India's very own planned hill station.
Bilaspur (HP) Tourism
Amongst the enormous, massive summits of Himachal Pradesh relaxes the aesthetic spot known as Bilaspur. The city is bestowed with arresting charm in abundance. Deemed to be established in 1663, Bilaspur is the first planned hill town of the country. The hill town is placed on the avenues of river Satluj. The enchantment of this district presents the adventure of a requisite appeal in the flap of nature. The place is commonly appreciated for its man-made lake which is named the Gobind Sagar Lake on Sutlej River. It is a wonderful lake where one can reinvigorate and engage in water sports and fishing. Around Bilaspur, there are countless pious temples and caves. Vyasa Cave, the sacred spot where Saint Vyasa meditated is one of the well-known tourist spots of Bilaspur. It is also stated the title of the city (Bilaspur) has been reaped from the name of the cave itself. Markandeya Ji and Naina Devi Temple are the two other significant temples of Bilaspur. Naina Devi temple is one of the most significant 'Shakti Peeths' of India and was established by Raja Bir Chand. It is a wonderful place which will have a long-lasting effect of calmness on you.
HISTORY OF BILASPUR: THE PUNJABI AND RAJPUTANA BLEND
The Bilaspur town was founded in 1663. On 13 May 1665 Guru Teg Bahadur toured to Bilaspur to attend the grief for Raja Dip Chand of Bilaspur. The Dowager Rani Champa of Bilaspur offered the Guru a portion of the area in her state. The Guru purchased the place on the amount of Rs. 500 (Five Hundred Rupees). The land comprised of the settlements of Lodhipur, Mianpur and Sahota. Here on the knoll of Makhowal, Guru Tegh Bahadur established a new dwelling. The spot was snapped on 19 June 1665, by Baba Gurditta Randhawa. The new hamlet was identified after the Guru's mother, Nanaki. Most of the Rajputs in Bilaspur are Chandel, i.e. they relate to various sections of the ruling family. These families are diverse, and all held jagir pensions from state amounting in a total of Rs.40,000 a year in 1933.
How to reach
One can reach Bilaspur by flight, road or railways according to the preference.
How to Reach by Flight
Bilaspur does not have its own airport. The closest airport to Bilaspur is Shimla airport which is 124 km away from Bilaspur.
How to Reach by Train
The most approaching important railway station connected to the important towns of the country is in Kiratpur Sahab which is 65 km away from Bilaspur. One can take a taxi from there to this city.
How to Reach by Bus
One can also travel by the local buses which operate from various destinations in order to reach the city.
How to Reach by Road
You can easily avail cabs or travel by the local buses. There are motorable roads present in order to reach the city with ease.
How to travel within
Travelling inside the city is mainly done by buses, cabs and taxis.
FROM FOOD TO LODGINGS...
FOOD: There are places such as Hot Spot, The Spot Ghagas Cafe services, Cafe Bilaspur, 'Palvit' foodie's restaurant, Kahlur Restaurant etc. to enjoy a good meal in Bilaspur.
HOTELS: One can easily book a hotel here through various apps and websites which offer heavy discounts as well. There are hotels such as Hotel Hilltop, Hotel Lake view, Hotel 'Panchtara', Hotel Neelam etc. which offer comfortable stay at cheap rates.
AVAILABILITY OF ATMs: There are ATMs such as SBI, UCO, HDFC, Canara, Oriental Bank etc. It is advisable to carry some cash.
Bilaspur (HP) Itinerary
2 DAY ITINERARY
DAY 01: Reach the place by 6 in the morning. After reaching here, check into a hotel and freshen up. After that head towards the Nahar Singh Dhaulra temple. After that move towards Kandraur Bridge. After that have a delightful meal and head towards Bhakra Nangal Dam. Later in the evening, spend some time shopping for your loved ones in the Tibetian market. After a long day, rest at your respective hotels.
DAY 02: Start the day by visiting the enchanting Gobind Sagar Lake. Spend the day enjoying the water sports activities and fishing at the Gobind Sagar Lake. Later, head towards the Bandla hills for the most chilling experience of Paragliding. Later in the evening wrap up the last day at Bilaspur by visiting famous Sri Nanda Devi Ji temple. Sleep in the hotels, leave for the homes the next day.