Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, situated 111 km (69 mi) north of the state capital, Raipur. It is the second-largest city (after Raipur) in the state. It is the administrative headquarters of Bilaspur District.
Ratanpur is one of the most important historic towns of Chhattisgarh. Considered as the old capital of the Chhattisgarh State, Ratanpur is situated at a distance of about 25 km from Bilaspur. According to legends, Ratanpur had been an important place in all Yugas. Ratanpur is famous for its ancient Fort and a number of amazing Temples.
Khutaghat is a dam situated at 12 km. by road from Ratanpur and Located about 33 kms form bilaspur city on the Bilaspur Ambikapur National Highway it has matured into a picnic spot over the year.this dam is built on kharoon river and used for the irrigation of whole area.
Chhattisgarh Tourism Board is extensively promoting Mainpat, Chhattisgarh's only hill station as its latest happening destination. Often referred to as 'Shimla of central India', Mainpat is a picturesque hill station located close to Bilaspur.Speaking exclusively to Financial Express Online, Pallavi Shimpley, tourist officer, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, said, “Chhattisgarh offers a variety of tourist destinations. The newly opened hill station, Mainpat is one of the finest hill station in India. We are aggressively promoting this new destination throughout the nation. Bastar, Bilaspur and Raipur are well known among the tourists, but Mainpat is still an unexplored destination.