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Rishubh Singh

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Lovely place

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Awesome place to visit

Unique holiday experience comes alive at this ethnic village resort, which offers- sumptuous vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, live entertainment - folk music and dance, traditional handicrafts by artisans, natural beauty care, sports and adventure activities - in the background of lush green fields. All this makes it a must-visit destination for family picnics/holidays, corporate trainings, school trips and rural/ethnic trip for visitors. The rural setting is further enhanced by thatched huts, cattle barns full of goats, sheep, cows, buffaloes, camel and horses and poultry farm full of fowls, ducks and rabbits.

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Pratapgarh Overview

Pratapgarh, which is also known by several other names such as Bela, Bela Pratapgarh or Partabgarh, is a city as well as a nagar panchayat located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The place is named ‘Bela’ after the temple of Bela Bhawani, which is located on the banks of the Sai River.

The administrative headquarters of the Pratapgarh district is located here. It is close to the districts of Sultanpur, Allahabad, Jaunpur, Fatehpur and Rae Bareli. This place is also famous because it is the birthplace of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, one of the most prominent poets in India and the father of world renowned Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.

Pratapgarh has great historical significance. King Pratap Singh, the ruler of Rampur, was the first king to rule this region during the years 1628-1682. He built the main fort in this town and gave it the name ‘Pratapgarh’.

In 1858, the British took over the district, with its headquarters at Bela, which later became popular as Bela Pratapgarh or Pratapgarh. Since ancient times, this city has experienced steady growth, both in size, as well as, development.

There are a number of places to visit in Bela Pratapgarh, specially the popular temples in and around the place, including the Bela Devi Mandir, Patalpuri Temple, Nagvasuki Temple and the Ghusmeshwar Temple. Pratapgarh is also popular for a huge monastery, known as the Kot, located at this place. It was very popular in ancient times, but only its ruins remain today.

The Patalpuri Temple is an ancient temple, which is counted among the most popular temples in India. It is an underground temple, which is located in the Allahabad Fort, not very far away from Pratapgarh. The temple went underground when a Fort was constructed over it, in 1583, by Akbar. This temple has religious significance because it is believed that Lord Rama came to this temple.

In the Patalpuri Temple there is an undying banyan tree, known as 'Akshayavat'. According to historical records, people looking for salvation, used to drop themselves from this tree. Tourists planning to visit the Patalpuri Temple need to get a permit from the Ordnance Depot or the Tourist Office. While visiting Allahabad, tourists can also visit and take a dip in the holy Ganges.

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Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

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Bela Bhawani Temple , Pratapgarh

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Belha Devi Temple, Pratapgarh

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