Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, situated 120 km (83 miles) north of the state capital, Naya Raipur. It is the second-largest city after Raipur-Bhilai-Durg, the tricity metro of the state.
The Chhattisgarh State High Court, located at village Bodri, District Bilaspur has privileged it with the title 'Nyayadhani' of the state. The Bilaspur High Court is the largest High Court of Asia. Bilaspur is the administrative headquarters of Bilaspur District.
This city is the commercial center and business hub of North East Chhattisgarh region. It is also an important city for the Indian Railways, as it is the headquarters for South East Central Railway Zone and the Bilaspur Railway Division. Bilaspur is 3rd cleanest and 4th longest railway station in India. Approximately 20% of the total earnings of Indian railways come from South East Central Railway. Bilaspur is also the headquarters of South Eastern Coalfields Limited.Bilaspur is known for its aromatic rice variety named Doobraj rice, handloom woven colourful soft Kosa silk saris. Its well known for its rich, varied and colorful culture. The local cuisine is well known for samosas of nitti and parotha of chikka.
This ancient monument of the Fort of Bahadurpur is situated in one of the highest point of the district near Tepra Village. Fort of Bahadurpur is at a distance of 40-kms from Bilaspur.
This fort of Sariun became significant during the truggle between the erstwhile State of Bilaspur and Kangra at the time of minority rule of Mohan Chand.It is at a distance of about 58-kms.from Bilaspur.
Located in Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh, Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1975 and covers an area of 552 sq km. It is set in the beautiful sal forests of the Malkal Hills. Tiger, leopard, bison, spotted deer, blue bull, sloth bear, python, gaur, chital, wild bear, striped hyena, jackal, Indian wild dog, sambar, four-horned antelope and chinkara are the common fauna found in the sanctuary.
Gobind Sagar is named after the last guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh.Gobind Sagar lake one of the most important place of interest in Bilaspur, is a huge reservoir on the Sutlej river. It spreads over an area of 170 sq km and its length extends up to 90 km.
Kandrour Bridge at a distance of about 8kms from Bilaspur is one of the highest bridges in the world and it also ranks first in Asia. It took nearly 6 years to construct this bridge. The bridge is about 280 meters with a breadth of about seven meters and the height above the lowest river bed below is about 80 meters.
This fish farm is situated on the road towards Mandi and it is at a distance of about 15kms from Bilaspur.Deoli Fish Farm was established n the year 1962 spreading over an area of about 4.4 hectares. The farm houses two big brood stock tanks and 14 nursery ponds.