Bilaspur Tourism, Chhattishgarh



Bilaspur is located in the Chhattisgarh region in the Bilaspur District, India. It is the second-largest city in the state .Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, India is recognized for featuring excellent quality of rice, Kosa Industry and rich cultural background. In fact, the popularity of Chhattisgarh as 'Rice Bowl' is attributed to the district of Bilaspur which has made immense contributions in this. Located on the eastern part of Chhattisgarh, it is counted among important historical cities of the state. Its origin can be traced to somewhere around 400 years back. Dotted with countless attractive spots, today Bilaspur has become one of the chief travel destinations. On a tour to Bilaspur you will come across different types of tourist attractions in Bilaspur.

Bilaspur tourist attractions range from historical sites and exquisite temples to majestic dams. A visit to them implies delving deep into the rich and glorious past of the city and getting acquainted with the architectural patterns prevalent in earlier period of time. Truly speaking, a travel to Bilaspur will prove to be very fruitful for you. Where the beauty of the sites will soothe your eyes there their relation with past will enrich your knowledge.The High Court of Chhattisgarh is located here. It is the headquarters of Bilaspur District and is located 111 km (69 mi) north of the state capital of Raipur. Besides this it is also the headquarters of the South East Central Railway which comprises the Bilaspur, Nagpur and Raipur divisions. History says Bilaspur got its name from a fisherwoman by the name Bilasa in the 17th century, and for a long time only of a few fishermen's huts were there.In reality Bilaspur was a part of Kalchuri dynasty of Ratanpur. In 1908, weaving of tasar silk and cotton clothes were recorded as major industries of Bilaspur.

Tourist Attraction                                                                                                            

Ratanpur
Ratanpur is situated 25kms from bilaspur . Once it was the capital of the Kalchuri dynasty. Bhairavnath temple – This temple lies at the entrance of Ratanapur . It was constructed by Kshetrapal Singh a member of the royal family of Haihai dynasty some 400 years ago. The idol of this temple is 9ft high . Mahamaya Temple- Another attraction here at Ratanpur is Shri Mahamaya Mandir considered to be one of the Shaktipeeth in India and was built in 11th century. Besides, the temples in Ratanpur, the Ratanour Fort is another popular tourist attraction.

Achanakmar
THE ACHANAKMAR Wildlife sanctuary was established in 1975 .It is originated from Narmada. It is home to a variety of wild animals like the tiger , Leopard gaur Chital , jackal , striped hyena, wild dog barking deer, wild buffalo , bear etc.

Malhar
Once upon a time Saravpur was the Capital of ancient Chhattishgarh. It is approximately 14 Km. away from Masturi block on the route of Bilaspur- Raigarh. At this place remains have been found of the period dating back to 1000 BC. The temples of 10th and 11th century can also be seen here. Among these Pataleshwar Kedar temple is one of them where Gaumukhi Shivling is the main site of attraction. The Didneswari temple is also present here. Artistic idols can be seen in Deor temple. At this place, there is museum having good collection of old sculptures being managed by Central Govt.

Talagram
Talagram is famous for "Deorani-Jethani" temple and is situated approx. 25 Kms. from Bilaspur on Bhojpur-Dagori road. The another name of Talagram is Ameri-kapa gram. There is a wonderful statue present in the temple which is approx. 7 ft. high, 4 ft. wide and weighs around 8 tons. People from all corners of the world come to see the statue. No name has been given to that statue even after several years.

Sonmunda
Sonmuda is the place of origin of Sone River. It is situated at a distance of 1.5 km from Narmadakund at the very edge of Maikal Mountain. The Sone River cascades from the mountain in a waterfall hundreds of feet long. As we stand on the viewing platform facing east, we see a panorama of forested hills and valleys. According to Megasthanes and other Aryan writers the river Sone gets its name from gold as the gold dust is found in the water of Sone.

Achanakmar Wildlife sanctuary
The distance From bilaspur “approx” 40km. The Achanakmar Wildlife sanctuary was established in 1975 .It is originated from Narmada. It is home to a variety of wild animals like the tiger , Leopard gaur Chital , jackal , striped hyena, wild dog barking deer, wild buffalo , bear etc.

Belpan
Belpan is located 35.3 km distance from its District Main City Bilaspur .Shiva Temple ,vishal Kund ,Origin of Narmada,& Sita kund also.

Malhar
Once upon a time Saravpur was the Capital of ancient Chhattishgarh. It is approximately 14 Km. away from Masturi block on the route of Bilaspur- Raigarh. At this place remains have been found of the period dating back to 1000 BC. The temples of 10th and 11th century can also be seen here. Among these Pataleshwar Kedar temple is one of them where Gaumukhi Shivling is the main site of attraction. The Didneswari temple is also present here. Artistic idols can be seen in Deor temple. At this place, there is museum having good collection of old sculptures being managed by Central Govt.

Tala
It situated at a distance of 28 km south of bilaspur.

Jethani Temple
The temple belongs to Saiva-cult. The temple has an exceptional ground plan and desing. This south faced temple has three entrances in all.