Bilaspur is a city and a municipal council in Bilaspur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It has an average elevation of 673 metres (2208 feet). It is hot in summer and cold in winters. It rains mostly in July to August . It lies near the reservoir of Govind Sagar on the Sutluj River. It is first major town after entering himachal on way to Manali. CLIMATE: Winters ranges from October to March or mid April, having temperature around freezing point, fog is encountered along bank of satluj. Summers ranges from April to September, temperature can go upto 44 degree sometimes.
Bilaspur was the capital of a state founded in the 7th century, and known as Kahlur after its earlier capital, or as Bilaspur after its later capital. The ruling dynasty were Chandela Rajputs, who claimed descent from the rulers of Chanderi in present-day Madhya Pradesh. The town of Bilaspur was founded in 1663. The state later became a princely state of British India, and was under the authority of the British province of Punjab.
On May 13, 1665, Guru Tegh Bahadur went to Bilaspur to attend the mourning for Raja Dip Chand of Bilaspur. The Dowager Rani Champa of Bilaspur offered to give the Guru a piece of land in her state. The Guru bought the site on payment of Rs 500 (Five Hundred Ruppees). The land consisted of the villages of Lodhipur, Mianpur and Sahota. Here on the mound of Makhowal, Guru Tegh Bahadur raised a new habitation. The ground was broken on June 19, 1665, by Baba Gurditta Randhawa. The new village was named after the Guru's mother, Nanaki. Chakk Nanaki later became famous as Anandpur Sahib.