Porbandar - Gujarat, India
Pordanbar 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 located on the western coast of Saurashtra where the river Asmavati meets the ocean.
Porbandar is extremely rich in natural resources. Visitors are attracted to it’s lengthy sea-shore, rivers, lakes, hills, valleys, fields, desolate plains, grasslands.
Things to See & Do
* Kirti Mandir – birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi
* Chowpati Beach
* Huzoor Palace
* Bharat Mandir – Pictures, sculptures and symbols and portraying Indian culture and religion
* Tara Mandir - Planetarium
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Indian Rupee (INR)
Language – Hindi, English
Population – 140,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus five and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 91
Travel Links – Porbandar is well connected with Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Agra, Allahabad, Gaya, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow etc by direct trains.
The Porbandar Airport has daily flight to Mumbai operated by Jet Airways.
Major public transport is covered by the private and government buses.
Many private coaches are available daily to Rajkot, Dwarka, Veraval, Junagadh, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Vadodra, Surat, and Mumbai.
Large number of S.T. buses (State Transport Corporation operated by government) are available to multiple destinations including major cities of the state, small villages and towns.