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Porbandar, facing directly the roaring shore of Arabian Sea, located between the worlds famous "DWARKA" and "SOMANATH" one of the twelve popular mythological ancient Indian histories, the town planning of the city is so perfectly planned that today it is an attraction to the modern town planner worldwide. Amongst many other importance, Porbandar is an ascetic land of saint UDAMA, the bosom friend of lord "KRISHNA” and birth place of Mahatma Gandhi , the father of nation who taught a lesson of non-violence to the present day world. Porbandar is having its importance not only from mythological point of view but it is an attraction to thousands of local and foreign tourists who pay visit to this holy city daily.

Shravan Sud Poonam or Nariyeli Purnima is believed to be the foundation day of this holy city. As pr the mythological reference in Sudama Charitra of Skand Puran of Shrimad Bhagvad, the present Porbandar city was names after Goddess Porav, and was located along the river banks of Asmavati. The Jethwa dynasty of Rajput clian ruled over this land, who was lover of art and under their royal patronage this city was beautified by constructing wide roads foot paths, symmetrical buildings along the roadsides, having right angular squares, fountains, gardens, public places, temple and so on. The uniqueness of Porbandar city is that it is constructed of special type of white soft stone carves artistically and that is why this is popularly known as "WHITE CITY" also.

Porbandar is closely linked with Junagadh in the south-west and with Jamnagar in the north. Porbandar has an all weather port, has direct business relation with indigenous and foreign port. Porbadnar is well linked on broad-gauge to many important cities like nation capital Delhi and financial capital Bombay. Porbandar since old days is facilitated by an air port having daily flight to Bombay.

Porbandar has various local sites seeing spots of varieties like tourism, pilgrimage, Barda Sanctuary world famous Blue beach of Madhavpur, Educational centers like Aryakanya Gurukul and Sandipani Ashram to recall our memory to Takshashila and Nalanda school of Vedic Culture. Over all it is pertinent to call Porbandar a place of great import Mythological, Culturally, Historically, Religiously, Socially and on many other contests like Industrial, tourism and education point of view.

It will not be out of place to draw attention towards an old popular saying that Porbandar is bitterly known for RANA,PANA and BHANA, RANA, the rulers RANA NATWAR SINH, PANA , limestone reserves BHANA, Bhanji Lavji the famous firm for GHEE export to many countries. Furthermore to known that Porbandar has a special life style and folk culture more particularly due to Mehar (MER) community who has put the name of Porbandar on the global map due to its unique dance Maniyara RAS and sward/ Dandiya Ras which reflects the warrior / brave nature of the MER caste.

The another community who is never less than the MER in giving unique identity to Porbandar, is KHARVA, famous for fishing (Harvesting Sea and taking Sea crops) and also for fisheries and Sea Voyage.

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About Somnath Temple And Somnath City

Somnath Temple Jyotirlinga :

Somnath is First Jyotirling among twelve. Somnath Temple is Situated in Indian State Gujarat. Mahmud Gaznavi invasion has made his Temple more famous. No doubt that divinity of this great shrine also has an important role in making this temple more famous.

It is believed by many historians that invading 17 times any temple with 100 percent success is not possible for anyone. It is only a myth. Reality is that Mahmud Gaznavi has invaded Somnath Temple only 2 times. Muslim Invaders are especially attracted to this temple because of its Gold, Diamonds, and Silver.

Ruined Somnath Temple Photo Graph Taken By Allen Robson in 1869

Ruined Somnath Temple     Ruined Somnath Temple

Somnath of Gujarat is known for its Somnath Temple. Built in ancient Chalukya style of temple architecture, Somnath Temple draws a huge influx of pilgrims to Somnath throughout the year.


