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Kirthi Mandir Location : On the south coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat
Trip Highlights : Sightseeing
Ideal time to visit : October to March
Languages : Gujarati, Hindi & English
STD Code : 0286

Porbandar is a small port town that is connected with India's history through its association with Mahatma Gandhi. Porbandar in Gujarat is famous for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The home of Gandhiji's childhood, known by the name of Kirti Mandir is one major attraction of the place. Kasturba Gandhi, Gandhiji's wife, was also born in Porbandar. A chronological history on the life of the Mahatma is listed in the museum at Kirti Mandir. Today, Porbandar is also an industrial town with cement and chemical units. Besides, it has a fine beach and beautiful villas on the seacoast.
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Major Tourist Destinations in Porbandar
Kirti Mandir
Kirthi Mandir, the birth-place of the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi, is the main centre of attraction for the tourists. It was built by Shri Nanji Kalidas and Shri Purushottam Mistry.

Tara Mandir (Planetarium)
Tara MandirAll celestial bodies like stars and planets are projected scientifically by special effect movies on an overhead round screen in a theatre and explained elaborately to the joy of the viewers.

Porbandar’s coastal line is just half a kilometre away from the city. Popularly known as Chowpatty, it is one of the main attractions for the local population as well as tourists, to visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the year.

Bharat Mandir
Pictures, sculptures and symbols and portraying Indian culture and religion have been exhibited in this place. It is the mirror of Indian tradition.
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Sudama Mandir
Extremely poor but self-respected Sudama and Krishna’s friendship brings tears of joy, when remembered. It is in memory of this Sudama that a temple has been built in the heart of the city, known as Sudama Mandir.

Porbandar generally has a pleasant climate. March to June is the time for summer with temperature recording a maximum of 42 degrees centigrade. Monsoon continues from July till September. During winter, temperature may fall to a low of 10 degrees centigrade.

Porbandar Air/Rail/Road Links
Air : One can catch flights of the Gujarat Air that connects Porbandar with Ahmedabad. Further, from Ahmedabad, there are regular connecting flights to cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

Rail : Porbandar has its own railway station which links it with the major cities of Gujarat and western India.

Road : Porbandar is well connected by road to places like Rajkot, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad and Junagadh.

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