Porbandar Tourism

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Ideal Duration : 1-2 days Best Time : Throughout the Year
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"The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi" Porbandar Tourism The birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is a beautiful beach town with some temples and dams, and is now also a popular trading hub. The coastal city with a significant event in its history is a tourist destination which modestly offers a number of attractions. Apart from the haveli where Gandhiji was born which has now been converted into a temple, there are a few more temples, dams, reservoirs, serene beaches and wildlife spots as well to add to your experience in Porbandar. It attracts pilgrims with temples such as the Sudama Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Ram Dhoon Mandir, Hanuman temple and more. Download Porbandar PDF Guide > What's Great? Great road connectivity. Beautiful temples. What's not so Great? Summers can be harsh. For Whom Porbandar is a great place for pilgrims and foodies.

History Archaeological digs in and around Porbandar brought to light the remains of a late Harappan settlement dating back to the 16th - 14th century BCE. This is other evidence to suggest that the Harappan legacy of maritime activity continued for a long time during the Harappan period on the Saurashtra coast.Porbandar, for the otherwise magnificent city that it is, has also historically been of great importance to the Indian subcontinent. Excavations around Porbandar have put light and opened up the possibility of there being a city from the Harappan civilisation around Porbandar, from as long as the 12th century BC. A lot of ancient styled jetties and boats have been found which indicate that it may have been a significant centre for maritime activities, due to its obvious proximity to the sea, during that time. In Indian mythology, it is known to be the birthplace of Sudaama (friend of Lord Krishna in Dwaparyug). By the 16th Century of the Common Era, the city had become imminent for bread factories to export pao ruti to Arab nations through the Arabian Sea, which is why it was also called Pao Bandar. The name slowly turned into Pore Bandar, through colloquial changes. From the 20th Century onwards, it has become a popular tourist attraction, for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.

Itinerary Day 1 -Begin tour of the city at the Porbandar Beach. Then visit Sri Hari Mandir and Kirti Mandir.Day 2 -Begin day at Chowpatty Beach. Then visit Sudama Mandir and Harsiddhi Mataji Temple. Rest of the day off for shopping and enjoying local dishes.

Restaurants and Local Food in Porbandar Porbander is brimming with options for food that is rich, easily available and light on your pocket. The restaurants here offer Indian, Punjabi, Chinese and Continental food along with local Gujarati delicacies that you just cannot miss. The food is mainly vegetarian. Do try out local favorites likeDhokla, Khandvi, Thepala, Khakhraas well as sweet treasures such asGhevar, Basundi, Shrikhandand numerous more. View 2 Restaurants in Porbandar >>

Throughout the yearis the best time to visit Porbandar The town is pleasant throughout the year and you will find Porbandar equally welcoming around the calendar Weather in Porbandar Loading... Porbandar in Summer (March - June) During this season, the temperature ranges between 23 to 40 degrees Celsius. It is very hot and humid and not the best time to be here. Porbandar in Monsoon (July - September) The monsoon at the place brings enjoyable atmosphere after the hot climate. Humidity levels, however, are pretty high. The city enjoys amazing strong winds during the monsoon season. Porbandar in Winter (November - February) During this season, the temperature ranges between 10 to 36 degrees Celsius. The weather is very pleasant and this is a great time to be here. Monthly Weather in Porbandar Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 15 29 February 17 32 March 21 35 April 25 37 May 27 37 June 29 36 July 27 31 August 26 29 September 25 32 October 23 33 November 18 33 December 17 32

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