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Pratapgarh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Pratapgarh is located in India
Pratapgarh (India)
Pratapgarh is located in Asia
Pratapgarh (Asia)
Coordinates: 25°53′49″N 81°56′42″E / 25.897°N 81.945°E / 25.897; 81.945
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
 • District magistratePrakash Chandra Srivastava
137 m (449 ft)
 • Total91,204
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialUrdu[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 05342
Vehicle registrationUP-72
Sex Ratio957 /

Pratapgarh, also called Belha or Bela Pratapgarh, is a town and municipality in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Pratapgarh district, part of the Prayagraj division.


Main article: Pratapgarh Estate

Pratapgarh was the name of a fort built by Pratap Bahadur Singh (1628–1682), a local king, at Rampur. Later, the area around the fort started to be known as Pratapgarh.[2]


According to the 2011 census, the Pratapgarh urban area had a total population of 91,204, including Bela Pratapgarh's 76,133 and Pratapgarh NP's 15,071, with a total of 46,960 males and 44,244 females.[3]


Religion in Pratapgarh (2011 census)[3]
Religion Percent

Majority in Pratapgarh are followers of Hinduism, with Muslims forming the second largest majority. The town also has significant populations of Christians and Sikhs.[3]


In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Pratapgarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Primarily, an agragrian district, for a while now, Pratapgarh has risen in ranks as the top producer of Aonla (Amla).[5] The fruit grown here is sold all over India and the world in the form of sweets and medicines.


Bhakti Mandir

Bhakti Mandir is a Hindu temple established by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj. It is located in Kunda, Pratapgarh. The temple was inaugurated in November 2005. The temple features life-size deities of Shri Radha-Krishna and Shri Sita-Ram. The temple is managed by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat.

Bakhshi Talab

This pond is in the Raniganj tehsil of village Hussainpur, which is also known as Pakka Talab or Bakshi Talab.[6] This pond is believed to be before the British era. It is made from cooked lime. It was built by the zamindar (Bakshi Sao). This pond is situated on the Dehlupur Raniganj main road. The water of this pond has not dried up till date and there is a deep well in the middle of the pond, which directly connects this pond with Hades. This is a very big fish in the pond.A separate bath has been made for women to bathe in this pond

Bela Devi Temple

The Belha Devi Temple is one of the important temples, situated in Pratapgarh, on the banks of River Sai on the western side of the Prayagraj-Ayodhya road. Here, Mother Goddess Belha or 'Belha Mai' is worshiped by devotees.

Kisan Devta Mandir

Pratapgarh district has the world's first temple dedicated to farmers, named Kisan Devta Mandir. In this district, farmers are revered as gods. The temple was established by Shailendra Yogi, a homoeopathic doctor, in Sarai Mahesh village of Patti tehsil of Pratapgarh in 2015.[7][8] The six feet tall idol made of sandstone and holding a plough is accompanied by an idol of Kisan Devi.[9]

Maa Barahi Devi Dham (Chauharjan Devi)

A temple dedicated to Maa Barahi in Pratapgarh.[10] is also known as Chauharjan Devi.



The nearest airport Prayagraj Airport is at a distance of about 55 kilometres.


Railway is the main transport form in this district and some junctions are Pratapgarh, Chilbila and Bhupia Mau. Pratapgarh Junction railway station handles 42 trains daily.




Notable people

Main article: List of people from Pratapgarh



  1. ^ a b "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ "District Pratapgarh, Government of Uttar Pradesh | The City of Aonla | India". Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "C-01: Population by religious community - Uttar Pradesh". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 22 July 2023.
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ "District Pratapgarh, Government of Uttar Pradesh | The City of Aonla | India".
  6. ^ Dwivedi, Hariom (7 October 2019). "UP Travel Guide : मां के इस मंदिर में सभी को मिलता है समान अवसर, यहां ओबीसी और एससी-एसटी करते हैं पूजा | UP Travel Guide maa chandrika devi mandir bakshi ka talab". Patrika News (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 July 2023.
  7. ^ "प्रतापगढ़: यहां होती है किसानों की पूजा, बना है दुनिया का पहला किसान मंदिर". News18 India. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  8. ^ "यहां करिए किसान देवता के दर्शन; दावा- दुनिया में है एकलौता मंदिर, 4 मार्च तक चलेगा कैंप". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 11 February 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  9. ^ "At this Kisan Temple in Pratapgarh dist, farmers sow devotion and reap blessings". The Times of India. 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  10. ^ Tripathi, Ankur (14 October 2021). "मां वाराही धाम प्रतापगढ़ के इस मंदिर में दिख रही आस्था और भक्ति संग सेवा की त्रिवेणी - Maa Varahi Dham Triveni of service with faith and devotion seen in this temple of Pratapgarh". Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 July 2023.
  11. ^ "Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Pratapgarh". Jaipuria School. Retrieved 30 October 2023.