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Once an international port and princely state capital, Porbandar is inextricably associated with Mahatma Gandhi, who was born here in 1869. Popularly known as Mahatma (Sanskrit for ‘great soul’), Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi was one of the founding fathers of the modern Indian state and an influential advocate of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) as a means of revolution. He helped bring about India’s Independence from British rule, inspiring other colonial peoples to work for their own independence.

Gandhi’s principle of Satyagraha, often roughly translated as ‘pursuit of truth’, has inspired generations of democratic and anti-racist activists. His simple values were drawn from traditional Hindu beliefs - truth (satya), and non-violence (ahimsa). Assassinated in 1948, his values and beliefs are still revered in our changing world.

In ancient times, Porbandar was called Sudamapuri, and there was once a flourishing trade route between here and Africa and the Persian Gulf. The Africa connection is apparent in the number of Indianised blacks, called Siddis who are descended from this period in history. Porbandar is also where most of Gujarat’s Diaspora originates and where many non-resident Indian’s from the UK, Canada and East Africa often return to visit family and friends. Kirti Mandir is the memorial erected to Mahatma Gandhi and his wife, in the 1950s, which also offers some photographs and a small bookshop. Next-door is Gandhi’s actual birthplace, a 3-story 300-year-old house, which is mostly empty. The former Maharajas’ palaces can be seen near the Chowpatty seafront.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Porbandar, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

A photo of Gandhi chatting with Nehru
Footsteps of Gandhi
14 days FROM $5,059

Commencing in Mumbai and travelling through the historical state of Gujarat - homeland of Mahatma Gandhi, this innovative itinerary incorporates coastal Porbandar, princely Rajkot and flourishing Ahmedabad - the starting point of the legendary salt march.

Tailormade Holidays to Porbandar

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Porbandar.

Hotel Kaveri International, Porbandar
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Hotel Kaveri International is a comfortable, modern hotel with spcious, stylish rooms.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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