those who wish to trace the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the
logical place to begin would be Porbandar. It was here that Gandhiji
was born and adjoining his ancestral home, called Kirti Mandir,
is where Kasturba Gandhi came into the world. Both place are open
to public. A library, a photographic exhibition and some personal
things are on display here.
a gorgeous holiday at Gujarat? How about the beaches whose beauty
takes your breath away? Amongst the many un-spoilt beaches of
Gujarat is the beach of Porbandar on the southeast coast in between
Veraval and Dwarka. As a seaport on the Arabian Sea Porbandar
is picture prefect with the many beautiful beaches and beach villas.
You may get a bewitching view of the beach from the chowpaty where
several modern villas have mushroomed. At the beaches of Porbandar
you may spot the flamingoes and other shore birds and just unwind
yourself by strolling in the lap of nature. There is a fusion
of the nature with history. Porbandar Beach lies amidst
the hills, overlooks the lake and is on the shore of the Arabian
Sea with many monuments that are worth visiting. At the other
tourist attraction of Bharat Mandir illustrations of the great
Indian men and the religious preceptors are incredible.
ancient maritime city of Porbandar is now a major center
for industries of cement and chemical units. Though dhow making
and fish drying still remain important activities. While on a
shopping spree you will never run short of items at Porbandar
the renowned center for gold and silver trinkets, fine quality
silk and cotton.
TO REACH THERE:
You can easily access Porbandar. In terms of the air transport
domestic airlines connects Porbandar with Mumbai. The western
railway connects Porbandar with Ahmedabad. All the major cities
of Gujarat are well connected with Porbandar through the State
Gujarat is a paradise for tourist shopping and for curie hunters.
The State of Gujarat is famous for both quality and design of
textiles, traditional and modern. The tie and dye of Bandhani
work of Jamnagar is famous. Gujarat is also known for hand printing
on cloth and traditional motifs and pictures of Gods and Goddesses.
The Jari or gold thread work of Surat is legendary. The Surat
Gajee or satin silk has a luscious shimmer to it. The coloured
rugs, many handicrafts from Kuchchh, the brass covered wooden
chests of Bhavnagar and woolen shawls from Saurashtra are attractive
items for tourists.