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Darbargadh Fort in Porbandar

·  Summer: March-June (22°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: October-January (12°C - 33°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  July-January

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Darabargadh Fort (also referred to as Darbar Garh) is one among the many imposing regal structures in the city of Porbandar. The grandeur of the fort is apparent from its massive gateway carved from a single stone. Gigantic wooden doors and turrets offer another hint of the royal splendour one experiences at this place. Built by Rana Sartanji at the end of the 17th century, the fort has massive fortifications and numerous big and small gates (called baris).

Four elephant statues at Darbari Gate can easily grab your attention. Another highlight of the fort is fine carvings of lions, musicians and kangaroos. Geometric patterns in eye-pleasing intricate designs are simply outstanding. Carved pillars, frescos, edifices and many other striking features of the fort keep its visitors entertained. Just like many other royal structures in the state of Gujarat, the fort resembles a jewel box and is a must-visit attraction in Porbandar.  

Road: Located within the limits of Chhaya suburban in Porbandar, the fort can be accessed by any of the popular modes like taxis, local buses, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws. It is accessible from Chhaya Road and very close to Chhaya Lake.

Railway: Porbandar Railway Station is about 4 km. away from the fort. Get down at the station and hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach your destination.

Airway: The nearest air access point is Porbandar Airport, located about 4 km. from the fort and accessible by Service Road. Hiring a taxi or an auto-rickshaw would be a good idea for the road trip.