Badal Mahal is an ancient palace ruin in Ratanpur Town in Bilaspur District in Chattisgarh State, India.
It is also called Satkhanda Mahal as per locals that time it was seven stories but now only two left.
During the Kulcuhri dynasty, the king’s family lived here.
This palace ruins is situated on Ratanpur – Kota road near Mahalakshmi Temple.
It was built by Rajsingh Dev, son of Takhat Singh, in the 16th Century CE.
He founded a small village and named the village as Rajpur.
He abandoned the Mahal after the death of his son, Vishwanath Singh.
It is also said that King Rajsingh built the palace for his Naga queen, Kajra Devi.
The palace is built in the form of a swing so that the queen can enjoy her time here.
But after the battle with the Britisher, they left the palace.
The palace had seven stories, but only four stories survived the time. Stables for housing the horses can be seen near the palace.
The place is also known as Satkhanda Mahal.
There are some old idols that are also in a ruined state.
There is cave cave-like structure in which there is some old type of kitchen.
The kitchen area is too vast.
different pillars are also here.
How to reach
It is about 4 Kms from Ratanpur Bus Stand.
Ratanpur is on NH 130 and connects Bilaspur to Ambikapur.
Frequent Buses are available from Bilaspur.
Distance of Badal Mahal from Ratanpur
Distance of Badal Mahal from Bilaspur
Ratanpur is at about 25 Kms from Bilaspur
Distance of Badal Mahal from Bilaspur Junction Railway Station
30 Kms from Bilaspur Junction Railway Station
Distance of Badal Mahal from Bilaspur Airport
38 Kms from Bilaspur Airport
Distance of Badal from Pali
65 Kms from Pali
Distance of Badal Mahal from Raipur
142 Kms from Raipur
Distance of Badal Mahal from Raipur Airport
159 Kms from Raipur Airport.
The palace is an example of historical memory. must visit this palace once you visit Ratanpur.