Bilaspur is also one of the beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. There are so many ancient temples and forts in Bilaspur which were built a long time ago. There are some beautiful scenic places that you can visit. National Highway 3 which runs between Chandigarh and Manali passes through Bilaspur. Some of the tourist attractions in Bilaspur and nearby areas apart from the Naina Devi Temple are as follows :-
Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam located on the Sutlej River in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the highest dams in the world, standing at a height of 225 meters. There are two dams called Bhakra Dam and Nangal Dam, which are located close to each other, and together they are called Bhakra Nangal Dam. The dams provides water to the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh.
The dam generates hydroelectric power and is a major source of irrigation for the surrounding agricultural lands. The dam is also a popular tourist spot and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Gobind Sagar Lake
Gobind Sagar Lake is a man-made reservoir located in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. It was created by the construction of the Bhakra Dam on the Sutlej River.
The lake offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is a popular spot for water sports and fishing. The lake is also a bird-watching paradise, with over 50 species of migratory birds visiting it during the winter months. In summer, you can also view the submerged temples here.
Kandrour bridge is located 8 kilometers from Bilaspur on National Highway No-88 across the river Satluj. Its construction was started in April,1959 and was completed in 1965.
The span of the bridge is about 280 meters with a breadth of about seven meters and the height above the lowest river bed below is about 80 meters. This bridge provides a link between Bilaspur, Ghumarwin and Hamirpur district, and is a marvelous engineering feat.
Baba Balak Nath Temple
Baba Balak Nath Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu saint Baba Balak Nath, who is believed to have lived in the area in the 8th century.
The temple is visited by thousands of devotees every year, who come to seek the blessings of the saint.
Laxami Narayan Mandir
Out of the many temples in Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh, one of the most famous is Laxmi Narayan Mandir. Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi are the main deities of Laxmi Narayan Mandir.
The architecture of this temple is its most eye-catching sight. The temple is made of white marble and wooden pillars. There are idols of other gods and goddesses like Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, etc.
Rukmini Kund is a pond that was named after a woman called Rukmini, who sacrificed herself for a noble cause. It is said that there was sever draught and famine in Bilaspur area. The King of Bilaspur got his daughter-in-law walled up on the orders of his Kul Devi.
It is believed that because of this sacrifice there is nowater shortage in Bilapur area till this day. The water from Rukmini Kund can heal physical ailments. There is also a small temple and bathing area for the devotees. The entire area around Rukmini Kund is surrounded by lush greenery and natural beauty.
Vyas Cave is an old cave on the Sutlej river and is a popular tourist spot in Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh. According to locals, Sage Vyas, who wrote the epic Mahabharata, meditated in this cave for some days.
Vyas Cave or Vyas Gufa is one of the most ancient places in Bilaspur. The cave is enclosed with pine and Juniper forests. There is a small temple near the entrance of the cave. The nearby attractions include Kalapani spring, Kali Mandir, Gunji, and Budhi.