Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, often known as "The City of Festivals," is a city in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Places to visit

  • Devrani – Jethani Temples : Devrani and Jethani are in-law sisters. Jethani is the wife of the elder brother in Hindi, while Devrani is the wife of the younger brother. Jethani Temple is currently in a dilapidated state. The temple's structure has been destroyed, and the stones and sculptures that previously contributed strength and beauty to the temple have been scattered. The Devrani temple, or temple of the younger sister-in-law, retains its base platform as well as the stairs leading to the main shrine. The sculptures in this temple offer us a good impression of the temple's architectural splendor at the time. This temple's wide walls are beautifully carved with human and animal features, most likely to reflect scenes from life or ancient epics. The temple's top panel depicts celestial beings. Some of the sculptures on the panel below are no longer recognizable. Despite the fact that they have succumbed to the ravages of time, these temples continue to tell interesting stories about bygone eras. A tiny museum within the temple grounds houses a few statues discovered here.
  • Distance: Devrani – Jethani Temples is 27 kilometres away from Bilaspur

  • Pataleshwar Kedar Temple : Pataleshwar Kedar Temple is located in Malhar, Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district. Malhar was originally the state capital. It is one of the most sacred Hindu sites in Chhattisgarh. The temple was built in the 11th century and has retained its religious significance and spiritual allure ever since. The main feature in this temple is the Gomukhi Sivalinga, which is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple contains amazing sculptures created with great care and accuracy. The temple building has incredibly complex sculptures. The temple is an example of ancient India's rich architectural legacy.
  • Distance: PataleshwarKedar Templeis 30kilometres away from Bilaspur

  • Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary : The location is surrounded by thick, impenetrable forests that are home to rare flora and creatures. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most well-known wildlife sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh, and it is home to a variety of creatures, including leopards, Bengal tigers, and wild bison. Other animals include the chital, striped hyena, sloth bear, dhole, sambar deer, nilgai, Indian four-horned antelope, and chinkara. The wildlife sanctuary, which also functions as a tiger reserve, was founded in 1975. This sanctuary, located 55 kilometers north-west of Bilaspur and covering an area of 557 square kilometers, is doing an outstanding job of conserving Chhattisgarh's natural ecosystem.
  • Distance: Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is 78 kilometres away from Bilaspur

How to Reach

  • By Air: The nearest airport to Bilaspur is the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur, which is about 132 km away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Bilaspur.
  • By Rail: Bilaspur Junction railway station is one of the busiest railway stations in India and is well-connected to major cities across the country. Many trains pass through Bilaspur, including the Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express. You can take a train from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru to reach Bilaspur.
  • By Road: Bilaspur is well connected by road to major cities in India. The National Highway 130 passes through the city, making it easily accessible from nearby cities like Raipur, Nagpur, and Bhopal. You can take a state transport or private bus to reach Bilaspur.

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