Porbandar is a coastal city in Gujarat. It is known best as the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation. Porbandar is also known by the name of Sudamapuri. It is named after Sudama, friend of Lord Krishna in Dwaparyuga. Porbandar has its historical roots connected with the Harrapan age because it served as the place for maritime activities on the present day coast of Saurashtra.
Perched on the shoreline of Arabian Sea, Porbandar is spread across 2,298 sq. kms. It is surrounded by Dwarka in north and Junagadh in south and Arabian Sea to its west. With its location near the Sea, the climate of Porbandar is semi-arid. The mercury level reaches upto 42 degrees during summers whereas ranges between 5-15 degrees during winter season.
There are many notable attractions in Porbandar. Some popular names that frequented by visitors include Kirti Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Barda Wildlife Sanctuary, Miyani Beach and Willingdon Beach.
The majority of populace in Porbandar communicates in Gujarati and Hindi.