Porbandar

View of Krishna Temple Shree Dwarkadhish, Gomti Ghat and Sudama setu suspension bridge over river Gomti.
View of Krishna Temple Shree Dwarkadhish, Gomti Ghat and Sudama setu suspension bridge over river Gomti.
Kirti Mandir memorial temple in Porbandar, India

Porbandar, a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, is the birthplace of the ‘Father of India’ and the loyal friend and devotee of Lord Krishna, Sudama. As a result, Porbandar is of great religious and spiritual importance, and a place of pilgrimage for Hindus across the world.

Porbandar’s fascinating history dates back to the Harappan age (1600-1400BC).[ReadMoreMob] Its ancient port served as a vital trade link to Arabia and countries in the Persian Gulf, and had close ties to some of India’s great religious and spiritual figures.

Best known as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama, Hindus make the pilgrimage to visit various dedicated temples and museums. The must-see Kirti Mandir, a memorial dedicated to Gandhi, is on the site where ancestral properties of the Gandhi family once were, and contains various pictures and paintings depicting the life and influence of Mahatma.

The Krishna Sudama Temple, dedicated to the friendship between Lord Krishna and Sudama, is another of Porbandar’s unmissable attractions, while the beautiful temple of Sir Hari is well worth a visit too.

 

Cruises to Porbandar

Authentic India

Authentic India

Departs: Abu Dhabi • Thu 04 Oct 2018
14 nights • Boudicca • D1821

Immerse yourself in India’s engrossing culture, fascinating history, traditions and marvels of modern-day life on this authentic exploration aboard Boudicca. You’ll experience a mix of old and new India in bustling Mumbai; capture the spiritual importance of Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi; explore India’s European influences in Goa; and discover the very best of the Kerala state, visiting two enticing ports. All this awaits you after taking in the marvels of Dubai and before visiting spectacular Sri Lanka.

Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
42 nights • Boudicca • D200103

  • After visiting Alotau, Wewak and Madang to experience Papua New Guinea’s fascinating tribal culture and war history, you’re in for an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity as Boudicca guides you to a collection of contrasting destinations including gorgeous islands and energetic cities.
  • You’ll discover magical Indonesian islands, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and stunning Bali; enjoy an overnight stay in vibrant Singapore; taste paradise in Phuket; and in Myanmar, stop at Thilawa, gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.
  • A call at Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, is followed by an immersive Indian exploration including two days at Kochi, allowing time for an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; an overnight in beautiful Goa; a full day in bustling Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £7,799pp

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Exploring the Far East & Authentic India

Exploring the Far East & Authentic India

Departs: Benoa • Thu 23 Jan 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200203

  • For an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity, Boudicca will guide you to a collection of stunning destinations to present you with a taste of the contrasting sights and authentic experiences on offer in spectacular islands and cities across this incredible region.
  • Uncover the unspoilt forests and beaches of Bali before setting sail, then sample a taste of modern Asia in Singapore; discover paradise in Phuket, with a chance to take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay; and marvel at the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda during an overnight stay in Thilawa.
  • Your time in India will include overnight stays in Kochi, for the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and a tour to the Taj Mahal, and charming Goa; a full-day to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £5,149pp

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Authentic India

Authentic India

Departs: Colombo • Thu 06 Feb 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2003

  • With Boudicca as your guide to exploring the many sides of India, you’ll take in an array of stunning destinations, inspirational sights and authentic experiences showcasing the remarkable diversity of one of the world’s most engrossing countries on this 14-night cruise.
  • Stop overnight at Kochi for a chance to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets or even take an overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal; and spend two days docked at Mormugão, gateway to Old Goa and the UNESCO-listed Latin Quarter, highlighting India’s European-inspired heritage.
  • Magnificent Mumbai’s mix of traditional and modern highlights, including the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Railway Station and Dhobi Ghat, await you, while a visit to Porbandar – birthplace of Gandhi – offers a fascinating insight into India’s spiritual importance.

From £2,799pp

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Authentic India & Arabian Adventure

Authentic India & Arabian Adventure

Departs: Colombo • Thu 06 Feb 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200304

  • Visits to inspirational Indian, Arabia and ancient Middle Eastern destinations will present you with an array of authentic sights and experiences on this exciting cruise adventure, with traditional and modern delights, fascinating historical and spiritual sites, and much more awaiting your discovery.
  • Your Indian exploration will include overnight stays in Kochi, for the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and a tour to the Taj Mahal, and charming Goa; a full-day to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.
  • You’ll also have chances to explore the beautiful Musandam Fjords, see Muscat’s palaces and mosques, and discover the Lost City of Ubar in Oman; visit ancient Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – in Jordan; and take tours to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod, Israel.

From £4,599pp

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