Porbandar

 

Situated on Saurashtra’s western coast in the Indian state of Gujarat, Porbandar is a coastal city sharing its boundary with the Arabian Sea. The River Asmavati meets the Arabian Sea at Porbandar. The city has been mentioned in history since the time of Mahabharata as the city is the birth place of Lord Krishna’s friend Sudama. Traces of late Harappan civilization have also been found here and hence the place becomes of prime importance throwing light on the maritime activities of that time. In the modern Indian history the city is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi and is also known as the ‘Janambhoomi’. The city of Porbandar has also been a princely state during the times of the British rule. Being richly blessed in terms of physical scape the place has a coastline, hills, rivers, lakes, fields and plains. The city of Porbandar has also been an important trading centre and is a well- known port of Gujarat.

  • Kirti Temple
  • Krishna-Sudama Temple
  • Sri Hari Temple
  • Chowpatty beach
  • Porbandar Bird Sanctuary

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