Bilaspur , Chhattisgarh
Historical, Heritage, City
Bilaspur is located in the newly formed state of Chattisgarh and is a unique blend of nature, wildlife, tribal life, history and religion. Most of the city had been unexplored for a several years. The city is gaining popularity as a tourist destination as the government is taking an initiative to build the infrastructure and promote the unexplored sites. The city offers many activities to the tourist like sightseeing, nature walks and bird watching.
Bilaspur city has more than 42% of the area under forests, which makes it the best place to house national parks and sanctuaries. These wildlife sanctuaries are a home to animals like leopards, gaur, chital, Bengal tigers, striped hyena, four-horned antelope, chinkara and black buck. The unrivaled feel of adventure and thrill that the jungle offers has to be experienced to believe. The origin of the city can be traced to somewhere around 400 years ago. The city offers a unique experience to the shopper; you can buy beautiful handmade kosa silk sarees or try the delicious Doobraj rice, which is cultivated here. The city is also a major spot for the red stone mining. Each year the city witnesses hundreds of tourists coming here in November for the famous Rout festival. The city has been an interest for Archeological lovers, who have been able to discover some of the most beautiful sites after evacuation. There are still several places in the city, which remain unexplored.