Banaskantha Travel and Tourism Guide

Banaskantha is a not just a district of cultural importance but also has got immense historical value. According to some of the inscriptions available, Banaskantha is largely influenced with the prolific ruling of the Chauhans. During the 14th century, the entire region experienced a lot of improvement in terms of historical, cultural, agricultural and communal aspects. The area was under the administration of Muslim rulers until India attained independence.

Nawab Shaeb Sher Khan Lohnai developed Palanpur, the headquarters of Banaskantha, immensely in the 19th century. The exports took a big leap with commercial transactions not only among nearby regions but also beyond the state. Banaskantha was seen a major trade center with Palanpur being a prime location during the rule of Nawab Sahib Talej Muhammed Khan Lohani as well during the 20th century. 

 Parmar rulers created a major influence on Banaskantha who belong to the period of Raja Vikramaditya and King Bhoj. The most significant rule was that of the Chauhans. Later, the area came under the rule of Muslim rulers such as Nawab Shaeb Sher Khan Lohnai and Nawab Sahib Talej Muhammed Khan Lohani, who contributed to the development of the region to a further extent.

Banaskantha is visited by tourists every year to offer their prayers to the near by Ambaji Temple. It is also known for its marble deposits and copper quarries.

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