Bilaspur – Places of Interest

Naina Devi Temple
Naina Devi Temple Naina Devi Temple is a holy place which is dedicated to Shri Naina Devi, one of the forms of Maa Shakti. The Temple is located on the top of a hill in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, Naina Devi Mandir is one amongst the 51 Shakti Peeths which is connected to the National Highway No. 21 for the facility of pilgrims. The hill can be reached through a road by vehicles and to reach the summit, one can opt for concrete steps or cable car. The temple of Naina Devi is situated nearby about 7 miles from Anandpore Sahib on Bhakra Nangal rail –line. The temple is situated on Shivalik Mountain and devotees however have to cover a distance of above 2 km on foot.

Govind Sagar
Govind Sagar Gobind Sagar is named after the last guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh.Gobind Sagar lake one of the most important place of interest in Bilaspur, is a huge reservoir on the Sutlej river. It spreads over an area of 170 sq km and its length extends up to 90 km. One of the world’s highest gravity dams, the Bhakra dam rises nearly 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. Under the supervision of the American dam-builder, Harvey Slocum, work began in the year of 1955 and was completed in 1962.

Kandrour Bridge
Kandrour Bridge Kandrour Bridge at a distance of about 8kms from Bilaspur is one of the highest bridges in the world and it also ranks first in Asia. It is across the river Satluj. Kandraur bridge is surrounded by limestone rocks. It took nearly 6 years to construct this bridge. 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.

Ratanpur
Ratanpur Though only the ruins of this fort remains now it was once of great significance corresponding to all the four yugas with grandeur and splendor. It is located at a distance of about 25kms away from Bilaspur. There are many attractive temples in Ratanpur. Little far from the palace of Ratanpur is temple of Baba Bairavnath which features a nine foot tall idol. Inside the palace of Ramtekri one can visit the temple of Ram Panchayat.

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