The people in Porbandar are warm-hearted and nice, and they are mostly involved in fishing and speak Gujarati. They are proud of a very rich cultural heritage, and their festivals are a visual serve. Literacy rates in Porbandar are relatively high because people are eager to create a place for themselves in society.
They have many colorful festivals like Holika, Navratri, Diwali, Janmashtami, and especially Gandhi Jayanti and Porbandar Mela. The architectural and craftsmanship excellence of this place stands as proof of their artistic endowment.
Food in Porbandar generally consists of vegetarian dishes - Doodha Pak, Sev, Mohanthal, Shrikhand, Undhiyu, Dhokla, and kadhi chawal are popular dishes here. Residents of this city love their spicy snacks such as Papad, Chivda, Ganthia, and various kind of Farsan. The population of Porbandar especially is fond of steamed 'Papad.' The preparation of dishes in Porbandar is quite simple, unique and they use main ingredients like peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds, buttermilk, etc.