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#1 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 2 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Kirti Mandir is a memorial located in the coastal city of Porbandar in Gujarat. Situated on Kasturba Road, it is one of the popular national monuments of India and among the prime places to visit in Porbandar.

Also known as Temple of Fame, Kirti Mandir is built in honor of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in his birthplace in the city of Porbandar, Gujarat. The foundation stone of Kirti Mandir is said to be laid in 1947 but the building was completed in 1950, by which time Gandhiji was no more. The ancestral house of Gandhi family, where Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 is just adjacent to the Kirti Mandir. It was here that Bapu's grandfather Uttamchand Gandhi, father Karamchand Gandhi and his uncle Tulsidas Gandhi lived with their respective spouses and children. They had all served as Prime Ministers to the Jethwa Rajput rulers of Porbandar.

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#2 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 1 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Sudama Mandir is a Hindu temple situated in the center of Porbandar city. Located near Kirti Mandir, it is one of the revered sites in Gujarat and among the most visited pilgrimage places in Porbandar.

Sudama Temple is dedicated to Sudama who was the childhood friend of Lord Krishna and is the only temple in India dedicated to him. The temple was built by Shri Ram Devji Jethwa of the Jethwa dynasty between 1902 and 1907 CE. It is said that during the construction of this shrine, the funds were exhausted and the people of Porbandar had to host various drama shows to raise the required funds. The temple holds a lot of historic and religious importance that lures a large number of devotees, especially the newly married Rajasthani Kshatriya couples who visit the temple to take the blessing.

Situated amidst a garden, the architecture of the temple is simple with carved marble pillars open from all the sides. The temple looks .....

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#3 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 8 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Shri Hari Mandir is a well-known temple located at Virpur locality of Porbandar, Gujarat. Situated opposite to Porbandar Airport, it is one amongst the premier educational institutes providing Vedic Education in India and one of the must-visit places in Porbandar.

Also referred to as the Sandipani Vidyaniketan, Sri Hari Mandir is actually an institution that provides Vedic education and practical training in rituals of Hinduism to Rishikul students. The construction of the temple was started by Sri Bhaisri in the year 1992. It was completed in the year 2006 and an event called 'Sandipani Mandir Mahotsav', was conducted to mark the inauguration of Mandir. There are various students that have enrolled themselves and receive the Vedic knowledge about the different Hindu rituals. Just like a Buddhist monastery, this Gurukul serves as a home, school, and workplace for the students that are receiving the Vedic knowledge.

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Beach

#5 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 2 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Porbandar Beach is a stunning beach on the coast of Arabian Sea in the city of Porbandar. Also called as Chowpatty Beach, it is one of the serene beaches in Gujarat and among the prime places to visit in Porbandar.

Also known as Willington Marina Beach, Porbandar Beach is a favourite hangout amongst the locals. The sandy stretch of Chowpatty Beach is an ideal place for tourists for a lazy afternoon stroll or to sit and enjoy watching the waves. The tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea and mesmerizing sunsets attract a lot of visitors during the dusks. Along with that, one can also visit the ancient port of Porbandar where you can see a number of ships and boats winding and unwinding.

Reconstructed in 2003, the beach has a well laid walking track and good seating arrangements for visitors. There is also a skating rink for children and many food joints in the vicinity which serve some lip-smacking Gujarati snacks and delicacies. .....

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Heritage

#6 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 2 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Huzoor Palace is a royal palace situated in Chowpatty Beach of Porbandar. It is one of the historical palaces in Gujarat and among the top places of sightseeing in Porbandar.

The Huzoor Palace was built by Rana Natwarsinhji, the last ruler of the princely state of Porbandar during the early 20th century. Also known as Raj Mahal, it stands near the sea shore at Marine Drive. Huzoor Palace is still used as the residence by the successors of Maharaja, who reside in London. Tourists are not allowed inside the palace, but they can enjoy the grandiosity of the palace from outside.

This sprawling palace is built in the European architectural style with several wings and a sloping roof. The windows are very large with views of the sea. The ornamental porticos in the facade are semi-circular in shape, built with neoclassical columns. Further, the scenic beauty of the palace is enhanced with beautiful fountains and gardens. During .....

