is an historically important place. In the 10th centruy it was named as
“Pauravelakul” and thereafter named “Sudamapuri”. It is localted
at latitude north 21.37o and longitude east 69.49o on the western coast of
Saurashtra where the river Asmavati meets the ocean. It has completed one
thousand years on Rakshabandhan, full moon day of Shravana, in the Vikram
era 2046. In fact, it is believed that Porbandar was discovered on
Kirthi Mandir, the birth-place of the father of our nation, Mahatma
Gandhi, is the main centre of attraction for the tourists. It was built by
Shri Nanji Kalidas and Shri Purushottam Mistry.
Pictures, sculptures and symbols and portraying Indian culture and
religion have been exhibited in this place. It is the mirror of Indian
All heavenly bodies like stars and planets are projected scientifically by
special effect movies on an overhead round screen in a theatre and
explained elaborately to the joy of the viewers.
Do you know whose friendship is being recognized as the best example in
the hearts of the Indians? Extremely poor but self-respected Sudama and
Krishna’s friendship brings tears of joy, when remembered. It is in
memory of this Sudama that a temple has been built in the heart of the
city, known as Sudama Mandir.
Porbandar’s coastal line is just half a kilometre away from
the city. Popularly known as Chowpatty, it is one of the main attractions
for the local population as well as tourists, to visit and enjoy the
beautiful scenery throughout the year.
Temples, Mosques and Cemeteries
temple, Bhutnath Mahadev temple, Jadeshwar temple, Ramdhun temple and many
more temples welcomes to pilgrims in Porbandar.
Seven mosques named Nagina Masjid, Jumma Masjid, Mitthi Masjid, Khari
Masjid, Sunni Vora Masjid, Takia Masjid are also famous for the visitors.
Roman Catholic Church, C.N.I Protestant Church, are also well known here.
crematorium, Muslim, Parasi cemetery are also here. In olden days
Britisher’s graveyard was found here.
a historical place, tourists are always attracted by this city. Various
information is mostly required by visitors. e.g. trastport facilities,
places to visit in around the city, accommodation etc. Here's at a glance:
Air : Porbandar to Mumbai daily service is available by Jet
Train : Porbandar - Ahmedabad - Mumbai daily trains departure at
Bus : Most of the areas of Gujarat state can be reached by road by
S.T. ordinary, express, business buses are available for different routes.
Private travel agencies also provide their services for major cities of