Bilaspur – General Information

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Bilaspur – General Information

Location

Bilaspur lies between 31.33°N and 76.75°E. The altitude is 3,425 ft. It is situated near Govind Sagar reservoir.

Bilaspur – At a look

It was the capital of a state established 7th century. Bilaspur known as Kahlur after its earlier capital. The old Bilaspur town was established by sage Ved Vyas. The town Bilaspur was established in 1663. It was later became princely state of British India. In 1665 Guru Tegh Bahadur went to Bilaspur to attend the mourning for Raja Dip Chand.

The Rani Champa of Bilaspur offered to give Guru Tegh Bahadur a piece of land Guru bought that piece of land five hundred rupess. The land made up of Mianpur,Sahota and Lodhipur villages. Guru Tegh Bahadur established a new town on the mound of Makhowal. Today is became famous as Anandpur Sahib. It is famous for Gobind Sagar lake. It offers a variety of water sports. The activities include boating, water skiing surfing,rowing.

Bilaspur – Climate

Climate Summer Max. 40°C and Min. 32°C.

Climate Winters Max. 26.2 °C and Min 17°C.

How to Access

Airways:The nearest airport is Shimla 86 km from Bilaspur.

Train: The nearest broad gauge railhead is Chandigarh(86 km);

Roadways: Regular Taxis and buses are available for Bilaspur.

Some major road distances

Delhi               370 Km
Shimla              88 km
Dharamshala   151 km
Chandigarh      137 km
Chamba           268 km
Dalhousie        260 Km
Kullu                134 Km

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