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Palanpur - A Royal Retreat


Founded by King Prahaladan and a part of the Paramara Rajput empire, Palanpur presently is the head quarters of the Banaskantha district. It was also once renowned as a princely estate of Gujarat during the British reign under the rulership of the Lohani Afghans. At that time, the Palanpur Agency encompassed few states at the present Gujarat- Rajasthan Border.

On one side of this place is the Aravalli Range and on the other is the Sabarmati river. The city had a fort with seven gates which are almost dilapidated at present. Shimla Gate, Delhi Gate, Meera Gate and Gathaman Gate are some of those seven gates. Historical monuments like the Keertistumbh, the Jorawar Palace and the Balaram Palace are also some reminiscences of the past glory of Palanpur.

Tourist Places In And Around Palanpur

There are many temples under the Hinduism and Jainism sects in this place. The Pallaviya Parshwanath Temple or the Motu Derasar built by King Prahaladan and the Nanu Derasar are the important Jain temples of Palanpur. The Pataleshwar Mahadev Temple situated near the Keertistumbh and the Mota Ramji Mandir are the Hindu temples.

Some of the Hindu temples within reachable distance from Palanpur are the famous Ambaji Temple, Kedarnath Mahadev Temple and Balaram Mahadev Temple.

Palanpur Weather

Weather in Palanpur is pleasant during monsoon, with the rains being moderate during the time. However, the summers are too humid, and winters are extremely frosty.

How To Reach Palanpur

Palanpur is well connected to other major cities in the atate by rail and road.

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How to Reach Palanpur

  • By Road
    State Highway 712 and SH 132 pass by Palanpur, thus connecting it with a few important cities of Gujarat. SH 41 connects the city to Ahmedabad. The NH 14 connecting Beawar of Rajasthan and Rajanpur of Gujarat passes through Palanpur, in turn connecting it with places like Sirohi, Pali and Abu Road.
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  • By Train
    Palanpur railway station is part of the Western Railways of the Indian Railways. This junction is directly linked on broad gauge to various cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Jammu, Muzaffarpur, Dehradun and Bareli. The tow is well connected by rail to all major cities of Gujarat too.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Palanpur is Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport situated at a distance of 135 km.
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