Palanpur is a city and a municipality of Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat. It is 126 kms from state capital Gandhinagar towards south. The city is one of the largest cities in North Gujarat after Mehsana. Palanpur is known as "flower city" because of perfumes (Itar) available here. It is also known for its textile retail market and diamonds. A number of primary industries including dairy & marbles are situated in or around the city.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palanpur Cappal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Way Wait Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1300), Hotel Bilipatra (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Green Woods Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Palanpur is Gujarati. People also speak Hindi.
Navratri (October), Diwali (October or November), Holi (March), Vasant Panchmi (January / February), Rakshbandhan (August) and Uttarayan (January) are the important festivals celebrated in Palanpur.
Places to Visit
Some of the places to visit are Balaram Palace (31 kms), The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (15 kms), Sun Temple (96 kms), Gayatri Temple (5.2 kms), Jain temples (1.2 kms), Ambaji temple located in Ambaji (55 kms) Kedarnath Mahadev Temple (32 kms) and Balaram Mahadev temple (14 kms).
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (142kms)
Abu Road Railway Station is nearest major railway station (53 kms) to Palanpur.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) and some private travel services have regular buses to Palanpur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sifat Tours & Travels, Soni Tours & Travels, Shreenath Travelers and Neeta Tours and Travels. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.
A small village in the Pali district of Rajasthan, Sanderao is situated 16 km away from Bali. Founded by Yasobhadra in the 10th century, Sanderao was ruled by the Sisodia rulers of Udaipur. The Sanderao Thakore family adds a historical touch to the place. Sanderao happens to be a major junction of important road routes in the Pali area. Rail and road are the best modes of transport to Sanderao.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Sanderao are Dreamland Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Manveer Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Motel Manwar (Tariff – Rs. 500). There are good budget hotels available at Falna too (13 km away).
The official language of Sanderao is Hindi.
Some of the popular fairs and festivals celebrated in Sanderao are Shivratri Fair (February), Godwar Festival (March) and Nimbo Ka Nath Fair (March).
Places of Interest
The Jain Teerth Temple and Sanderao Rawla Palace are some of the popular tourist attractions of Sanderao. There is also a 5000 year old pilgrimage centre called Nimbeshvara Mahadeva that draws tourists all year round.
How to Get There
Jaipur Airport is the nearest airport which is situated 135 km away.
Falna Railway Station is the nearest to Sanderao (13 km away). The other closest railway station to Sanderao is Udaipur Railway Station (108 km away).
Sanderao enjoys good bus connectivity to cities such as Pali, Sirohi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Abu Road, Ajmer, Beawar, Palanpur and Ankleshwar. Some of the bus operators that offer good travel experience to passengers are Neeta Tours and Travels, Kalpana Travels, Dashmesh Travels and Punjab Travels. When you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com avail of online bus ticket booking offers.