Top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Bilaspur is one of the districts of Himachal Pradesh. Situated on the bank of Gobind Sagar Lake, the Town is considered as the lifeline of the whole district.  Being the India’s first planned hill station, Bilaspur has been designed in place of the old Bilaspur Town, which got submerged in the Gobind Sagar Lake created for the huge dam at Bhakra. Bilaspur offers everything ranging from tradition, spiritual and adventure places to quiet and calm valleys. Here you will get to know about top 16 places one must visit if he is in Bilaspur.

Top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur Himachal

  1. Naina Devi Temple

One of the main attractions of the city is the Naina Devi temple where tourists come to pay their homage from all the world. One of the major Shakti Peeths of India built by Raja Bir Chand is situated at 77km from the main city. It is believed Sati’s eye fell at Naina Devi which is situated on the top of the Naina hill. Naina devi ropeway is another tourist attraction.

Naina Devi Temple,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Naina Devi Temple,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Gobind Sagar Lake

Guru Gobind Sagar Lake is a reservoir on the river Sutlej, formed after the construction of the hydel dam at Bhakra. Named after the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, It is a popular tourist destination and a great recreation point. An area of about 170 square kilometres is covered by the 90 km long reservoir. The water level of the lake is at its peak during the months of October and November, thus making it a great water sports destination. Some of the water sports ones can enjoy here:

  • Kayaking
  • Water-skiing,
  • Water scooter racing and
  • sailing

Tourists, as well as Localities, are often found enjoying Boating on their weekends.

Govind Sagar Reservoir, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Govind Sagar Reservoir, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Bandla Hills

Bandla is the name of the village situated on the top of the main town. The point is famous for paragliding. There are various other attractions while going to top of Bandla hills Such as Lover’s Point, Shiv Mandir, a small waterfall as well as the Picnic Spot where tourist are often seen enjoying the top view of the city.

Bandla Hills,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Bandla Hills,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Bahadarpur

This is another tourist attraction spot where people are often seen visiting the place for its soothing weather. The rain shelters have been made in the midst of the jungle. Visiting this place is altogether a different experience.

Bahadarpur, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Bahadarpur, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Sandhu Ground

This is the piece of land that get submerged in water and one can enjoy this place in summers only. The ground comprises of excessive of alluvial soil. The main attraction here are the old temples as Peer Baba Dargah, the destinations who one can enjoy once they come out of the water.

 

Sandhu Ground, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Sandhu Ground, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Eco Park

This is a perfect destination for nature lovers. Wake up in the morning and enjoy the morning view of Bilaspur from here. The resting points have been made by the government for travellers.

Eco Park,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Eco Park,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Bhakra Dam

Bhakra Dam is situated in the Bhakra village of Bilaspur. Being one of the highest straight gravity dams in the world makes it a main spot of attraction. This dam was dedicated to the nation by Pt. Jawaharlal Lal Nehru on November 20, 1963. The sight of the vast dam and green jungles around is enthralling and rejuvenating thus attracting a huge number of tourists.

Bhakra Dam,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Bhakra Dam,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Kandror Bridge

Kandror Bridge which is twenty-two kilometre away from the downtown of Bilaspur is one of the highest bridges in Asia. The construction of Kandror Bridge started in April 1959 and was completed in 1965. The length of the bridge is about 280 meters with a breadth of about 7 meters. The bridge is bordered by limestone rocks and the river is in maximum verve during the summers, because of the melting of Himalayan glaciers. This bridge is a major tourist spot and is a must visit place in Bilaspur.

Kandror Bridge,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Kandror Bridge,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Kol Dam

Kol Dam is a new tourist attraction in Bilaspur that attracts a huge number of people from different parts of the country. Natural aquatic beauty makes it a fantastic place to enjoy. The famous picnic spot attracts tourists for its rich natural beauty. Many visit this place to see enormous machinery and equipment used in electricity production.

