Bilaspur

Bilaspur was earlier a princely state called Kahlur. It was founded by Chandela Rajputs in 7th century who claimed their descent from Chanderi rulers in Madhya Pradesh.  is mostly famous for Govind Sagar Lake on the Sutlej River which is the reservoir for the Bhakra Nangal Dam project. The road bridge on this lake at Kandraur is highest of its kind in Asia (second highest bridge). Bilaspur is situated in hilly terrain of Shivalik range lower Himalayas.

GETTING THERE:

  • By Road: Chandigarh via Kiratpur is 130 Km and Shimla is 86 Km from Biiaspur.
  • By Rail : The nearest broad gauge railhead at Chandigarh 130 Km. and Kiratpur Sahib is 65 Km away and the nearest narrow gauge train station at Shimla is 86 Km. The nearest broad gauge railhead at Chandigarh 130 Km & Kiratpur Sahib is 65 Km away and the nearest narrow gauge train station at Shimla is 86 Km.
  • By Air : The nearest Airports at Kullu is 136 Km, Shimla (Jubbar Hatti) is 95 Km and Chandigarh is 130 Km.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

  • Swarghat: (1220 m) Marking the entry point to the popular Kullu Manali circuit, Swarghat on the Chandigarh Manali highway is an ideal stopover destination. More details.
  • Bilaspur town: (673 m) overlooks Bhakra Nagal dam project. The old town was submerged when the dam was constructed. More details.

Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Bilaspur

Rest House/

Circuit House Location

PWD Division/ Booking Office

STD Code

Phone Number

e-Mail ID

Distance from Booking Office

No. of Suites

Rest House at Ghumarwin E.E. Ghumarwin

01978

255281

ee-ghu-hp@nic.in

01.00

5

Rest House at Bharari E.E. Ghumarwin

01978

255281

ee-ghu-hp@nic.in

16.00

2

Rest House at Berthin E.E. Ghumarwin

01978

255281

ee-ghu-hp@nic.in

12.00

2

Rest House at Jhandutta E.E. Ghumarwin

01978

255281

ee-ghu-hp@nic.in

15.00

3

Rest House at Talai E.E. Ghumarwin

01978

255281

ee-ghu-hp@nic.in

32.00

2

Circuit House at Bilaspur D.C. Bilaspur

01978

224155

dc-bil-hp@nic.in

Local

8

Rest House at Sh. Naina Devi E.E. Divn No. II

01978

222551

ee-bil2-hp@nic.in

70.00

12

Rest House at Namhol E.E. Divn No. II

01978

222551

ee-bil2-hp@nic.in

25.00

3

Rest House at Sarkaghat E.E. Divn No. II

01978

222551

ee-bil2-hp@nic.in

45.00

2

Rest House at Bilaspur E.E. Divn No. I

01978

222550

ee-bil1-hp@nic.in

Local

8 and 2