Gujarat is a complete package for travellers with an equal dose of scenic landscapes, vivacious culture and heritage, long stretches of coastlines, historic capitals and architectural marvels all merged together into one. The ‘welcoming culture’ and ‘hospitality’ is what makes a trip to Gujarat a memorable experience.
Best Time To Visit Palanpur
The heritage and culture of Palanpur is best experienced in the winter season when the temperature is comfortable to visit the sightseeing seeing places in Palanpur. October to March would be apt months to visit the place. The temperature ranges from 5°C to 22°C during this period.
Places Of Attraction In Palanpur
1. Balram Palace Resort
Balram Palace is one of the coveted heritage hotels in the state. This was the hunting lodge of the Nawab of Palanpur. This heritage hotel is an amalgamation of superb interiors, age-old charm, a noble feel and modern conveniences. If you seek a Nawabi stay with immaculate hospitality then Balaram Palace Resort gives you an opportunity to relive the regal days.
2. Jain temples
Pallaviya Parshwanath Temple is one of the main Jain temples in Palanpur. The temple displays magnificent carvings and architecture that further enriches the cultural heritage of the city.
3. Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
The sanctuary is about 45 km from Palanpur and is in the Banaskantha district. It is stretched over an area of 55 sq km. The sanctuary is famous for sloth bear, an endangered species. Based on the behavioural pattern of the sloth bear, the preservation and conservation techniques are chalked out at the sanctuary. The forest is also a suitable habitat for several faunal species like Nilgai, Leopard, Porcupine, Striped Hyena, Four-horned antelope, a variety of birds and reptiles. The best time to visit the sanctuary is from October to May.
4. Sun temple in Modhera
Sun temple or Surya Mandir is located in Modhera on the banks of the river Pushpawati. It is about 90 km from Palanpur. The temple was built in 1026 by the Solanki King Bhimdev. It is built in the Chaulukya style. The temple is a reminiscence of Konark Sun temple in Orissa. The brilliant architecture and intricately carved pillars and exteriors are the highlights of the temple. It is a protected monument that is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Modhera dance festival is a popular festival that is held at the temple every year.

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