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Location : North of Narmada Basin in MP
Known As : Pleasure Resort
Most Famous Ruler : Queen Durgavati
Best Time To Visit : October - March
Madan Mahal Fort in Jabalpur
Madan Mahal Fort in Jabalpur

To See : Temples, Museums, Monuments.
Also Known As : City of Rocks.
Famous Temples : Chausat Yogini Temple - for Images of Goddess Durga, Tripur Sundari Temple, Pisanhari ki Madiya (Jain Temple).
Must See : Beautiful Images of Mala Devi or Laxmi at Mala Devi Temple Built in the 12th century.
Most Famous Museum : Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum - See Collection of Sculptures, Inscriptions and Prehistoric Antiquity.
Other Attractions : Tilwara Ghat, Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath.
Famous Fort : Madan Mahal Fort - Situated on a Hilly Rock.
Getting Around : Marble Rocks and Dhuandhar Waterfall - 21 kms, Kanha National Park - 160kms, Bandhavgarh National park - 197 kms.
Must Visit : The Tilwara Ghat Point From Where the Ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were Immersed in River Narmada.
Important Distances : Satna (189 km), Varanasi (505 km), Bhopal (336 km), Indore (98 kms), Dhar  40 kms.
Shopping Options : Chanderi and Maheshwari Saris, Toys and Terracotta Items.
Don't Miss : Trekking and Climbing Your Way to the Chausat Yogini Temple - for a Scenic View of the City.
Staying Options : Gulzar Towers, Hotel Kalchuri, Hotel Prestige Princess, Hotel Rishi Regency, Hotel Satya Ashok.
Getting There : Air - Dumma is the airport that is located at a distance of 20 kms and is connected to all the important airports in India.
Rail - Jabalpur is well Connected with all Metros and most of the Places. The Railway Station is Located North of the Civil Lines area.
Road - At the west of Napier town is a Bus Terminal which connects Jabalpur to Bhopal, Indore, Satna, Nagpur and Raipur.

Jabalpur - India's Arab

Come to Jabalpur  the pleasure resort of the Madhya Pradesh that invites the tourist with its crystalline marble rocks, waterfalls, horn of plenty wildlife and immense heritage to imbrue you into the culture of the city. The presence of the marble rocks has earned this city the title of 'city of rocks' from the great Arab saint, Jabali Pattanam or Jabal. Jabalpur is one of the largest cities of Madhya Pradesh located on the sacred Narmada River banks. Snuggled up in a rocky basin around the low hills this township is located just north of the Narmada Basin.
The best time to visit and explore the richness of the land is during the winters from the month of October to March. When the weather is moderate.

History of the Historical City

The history of Jabalpur town can be traced back to the times of the Mahabharata. This city has witnesses the vicissitudes of the dynasties. Has been governed by the richest dynasties comprising the Maurya and the Gupats, this city in ancient times was the capital of the Gond rulers. From the 12th century onwards he power of bridling this massive city came under the Kalchuri rulers, then slipping into the hands of the Mughals and then the Marathas that ruled till the 19th century, after which the British took control.

This intermix of the ancient Hindu, Islamic Mughals and Marathi and then the colonial British has given this city the vibrant colors to the culture. The architectural heritage of the city is reflective of the great influences that had left their mark on the city. You should domicile this city to canvass the copiousness that this land beholds.

The Main Attractions - The Jewels of Jabalpur That Spark Your Eyes

One factor should be kept in mind that Jabalpur is an ever thriving city, so most of the tourist attractions are located around the city rather than inside, with a few exceptions. There are the famous marble rocks to lure the tourist while the Hindu and Jain temples that offers a sojourn for the pilgrims. You can visit the museums that have compiled the remains of history within them and even the national parks that will relax you from the bone-weary city exploration.

Marble Rocks in Jabalpur
Marble Rocks Near Jabalpur

Temple - Dirge Factory of Jabalpur

Chausat Yogini Temple is the most renowned temple of Jabalpur. Located idyllically on a hill top you need to climb a long flight of stairs and this pain is worth as the sight of the Narmada from atop is magnificent. Build in the 10th century, this temple was build during the rule of the Kalchuri Dynasty and has some very notable images of Goddess Durga, to whom this temple is devoted. You should notice the artistic carvings and intricate stone idols that are the prime attraction of this temple. Well besides these there is also an interesting legend associated with this temple that claims that there is an underground path that leads to the palace of Queen Durgavati's palace. Come and see if you can hunt the way.
Another famous temple is the Tripur Sundari Temple that is located at a distance of 12 kms from the main city. This is not all, there is also a celebrated Jain temple, Pisanhari ki Madiya that is located near the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College near a hill. This temple was the result of the dedication and service of a poor woman who embarked upon the construction of these clump Jain temples.

