Pratapur is a small village in the Eastern Indian state of Bihar. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Gorakhpur, across the border in eastern Uttar Pradesh, at a distance of 110 km north-west. Patna, the state capital, lies 170 km to the south-east. Those willing to exploit the traditional North Indian landscape, temples as well as cuisine must visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region is Gorakhpur, which has plenty of options when it comes to budget hotels. Some of the hotels worth a try are Avantika Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Grand Chaudhary Platino (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Ganges Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel San Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official languages of the area are Hindi and Urdu. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ram Navami in April, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Gorakhpur are Gorakhnath Temple, Leela Chitra Mandir, Geeta Press, Vishnu Mandir, Suraj Kund, Imambara (a Shi’ite Muslim structure), Believer's Church India, Saint Andrew's Church and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Goarakhpur Airport at a distance of 107 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Gorakhpur Junction Railway Station at a distance of 109 km.
The city has one of the busiest bus depots in the region with services connecting to almost all district headquarters. Mostly state-run UPSRTC buses serve the local populace here. Buses for the village are available from Gorakhpur. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.