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Located in Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur is one of the largest cities of the state. It is also the administrative headquarters of Bilaspur district. A commercial hub of the North East Chhattisgarh region, it is the headquarters of the South East Central Railway Zone. Besides its colourful and vibrant culture, it is also known for its handloom woven colourful soft kosa silk saris and aromatic Dubraj rice.

Since the formation of the Chhattisgarh state, Bilaspur has emerged as one of the most prosperous cities of the country. Bilaspur was named after a beautiful fisherwoman, Bilasa, and its history dates back to 400 years. Bilaspur is mainly an agrarian economy and is one of the largest producers of paddy in the country. Mineral resources are available in abundance in and around Bilaspur; hence, it is a centre of most of the commercial and industrial activities. There are many small and big business units in the country dealing with the manufacture of allied, ancillary and support industries in the city. The Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya is a central university offering courses in varied fields.

Places to See

There are many places in the city which attract thousands of tourists. There are scenic spots for the nature lovers, wildlife, lakes, amusement parks and many other attractions in the city. Some of the popular places of attractions in and around Bilaspur are:

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary: The sanctuary is home to a number of endangered species such as Bengal tigers, leopards and wild bison. It is about 55 kilometres away from Bilaspur and is a part of the Bilaspur Forest Division.

Malhar: Situated at a distance of 40 km, it has historic significance as the Chinese historian Xuanzang visited this place. There are many temples in Malhar as well.

Kanan Pendari Zoo: The zoo comprises deer, lion, tiger and many other endangered species. It is a perfect place for family outings.

Rani Sati Temple: Here the deity of Jhunjhunu's temple is worshipped.

There are many other places of interests in Bilaspur such as Vivekanand Udyaan, Smriti Van, Energy Park, Bubble Island, Bandhwapara Lake and fountain and many more.

How to Reach?

Bilaspur railway station is the busiest junction in Chhattisgarh and connects the city to many prominent cities of the country. Uslapur, Gatora, Dadhapara and Chaarbhata are the other railway stations in Bilaspur. The 2-lane National Highway connects it to Mumbai and Kolkata. The NH-111 connects it to Ambikapur and Varanasi. Swami Vivekanand Airport, Raipur, is the nearest airport to Bilaspur and is about 131 km away from the city.

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Last Updated on : August 3, 2015

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