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Museum

#8 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 3 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Tara Mandir is a planetarium located in the coastal city of Porbandar in Gujarat. Also known as Nehru Planetarium, it is one of the major tourist attractions in Porbandar.

Nehru Planetarium was established in the year 1977 and is dedicated to the Non-Cooperation Movement that was led by Mahatma Gandhi. It is one of the two planetariums in India initiated by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. This planetarium was built with the donations made by a renowned Gujarati philanthropist, Nanjibhai Mehta. The prime aim of Tara Mandir is to empower the young minds by providing them with the knowledge of the aeronautical science and celestial bodies.

A delight for science lovers of all ages, the main attraction of the Nehru Planetarium is its shows, which seek to illustrate facts and information about various planets, stars and celestial bodies that are present in the solar system. It has an overhead round screen where the different .....

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#10 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 17 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Jambavan Cave is an ancient cave located at Ranavav near Porbandar city of Gujarat. Situated near Saurashtra Cement Factory, it is one of the historical places in Gujarat and among the most visited tourist places in Porbandar.

Also known as Jambavant Cave or Jambuvant ki Gufa, this cave was the resting place of the warrior Jambuvan, who had his own special role in both the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is believed that this is the place where Lord Krishna and Jambuvan fought for the Syamantaka jewel for 28 days. Legend says that Satrajit was the proud possessor of a precious gem named Syamantaka which had mystic powers. Once his brother Prasena went out in the forests for hunting wearing the jewel and was attacked by a lion to obtain Syamantaka. Later, the lion gets killed by Jambuvan who takes the precious stone from him and gives it to her daughter. On the other side, Satrajit accuses Lord Krishna for killing his .....

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Wildlife

#11 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 1 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is a sanctuary located amid the city of Porbandar. It is one of the smallest bird sanctuaries in India and among the must-visit places during your Porbandar Tour.

Spread over an area of 1 sq. km, this unique water-dwelling, surrounded by trees and plants is declared as a sanctuary in the year 1988 under the governance of Porbandar municipality. An eminent naturalist named Peter Jackson was the pioneer behind the establishment of this sanctuary. Later, in the year 1990, the sanctuary came under the possession of the Forest Department and as a result, it was listed under Section 18 of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 of Gujarat State Government.

It is the only bird sanctuary in the country, where mankind and nature create a unique atmosphere. Situated in the periphery of a small lake, this small bird sanctuary serves as a conservatory for around 150 species of birds and also provides protection .....

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Pilgrimage

#4 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 40 km from Porbandar and 65 km from Dwarka, Harsiddhi Mata Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located atop Koylo Dungar hill at Gandhvi village near Porbandar, Gujarat. En route to Dwarka from Porbandar, it is one of the oldest temples in Gujarat and among the popular places of pilgrimage in Porbandar.

Also known as Harshal Mata Temple, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Harsiddhi, the Happy Mother. The goddess is considered one of the aspects of Amba and Kalika, the Hindu Devi. She is also known by the names like Harshal, Harshad, Harshat Shikotar, Sikotar Momai, and Vahanvati Mata. The original temple atop the hill is said to have been built by Krishna himself. Krishna wanted to defeat the demon Jarasandha, so he prayed to Amba Mata for more powers. With the blessings of the goddess, Krishna was able to defeat the Asuras. After his success in war Lord Krishna built this temple and celebrated the victory with his Yadav community, since then Yadav community worship .....

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Museum

#7 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 3 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Bharat Mandir, also known as Temple of India, is situated opposite to Nehru Planetarium in Porbandar. It is one of the must-visit places in Porbandar, especially for history buffs.

Referred to as 'Temple of India', it is one among its kind in India as it is dedicated to motherland 'Bharat'. This two-storeyed temple is built in a rectangular shape. The hall of this temple has a huge relief map of India on the floor. The temple houses stone carvings and brass reliefs of heroes from Hindu mythology on the pillars. The place also has statues of Indian freedom fighters. To get an insight into the rich cultures and traditions of the country, this temple is a must-visit.

Timings: 9 AM - 12 PM & 3 PM - 6 PM

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Pilgrimage

#9 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 30 km from Porbandar, Bileshwar Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple located at Bileshwar village near Porbandar in the state of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Bileshwar River, it is one of the oldest temples in the region and among the prominent temples to visit near Porbandar.

