What Amazing Stops you can make on your Rajkot-Porbandar Highway Journey?

Jubilee Garden: The Ornamental Garden

Rajkot-Porbandar can be the perfect weekend road trip where you can enjoy the scenic beauties while you get away from the hectic daily work-load. There are some amazing places to visit on the way and you can even enjoy some delicious local authentic food.

Let us take you through this list where we have noted some stunning places to visit on your road trip.

Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Porbandar

The Sanctuary is located around 15 kilometres from Porbandar and is divided into two districts: Porbandar and Jamnagar. The Sanctuary is bordered by farm fields, wastelands, and woodland, and the landscape of Barda is nearly steep.

The Kirti Mandir

The Kirti temple was erected in Mahatma Gandhi’s honour. The ancestral home of Bapu and Kasturba Gandhi is located just next to the temple. Visitors can get views of the mansion, and travelling through its hallways is a captivating experience in and of itself. On Gandhi’s release from prison in 1944, it was erected on behalf of the people of Porbandar.

Many history buffs from around the world visit the temple to see oil paintings of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi.

Cube Stop, Biliyada

If you are looking for a place to relax and eat your fill of delicious food, Cube Stop is perfect for you. It provides all the amenities you can need on your highway journey. It includes a convenience store where you can get all your goodies for your trip further on, clean and hygienic washrooms for you to freshen up, a petrol pump, and multi-cuisine branded options to choose from.

Jubilee Garden: The Ornamental Garden

This vast garden, located in the heart of Rajkot, is adorned with trees that line the pathway. This nicely manicured park is one of the best one-day picnic sites in Rajkot. The park has an amusement park within its boundaries, as well as various shops and famous attractions to spend the day at.

Junagadh: A Heritage City

Junagadh, which translates as “Old Fort,” is built in the slopes of the Girnar hills and has a history dating back 2300 years. The city is noted for its extensive legacy, which is displayed in the form of old temples and forts that surround it. Rajkot features history museums and mediaeval forts for a family weekend escape. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations around Rajkot.

Miyani Beach

Miyani Beach, one of the unspoiled and virgin beaches located 36 kilometres from Porbandar, provides an unforgettable experience. Other tourist sites along Miyani beach include Sudama temple, Kirti temple, Harsidhhi temple, and Brahma temple.

Sri Hari Mandir

The goal of Sri Hari Mandir in Porbandar is unique. It is one of the most prestigious institutions in modern India, providing Rishikul students with Vedic study and practical instruction in Hindu rites. It is not only a gurukul, but also a great temple for deities such as Shri Lakshmi Narayan, Radha Krishna, Karunamayi Goddess, Lord Ganesh, and others.

Historical Places to visit near Porbandar

Ghumli

Porbandar and its historical significance

Porbandar is a beautiful coastal city located in the Indian state of Gujarat and is well known for its historical places. Over time it has developed and become a significant place for tourists.

It is a perfect destination for beautiful beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, museums, and architecture of historical importance.

The place is of rich historical importance as it is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, Sudama and even the traces of Harappan civilization can also be found here.

Popular tourist places to visit near Porbandar:

Ghumli

Ghumli

A small village located 42 km from Porbandar. It is famous for its archaeological ruins. Its major point attractions are Navlakha Temple, Ghumli Ganesh Temple, Ashapura Temple, Son Kasari Temple, Kileshwar Mahadev Temple, etc.

Jambuvan Cave

Jambuvan Cave

An ancient cave is located 17 km from Porbandar railway station.

There are more than 50 shivalinga naturally formed in the Jambuvan cave. This place is believed to be the resting place of warrior Jambuvan.

Inside the cave, there are two tunnels, one leading to Dwarka and the other to Junagadh.

Shri Hari Temple

Shri Hari Temple

It is one of the most beautiful temples located at a distance of 8 km from Porbandar railway station. The temple comprises 66 pillars and there are idols of numerous Hindu deities like Goddess Durga, Lord Ganesh, Lord Krishna, Goddess Parvati, etc.

It is also an auditorium, and it is used for cultural and spiritual activities.

Bileshwar

Bileshwar

It is majorly famous for Bileshwar Mahadev temple. It is at a distance of 40 km from Porbandar. The temple also has idols of Goddess Parvati, Devi Ganga, and Nandi.

It was one of the classical temple architectures in Gujarat.

Harsiddhi Mata Temple

Harsiddhi Mata Temple

It is also known as Harshal Mata Temple. Located atop Koylo Dungar hill at Gandhvi village, which is at a 40 km distance from Porbandar.

Krishna wanted to defeat the asuras and Jasarandha with the blessings of Ambe Mata, he was also able to defeat the Asuras. Later to celebrate the success this temple was built.

It has its own architectural significance.

It takes approx. 300 steps to reach the Harsiddhi Mata temple on the top of Koylo Dungar hill. You can also enjoy the view from the hilltop.

Barda Wildlife Sanctuary

Barda Wildlife Sanctuary

Located 15 km from Porbandar. This sanctuary exhibits a great variety of fauna including varieties of butterflies, Lion Chikara, Sambar, crocodile and chameleon, rattle, leopard, wolf, Spotted Eagle, and Crested Hawk Eagle.

Also out of the four most venomous snakes, three are found here.

It is a great place to visit if you are a wildlife lover.

Wrapping Up

 We came across so many places near Porbandar. You will find many more new places to explore here.

And why just around, Porbandar is itself a beautiful place to visit. From its rich historical architecture to fun activities such as sightseeing and having a camel ride you can do it all.

Plus, Porbandar is a famous shopping spot. You can find the best traditional here.

Overall, may it be Porbandar or it’s nearby to is a perfect place where we can spend some quality time with your family and friends.

 

 

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