbandar, Gujarat

Porbandar is located at 21°37′48″N 69°36′0″E. It has an average elevation of 1 metre (3 ft). Porbandar is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). It is the administrative center of Porbandar District.

Culture of Porbandar, Gujarat

Cuisine of Porbandar, Gujarat

Places of interest in Porbandar, Gujarat

Kirti Mandir, a temple and a memorial of MK Gandhi, built originally by Maharaja Sayaji Rao III in 1936 AD, and the nearby Rana bapu’s Mahal (birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi)
Bharat Mandir (Permanent exhibition of culture, history and geometry about India. It was established by Shri Nanjibhai Kalidas Mehta)
Tara Mandir (One of the oldest Planetoriam's of India)
Ram Krishna Mission (Swami Vivekananda stayed here for 4 months)
Shree Sudama ji mandir - one of the few temple built in India in his name
Shree Hari Mandir or Sandipani temple (handled by Ramesh Oza) - a massive temple complex
The Huzoor Palace, Daria Raj Mahal Palace, Darbargadh and The Sartanji Choro
Chowpati beach - one of the cleanest in coastal Gujarat
Porbandar Bird Sanctuary (various species of birds like teals, fowls, flamingos, ibis, curlews can be seen)
Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (located at about 15 km from Porbandar, ideal for tracking)
Bileshwara Shiva temple (built in the 7th century)
Khimeshwar Mahadev Temple (Kuchchdi)(1600 years old temple as per Archaeological survey of India)
Jamvant cave(15 km located at Ranavav town)(historical place from the time of ramayan)[1]
Ghumli (37 km from the city, Capital of Jethwa kingdom till 1313, listed by Archaeological survey of India)
Porbandar has many wetlands ideal for birdwatching. "Wetlands of Porbandar" (web). Mokarsagar Committee. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
-Best Time To Visit: October to March

-Janmashtami Mela(5 days), celebrated in the month of Shraavana as per Hindu Calendar, You can have rides, foods and enjoy much more stuffs, Must visit Once



Events in Porbandar, Gujarat

National Record 2012

Most comprehensive state website

Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)

See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217