Kol Dam, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Kol Dam, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Rukmani Kund

Rukmani Kund is a reservoir surrounded by the Rocky Mountains in the middle of a thick Shivalik Hills in Bilaspur district. 28 km from Bilaspur, Rukmani Kund is reflected as the place of sacrifice of Rukmani. A small temple has also been constructed as well as Mela (fair) has been started here since some years. It is the source of water supply for so many villages in the neighbouring areas. Grass (baggad) hanging from the walls of the Kund is believed to her hair. And exist there because of the magical power of the reservoir water. People are often seen tying ribbons, bangles to the grass to offer tribute to Devi Rukmani. Another belief associated with the place is the waters of this reservoir can cure skin ailments.

Rukmani Kund,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Rukmani Kund,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Nahar Singh Dholra

The temple of Baba Nahar Singh exists at Dholra in the Bilaspur Town. The people all over Bilaspur worship Baba Nahar Singh popularly known as ‘Bajia’, ‘Peepal Wala’, ‘Dalian Wala’ and (Prtyaksh) god. Baba Nahar Singh was the god of Naggar the capital of Kullu Riyasat. ‘Kharaun’ (the wooden slippers) of Baba Nahar Singh symbolises him and are placed in the temple. Every Tuesday in the Month of Jeth (mid-May to mid-June) fairs are organised in the temple.

Baba Nahar Singh, Dholra,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Baba Nahar Singh, Dholra,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Vyas Gufa

The oldest and the most famous religious place lying 610 m above sea level on the left bank of river Satluj, Vyas Gufa is situated between the old and new Bilaspur Township. There is a common belief that Vyas Rishi of Mahabharata fame lived in this Gufa in penance. It is a place of pilgrimage.

Vyas Gufa,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Vyas Gufa,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

 

  1. Baba Balak Nath

Baba Balak Nath is a Punjabi and Hindu deity worshipped in the northern Indian states. The base city is known as Shahtalai. The women are not allowed to enter the main garbagriha. It is belived he was a Brahmachari. It is also believed that Baba Balak Nath is an avatar or incarnation of lord Shiva.

Baba Balak Nath Temple,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Baba Balak Nath Temple,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Markandey Temple

Another attractive place in Bilaspur located on Ghagus-Brahmpukhar road is Rishi Markandey Temple. It is believed that if a childless person applies kajal in one eye of the idol of Markanday Rishi and promises to apply the same in the other eye when blessed by a child, he becomes a parent very soon. The rishi is believed to be a saviour of children and couples are often found praying to him for the long life of their children. Holy spring situated here is believed to cure infertility and infant diseases.

Markenday Rishi Temple,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Markenday Rishi Temple,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Badol Devi Temple

located on top a hill in Badol Village at a distance of 3 km from Gehrwin, This shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga, extensively known as Badol Devi, the symbol of Mother Shakti.

The story behind this shrine starts with an old villager named Bhura noticing that his cow had shed her milk on a particular place. Bhura thought that someone had spellbound his cow, he decided to kill her. The moment he hit the cow, milk was oozing out from the wounds of the cow. She ran away and Bhura tried to follow her and lost his eyesight in the process. He could not find the cow but his eyesight was restored while he came back.

Villagers then decided to dig the place where the cow had shed her milk and a ‘pindi’ of Goddess Durga was found there.

Badoli Devi, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Badoli Devi, top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

  1. Gugga Gehrwin Temple

Gugga temple is the centre of special devotion and honour for the people of the town. During the rainy season, throughout Bilaspur, the tale of Gugga is recited from Raksha Bandhan to Gugga Naomi and fairs are held near the temple.

Guga Temple,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

Guga Temple,top 16 places to visit in Bilaspur

The planned city structure makes it easy to travel around. Tourism in Bilaspur is a very different type of experience. If one is innovative and want to discover something new then Bilaspur hp tourist places offers a diverse experience.

Blogchod hopes you will be soon plan to visit these top 16 places in Bilaspur, himachal Pradesh.

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