Kirti Mandir

Porbandar: Janambhoomi Of Mahatma Gandhi

Porbandar is a city in the western state of Gujarat. It is the birthplace of one of the most influential people ever to live; Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is one of the tourist hotspots in Gujarat. The house of Mahatma Gandhi and its surroundings have been renovated to become a temple of peace. The place is rich in its history from the times of the Harappan civilisation. The city has many pre-independent era British buildings.

PLACES TO VISIT IN PORBANDAR

Why Porbandar is famous of?

Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary: The Barda Hills wildlife sanctuary provides shelter to a large variety of animals like the lion, Sambar, crocodiles, rare chameleons, venomous snakes, etc. Once a private property of a princely state, the sanctuary is now open to all, and is under the protection of the government of India. There are facilities for trekking in the area.
Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctury - Porbandar, Gujarat
Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctury – Porbandar, Gujarat

Kirti Mandir

  • Kirti Mandir:  The facade is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi. The building houses many oil paintings and photographs of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife. The ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi is adjacent to the temple. The architecture is a masterpiece and provides a calm and serene ambience.
Kirti Mandir - Porbandar, Gujarat
Kirti Mandir – Porbandar, Gujarat

Porbandar Beach

  • Porbandar Beach: The beach is one of the most famous attractions of Porbandar. The beach is calm, with shallow waters near the shore, makes it perfect for a visit. The scenic beauty of the sunsets, on the beach, is nothing short of magical. You can also see many fishing boats on the horizon.
Porbandar Beach - Porbandar, Gujarat
Porbandar Beach – Porbandar, Gujarat

BEST FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION

FOOD

  • Blue Coriander:  The restaurant provides fast service without compromising the quality of the food. The restaurant is well decorated and provides a nice ambience for the customer. The restaurant offers a view of the beach. The menu features mostly the local cuisines and the dishes are cooked to perfection. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed while eating here.
  • Vimal Restaurant: The restaurant is one of the popular choices of travellers while visiting Porbandar. The restaurant is conveniently located near the railway station. The menu is simple, and the recommended dish is the thali. The food provided here has a  homely feel to it and is mouth-watering, and piping hot. The restaurant is budget-friendly.

ACCOMMODATION

  • Balaji Palace: The Balaji Palace is conveniently located in the centre of the city, and is perfect for travellers on transit. The rooms are spacious and well-kept. The overall ambience is soothing and perfectly blends with the architecture. The service is very responsive and offers 24X7 front-desk support. There is breakfast included for overnight stays.
  • Lords Inn: The Lords Inn is a luxurious 3-star hotel in the heart of Porbandar. Overlooking the sea, the Lords Inn provide a stunning view of the surroundings. The hotel is very classy and the rooms are spacious and grand. There are WiFi facilities available along with many other amenities. The staff is very hospitable and caters to our every need.

How do I get to Porbandar?

HOW TO REACH PORBANDAR

Porbandar has a domestic airport and has regular services to Ahmedabad, and Mumbai. The closest international airport is in Ahmedabad. The Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport runs services to many international destinations.

Porbandar is a part of the western railways. The railway station in this place is connected to cities such as Kolkota, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, etc. The railways are preferred by domestic travellers.

BEST TIME FOR VISIT PORBANDAR

The best time to visit Porbandar is from July to February. This is due to the tropical climate of the area. July to February covers the monsoon and winter where the climate doesn’t get extreme. The summers often begin from March-May. The summer gets too hot for you to enjoy the beautiful sceneries and sites. The winters are mild, and the heat is bearable even at noon.

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