There is evidence to suggest that the Harappan legacy of maritime activity continued till the late Harappan period on the Saurashtra coast.
The discovery of ancient jetties along the Porbandar creek signifies the importance of Porbandar as an active centre of maritime activities in the past.
The state was subordinate to the Mughal governor of Gujarat until being overrun by the Marathas in the latter half of the 18th century.
After, they came under the authority of the Gaekwad court at Baroda and eventually of the Peshwa.
The final climb is made easy by the iron ladders constructed by the forest department.
The local villagers on weekends, erect small shacks on the way to provide tea and snacks for the trekkers.
In ancient times Porbandar was known to be Pao Bandar, due to its bread factories that used to export Pao ruti to Arab nations across Arabian sea.
Some of them store potable water throughout the year.
This fort can be visited in any part of the year however the beast season is from October–February when the temperature is cool and the vegetation has not dried up.. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. One route starts from village Samrad and the other from village Ratanwadi.
The base village Ratanwadi is approached by boat from Bhandardara or by road from Ghoti-Bhandardara road.
Past Harappan age and classical Vedic ages, Indian mythology says it is the birthplace of Sudaama (friend of Lord Krishna in Dwaparyug): hence, it is referred to as Sudaamapuri or Sudamapuri.
Porbandar was the seat of the eponymous princely state in British India.