©

Bhilai trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Holiday Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Bhilai

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Chhattisgarh  /  Durg District  /  Bhilai
Shopping Museums
Bhilai is a city in the district of Durg, Chhattisgarh, in eastern central India. The city is located 32km west of the state's capital, Raipur, on the main Howrah–Mumbai rail line, and National Highway 6. Bhilai is known for the Bhilai Steel Plant, the only manufacturer of rails in the country used by Indian Railways.EtymologyIt is believed that the name "Bhilai" has been coined from the Bhil tribe which originally inhabited this region and continues to dwell in the nearby forests till date. As per another story, the city adopted the name of a nearby village Bhilai Gaon.HistoryNot much is known about the past of this town. Bhilai was ruled by the Haihaivanshi Rajput clan in the 12th century. The Rajputs were defeated by the Bhonsle dynasty in 1740 and the city became a part of the Maratha empire. In 1853, the East India Company overthrew the Marathas in the region.The city remained a part of the British Empire until India gained independence on August 15th, 1947. Post independence, the city shot into prominence following the establishment of the Bhilai Steel Plant. The plant was constructed with aid from the Soviet Union. Work on the plant began in 1950 and was finally completed in 1959. Bhilai Steel Plant was inaugurated by the first Indian President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Explore the family-friendly attractions of Bhilai and add them to your vacation plans using our India travel itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bhilai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bhilai

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Best Deals Guaranteed

Recently planned trips to Bhilai

5 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA May, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA December, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA December, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Chhattisgarh BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bhilai BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bhilai BY A USER FROM INDIA May, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: May, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans