Must-see places in and around Bilaspur


Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh has slowly evolved into a tourist destination. It is known for its rich culture and high quality Kosa silk. The popularity that Chhattisgarh has gained for being the “rice bowl of India” can be attributed to Bilaspur. It is nestled in the eastern part of Chhattisgarh and is a city of immense historical and cultural significance. If you need a break from the coastal city of Visakhapatnam, Chhattisgarh is the place to be. Jagdalpur is another popular tourist destination in the state. With many must-see historical places in and around Bilaspur, you should already plan your trip from Visakhapatnam.

How to reach Bilaspur?

The ideal way to reach Bilaspur from Visakhapatnam is by train, which will take you around 13 hours. If you plan to fly, the nearest airport is at Raipur, about 2 hours drive from Bilaspur. If you plan to take a long drive, you can also stop at the beautiful hill station of Araku. The trip takes about 13 hours.

Bilaspur is the headquarters of the South Eastern Central Railway. Bilaspur Railway Station is also one of the heritage buildings which is a must see tourist attraction.

Must-see places in and around Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

#1 Temple of Devrani-Jethani

The Devrani Jethani temple is located in Tala, Bilaspur. It represents the remains of two ancient sanctuaries located a few meters from each other. According to legend, they were built for the wives of the two royal brothers. The term Devrani-Jethani refers to sisters-in-law. Architectural brilliance signifies the glory of ancient times. There is also a small museum inside the temple that will take you back in time.

#2 Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

Visakhapatnam to Chhattisgarh Travel Guide: Must-See Places in and Around BilaspurLocated 55 km from Bilaspur, this tiger reserve and wildlife sanctuary was established in 1975. Bilaspur apart from having brilliant monuments is also home to several amazing natural flora and fauna. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh and home to various species of animals such as leopards, Bengal tigers and wild bison. This is a must visit place on this trip.

#3 Ratanpur

Ratanpur, located 25 km away, has a plethora of temples. This place is known for its historical and archaeological importance. Mahamaya Temple and Mahadev Temple are known for their architectural brilliance. The lake at the edge of the temple is a pleasant place to spend your evenings. There is also an ancient fort in Ratnapur which is a must see tourist destination. It would be an awesome place to explore.

#4 Malhar

Named after Lord Shiva, this city is popular for its Shiva temples. Located at a distance of 40 km, Malhar was once the capital of Chhattisgarh. The place is now renowned for its archaeological sites. Some of the most important temples here are Pataleshwar temple, Devri temple and Dindeshwari temple.

#5 Raigarh

Visakhapatnam to Chhattisgarh Travel Guide: Must-See Places in and Around BilaspurWhat sets this town apart are the many cave paintings in the surrounding area. Located 3 hours drive away is this beautiful city which is a must visit place if you find yourself in this city. The spectacular Kailash Gufa is one of the main attractions.

Comment below with other must-see places in and around Bilaspur, if you have ever visited Chhattisgarh, from Visakhapatnam.


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