Also known as Bilnath Mahadev Temple, Bileshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Rabaris of the neighboring states and villages have much faith in this Mahadev and many vows are made to the shrine, several lamps of ghee are constantly burning here; one of these was kept up at the cost of the Rana of Porbandar. According to folklore, once the army of Aurangzeb captured the village and attempted to break the shivling, but Nandi, the celestial vehicle of Lord Shiva stopped them from demolishing it.

As per mythology, the first pooja was done here by Lord Krishna. The lingam inside the sanctum sanctorum is known as 'swayambhu'. Represents the Gujarati style of architecture, this multi-storeyed .....

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Heritage

#12 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 1 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Sartanji Choro is a heritage building situated in the city of Porbandar. Located just behind the famous Krishna - Sudama Temple, it is one of the popular places of heritage in Porbandar and among the must-visit Porbandar Tourist Places.

Sartanji Choro is a three-storeyed summer pavilion which was built in the Rajput style of architecture by Rana Sartanji in the middle of a garden. Also known as Grishmabhuvan, it has carved arches, pillars with images of musicians and a single dome at its top. The lower section looked like a place made for musical performances as there is a center stage area and then a hollow drains on the four sides of it, looked like possibly could have been filled with water. Rana Sartanji used to compose poems, sitting under the pavilion.

Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM

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#13 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 42 km from Porbandar, Ghumli is a small village located near Porbandar, Gujarat. Known for its archeological ruins, it is one of the popular places of heritage in Gujarat and among the prime tourist destinations to visit near Porbandar.

Earlier known as Bhumli, Ghumli was the capital of Saindhava dynasty which ruled western Saurashtra from the middle of the 8th century to the middle of the 10th century. Later in the 12th century, Ghumli was declared as the second capital by Rana Shiyaji of Jethwa dynasty, who took the title of Rana of Ghumli. Ghumli remained their capital till 1313 CE when Rana Bhanji Jethwa was defeated at a war with Barmaniyaji Jadeja attacked and defeated Rana Bhanji Jethwa. He completely destroyed Ghumli and turned it into ruins.

Being the prosperous capital of Saindhava and then the Jethwa dynasty of Saurashtra, Ghumli is now an important and preserved archaeological site due to its architectural ruins. The Archaeological Survey of India .....

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Beach

#14 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 60 km from Porbandar, 74 km from Somnath, and 78 km from Junagadh, Madhavpur Beach is a stunning beach along the coast of Arabian Sea in Gujarat. Situated on Porbandar-Veraval Highway, it is one of the beautiful beaches in Gujarat and among the top places to visit near Porbandar.

Madhavpur Beach is indeed one of the loveliest sandy beaches in Gujarat as this stunning beach presents a visual that is hard to compare with anything else. Named after the ruler Madhav Rao, the beach has become popular amongst the other beaches because of its scheduled location. The beach is lined with coconut trees and the waters here are clear. It is home to a two-decade-long conservation project of Green Sea and Olive Ridley turtles.

Since the beach is less commercialized, it is very clean with azure blue waters that attract the people who want to spend some quality time with family and friends. Though the beach is not safe for swimming, one can try some activities like beach .....

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Pilgrimage

#15 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 6 km from Veraval, 83 km from Diu, 94 km from Junagadh, 131 km from Porbandar, 197 km from Rajkot, 221 km from Jamnagar, 233 km from Dwarka, 408 km from Ahmedabad, 428 km from Bhuj, 447 km from Vadodara, 601 km from Mount Abu, 636 km from Surat, 669 km from Udaipur, 787 km from Indore and 912 km from Mumbai, Somnath is a holy temple town situated in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. Also known as Prabhas Patan, it is one of the most important places of pilgrimages in India for Hindus and among the top places to visit in Gujarat.

The town of Somnath is famous for Somnath Temple, considered to be one of the most revered and holy shrines in India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is one among the twelve prominent Jyotirlinga shrines and also one of the oldest places of pilgrimage in Gujarat. The meaning of the word 'Somnath' is the 'Lord of the Moon God', refers to Lord Shiva as He is known to wear the Moon on his head. Also, .....

