Places to visit in Porbandar

Places to visit in Porbandar City

Porbandar is a city in Gujarat which is popular as the place where Lord Krishna’s peasant friend, Sudama was born. It is also the birthplace of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Moreover, it is also the administrative center of the Porbandar District. The place also goes by the name Sudamapuri.

The city is home to different genres of picturesque locations to visit –

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History Lovers

1) Kirti Temple, Porbandar

Kirti Mandir
Kirti Mandir is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
Dedicated ToMohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s life
Locker FacilityAvailable
Timings10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Entry FeeNo fee
Time Required for Visit1-2 hours
Best Time to Visit October and March
PhotographyAllowed
Attractions of the Place•Regular prayers of all faiths  
•Shows portraying the Non-Alignment Movement
•Shows based on Astronomy
Distance from City center3 km

2) Ghumli

Ghumli
Once capital of Jethwa Dynasty, Ghumli is now an important archaeological site.
Also known asNavlakha Temple
Timings6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entry FeeNo fee
Time required for visit3 hours
Best Time to visit October to February
Activities to DoArchaeological Exploration
Distance from the City Center30 km

Religious Folks

1) Bharat Mandir, Porbandar

Bharat Mandir
This temple is dedicated to the motherland ‘Bharat’. Also, the temple floor has the map carved on it.
Also known asTemple of India
Timings9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Entry FeeRupees 3 per person
Dedicated toIndian Tradition
Time required to visit1-3 hours
Distance from the City Center2 km

2) Krishna Sudama Mandir, Porbandar

Krishna Sudama Mandir
This marble structure is dedicated to Lord Krishna’s friend Sudama.
Major DeitySudama (Peasant friend of Lord Krishna)
Timings7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entry FeeNo fee
Best Time To VisitJanuary to December
Distance from the City Center2 km
Best time of the day to visitMorning
Main AttractionMaze in the temple premises

3) Sri Hari Mandir, Porbandar

Sri Hari Mandir
This Hindu temple imparts Vedic education and practical training in the rituals of Hinduism to the students of Rishikul.
Major DeityIncarnations of PujyaBhaishri’s faith
Timings8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Entry FeeNo fee
ObjectiveProvides Vedic Education
Time required to visit30 mins – 1 hour
Best Time to VisitOctober to February
Distance from City Center4 km

Bird Watchers

1) Porbandar Bird Sanctuary

Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
This sanctuary is a symbol of exemplery co-existence of nature and humans.
Total Area1 square kilometer
Distance from City Center1 km
Activities to Do•Bird Watching
•Enjoying Nature
•Nature photography
Time required for visit1-2 hours
Major Attractions150 kinds of Migratory Birds
Best Time to visitOctober to March
Must CarryBinoculars
AvoidCarrying any noisy music systems
Time of the Day for visitMorning

Beach Lovers

1) Porbandar Beach

Porbandar Beach
This spot is a must-visit for the beach lovers. The place is clean and lies between Veraval and Dwarka.
Also known asWillington Marina Beach
Timings 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Time required to visit2-4 hours
Distance from the center2 km
Major Attraction•Beachy waves
•Huzur Palace
ActivitiesEvening and Morning Walks
Must CarryBeach dress

Science Lovers

1) Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium
This planetarium has an overhead round screen where shows about planets and celestial stuff are played.
Also known asTara Mandir
Timings9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Entry FeeRupees 8 per person
Time required to visit30 min – 1 hour
Activities•Science Shows
•Shows on Non-Cooperation Movement
Distance from the City Center2 km

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