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Ratanpur Tourism

Ratanpur is a town and a nagar palika in Bilaspur district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Bilaspur on National Highway 200 towards Ambikapur. Ratanpur, the ruins of ancient palaces, forts and temples can be seen. These archaeological evidences are reflective of the art and architecture of the people of the state. Ratanpur is scattered with archaeological evidences. The fort built in Ratanpur is looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is also important as a tourist destination in Chhattisgarh. The place is also popular among the local people of Chhattisgarh and to people from outside the state as a religious center.
King Ratnadev, the founder of Ratanpur had built the Mahamaya temple. The Mahamaya temple of Ratanpur houses the idols of two goddesses; Laxmi and Saraswati. This temple is known as one of the Sidh Peeth in India. The devout Hindus come to this temple through out the year. They come to receive the blessings from the goddesses. There are numerous other temples dedicated to many Hindu gods and goddesses that have been built near the temple of Mahamaya. The devotees visit the temple of Mahamaya during the Navaratri festival every year. Fairs are set up during this time of the year in Ratanpur.