Bilsapur and its surroundings are home to the temples built in the 10th and 11th Century by the Kalachuri dynasty. Amarkantak is also near where the River Narmada originates.
Ratanpur - The old capital of the Chhattisgarh state - Ratanpur, is situated approximately 25 km away from Bilaspur hqrs. on Katghora Road . According to the local people, it had an important place in all four Yugas. As per its tourism importance, there is an old fort which is till date in good condition. There is good attractive old sculpture on the stone over the frame of Ganesha gate. On the frame of this gate Idols of River Ganga-Jamuna can be seen. On entrance are glimpses of the Tandav Dance of Lord Shivji and statue of Brahma and Vishnu.
Biriyani from Madrasi Restaurant, opposite Old High Court, is excellent.
Ratanpur, nearly 25 km away from the main city, home to Kanti Deul (Temple), is a good historical and religious place to see
Malhar, 40 km away, contains another great, more ancient Hindu temple
Amarkantak is 80 km away
Menpat is 250 km away