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This coastal city is a birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna) and is located in the state of Gujarat. The natural resources of the city are in abundance and therefore make this place a truly tourist spot.

Historical Background

The city was earlier known by the name of “Pauravelakul” and after that “Sudamapuri”. It was ruled by the Governor of Gujarat and after that it came under the authority of he Peshawas. The Britishers took over the state in 1807.

In 1947, this place got merged with the United State of Kathiawar and finally in 1948, I became of part of Gujarat.

A city of spiritual places and rich natural resources and art and culture

Tourists from all over the world visit this place to explore the natural resources and the interesting facts behind them. Tourists also get attracted towards the rich architecture and beaches of the city.

The city is known for its temples and lot of tourist visits this city to see the place where Mahatma Gandhi was born.


The Historical port city of India is famous for its rich cultural heritage. The people living here are very nice and they have a hold on their traditions. They mostly speak Gujarati and fishing is the major occupation of this city, though it is also famous for its handiworks.

Current scenario

Being a birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, Government keeps on taking regular measures to renovate the city and make it more tourists friendly. Even the area where Mahatma Gandhi was born is now renovated to make a temple.

Small Scale and industrial fish processing units aids in offering employment opportunities to various people in and across the city.

As far as education is concerned, Porbander has good institutions which offer quality education to its students.

Climate and best time to visit

One can visit Porbander throughout the year as it has a moderate type of climate being located closer to the beach.

  • Kirti Mandir
  • Krishna Sudama Mandir
  • Bharat Mandir
  • Tara Mandir
  • Bird Sanctuary
  • Gayatri Mandir
  • Ram Krishna Mission
  • Darbargadh
  • Satya Narayan Mandir
  • Barda Hilla
  • Porbander beach
  • Bileshwar Shiva temple
  • Sartanji choro
  • Huzoor Palace
  • Sri hari mandir
  • Sunni vora Masjid temple
  • Chowpaty beach