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Introduction

Palanpur is a city and a municipality in Banaskantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Districts headquarter and the capital of former princely State of Palanpur, the city is circled by hillocks in the close vicinity of Aravali Mountains. It derives its name from Palansi Chauhans who inhabited the city in 14th century. The Chauhans were replaced by Muslim rulers who ruled till independence. A thriving commercial centre, the city has become crowded due to mercantile growth.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 209 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-25.0C,Max.-40.0 C Winter,Min.-10.0C,Max.-25.0C
Language Gujarati, English, Hindi
STD Code 02875
Rainfall 45 to 50 inches average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to MKarch

Palanpur MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-The nearest airport is Nearest airport is Ahmedabad.
  2. Rail:-The railway station is at a distance of one km and linked to Ahmedabad. By rail it is 614 kms from Mumbai, 138 kms from Ahmedabad and 800 kms from Delhi.
  3. Road:-The nearest airport is at Ahmedabad, about 155 km away. Other airports within a 300 km radius from the town include Vadodara (215 km ), Rajkot (250 km), Bhuj (255 km), Bhavnagar (260 km).

Places to Visit

Balaram Palace Dilkhushalbaug Joravar Palace King George V Club
Nagarkot / Mira Darwaja Dadawadi Juma Masjid Murshad Bagh
Pallaviya Parshwanath Pataleshwar Mahadev Shantinath Jain Derasar  

Excursion

Ahmedabad Surat Jamnagar Gandhinagar

Accommodation

Balaram Palace Resort Hotel Cappal Hotel Green Woods Hotel Lajwanti
Hotel Rajshree Hotel Way Wait Palanpur Yatrik Bhavan