Distance (From Porbandar): 130 Kms
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City

#16 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 90 km from Jamnagar, 101 km from Junagadh, 105 km from Amreli, 172 km from Porbandar, 173 km from Bhavnagar, 184 km from Somnath, 214 km from Dwarka, 218 km from Ahmedabad, 231 km from Bhuj, 275 km from Vadodara, 401 km from Surat and 718 km from Mumbai, Rajkot is a bustling city in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Aji and Nyari rivers, it is the fourth largest city in Gujarat and among the top places for Gujarat Tourism.

Rajkot, literally the City of Princes, is the former princely capital of Saurashtra region and now an emerging tourism destination and business hub of Gujarat. Built by Thakur Saheb Vibhaji Ajoji Jadeja in 1620 AD, the city has been a seat for the Jadeja rulers. It was named after its co-founder Raju Sandhi. In the 1720 AD, Rajkot was seized by Masum Khan, an official ruler of the Junagadh region. After 12 years, Rajkot was conquered by Jadeja clan. In the year 1807, Rajkot came .....

Distance (From Porbandar): 183 Kms
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Pilgrimage

#17 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 30 km from Okha, 105 km from Porbandar, 130 km from Jamnagar, 208 km from Junagadh, 224 km from Rajkot, 233 km from Somnath, 294 km from Amreli, 344 km from Gandhidham, 388 km from Bhuj, 442 km from Ahmedabad, and 512 km from Vadodara, Dwarka is an ancient city situated on the banks of Gomti River in the northwestern Indian state of Gujarat. Dwarka is one of the most significant Hindu places of pilgrimage in India and among the must include places in your Gujarat tour packages.

Located on the western tip of Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, Dwarka is popularly known as the 'home of Lord Krishna' and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat. Also, Dwarka is one of the foremost Char Dhams for Hindus and among the seven most ancient religious cities (sapta puris) in India. The literal meaning of Dwarka is the 'gateway to heaven' in Sanskrit, as Dwar means gate and ka refers to Lord Brahma. For this reason, .....

Distance (From Porbandar): 102 Kms
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Heritage | Pilgrimage

#18 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 54 km from Gir National Park, 91 km from Somnath, 99 km from Amreli, 103 km from Rajkot, 107 km from Porbandar, 139 km from Jamnagar, 147 km from Diu, 209 km from Dwarka, 289 km from Gandhidham, 319 km from Ahmedabad, 333 km from Bhuj and 388 km from Vadodara, Junagadh is a historical city located in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It is the seventh largest city in Gujarat and among the popular places of heritage in Gujarat.

Located in the foothills of the Mount Girnar, the literal meaning of the term 'Junagadh' is 'old fort' which derives from Uparkot, an ancient fort built in the 4th century CE on a plateau in the middle of the town. It was also termed as 'Yonagadh,' which means 'City of the Greeks,' as it was once ruled by the Greeks. Junagadh is also known as 'Sorath', the name of the princely state that existed before the partition of India and Pakistan in the year 1947.

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Distance (From Porbandar): 108 Kms
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City | Heritage

#19 of 19 Places to Visit in Porbandar

At a distance of 92 km from Rajkot, 131 km from Porbandar, 132 km from Dwarka, 139 km from Junagadh, 153 km from Okha, 213 km from Gandhidham, 231 km from Somnath, 256 km from Bhuj, 266 km from Bhavnagar, 310 km from Ahmedabad, 331 km from Gandhinagar, 379 km from Vadodara, 531 km from Surat, 565 km from Udaipur, 686 km from Indore and 813 km from Mumbai, Jamnagar is a city on the coast of Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat. Ideally located at the confluence of Nagamati River and Rangmati River, It is one of the best tourist destinations in Gujarat and among the must include places of interest in Gujarat packages.

Often called as the Jewel of Kathiawar, Jamnagar is an industrial city of Gujarat brimming with exquisite Rajput architecture and pristine coastline. Built around Lakhota Lake, Jamnagar was the capital of the former state of Nawanagar, founded by Jam Rawal in 1540 AD, who is deemed as one of the heirs of Lord Krishna. It was later .....

Distance (From Porbandar): 127 Kms
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