The major sightseeing at Palanpur is the Balaram Palace Resort, which earlier used to be an after hunt rest place for the Lohani Nawab. The palace was built in between 1922 to 1936 by the 29th ruler. The design of the palace represents a unique combination of ancient Neo-Classical and Baroque style of architecture. The place was later on converted into a resort, which covers a total area of 542 sq km with the hilly region of the Aravallis.
The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is located in Banaskantha District, about 45 km from the region of Palanpur. Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1978 in the month of May, this wildlife sanctuary is popular for housing the endangered sloth bear.
Part of the Aravalli hills, the Jessore hill is said to be the 2nd highest peak in the region of Gujarat. The main reason behind the popularity of the sanctuary is the endangered sloth bear and other species housed here include animals like leopards, rhesus macaque, Indian civet cat, porcupine, fox, striped, hyena, wild boar etc. Winters are the best time to visit the wildlife sanctuary.
The Pallaviya Parshwanath temple is popular by the name of Motu Derasar and is considered to be one of the most important religious places. The temple was constructed by King Prahladan, so as to get rid of the illness suffered due to his evil deeds. It is believed that after taking bath in the holy water of this temple the king was cured instantly.
Another ancient temple, Pataleshwar Mahadev temple is located in proximity to the region of Keerti Stambh and is also the birth place of once Gujarat ruler, King Siddharaj Jaisinh. Within the mountain range of the Aravallis is the Kedarnath Mahadev temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The ancient temple is located at an altitude of 1500 m above sea level and is popular for the fairs that organized here every year on the occasion of Shivratri.
About 14 km from the region of Palanpur is the ancient temple of Balaram Mahadev, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.