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Birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi

  • General Information

    District: Porbandar, State: Gujarat, India
    Area: 0
    Languages Spoken: Gujarati, Hindi
    Long Distance Code: +91-286
    Importance: Birth place of Mahatma Gandhi
    Best Time to Visit: October to May
  • Description

    The actual birth town of Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is situated at the end of Saurashtra. Nearly 130 kms from Rajkot, the small t own is a beautiful seaport on the Arabian Sea. Known as the white city for the houses build in white stone, Porbandar has a 79 feet high imposing building to commemorate the birth of Gandhi. <br />The Kirti Mandir is the ancestral house of Gandhi, which now a national monument has been kept intact. It was in this house that Gandhi was born.<br />The Morvi town nearby is famous for its clocks, tiles and ceramic items.