Darbar Gadh Palace

CategoryPalace

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressDarbar Gadh Palace, Porbandar, Gujarat.

pincode360575

DistrictPorbandar

About Darbar Gadh Palace

History

Standing tall as a noteworthy landmark in the city of Porbandar is the Darbargadh Fort, a fortified palace built by RanaSartanji. Built on a high platform, this three-storied palace is a typical example of such imperial enclosures within the town of Porbandar.


The entrance gate of the palace has been finely carved out of a huge stone, and is bordered by high fortifications and gigantic wooden doors. The gate leads to the Darbargadh in the center of a courtyard. The wall of the magnificent fort has got several fortifications, four prime gates, as well as three ‘windows’ (small gates). The four main gates are Kathiawadi Darwaja in east, Porbandar Gate in west, Halar Gate in north and Junagadh Gate in south. The smaller gates, known as baris, are Darbari Bari, Bhimji Bari, and Sati Bari. The Darbari Bari is a striking gate festooned with a ‘jharokha’, resting on support of four elephant statues in different poses.


The smokescreen in the fort is adorned with carvings of musicians, lions sitting in different postures, intricate geometric patterns, frescoes, decorative ‘kanguras’, and carved pillars. The edifices positioned close to the entrance of the fort are also exceptional examples of huge mansions with courtyards and intricate wooden carvings. This imposing fort is a must visit when in Porbandar.

Famous for

The Darbargadh is a fortified palace of the town of Porbandar, which was built by Rana Sartanji. This fortified palace is situated at the highest point of Porbandar Town and is approachable by the Darbari Bari. This Darbari Bari comprises a traditional ‘Jharoka’ along with the statues of 4 elephants in different poses at its brackets.


This three storey palace is placed on a high plinth and is entered through a large carved gateway. Its design resembles a jewellery box and has been taken from the architectural style of the Navlakha Palace of Gondal. It also has ornamented facades comprising designs resembling musicians, geometrical patterns, images of lions, ‘kanguras‘, carved pillars, friezes, and windows framing skyline.

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit Darbargadh Fort and Porbandar is from November to March when the temperatures remain pleasant.

Best time to Go

There are no particular timings to visit Darbargadh Fort.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Porbandar
    to
    Ahmedabad
    412km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Ambaji
    591km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Amreli
    197km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Bharuch
    552km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Bhuj
    407km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Dahod
    583km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Dwarka
    75km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Gandhinagar
    440km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Himmatnagar
    491km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Jamnagar
    275km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Junagadh
    105km
  • Porbandar
    to

    486km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Morbi
    504km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Palanpur
    558km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Saputara
    790km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Somnath
    129km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Surat
    648km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Valsad
    715km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Porbandar and thier inquiry no. is, 02862240959

Nearest Railway Station is Porbandar and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Jamnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02882712187

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