Situated in the Satluj valley Bilaspur district has its borders with Hamirpur, Mandi and Solan districts and Punjab to its south. Bilaspur town is the head quarters of Bilaspur district. There are seven hill ranges in Bilaspur district - Naina Devi, Kot, Jhanjiar, Tiun, Bandla, Bahadurpur and Rattanpur that is why Bilaspur district was known as Satdhar Kahloor in the princely times.
Bilaspur is home to Himachal Aero Adventure Institute which runs para gliding courses in Bandla Dhar. The institute is blessed with a unique location with the Bandla top serving as a take off site and banks of Gobindsagar lake offering a safe landing spot at Luhnu. Thanks to the location Bilaspur offer almost eight hours of flying time.
Fort Kotkahlur is located in in Naina Devi hill. Fort Kotkahlur is a square structure built of stones, each side about thirty meters long and as much high. The fort is in ruins now.
Gobind Sagar is a 90 km long reservoir of the Bhakra dam spread over an area of 168.35 km. Thanks to the Gobind Sagar resevoir Bilaspur is emerging as a adventure sports destination. In October and November, when the water level of the reservoir is high Tourism and Civil Aviation department organizes water - skiing, sailing and kayaking. Luhnu on the banks of the Gobind Sagar reservoir in the landing site for the paragliders taking off from Bandla top. Gobind Sagar is also a water fowl refuge and hosts a variety of water and shore birds.
Shri Naina Devi Ji
Shri Naina Devi Ji is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths where limbs of Sati is believed to have fell on earth. Shri Naina Devi temple is located about 70 kms from Bilaspur town on NH21. There is a cable car that moves pilgrims from the base to the temple.