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Bilaspur (Himachal)

Bilaspur (Himachal)

Bilaspur was the capital of a state of the same name founded in the 8th century, also known as Kulhari. The ruling dynasty was good Chandela Rajputs, who claimed descent from the rulers of Chanderi in present-day Madhya Pradesh. The town of Bilaspur was founded in 1663. The state later on came to be a handsome state of British India, as well as was under the authority of the British province of Punjab.

On 13 May 1665, Guru Tegh Bahadur went to Bilaspur to attend the mourning and funeral ceremonies for Raja Dip Chand of Bilaspur. Rani Champa of Bilaspur made an offer to the Guru of a piece of land in her state, which the Guru accepted at the expense of 500 rupees. The land contained the villages of Lodhipur, Mianpur, and also Sahota. Guru Tegh Bahadur began on a brand-new settlement on 19 June 1665, which he called Nanaki after his mother.

In 1932, the state became part of the newly created Punjab States Agency, and in 1936 the Punjab Hill States Firm was divided from the Punjab States Company. On 12 October 1948 the neighborhood leader, Raja Sir Anand Chand, acceded to the Government of India.

Interesting facts about Bilaspur

Bhakra Nangal Dam in Bilaspur is counted among the greatest dams of Asia. It's one of the biggest multipurpose projects on the planet.

Bilaspur was founded in the year 1663. A highly developed city, the district covers an area of 1167 sq km. The newly formed Bilaspur Township can be best described as the first planned hill town of the country.

Adventure Activities

Govind Sagar storage reservoir in Bilaspur is the place to be for all the water sports lovers. In between the months of January and August, water sporting activities like swimming, surfing, water-skiing, kayaking, rowing, canoeing, wild water river rafting are organized here.

Weather and Climate

Winters (October to March): 19 ° C to 32 ° C.

Summers (April to September): 22 ° C-38 ° C.

Ideal time to Visit: July to September.

How to Reach

By Air: Nearest airport is Shimla Airport which is located at a distance of 86 km Second major airport terminal is in Chandigarh which is 141 km away. It is well connected to the significant cities like Amritsar, New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur as well as Leh.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kiratpur Sahib Railway Station which is located at a distance of 65 Kms from Bilaspur. It is well connected to major cities like New Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Kullu and Shimla etc.

By Road: Tourist busses and also taxis are available from every city of Himachal Pradesh. Nearest places from Bilaspur.