A picturesque town blessed with abundant natural beauty, Bilaspur is located in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh in the Bilaspur district. It is situated on the banks of the River Sutlej in the outer hills. Founded in the year 1663, it is a highly developed city and the district covers an area of 1167 sq km. The newly formed Bilaspur Township can be best described as the first planned hill town of the country.
Bilaspur travel guide is full of references to the mesmerizing sceneries and cultural heritage. The city is popular for its Gobind Sagar Lake, Bhakra Dam, Naina Devi Temple, serves as a major attraction among tourists. Bilaspur was known as Kahlur and was the capital of a princely state established in the 7th century. The state of Himachal Pradesh afterwards changed into a royal state of British India under the authority of the British province of Punjab.
The Guru of Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur went to the city to participate in the condolence of Raja Dip Chand of Bilaspur on May 13, 1665. On July 1 1954, Bilaspur was made a district of Himachal Pradesh state under the act of the Indian Parliament.