How To Reach Malhar
Chhattisgarh has several cities that are important historically and have a lot of archeological significance. The town of Malhar is listed as historically important by Archeological Survey of India. There are several structures and carvings in this town that goes back in time, to about 1000 century BC or even more. Malhar is located in Bilaspur district itself and is very ancient. Due to the place being significant historically, Malhar is a prime tourist spot in Chhattisgarh. You can reach this town by several modes of transport; you can travel by air to the capital of the state and take a taxi from there onwards, you can even drive or you can take the train. Let’s have a look at some of the best ways to reach Malhar.
Chhattisgarh as a state does not have many passenger airports hence most people take a flight to the capital first. The closest airport to Malhar is Swami Vivekananda International Airport in Raipur, the state’s capital. This airport has several flight carriers working for them who transport passengers from other cities to Raipur. The flights serve passengers all over the country as well as a few locations outside the country. This is a good way to travel as travel time from any city is cut in half, but the only issue is that this airport is a little far from Malhar and is distanced at 163.9 km from the center of the town. Once you land at the airport, you can get public transportation to go to your destination in Malhar.
The small town of Malhar is very well connected by road. Since the town is in Bilaspur district which is an important district in the state, roadways and highways leading to it are well maintained. The district of Bilaspur falls on National Highway 200 with Raipur and Raigarh on either side. You can choose to drive there or you can take a bus to reach Malhar. Busses run by the state government provide trips to passengers coming to Malhar from within the state; you can take luxury AC buses from other neighbouring states as well. This is the cheapest mode of transportation to get to Malhar.
Bilaspur district is South East Central Railway’s Zonal Head Office and is well connected by rail. The main railhead in Bilaspur district that serves the area of Malhar is Bilaspur Junction Railway Station. This station is located at a distance of 30.9 km from the center of the town. This is the most convenient way to get to this ancient town due to the proximity of the place to the railway station. There are several trains that frequent this station everyday and trains are easily found if you want to go to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Rajasthan and many others. After you get off the train, you can find public transportation like taxis or buses to go to your destination in Malhar.
You can find several modes of transportation in Malhar to go sightseeing. You can travel by bus that is run by CSRTC which is the state government; these buses arrive at certain frequencies and charge a minimal fee for the ride which is very affordable. If you want to beat the crowd and have private transportation, you can always opt to take a rickshaw or a taxi. But these may be expensive depending on the duration of the journey etc. There are places where you can rent a car as well and drive it yourself; this is a great way to get around.