Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bilaspur

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Formerly the seat of the ruler of the State is now submerged in the Gobind Sagar,it was situated on the south east side of the Satluj. Bilaspur Township is situated just above the old town of Bilaspur at an height of 670 m. above sea level. The new Bilaspur Township can be truely described as the first planned hill town of the country. The pleasure of a visit will be enhanced manifold when a motor launch is preferred as the means of travel, gliding through cool and enchanting waters of the lake.The Nalwari or annual cattle fair is held at Bilaspur for four or five days in March / April, the occasion is marked by wrestling and other amusements. Cattle are brought from Nalagarh and neighboring parts of Punjab. For accommodation, Himachal Tourism's Hotel Lake View and pvt hotels are available at Bilaspur.


General information

Area: 1167 sq. km

Population: 3.40 Lakh

Clothing: Cotton clothes in Summer and light woollen in winter.

Language: Hindi, Punjabi, English are understood and spoken by the people engaged in tourism trade.

Approach

Rail:The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Kiratpur Sahib and nearest narrow gauge railway station is at Shimla, which are connected by regular bus services.

Road: Bilaspur is approachable by road from Shimla and Chandigarh.

  • Distances from Bilaspur

    Places to visit
    Km
    Bahadurpur fort
    40
    Bhakra dam 75
    Markandeya
    20
    Deotsidh temple
    40
    Nainda devi temple
    60
    Sariun fort
    58
    Swarghat
    40
    Tiun fort
    55