city in Chhattisgarh state of India
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Bilaspur is the second-largest city in Chhattisgarh, India after the capital, Raipur.

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Bilaspur Junction Railway Station

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Bilaspur is well connected with the big four metropolitan cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata — and to other major cities via rail and road.

Bilaspur Railway station platform number 1
  • 1 Bilaspur Junction railway station. Served by several express trains, including a Vande Bharat Express from Nagpur.    

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The nearest airport is Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur.

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  • Amarkantak is also near where the River Narmada originates.
  • The temples built in the 10th and 11th centuries by the Kalachuri dynasty.
  • Ratanpur - The old capital of the Chhattisgarh state - Ratanpur, is about 25 km away on Katghora Road. According to the local people, it had an important place in all four Yugas. As per its tourism importance, there is an old fort which is till date in good condition. There is good attractive old sculpture on the stone over the frame of Ganesha gate. On the frame of this gate Idols of River Ganga-Jamuna can be seen. On entrance are glimpses of the Tandav Dance of Lord Shivji and statue of Brahma and Vishnu.

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Kosa Silk

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Biriyani from Madrasi Restaurant, opposite Old High Court, is excellent.

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Good hotels include Aananda Imperial, East Park, Hotel Intercity and Jeet International.

  • 1 Courtyard by Marriott, Citymall 36, Mangla Chowk, +91 7752 432222. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. The 4-star hotel has 98 rooms on three floors. It had seven meeting rooms, making it suitable for business travellers.

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Kanti Deul
  • Amarkantak — is 117 km away
  • Malhar — 31 km away, contains another great, more ancient Hindu temple
  • Mainpat — is 250 km away
  • Ratanpur — nearly 25 km away from the main city, home to Kanti Deul (Temple), is a good historical and religious place to see
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