Things to See in & around Bilaspur
Govind Sagar Lake:
This is the most popular attraction of town. The lake is formed by Bhakra-Nangal Dam
on Satluj River. Although the lake is full after rainy season but it is a good place for
water sports during other weathers. One can enjoy sports like kayaking, motor-boating
and sailing in this lake.
Deoli Fish Farm:
The fish farm came into existence in 1962. Spread over an area of 4.4 hectares, the
farm has 14 nursery ponds and 2 big brood stock tanks.
Located at a distance of 20 km from Bilaspur, this temple is named after the famous
sage Rishi Markanday. This temple enjoys great importance amongst the childless
Fort of Bahadurpur:
Located 40 km away from Bilaspur, Fort of Bahadurpur is perched on the top of
Bahadurpur hill. The fort is built by Raja Keshab Chand (c A.D. 1620). The fort enjoys
the splendid views of its surroundings.
There are many other forts in the vicinity of Bilaspur that can be visited on your Bilaspur
tour. Some of these forts also contain temples, some are in ruins and some tells you
about the rich past of the region. Some popular forts to be on Bilaspur trip are Fort of
Tiun, Fort of Bachhretu, Fort of Sariun, and few others.
Best Time to Visit Bilaspur
Like other cities and towns of Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur enjoys a pleasant climate
during the year. Summer season in Bilaspur comes in April and remains till June. The
weather is really delightful during these months and it is the best time for Bilaspur travel.
During Monsoon, the place becomes really beautiful but you will not be able to explore
things around due to rain. So, avoid this season to visit the place. Winter is relatively
very chilled & witnesses high drop in temperature.
How to Reach Bilaspur
People planning a Bilaspur vacation should explore the options to reach there before
booking Bilaspur holiday packages. The place is not having great connectivity due to
less number of visitors coming to the place.
The nearest airport from Bilaspur is Bhuntar, situated at a distance of about 131 km.
The next closest airport is Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 135 km. These are
connected through various airlines with various destinations. On getting down at the
airport, you can get taxis for reaching Bilaspur.
The nearest railway station from Bilaspur is at Kiratpur Sahib and next nearest railway
station is at Shimla. These places have regular trains from other destinations of India.
On arrival at these stations, Bilaspur is connected by regular bus services.
Bilaspur can be reached easily by roads through regular bus services. Roads from
Chandigarh and Shimla are greatly connected with Bilaspur.