Porbandar was the last capital of the Jethwa Rajputs, who ruled this area for about 1200 years- shifting capitals from Ghumli, Ranpur and Chhaya. Present day Porbandar was established as a capital by Rana Sartanji in 1785 AD. Kirti Mandir is built next to the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, who was born here in 1869 AD. Lacs of Indian tourists visit the house of the Mahatma and Kasturba, his wife. Kirti Mandir has a Gandhian library and a prayer hall. The most impressive feature of Porbandar is the city planning and the stone buildings with ashlar masonary and rich carving.
The facades of the houses on either side of the streets, with series of windows, carved gateways, using eclectic architectural language, invites tourists to experience the streetscape on foot. The series of vistas enriched by a skyline of temples and beautiful public buildings and edifices overlooking the sea on Marine Drive puts Porbandar on the list of coastal heritage towns of Gujarat.
Excursions in Porbandar
Modpar Fort 70 km,
Ghumli 50 km, Gop 70 km,
Harshad Mata Temple 36 km,
Barda wild life sanctuary 40 km
Porbandar Travel Information
Porbandar is connected by air to Mumbai
Railway station on Porbandar-Ahmedabad railway line
Ahmedabad (412 km),
Rajkot (187 km),
Jamnagar (124 km)
Dwarka (101 km)
Non-Metered Autorickshaws and Local Buses.
Places of Interest
Mela in Janmstmi
Shree Hari Mandir