Palanpur is a city and a municipality of Banaskantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat
.Palanpur is the largest city and the administrative headquarters of the district.Legend has it that Palanpur was first settled by a certain Prahladan, belonging to the Paramara clan of Rajputs, who received the surrounding area as appanage from his elder brother, who ruled the region of what is now Mount Abu. It was known as Prahladanpur in history of Jainism. Palanpur town later became the seat of the eponymous princely state in British India
Palanpur was known as "flower city" because of perfumes (Itar) available here. Palanpur is also known for its textile retail market. The major areas in the city are Station road, Delhi gate, Simla gate and Dhalwas. Kirti Stambh
is a 22 m high historic tower located in Palanpur. Palanpur is also known for diamonds. The samosa is a famous item to eat in Palanpur. Banas dairy, one of the largest dairy in Gujarat is also situated in Palanpur having 35 lacs litres per day in procurement of milk.Palanpur is an educational hub of Banaskantha.
Palanpur city has several temples dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism. It is famous for its relation to Jainism. The Motu Derasar and Nanu Derasar are the Jain Temples
which are especially famous in Jains. The Pallaviya Parshwanath Temple (Mota Derasar) was built by King Prahaladan (Founder of Palanpur city).Mota Ramji Mandir, dedicated to Lord Rama and Ambaji
Mata Mandir are the famous temples located in the city.