Welcome to Chhattisgarh….The Land of Surprises, Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District, in the state of Chhattisgarh. It is the second largest city of the state with a population of 9 lakhs approximately and is the headquarters of Bilaspur District. It is located 111 km North of the state capital of Raipur. Bilaspur City runs under the administration of 'Bilaspur Municipal Corporation (BMC)'.
Bilaspur is known for Aromatic Doobraj rice, Rich Cuisine,Handloom woven soft colorful Kosa silk sarees and for its rich varied and colorful culture.
The city celebrates all the major festivals of India. There are some local festivals such as the colorful Rout Dance (November), Harley,and Pola.
REGIONAL ACCSESS ROUTE
RAIL ROUTE ACCESS – 719 Kms from Kolkata
AIRPORT ACCSESS – 132 kms at Raipur
NEIBOURHOOD - It's divided by the winding Arpa River. The nearby villages of Ratanpur and Malhar are known for their ancient, intricately carved Hindu temples. To the north, Khutaghat Dam is framed by hills. Northwest of the city, there is Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Amarkantak is a pilgrim town in Anuppur just a hundred miles from Bilaspur and is easily motorable. The Amarkantak region is a unique natural heritage area and is the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges, with the Maikal Hills being the fulcrum. This is where the Narmada River, the Son River and Johila River emerge it’s also famous for its flora and fauna.
Bandhavgarh National Park This bio diverse park is known for its large population of Royal Bengal tigers, especially in the central Tala zone. Other animals include white tigers, leopards and deer. The mix of tropical forest, Sal trees and grassland is home to scores of bird species, including eagles. To the south are the remains of the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort, reachable through road and rail… it’s a real treat for adventure lovers.
Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is just 50 odd kilometers away from our Hotel. It was established in 1975, under the provisions of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, and declared a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger, in 2009. It is a part of the Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve. The sanctuary is home to the Bengal tiger, Indian Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Striped Hyena, Indian Jackal, Sloth Bear, Ussuri Dhole, Sambar, Nilgai, Four-horned Antelope, Chinkara, Blackbuck, Indian Muntjac and Wild Boar, four varieties of Monkeys among other species.
Malhar This temple city is 40 kms from the town is famous for its historical significance as Chinese Historian Xuanzang visited this place.
Korba the power capital of India along with Durg, Bhillai, Raigarh and Raipur which are within a very short distance from Bilaspur and is accessible by road easily, Business Travelers thus find Bilaspur to be an ideal location to make it a centre to reach out to these cities as it falls in a short radiant.
Kanan Pendari Large, popular zoo featuring a variety of animals such as peacocks, hippopotamus, lions & tigers.
Mahamaya Temple This temple dedicated to dual Goddess Lakshmi & Saraswati, located in Ratanpur and is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas, shrines of Shakti, the divine feminine, spread across India.