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BILASPUR
Himachal TourismLocation :  Himachal Pradesh
Altitude:
   670m
Places Of Interest: Vyas Cave, Swarghat, Bhakra Dam, Nanina Devi
Best Time To Visit: July To September

Bilaspur formerly the seat of the ruler of the State is now submerged in the Gabind Sagar,it was situated on the south east side of the Satluj. Bilaspur Township is situated just above the old town of Bilaspur at an height of 670m. above in sea level. The new Bilaspur Township can be truely described as the first planned hill town of the country. The pleasure of a visit will be enhanced manifold when a motor launch is preferred as the means of travel, gliding through cool and enchanting waters of the lake.The Nalwari or annual cattle fair is held at Bilaspur for four or five days in March / April, the occasion is marked by wrestling and other amusements. Cattle are brought from Nalagarh and neighboring parts of Punjab.

The ancient Lakshmi Narayan and Radheyshyam temples, along with the Vyas Gufa, escaped being submerged by the swirling water of the dam as modern man's monument to nature clashed with the old. The Satluj, which rises in the snows of the Tibet, after crossing the Dhauladhar in the lower regions of the Himalayas above

Rampur, create wide terraces, in the highly developed and populated town of Bilaspur. The 225m high Bhakra dam is the highest in the world. A link with the past is still provided by Nalwari, the most important fair of Bilaspur, which is held every year in the third week of March.

APPROACH
Rail:
The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Kiratpur Sahib and nearest narrow gauge railway station is at Shimla, which are connected by regular bus services.

Road: Bilaspur is approachable by road from Shimla and Chandigar.
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