The original dwellers of the area were the Nagas. It was believed that they engaged in trade and were expert seafarers.
The Nagas were ousted by the Mauryas and Arbudachal came under Mauryan rule. Mauryas ruled for many years and after them came Malars and the mighty Kshatrapas.
Solankies built Patan and Parmars of Abu built the great city of Chandravati on the banks of Banas River.
The Kingdom of Chandravati was ruled by Parmar King Dharnivarah. The Solanki King of Anhilwar Patan defeated him and made him his dependent king.
Pralhadan, brother of Chandravati’s ruler Dharavarsh sets out to build a new city. The city is named Pralhadanpur. In contemporary times it became Palanpur.
Allaudin Khilji attacked Gujarat. Patan and Palanpur came under the Muslim regime.
Founder of the Lohani dynasty, first Nawab Malek Khurram Khan became Diwan of Jhalore in Rajasthan. Palanpur was under the kingdom of Jhalore.
Mogul Emperor Akbar himself conquered Gujarat and Palanpur became part of the Mogul Empire. Akbar gave a foster sister in marriage to the twelfth Nawab, Malek Gazni Khan 2, Nawab of Jhalore and as a wedding gift gave the territory of Palanpur, Deesa and Dantiwada to the Nawab.
Historical meeting between Palanpuri Shri Heervijaysuri and Mogul Emperor Akbar. The character, wisdom and preachings of Shri Heervijaysuri impressed the Emperor so much that he banned the killing of animals.
The fourteenth Nawab Firuzkhan moved from Jhalore to Palanpur with hundreds of faithful confidantes.
The 21st Nawab Bahadurkhan built a fort with 7 gates around the city of Palanpur.
Palanpur came under the British rule.
The 29th and the last Nawab Taley Mohammed Khan ascended to the throne and ruled till the merger with Indian Union in 1947.
India became independent on 15th August. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel negotiated amalgamation of states. Nawab Taley Mohammed Khan was one of the first to agree to amalgamate.
Accession of Palanpur was signed on 10th June 1948. Palanpur became the capital of Banaskantha District in the state of Gujarat.
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