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Porbandar is a city in Saurashtra in India. It is the historical birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, and the mythical birthplace of Sudama, the childhood friend of the Hindu god Krishna.


Porbandar is the birthplace of Sudama & Gandhi Ji. The majority of the people here belong to Kharwa community which mainly deals with fishing as their profession.

Get in[edit]

Porbandar is between Dwarka and Somnath.

By bus[edit]

Buses to Porbandar are available from everywhere in Gujarat.

By train[edit]

Porbandar is well connected with Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Agra, Allahabad (Prayagraj), Gaya, Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Jaipur, Kolkata (Calcutta), Lucknow etc. by direct trains. Although, for going to south India, it is advised to go via Ahmedabad. porbandar is situated at one end of national highway No 8. distance between Ahmedabad is 425. Ahmedabad - Rajkot 225 and Rajkot Porbandar via Gondal dhoraji kutiyana is 200 km.

Porbandar is connected by broad gauge and is in western railway. There are daily trains between Rajkot, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Veraval Somnath.

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Get around[edit]


  • Kirti Mandir (Birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi)
  • Shri Hari Mandir (Sandipani Ashram) almost 7 km towards Junagadh.
  • Sudama Mandir (Sudamapuri) in the city
  • Ram Krishna Mission
  • Chowpati Beach
  • RangBai Tample Beach
  • Tara Mandir: Tara is Gujarati for stars. Tara Mandir houses a planetarium which is among the first two planetariums started in India by Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • Sandipani Vidyaniketan
  • Ram Dhoon Mandir
  • Rokadia Hanuman temple
  • Rana Bapu's Mahal



  • Khajli from Anand Hotel near Rupali Baug.


  • Khajli is the famous Porbandar food item

Sukan's Khajli in Ahmedabad is a leading brand which provides as well as supplies Khajli in and out of India.




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