TOURIST PLACES OF BILASPUR DISTRICT

 

MALHAR TALA RATANPUR KHUNTAGHAT
LAFAGARH SHIVRINARAYAN AMARKANTAK

KHARAUD

 

1 .MALHAR :-  It is famous for it's archeological importance. It is situated at 40 km. by road from
                         Bilaspur. In Malhar, so many ancient temples have been found by extraction such
                         as Pataleshwar temple, Devri temple & Dindeshwari temple. Four handed idol of
                         Lord Vishnu is also very famous. Malhar has a museum also.

                                      Nearest Airways : Raipur

                                      Nearest railway station : Bilaspur

                                      Mode of Transportation : By road from Bilaspur.

                                      Hotels : P.W.D. Resthouse, Hotels & Lodges at Bilaspur.

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2. TALA :-  It is also famous for it's archeological importance. It is situated at 30 km. by road from
                   Bilaspura at the bank of Maniyari river. In Tala two ancient temples of Fifth Century
                   have been found by extraction which are Jethani temple & Devrani temple. Devrani
                   temple is still in good condition. The main attraction of Tala is the ancient idol of Lord
                   Shiva which is also of Fifth century.

                                     Nearest Airways : Raipur     

                                     Nearest railway station : Bilaspur

                                     Mode of Transportation : By road from Bilaspur.

                                     Hotels : P.W.D. Resthouse, Hotels & Lodges at Bilaspur.

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3. RATANPUR :-  It is famous for it's historical & religious importance. It is situated at 25 km. by
                              road from Bilaspur. It was the capital of the Kalchurian kings & Marathas. Most
                              attractive visitavle places are :-

A) MAHAMAYA TEMPLE :- It was constructed
                         by Kalchurian king Ratansen. The
                         temple has a pond in front, having
                         ancient temples at the bank. It is a
                         token of religious faith of the 
                         people.

B) RAMTEK :- It is another famous temple at the peek of a mountain constructed by Maratha king
                         Bimbaji Bhonsle.


C)
BADAL MAHAL :- Beside Ramtek temple, there ia an old fort known as Badal Mahal.

                                   Nearest Airways : Raipur

                                   Nearest railway station : Bilaspur

                                   Mode of Transportation : By road from Bilaspur.

                                   Hotels : P.W.D. Resthouse, Hotels & Lodges at Bilaspur.

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4. KHUNTAGHAT :- It is a dam situated at 12 km. by road from Ratanpur and 37 km. from
                                  Bilaspur. This dam is built on Kharoon river and used for the irrigation of
                                  whole area.

                                  Nearest Airways : Raipur

                                  Nearest railway station : Bilaspur

                                  Mode of Transportation : By road from Ratanpur.

                                  Hotels : Resthouse of Irrigation dept., Hotels at Bilaspur.

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5. LAFAGARH :- It is also famous for it's historical importance. It is also known as "Chhittaurgarh
                            of Chhattisgarh". It has a fort on the highest peek of Mekaal Mountain. It is also
                            the origin point of Jatashankar river and was the first capital of the Calturian kings.

                            Nearest Airways : Raipur

                            Nearest railway station : Bilaspur

                            Mode of Transportation : By road from Bilaspur.

                            Hotels : P.W.D. Resthouse, Hotels & Lodges at Bilaspur.

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6.SHIVRINARAYAN :- It is also famous for it's religious importance. It is situated at 65 km. by
                                       road from Bilaspur. according to "Ramayan", Lord Ram has eaten the
                                      'Ber' of Shabri at this place. This place has also some ancient temples as
                                      
Narayan temple & Chandrachudeshwar temple. Shivrinarayan is also the
                                       meeting point of Mahanadi and Shivnath river.

NAR NARAYAN TEMPLE

               Nearest Airways : Raipur

               Nearest railway station : Bilaspur

               Mode of Transportation : By road from Bilaspur.

               Hotels : Hotels & Lodges at Bilaspur.

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7.AMARKANTAK :- It is also famous for it's religious importance. It is situated at 17 km. by train
                                  from Pendra Road and 140 km. from Bilaspur. Amarkantak has the origin
                                  point of holy rivers Narmada & Son. It's main visiting places are Narmada
                                  mai ka mandir, Narmada kund, Mai ki bagia etc. There are two famous and
                                  beautiful waterfalls also which are Kapildhara & Dudhdhara.

                                  Nearest Airways : Raipur

                                  Nearest railway station : Pendra Road

                                  Mode of Transportation : By road from Pendra road.

                                  Hotels : Hotels & Lodges at Amarkantak and Pendraroad.

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8.KHARAUD :- It is also famous for it's religious importance. It is situated at 70 km. by road from
                         Bilaspur. Kharaud has also so many ancient temples in which Lakshamaneshwar
                         temple and temple of Shabri made of bricks are very famous.

                                  Nearest Airways : Raipur

                                  Nearest railway station : Bilaspur

                                  Mode of Transportation : By road from Bilaspur.

                                  Hotels : Hotels & Lodges at Bilaspur.

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