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How To Reach Porbandar
Porbandar is one of the cities in western Gujarat, situated in the western part of Kathiawar Peninsula on the Arabian Sea coast. The city is more popular for being the birthplace of Sudama, the childhood friend of Lord Krishna and the father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. So this city holds religious and historical significance for Indian travelers. Many of them visit this place to learn more about the early days of Mahatma Gandhi while others come here to enjoy city's unique serenity. So if you are planning a trip to this city, this article can help you learn more about the options that are available to reach the place from different parts of India.
Porbandar Railway Station is the nearest railway station to reach the city located at some 3 km from the city center. This station comes under the supervision of Bhavnagar Railway Division of Indian Western Railways. The station has 3 platforms and many trains pass through this station. From Mumbai, there are 3 direct trains which cover a distance of 950 km and take some 17 hours to reach there. From Delhi, it is at a distance of 1390 km and there are a couple of direct trains. From other major cities, you will have to take a connecting train to the nearest big railway stations, either Rajkot Junction which is at 200 km from Porbandar or Jamnagar which is 130 km away from Porbandar. So check www.irctc.co.in for train details and the ticket cost from your place.
Like all other cities in Gujarat, Porbandar also has a splendid road network which connects Porbandar even with the deepest corners of Gujarat. From Mumbai, Delhi, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, and Rajkot, you get direct bus connectivity. These buses are managed privately and by the state government under the State Transport. You can easily book AC, non-AC, Deluxe, Sleeper and Semi Sleeper buses to Porbandar and get a comfortable ride. The highways and service roads are broad, smooth, and well-maintained. Many people prefer a self-drive from neighboring cities like Hapa, Rajkot, and Jamnagar. To book your tickets, log on to any official ticket booking websites and get your seats confirmed.
Porbandar is again of those cities that has its own dedicated airport. Porbandar Airport is just 5 km away from the city railway station. Mumbai has direct flight connectivity with Porbandar. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to reach there from Mumbai. From other cities, you need to take a connecting flight either from Ahmedabad or Mumbai. Spicejet offers flight services between Mumbai and Porbandar. There are many private cabs available outside the airport. After you get down from your flight, hire one of those cabs and get to your hotel. For more details, you can log in to any official air ticket booking website to check seat availability and ticket costing from your nearest airport.
There are many places of interest in Porbandar. To visit them, you can use the local auto-rickshaw service which is available, mostly 24/7. They generally run on meters, but it is best to confirm the fare before you get into one of those. Moreover, there’s a local bus service within the city managed privately by a company named Kargil Parivahan. Local buses are cheap and offer a comfortable ride. You can use them to reach different tourist spots within Porbandar. The adjoining areas of the city also have some great tourist attractions. To get around there, you can book a cab for a day. They generally charge INR 1000 to 1500 for a day. But you can always negotiate on the price to crack a good deal.