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.
Sumerpur is a city on the southern part of the Pali district in state of Rajasthan. It is also considered to be a significant agricultural market for many nearby districts such as Pali, Sirohi, and Jalore. Sumerpur has a population of 36,991 with Males constituting 52% and females that of48% of the total population. Daal Bati and Churma are famous delicacies here.
Places to stay
Hotel Mansarovar (Tariff- Rs. 500), Moon Place Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 400), and Indira Palace Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500) are some of the best accommodations available in Sumerpur.
Hindi and Rajasthani are the local languages spoken in Sumerpur.
Godwar festival-celebrated in the month of March and Matsya festival-celebrated in the month of October for 2 days are the main events here.
Places of Interest
Jawai Bandh (8 km), Sojat Fort (74 km), and Parashuram Mahadev Temple (74 km) are some places of interest here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sumerpur is Dabok Airport (113 km).
Jawai Bandh (9 km) is the nearest Railway station to Sumerpur. Trains such as ‘Ajmer Dadar Super Fast Express’,’Haridwar-Ahmedabad Mail’, ‘Jodhpur Bangalore Express’ are the trains travelling to and fro daily to Jawai Bandh connecting to all the major cities and states.
There are many bus operators such as Shree Balaji Travels and Gujarat Travels which provide excellent bus services to Sumerpur Bus Stand regularly. These Buses travel as far as from Ahmedabad to Sumerpur which is at a distance of 402 km at a brilliant frequency. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.