Porbandar District Map


District Map of Porbander

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District Map of Porbander Jamnagar Rajkot Junagadh Devbhoomi Dwarka
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Porbandar is a port city of Gujarat situated on the Arabian sea. It has been an important trading center since ancient times . It was under the rule of the Jetwa Rajputs for 2000 years. Porbandar was often refered to as Puravelakul in the past. Presently it is famous as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi It is a fully developed urban district and a port of international standard.

Porbandar had a population of 5 lakh (2001 census). A number of educational institutions have been established here. These are both government affiliated and private institutes. Porbandar is well connected by roads railways and domestic air service to the rest of the country.

Porbandar is a place worth visiting. Its gurgling rivers, hills and grasslands make it picturesque and rich in natural resources. Birds such as flamingos are found here. It experiences a moderate climate .

Porbandar is certainly a place for pilgrims and tourists. The most visited places here are Kirti Mandir, the birth place of Gandhiji. Bharat Mandir houses an exhibition of pictures, sculptures and symbols and showcases the rich heritage of India. There are a number of temples dedicated to Lord Krishna like the Sudama Mandir which glorifies the friendship of Krishna and Sudama, Satyanarayan Temple Mahadev Temple and seven mosques. Dwarka, the city of Lord Krishna is very close to Porbandar and is a pilgrimage center.


Last Updated on : 12 September 2011







     


     

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