First Planned Hill Town – Bilaspur

Description

Bilaspur is located 673 m (2,208 ft) above the sea level. It is the district that is famous for having the world’s biggest multipurpose project that is Bhakra Nangal Dam. The district is said to the 1st planned hill town of the country and was founded in 1663. The dam is responsible for the creation of the Gobind Sagar Lake which is famous for adventure activities, sightseeing, recreational fun, etc.
Another center of attraction is the wildlife on the banks of the lake. It is home for some endangered species Sambar, Panther, Chausinga, Wolf, Sloth bear, Nilgai, wild boar, Chinkara and Hyena. One of the “Shakti Peeths” is Naina Devi situated in Bilaspur.

Transportation

The region is accessible throughout the year. The flights and rails aren’t available directly. The nearest airport is Shimla airport which is 86 km away and another is Chandigarh which is 141 km away. The nearest rail station is Kiratpur Sahib and distance is 65 km. Public transportation and taxies are easily available.

Places to visit

  • Kandrour Bridge
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  • Gugga Gehrwin Temple
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  • Badol Devi Temple
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  • Hadimba Devi Temple
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  • Baba Balak Nath
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  • Laxmi Narayan Temple
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  • Vyaas Gufa
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  • Bhakar Dam
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  • Rukmani Kund
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  • Gobind Sagar
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  • Koldam Dam
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  • Naina Devi Temple
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  • Nahar Singh Dhaulra
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  • Rudra Shiva Statue
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  • Govind Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Deoli Fish Farm
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  • Fort Bachhretu
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  • Markandeya Rishi Temple
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  • Kahlur Fort
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  • Tiun and Tiun Forts
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  • Bahadurpur Fort

Activities to do

  • Swimming
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  • Surfing
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  • Water-skiing
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  • Kayaking
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  • Rowing
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  • Canoeing
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  • River rafting
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  • Fishing
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  • Paragliding

Eateries Nearby

  • Bhagwati Café – Bilaspur
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  • Sharma Fast Food – Bilaspur
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  • Matranchal Bhavan - Naina Devi
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  • Deepak Dhaba and Fast Food - Naina Devi

Places to visit

Activities