Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, situated 114 km (70.83 miles) north of the state capital, Raipur. With a population of 331,030, it is the fourth largest city in the state.
The Chhattisgarh State High Court, located at village Bodri, District Bilaspur is the administrative headquarters of Bilaspur District. This city is the commercial center and business hub of North East Chhattisgarh region. It is also an important city for the Indian Railways, as it is the headquarters for South East Central Railway Zone and the Bilaspur Railway Division. Bilaspur is 3rd cleanest and 4th longest railway station in India. Bilaspur is also the headquarters of South Eastern Coalfields Limited.
Bilaspur is known for its aromatic rice variety named Doobraj rice, handloom woven colourful soft Kosa silk saris