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Bilaspur (Chattisgarh)

State: 

Bilaspur, situated on the banks of River Arpa, is the second largest city of Chhattisgarh. It is also popularly referred "Dhaan Ka Katora" (bowl of rice) for it is one of the largest producers of paddy in the country. It is also known for its kosa silk.

History: 

Originally Bilaspur belonged to the Kalchuri dynasty of Ratanpur.The city of Bilaspur became significant during the invasion of Marathas in 1741.After Bilaspur came under the control of Marathas it suffered the atrocities of the harsh and extortionist Maratha rule for a period of sixty years. Finally after the death of the last Maratha ruler Bilaspur came under the control of the British East India Company.

The city was taken over by the British East India Company of Great Britain in the year 1854 when the then ruler of the region of the Mahratta kingdom died heirless.

Accessibility: 

Air: There are no scheduled flights to Bilaspur.The most comfortable way of reaching Bilaspur is by taking the flight to Raipur that connect the Chattisgarh capital to the other major cities like Delhi, Nagpur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Visakhapatnam.

Rail: Indian Railways connect Bilaspur to cities in Chhattisgarh and the rest of the country. Well-planned railway network links Bilaspur to cities like Bhopal, Indore, Nagpur, Kochi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Road: Bilaspur is linked to Mumbai and Kolkata by the National Highway network. Regular buses and taxis ply to and from the nearby towns and cities in Chattisgarh and neighbouring states.

Shopping: 

The shopping list in Bilaspur would include brassware, metal works, antiques and jewelry. The list is not complete without items like woodcrafts and bamboo crafts, Bell metal items, Wrought iron items, Terracotta, Stone-sculpting and Cotton fabrics which are easily available in any private shops and government emporium. Bilaspur is known for its Kosa silk sarees and dress materials. The tourists attraction in shopping mainly includes hand woven fabric, Pithora paintings, colored beads and chunky jewellery, Dokra metal animals and figurines, carved woodwork are some special things available.

Accommodation: 

1.City Mall Vikash Pvt Ltd / Krish Hotels Pvt Ltd
SH 26, Mungeli Road, Near Minocha Colony
Bilaspur
097 132 62000

2.HOTEL ROHIT
juni lane, BILASPUR
07752 420707

3.Hotel Ajit
Telipara, Bilaspur

4.Circuit House, Bilaspur
District Bilaspur, Bilaspur
Chhattisgarh

5.Hotel The Lake View, Bilaspur
Bilaspur, Bilaspur
Chhattisgarh

Attractions: 

Baisakhi

The Baisakhi is a seasonal festival. It is celebrated all over the district by all the classes of people. Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs celebrate it. It falls on the first day of Baisakh on the 13th of April. People put on new clothes and prepare halwa and other tasty dishes. A fair is held at many important places.

Gugga Fair

This fair is held to commemorate Gugga, a Hindu Rajput young prince who overcame his enemies heroically. It is generally believed that the worships of Gugga saves from the danger from the snakes. Group of singers praise the heroic deeds of Gugga.It is celebrated in the month of August.

Nalwari Fair

This fair falls in the month of March and is celebrated for a week. This is attached with the cattle wealth.

District: 
Bilaspur
STD Code: 
07752
Termperature: 
Summer 30-45°C, Winter 10-25°C
Best time to visit: 
August to March
Famous For: 
Bilaspur is known for its kosa silk and the quality of its rice.