Bilaspur is a hill town near Shimla, famous for its forts and Gobind Sagar lake, a man-made reservoir considered the lifeline of the district.
Bilaspur, India's first planned hill station, is popularly known for its artificially made lake which is called the Gobind Sagar Lake on Sutlej River. It is a beautiful lake where one can rejuvenate and participate in water sports and fishing. Also, this lake provides water to the very famous Bhakra Nagal Dam. Bhakra Dam is the highest dam in India and it is also the highest straight gravity dam in the entire world. This dam located on the foothills of Himalaya offers spectacular views of the Gobind Sagar Lake. Apart from this, the road bridge on the Gobind Sagar Lake at Kandraur is highest of its kind in Asia.
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Easily accessible by road. A number of adventure sports are available apart from sightseeing.
Cannot be visited during the Monsoon season, as the water level of the dam increases as makes is riskier to visit the dam. Does not have its own airport and railway station.
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