Porbandar is one of the most important city in India from historical and pilgrim point of view. It is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The Kirti Mandir, childhood home for Mahatma Gandhi, is one of the most important tourist attractions of this coastal city. It is also believed that Lord Krishna’s childhood friend and ardent devotee, Sudama, was also born in this city. This makes it a famous pilgrimage location in India.
Though Porbandar is a coastal city, the tourists cannot go swimming in the sea water because of the strong current. However, there are a number of tourist attractions in this city of ports. Lying at just 15 kms from the city, Barda Hills and Barda Hills wildlife sanctuary attracts the nature and wildlife lovers. Apart from that, Bharat Mandir, Bileshwar Shiva Temple, Khimeshwar Temple, Sri Hari Mandir and Sudama Temple are some of the religious places to visit. There are also impressive monuments Huzoor
Palace, Darai Rajmahal, Darbargadh, Ghumli and Sartanji Choro.
The cuisine in the city is mainly Gujrati; however, there are places which offer sumptuous seafood as well. Autumn and spring are the best time to visit this city. When it comes to accommodation, Porbandar has plenty of budget and luxury hotels to suit every pocket.