Top Destinations To Visit In Bilaspur
Bilaspur, a place in Himachal Pradesh considered as a traveller’s paradise and one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Northern regions. With snowy peaks, dense gorges, fast-flowing rivers, flowery meadows, and lush green valleys there are multiple places to admire in Bilaspur.
One can visit beautiful temples, monasteries, and can also enjoy adventures like trekking, fishing, skiing, paragliding, and much more while being here. The place echoes of the past with natural beauty, Bilaspur is situated on the edge of Sutlej river.
Here are some of the top tourist destinations that you can visit in Bilaspur:
Gobind Sagar Lake
This lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Bilaspur. Gobind Sagar is an artificial lake constructed for the Bhakra Nangal Dam. One can relish a broad range of water sports here like fishing, boating, kayaking, zorbing, etc. During October and November month, the water level is highest, which gathers more visits at this time of the year.
Bhakra dam, situated at the Bhakra village of Bilaspur, is amongst the highest gravity dams of the world. The dam was dedicated to our country by the late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Bhakra dam has a beautiful lush green surrounding that catches every eye.
As per the name, Vyas Cave has a connection with Saint Ved Vyas, the author of epic Mahabharata. It is located in the newly made township and believed to be the place where Rishi Vyas once meditated. The nearby town of Vyaspur has also adopted its name from this cave.
Sariun Fort, located at a distance of 58 km from the new township of Bilaspur. It is situated at the height of 1500m above sea level, approximately 12m high. Sariun Fort is made out of stones and according to the superstition of native people, the same stone is not used to build any house in Bilaspur.
Bahadurpur fort is about 40km away from the district of Bilaspur. Its ranges are beautifully decorated with deodar and ban trees. And, one can see the places from its edges like Ratanpur Fort, Fatehpur Fort, Naina Devi Hill, mountains of Shimla, and much more. Bahadurpur Fort was built before 1835, but now it lies in ruins.
Shri Naina Devi Temple
Shri Naina Devi Ji is one of the religious places with a lot of mystical folk tales surrounding it, that attracts the visitors travelling to Bilaspur. In the 8th century, Raja Bir Chand built this temple at the height of 1219m above sea level. Sri Naina Devi Mandir is considered to be one of the 52 Shakti Peeths of Sati constructed on a triangular hillock.
Kandrour Bridge on the Sutlej river was once the highest bridge in Asia at the height of 80meters, which is still one of the highest in the world. Limestone rocks surround this bridge, and during the summers, the river below it is on a maximum verve.
Lakshmi Narayan Mandir
One of the spiritual bliss, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir is centrally located but still not so crowded spot in Bilaspur. A beautiful temple with calm ambience, it is quite spacious with pleasant gardens and several other temples in its compound.
Rukmani Kund, located 27 km from the city of Bilaspur. One can reach here by road or highway of Shimla-Dharamsala. There is an unusual story behind the origin of this location as one of the legend Rukmani, who married to Rundh family, Rajput ruler of Basandh village, was buried alive where people have this pond today.
Also, there are many other places that one can explore in Bilaspur. But, these are the major ones mentioned here to visit and spot down once as a traveller.