Located by the side of Sai River, the ancient city of Bela was given a new name Pratapgarh by the brave ruler called Pratap Singh in the early 1600’s. This historical city located in Uttar Pradesh is well known as a religious stop-over.
One gets an opportunity to have a glimpse at an ancient Buddhist monastery Kot, which now lies in ruins. Patalpuri temple is one of the ancient temples in the country which has an old and big banyan tree in its vicinity. There is a majestic fort over the temple which historians say that it was constructed by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Bela Bhawani temple which is beautifully located on the banks of River Sai is frequented by thousands of devotees from across the country all round the year. A joyful mela is held in the Nag Vasuki temple on the day of Nag Panchami. This splendid temple is dedicated to the snake god.
Sri Sandwa Chandikan Dham is located about 24kms far. Kali Mata is the crowning glory of this temple. On the 9th day of Navrathri, Chandika Mahotsava is organized. Buddhua Mangal is also one of the popular celebrations of the region.
Ghushmeshwar Nath Dham, Bhayaharan Nath Dham and Sai River are also other notable places.
HOW TO REACH
By Air : The major city of Allahabad (60 kms) is well connected by flights.
By Road : It has buses to cities like Varanasi.
By Train : It has a railway station of its own.