Swarghat is an ideal place for lucrative vacationers to enjoy different kinds of touring activities in Himachal Pradesh. Swarghat has once been the capital place of Raja Bilaspur which is ideally situated 40 kms away from Bilaspur at a height of 1220 m from the sea level on the Bilaspur- Chandigarh NH21. It is the most ideal location for the vacationers spend night stays since this beautiful location provides the view of the twinkling lights can be found on the plains of Punjab which is so worthy.
Swarghat is approachable through the nearest airport, the Chandigarh airport which is just 186 kms away from the location and by train the distance is just 40 kms away from the station. It is also very accessible via roads to get connected through the other cities too.
Naina Devi Temple :
It is the most attractive location for thousands of Hindu devotees. The Naina Devi temple is located 1177 m and 29 kms away from Swarghat and 69 kms from Bilaspur and is famous for its annual fair. The temple is located on the top of a triangular hillock that brings the unparalleled view of the holy Anadpur Sahib birth place of Khalsa on one side and Gobinsagar on the other side. The annual fair is held during the month of August where thousands of pilgrims throng at the Nanda Devi shrine.
It is to be believed that the well known sage Maharishi Vyaas used to roam this place from Thaneswar to Rohtang wherein the River Vyaas emerges and the famous pond called the Vyaas Kund is available. The Vyaas Goofa (cave) is located on the base of New Township where the saint, Maharishi Vyaas meditated.
Yet another remarkable location for the tourists that resides 673 m and at 40 kms away from Swarghat, Bilaspur is the famous location on the south east side of the Sutlej river in a spacious valley was once the renowned seat of the ruler of the erstwhile state now sunken in Govindsager Lake. The old Bilaspur town was founded by Rishi Ved Vyaas. This place is famous for Gobindsagar Lake that brings a variety of water sports activities including boating, water skiing, surfing, rowing etc.
Markanda is a famous shrine which is about 20 kms from Bilaspur in Tehsil Sardar and was named after the renowned Rishi Markandaya. It is to be believed in a legend that a tunnel was connected to the Vyaas Goofa and Markanda shrine where the two famous saints Markandya and Vyaas used to see each other through this sub-terrain tunnel. The tourists can also find a water spring of ancient time where Markanda fair is held annually on Baisakhi day. It is believed that this spring has some medicinal values that cures children from skin disorders.
The Bilaspur district is filled with many famous forts of ancient times that are worth visiting. Some of them are Bachhretu fort (1980m) 64 kms from Bilaspur, Baseh fort 6kms from North wards of Bachhretu fort, Kot-Kahlur fort 40kms from Bilaspur and Rattanpur fort 21 kms from Bilaspur.