Porbandar About this sound pronunciation is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat
, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). It is the administrative center of Porbandar District.Porbandar is also an ancient port city at present having an all-weather port, with direct berthing facilities up to 50,000 DWT ships.
As the birthplace of one of the most famous leaders of the World
, Porbandar has a significant tourism-led infrastructure and economy.The area around Mahatma Gandhi's home has been renovated to become a temple of peace.Porbandar's beach locally known as Chowpati has a long, sandy expanse along the ocean. Construction activities to provide attractions and manage litter and facilities on Chowpati Beach started in around 2003 and now it has been furnished with well-arranged seating arrangements for tourists and commuters and there is also a skating rink for children.
The Chowpati ground has also been used for the Janamastmi Fair, an annual festival. This place is well-equipped with a circuit house and a range of hotels located nearby for visitors.Fishing and small-scale and industrial fish processing gives a lot of employment to the city and to neighboring districts.The current Member of Parliament is Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya. The current Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly is Arjunbhai Devabhai.
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The following are notable sites: