Kahlur (also known as Bilaspur), covering an area of 1173 km², and currently a part of
Himachal Pradeshstate, was one of the Princely states of Indiaduring the period of the British Raj. The state was founded in/ around 697by Kahal Chand. Kahal Chand had built a fort, which was named after him, and was called Kahlur fort. Another ruler of the state, Dip Chand founded Bilaspur, and made the place as his capital. Thereafter, the state acquired the name of Bilaspur. The state was acceded to India on 12th October 1948.
* [http://www.uq.net.au/~zzhsoszy/ips/b/bilaspur.html Kahlur (Bilaspur) - the Princely state]
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