The tourist from all over India visits Somnath Temple throughout the year. As Somnath Temple covered in 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva many foreign tourist also visit Somnath temple. Somnath temple is also known for beautiful sightseeing located nearby. Geeta Mandir, Laxmi-Narayan Mandir, the Cave of Shri Balramji, ParshuramTapobhoomi, PanchPandavGufa, Triveni ghat, BhalkaTirth, Suraj Mandir, Museum, Junagarh Gate, Mai Puri, Ahilyabai Temple, Jama Masjid are popular sightseeings of Somnath. The tourists and pilgrims do advance booking, as festival season majority of hotels, Dharamshala and resorts booked 100%by tourist. At that time accommodation options in Somnath are very limited.

Tourist also enjoys on the beach located near Somnath temple. There are many fun & enjoyable activities are carried out by tourist like camel riding, horse riding & sweet water of coconut.


The government has modernized the beach, still retains its natural beauty. Tourists come to this seaside destination to enjoy the sunset and temple view from the beach of this beautiful place. You can really enjoy your holiday by visiting Somnath temple and nearby market of the city. When you choose to take a break in Somnath there are many things to see and do. You can go for sightseeing by road. Somnath is accessible by road from nearby towns& direct train is also available to reach at Somnath from major cities of Gujarat. The nearest airport is located in Diu. Diu is around 100 kilometers from Somnath. Somnath is well connected by roads and highways. Tourist also prefers cabs to make his journey comfortable and enjoyable. Nowadays online cab and car booking are one of the easiest options to reach Somnath. Tourist always looking for a higher taxi and prefers the best car available at reasonable rates. The luxury traveler class also prefers high-end cards.


Many tours and travel agency offers various travel packages for tourist as tourist always prefer to visit Sasan Gir and Diu. Sasan Gir is popular for Asiatic Lions and Diu is popular is for beautiful beaches. The hotels of Somnath provides modern comforts and multifarious amenities to its guests. Many tour operators and travel tourism agent provide and arrange travel, accommodation, food, conveyance along with entertainment facilities in attractive packages and economic means.


Man’s eternal quest to know the supreme and the unknown takes him far and wide to pilgrimages across the globe. The presence of that mysterious supreme which cannot be comprehended by commoners can be experienced in Somnath; the eternal shrine, devoted to Lord Shiva. Standing tall on the west coast of India on the bank of Arabian Sea the dominatingShikhasr of the temple tells the timeless tale of its fall and rebuilding seventeen times in the historical past. The AbadhitSamudra Marg, Tirsthambh (Arrow) indicates the unobstructed sea route towards the South Pole. This is an amazing marker of the ancient Indian wisdom of geography and strategic location of the Jyotirling. The splendor of this beautiful temple is so marvelous that once visited it can never be forgotten by anyone.


Humanity has always honored the divine and the mysterious. The sacred pilgrimages are often associated with the supernatural and the extraordinary where the physical and material world merges together to form one. Somnath temple in Gujarat is the abode of Lord Shiva and boasts as one of the Jyotirlingas in India is exactly that pilgrimage shrine which remains sacred and spiritually meaningful even today.

But if you are a non-believer and do not recognize the holy place, religious architecture and sacred art than one can take pride in visiting one of the world’s oldest cities located on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent. The charm and the splendor of this unique and ancient city are worth considering as you plan your holidays.


An undeniable spiritual feel swirls around this holy shrine making it one of the most intimate places of the world. The majestic sea at whose coast the Somnath temple stands provides a magnificent view to the onlookers and inspires a feeling of awe and wonder in the hearts and minds of the tourists. To make the pilgrimage easy for both national and foreign tourists The Ministry of Tourism; India has taken a keen interest in developing all the facilities required by the tourist in order to make the stay both comfortable and safe here. One may find luxury hotels or cheap hotel in and around the Somnath depending on his own requirement and ease.


Somnath Attractions - Places To See In Somnath: Car And Auto Charges

Somnath Temple New | Old Somnath Temple | Bhalka Tirth | Triveni Sangam | Sharda Math | Panch Pandav Gufa | Geeta Mandir | Ban Gangeshwar |

If you Hire Car For Local Sight Seeing in Somnath They will charge you 1500 Rs

If you Hire Auto Rickshaw They Will Charge You 600 to 800 Rs

Time: Approx 3 Hours