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Flying to Porbandar
Porbandar Airport is a civilian and military airport located less than 5 km from the center of Porbandar. The airport is housed within a single passenger terminal which opened up in 2008 and has the capacity to handle around 200 passengers at a time. The airport currently handles a few domestic flights, although there are no international flights available at the airport as of yet. While travelers won’t be able to fly from the UAE to Porbandar, it will be straightforward to make the journey with just a single connecting flight. You find a few essential amenities and services at the airport including a snack bar and a couple of convenience stores for any last-minute basics.
Arriving in Porbandar
When you have landed at the airport you will be able to catch a taxi to your destination. You can flag down a taxi outside of the terminal building or visit a counter inside to pay for your journey before setting off. Unfortunately there is no public transport serving the airport as of yet, so you’ll need to hop in a taxi or arrange a private transfer to reach your destination.
Reasons to Visit Porbandar
The city of Porbandar is a historical and cultural destination home to an endless range of temples, landmarks and museums. The city is also famous for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi – travelers can visit the Kirti Mandir which is a monument to the man. There is plenty to do around the city for outdoor enthusiasts such as the Porbandar Bird Sanctuary and the Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary offering bird and wildlife watching as well as trekking. Porbandar is also known as the home of the Tara Mandir Planetarium which is a fantastic day out for all the family.
Porbandar Travel Information
In Porbandar the weather gets extremely hot just like the UAE with average highs reaching up to 43 degrees in May, while the weather stays warm for the rest of the year. Other than a brief rainy season between June and August, there is very little rainfall across the year. The ideal time to visit the city is from October to March which sees more pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall. Before traveling to India, many nationals including those from the UAE can apply for an e-visa online which allows stays of up to 60 days. The time zone in India is 1 hour 30 minutes ahead of the UAE, while the local cost of living is a lot cheaper than the UAE for pretty much everything.
Where to Stay
* This information is correct as of June 2019
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