BILASPUR in Himachal Pradesh
Places Of Interest in Bilaspur: Vyas Cave, Swarghat, Bhakra Dam, Nanina Devi
Bilaspur is a small town in Himachal Pradesh situated at a height of 670m above sea level. There is an Old Bilaspur and The new Bilaspur Township. The New Bilaspur Townshiship can be truly portrayed as the first well designed and planned hill town of India.
The pleasure of Bilaspur visit increases manifold when you opt for motor launch as the means of travel. Slide along through cool, delightful and captivating waters of the lake is truly mesmerizing.
The Nalwari or annual cattle fair is one of the most prestigious events of Bilaspur. The Cattle fair is held during March / April in Bilaspur. Other activities in The Nalwari include , wrestling and other amusements. Cattle in this fair are brought from Nalagarh Punjab.
Bilaspur is also famous for The ancient Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Radheyshyam temple. The Sutlej River adds to the enchanting beauty of Bilaspur.
The places of interest in Bilaspur
Bhakhra Dam: The places of interest in Bilaspur includes 225m high Bhakra dam which is the highest dam in the world and Naina Devi Temple where millions of devotees visit every year.
Swarghat is an ideal place for short excursions and picnics. Swarghat is located just 40 km off Bilaspur on the Bilaspur - Chandigarh NH 21.
VYAS GOOFA in Bilaspur: Vyas Goofa is located in the foot of new township. It is believed that the sage Vyas used to meditate in this cave.
KANDROR BRIDGE Bilaspur : The unique 285 m long bridge suspended over a ravine (60m high) is considered an engineering feat.
MARKANDA shrine : It is located around 20 km from Bilaspur. Markanda is named after prominent Rishi Markandaya.
FORTS in Bilaspur : Bachhretu Fort,(64 km), Baseh Fort (70 km), Kot - Kahlur Fort (40 km) , Rattanpur Fort (21 km).
How to Reach Bilaspur
Rail: The nearest broad gauge railway station from Bilaspur is at Kiratpur Sahib. Number of trains run on this route from Delhi and other cities of India.
Road: Bilaspur can be reached by road from Shimla, Chandigarh, Delhi and other major cities of Himachal Pradesh. HRTC runs frequent buses from all parts of the state to Bilaspur.
Air: Chandigarh is the nearest airport
More articles: Bilaspur Tourism