Porbandar – Gujarat

Porbandar is on the seashore between Dwarka and Somnath. It is said to have been the home of Sudama Brahman, who studied with Krishna in the Ashram of Sandipani Muni. Porbandar used to be called Sudama Puri, and there is a Sudama Temple in the center of town.

Almost every Indian knows this town as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Porbandar is a hassle-free place that does not see many foreign tourists.

You can change money at the State Bank of India, MG Rd; and the Bank of Baroda, MG Rd, under the Hotel Flamingo.

Kirti Mandir
The house where Mahatma Gandhi was born in October 1869, is a popular tourist spot in the middle of town. Gandhi’s family left the house in 1881. There is a swastika in the house marking his birth spot. There is a photo exhibit and a small bookshop in the building next door.

The long distance bus stand is about a fifteen-minute walk from MG Rd. There are regular buses to Dwarka (2 hr), Veraval (3 hr), Junagadh (2 hr), Diu (5 hr), and Rajkot (3½ hr).