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Porbandar

About Porbandar

Porbandar, a coastal city in Gujarat, is situated on eth western coast of Saurashtra. The city derives its name from ‘Porai’ and ‘Bandar’, which refers to the harbor of Porai, the local goddess. The city has evolved as one of the important industrial centers in the state of Gujarat while maintaining its conventional charm.

Flights to Porbandar

The nearest airport is the Porbandar Airport, located at a distance of 6 km from the city centre. You can hire a private taxi to reach the city centre form the airport.

Accommodation

In spite of being a small town, the city features a fair list of accommodation options ranging from standard to budget hotels. All these places to stay promise a wonderful lodging experience with the best amenities while making your stay memorable. The luxury hotels in Porbandar provide gracious hospitality and serve real value for money.

Activities and Sightseeing

Being an industrial town, the list of activities in Porbandar is very limited. However, there are many places to visit in Porbandar. The sightseeing tour in Porbandar revolves around visiting  various temples, the key ones being:

  • Tara Mandir
  • Kirti Mandir
  • Bharat Mandir
  • Sudama Mandir
  • Darbargadh Fort

One of the key attractions of the city is the Chowpatty, a popular stroll area for tourists and locals. The place is known for its scenic beauty, flamingos and other shore birds.

Eating out in probandar is all about popular delicacies like khandvi and dhokla. The city is also known for special sea food offered by most of the restaurants in Porbandar.

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Travel Tip

If travelling in winters, pack woolens for night temperatures fall down dramatically. However, in summers, cool and airy cotton clothes, hats, and sunshades would suffice.