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Banaskantha – The Region along the River of Banas, which is bounded by Rajasthan state to the North, Kutch district to the West, Patan and Mehsana districts to the South and Sabarkantha to the East.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

The second largest district of Gujarat comprises of 14 Talukas.

PALANPUR

Administrative Headquarter of Banaskantha District is also known as Pralhadan Patan on the name after Pralhadan Dev of Paramara Dynasty of Chandravati.

BACK IN TIME

Pralhadan, brother of Chandravati’s ruler Dharavarsh established this city to find peace and prosperity as Chandravati was attacked by Alauddin Khilji’s Army twice.

The town was then ruled by Chauhans of Sirohi around 13th century. To the attraction of wealth and prosperity, many invaders tried to occupy the city but the Mughal Akbar conquered Gujarat in 1572 and Palanpur become a part of Mughal Empire. On the marriage occasion of his foster sister to Nawab of Jhalor, Akbar gifted the territory of Palanpur to the Nawab. Over 300 years, Lohani of Jhalori dynasty ruled the city.

During instability period of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, the Lohanis allied with British East India Company to protect the realm of the Palanpur from the Marathas. After Independence of India, Palanpur State merged with Union of India as a part of Bombay State. Subsequently, it becomes the capital of Banaskantha District.

POINT OF ATTRACTION

Pataleshwar Temple, Kirti Stambh, Motu Derasar

NOTE

Probably, we never heard of Chandravati but there was a time when Chandravati was known as Metropolis of Western India; it served refuge to Raja Bhoj to being witnessed of plunderment of Mahmud Ghazani to being centre power of Muslim during reign of Alauddin khilji.

AMBAJI

Ambaji is located in between the borders of North Gujarat and Abu Road of Rajasthan. It is a town of Danta Taluka.

Ambaji is one of the 51 ancient Shakti Peeth Tirth in Gujarat. It is an important temple town as millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year. Full moon of Bhadrapad is one of the most important festival of the year.

HISTORY

It is said that there is no idol or picture in the temple but simple Gokh in the inner wall, in which A Gold Plated Holy Shakti Visa Shree Yantra having kurma back convex shape and 51 bij letters therein, connected with that of the original Yantras of Nepal and Ujjain Shakti Piths in such a way that it can be appears as a figure of deity.

Shree Yantra - Never photographed in past nor can be so done in future. Worship of this Shree Yantra is done only after tying bondage on the eyes.

Myth

According to ancient scriptures, Prajapati Daksh had organized the Bruhadspati Sak Yagna and invited all the deities but he did not invite Lord Shiva. When Sati, daughter of Daksha heard this, she went to attend the held against Shiva’s will. Daksh in hatred of Lord Shiva insulted him in presence of all the deities which she did not bear and sacrificed herself in altar. When shiva heard it, he started tandav in madness by caring her body in his shoulder. Lord Vishnu in fear of destruction of macrocosm due to activity of Shiva dismembered Sati’s body parts and throws to the earth. That parts fall over fifty two places.

It is said that Ambaji is the place where Sati’s heart was fell.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Gabbar Hill, Kamakshi Mandir, Koteshwar, Kumbhariya, Man Sarovar

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Metro Travels
Address : B/5 Diamond Complex, Chhapi Highway, Chhapi-385210 Phone No : (02739)2709018, 9978371222

Chhapi, Banaskantha

Basu Travels
Address : Chhapi Highway, Nr. Ami Hotel, Pakiza Complex, Chhapi- 385210 Phone No : (02739)270080, 9978371222, 9898937342, 9426393163

Chhapi, Banaskantha

Asha Travels
Address : 1st Floor, Sakar Conplex, Above Vishvakarma Glass Wood, Opp. Cng Pump, Palanpur-Ahmedabad Highway, Palanpur-385001 Phone No : 9328937119, 9428896232, 9099896779

Palanpur, Banaskantha

B K Travels
Address : Chhapi Highway, Nr. Ami Hotel, Ta- Vadgam, Chhapi-385210 Phone No : (02739)271486, 9978171586, 9925428923

Chhapi, Banaskantha

Om Shree Chamunda Travels
Address : B-22, Sitaram Complex, 1st Floor, Bhabhar Phone No : 8140199202, 9825999202

Bhabhar, Banaskantha

Super Travels
Address : Opp. Taj Hotel, Highway Road, Chhapi- 385210 Phone No : (02739)270246, 9427646448, 9879183082

Chhapi, Banaskantha

Safar Tours & Travels
Address : Diamond Complex, Shop No. B/6 , Nr. Taj Hotel , Highway Road No. 41, Chhapi - 385510 Phone No : (02739)270366, 9687630666

Chhapi, Banaskantha

Patel Travels
Address : 1, J K Tower, Kathaman Darwaja, Nr. Petrol Pump, Palanpur- 385001 Phone No : (02742)253701, 9426272930, 7600697037, 8690017058

Palanpur, Banaskantha

Patel Travels
Address : Opp. Diamond Complex, Chhapi Highway, Chhapi-385210 Phone No : (02739)270804, 9879313488

Chhapi, Banaskantha

Shree Krupa Travels
Address : B/H. Hotel Way Wait, Palanpur Char Rasta, Ahmedabad Highway, Palanpur-385001 Phone No : 9427043812, 9427536037

Palanpur, Banaskantha

Sifat Travels
Address : Near Rahat Complex, Highway Road, Chhapi- 385210 Phone No : (02739)270477, 9987111769

Chhapi, Banaskantha

Astha Travels
Address : Opp. Adarsh High School, Mamlatdar Road, Disa- 385535 Phone No : (02744)223581, 9898598540, 9426031669

Disa, Banaskantha

Pavan Travels
Address : 8, Sakar Complex, Nr. Railway Bridge, Highway, Palanpur Phone No : 9427082675, 9099074496

Palanpur, Banaskantha

Maan Travels
Address : Opp. Civil Court, Disa-385535 Phone No : (02744)220322, 9426411740

Disa, Banaskantha

Jay Veer Travels
Address : Opp. Jalaram Mandir, Nanavati Shopping Centre, Disa-395535 Phone No : 9725919280, 9727442629

Disa, Banaskantha

Shree Krupa Travels
Address : Sindhi Colony, B/H: State Bank, Disa-385535 Phone No : (02744)231532, 9427372818

Disa, Banaskantha

Raj Travels & Tours
Address : Shop No. 2, Sai Complex, Nr. Vishal Motor, Ahmedabad Highway Road, Palanpur-385001 Phone No : (02742)261056, 9998624548

Palanpur, Banaskantha

New Prabhat Travels
Address : 40, Hari Om Market, Guru Nanak Chowk, Opp. Hotel Banas, Palanpur - 385001 Phone No : (02742)254059, 9727503949

Palanpur, Banaskantha

Arbuda Travels
Address : C/O. Shree Dalsangbhai Patel, At & Po : Jalotra, Nr. Bus Stand, Tal: Vadgaam, Dt : Banaskantha Phone No : 9925539583

Jalotra, Vadgaam, Banaskantha

Gayatri Travels
Address : Opp. Ranpur Vada Vas, Mandal, Garden Road, Disa-385535 Phone No : (02744)226220, 9825196779

Disa, Banaskantha

New Patel Travels
Address : Near Petrol Pump, Bellow Bans Complex, Highway Road, Chhapi- 385210 Phone No : (02739)270918, 9601288918

Chhapi, Banaskantha

Umiya Travels
Address : Sakar Complex, Opp. Cng Petrol Pump, Ahd-Palanpur Highway Road, Palanpur Phone No : 9726471466, 9913116253

Palanpur, Banaskantha

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