Porbandar is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). It is the administrative center of Porbandar District. As the birthplace of one of the most famous leaders of the world, Porbandar has a significant tourism-led infrastructure and economy. The area around Mahatma Gandhi's home has been renovated to become a temple of peace. Porbandar's beach locally known as Chowpati has a long, sandy expanse along the ocean. Construction activities to provide attractions and manage litter and facilities on Chowpati Beach started in around 2003 and now it has been furnished with well-arranged seating arrangements for tourists and commuters and there is also a skating rink for children. The Chowpati ground has also been used for the Janamastmi Fair, an annual festival. This place is well equipped with a circuit house and a range of hotels located nearby for visitors. Fishery gives a lot of employment to the city and to neighboring districts. Porbandar is also one of the last few coasts remaining where the threatened marine mammal dugong can be found. Officials are working out for the conservation policies for the mammal. Tourist attractions: Kirti Mandir (birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi), Rana bapu’s Mahal, Hari Mandir (Handeled by Ramesh Oza), Khimeshwar Mahadev Temple(Kuchchdi)(1600 years old temple as per Archaeological survey of India), Porbandar Bird Sanctuary (various species of birds like teals, fowls, flamingos, ibis, curlews can be seen), Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary(located at about 15 km from Porbandar, ideal for tracking), Bileshwara Shiva temple (built in 7th century), Jamvant cave(15 km located at Ranavav town)(historical place from the time of ramayan), Ghumli (37 km from the city, Capital of Jethwa kingdom till 1313, listed by Archaeological survey of India), Bharat Mandir (Permanent exhibition of culture, history and geometry about India. It was established by Shri Nanjibhai Kalidas Mehta), Tara Mandir (One of the oldest Planetoriam's of India), Ram Krishna Mission (Swami Vivekananda stayed here for 4 months), -Best Time To Visit: October to March, -Janmashtami Mela(5 days), celebrated in the month of Shraavana as per Hindu Calendar, You can have rides, foods and enjoy much more stuffs , Must visit Once.

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