Bilaspur is a city in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It's divided by the winding Arpa River. The nearby villages of Ratanpur and Malhar are known for their ancient, intricately carved Hindu temples. To the north, Khutaghat Dam is framed by hills. Northwest of the city, Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a tiger reserve. It's bamboo and teak forests are also home to leopards, flying squirrels and wild dogs.