One of the most significant and renowned cities of Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur is situated in the eastern portion of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The existence of the Bilaspur city can be traced back to a 400 years. The presences of many a numbers of archaic locations with historical importance, beautiful temples and intriguing dams make this place quite a popular destination. The title of ‘Rice Bowl of India’ is given to this place owing to the cultivation of some special kinds of rice.
PLACES TO SEE IN BILASPUR
Ratanpur: This place functioned as the capital city of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh at one point of time in the past. The presence of the Ratanpur Fort, numerous temples and also several numbers of spectacular statues of Gods and Goddesses with fine ornamentations has made this place famous. Some of the temples that one must visit and see are the Mahamaya Temple, Baba Bairavnath Temple, Bhuddeshwar Shiva Temple, Ekbira Temple and Ratneswar Mahadev Temple.
Mallhar: Saravpur is the name by which this place was called in the archaic times. At one point of time in the past, this place used to function as the capital city for the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. This place is considered to be one of the most ancient cities of India. The existence of Mallhar can be traced back to 10th century BC. Numerous temples dating back to the time period of 10th and 11th century BC are present all over Mallhar. The principal attraction of Mallhar is the temple named Pataleswar Kedar Temple. This temple houses the Gomukhi Siva-ling.
Talagram: The presence of the ‘Deorani-Jethani’ temple has made this location quite renowned. The distance between this place and Bilaspur is 25 Kms. This place is located on the road between two places namely Bhojpur and Dagori. Ameri-kapa gram is one more name given to this place. The temple houses an amazing statue. The altitude of the statue is almost 7 feet, the width of it is 4 feet and the weight of the statue is 8 tons. The presence of the statue attracts hundreds of visitors all over the globe. The statue has got no name.
Kuthaghat: The distance between Kuthaghat and Ratanpur is 10 Kms. This location is essentially a dam. Dense thickets of forests and undulating hills encircle this location. Close to the dam, a rest house is present. This location provides a nice location for the tourists to visit.
Belpan: The distance between Belpan and Takhatpur is 11 Kms. This location is renowned for the presence of a large pond and also for a samadhi.
Kabir Chobutara: The distance between this place and Bilaspur is 41 Kms. This place is located in the Gourella Block. This location is famous for the saints and mahatma.
HOW TO REACH BILASPUR
By Air: Chakarbhatta has the closest air terminal to Bilaspur. The distance between the airport and Bilaspur is a mere 10 Kms.
By Rail: Numerous good and important trains make a stop at this station.
By Road: Bilaspur has good road links to other places.