Porbandar is an important seaside town of Gujarat, India. The city has been mentioned in history since the time of Mahabharata, as the city is the birth place of Sudama, a friend of Lord Krishna. And traces of Harappan civilization have also been found here. The city of Porbandar serves as the administrative headquarters of the Porbandar district.
The city is mostly famous for being the hometown of Sudama, a friend of the legendary freedom fighter, Lord Krishna and Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi). Porbandar was controlled by the Jethwa Rajputs from around the 16th century and was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Porbandar (1785–1948) before joining independent India. The Father of the Nation, Gandhiji was born in 1869 in Porbandar. His birthplace and neighboring Kirti Mandir, a museum dedicated to Gandhi, are major tourist destinations.
Porbandar in Gujarat is a major tourist spot, such as Shri Hari Temple, Ram Krishna Mission, Sudama Temple, Ram Dhun Temple, Gandhi Museum, Rana Bapu Ki Mahal and Chowpatty are some of the best tourist destinations. Porbandar city has also been an important trading center and is a famous port of Gujarat.
The city is located at 21.63 ° north and 69.6 ° east. The average elevation of the place is 3.32 feet or 1 meter.
The distance of Porbandar from different places of Gujarat is given below:
Bhavnagar - 300 km
Ahmedabad - 394 km
Rajkot - 178 km
Junagadh - 107 km
Somnath - 118 km
Languages: The formal languages of the city are Gujarati, Hindi and English.
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