Monuments and Museums - Custodian of History

The monuments and the museums are the true speculum of the rich culture and history of the city. You must see the magnanimous fort built by the Gond ruler. This Madan Mahal Fort is situated on a hilly rock and was incepted in the year 1116 AD. This fort is very large and appears to be conversing with the sky. To see the whole city of Jabalpur is panoramic and will remind you of the bird's eye view. The Gonds were also the builder of the Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath, which fall under the heading of being a medieval construction.
Among the museum is the Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum which is merited for fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric antiquity. This museum was built to commemorate the brave queen of Jabalpur, Rani Durgavati.
Another spot that you cannot or rather should avoid is the Tilwara Ghat, the place from where the ashes of Mahatama Gandhi were immersed in the Narmada river. This is also the locus of the opening session in 1939 of the Tripuri congress.

Other Meritorious Attractions Around Jabalpur

Well when you are in Jabalpur then you cannot miss to see the marble rocks at Bhedaghat, that lies 21 kms from Jabalpur. These marble rocks are best seen during the moonlit nights when they seem to shine like crystals. Cruises are available that will take you closer to these rocks.
Just near to the site of the marble rocks is the smoke cascade or Dhuandhar waterfall that is an awesome spectacle of nature. The speed of its plunge is so vast that it is audible from a great distance as well.
Do you dare to explore the land of Rudyard Kipling, then visit the Kanha National park, 160 kms south east. Enjoy the elephant safari and at the same time sight some tigers. Another wildlife park that you can visit is Bandhavgarh National park located at a distance of 197 kms from the main city.

Shopping in Jabalpur - Pamper Yourself in the Traditions

The Arab of India, Jabalpur is a merger of the terra firma flavour and the contemporary shopping hubs. They have the old bazaar that displays the traditional handicrafts and the ethnic collection of the state, and the glassy shopping malls satisfy the vision of even the most ardent shopper. Shopping in Jabalpur is a special experience that will surely take you to the higher grade. When you are in Jabalpur first try to indulge into buying something that is invaluable and posh and the answer to your search will definitely be the exclusive traditional artifacts of the state that includes the toys and terracotta items. You should not miss buying the Chanderi and Maheshwari saris that are an exclusive of Jabalpur, and due to modern influence losing its due importance. The crafts of Jute and the silver and brass ware items should also be purchased. Go to Mrignayani, which is a government emporium for handicrafts especially jute items. The old bazaars in Jabalpur are the ideal place for the antiques and other items that are tralatitious. The vociferous chowks and the strident Galis are the perfect way to buy inexpensive items.

Getting There - Make Your Way for the Jabalpur City

This City is one of the largest in Madhya Pradesh so the fact that reaching there is not a difficult task, is inevitable. Within the city there is an airport as well as a railway station that makes the access easier. Dumma is the airport that is located at a distance of 20 kms from the main city center. It is connected to all the important airports in India. Bi-weekly (IA- Boeing ) is available from Delhi and Raipur.
Want to experience the essence of traveling via rails then the Jabalpur Railway Station is situated north of the civic lines area. It is well connected with all the metros and the important cities of India. The city offers direct trains from Satna, Bhopal, Varanasi, Mumbai, Howrah, Delhi, Secunderabad, Patna, Chennai, Cochin and other important places. Not only this if you want to commute within the state then Jabalpur has a big bus terminal that is situated at the west of Napier town. Linked through National highway 7, it connects Bhopal, Indore, Satna, Nagpur and Raipur. Government and private buses vacillate on a regular basis from Bhopal and other parts of the state.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Jabalpur

Waterfall at Bhedaghat

Jabalpur - The Land of the Arab Rocks
Jabalpur is popularly known as the 'city of rocks'. This is one of the largest city of Madhya Pradesh and offers a great opportunity for the tourist to go deep into the culture of M P State. It has immense heritage treasure that you must come to see.

Climb Your Way to Chausat Yogini Temple
This temple is worth a visit as it is the most venerated temple of the city. You need to climb a flight of stairs to reach this temple, and the view of the city from atop the temple is breathtaking. Notice the artistic carvings and intricate stone idols.

Jabalpur's Fidelity to Queen Durgavati
In Jabalpur you must visit the museum of Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum that was built to mark respect to this great lady. You must see the fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric antiquity that are housed inside the museum.

Attractions to Make you Go Wild
Besides, Jabalpur also makes an excellent excursion tour to the near by attractions of city acting as bliss in inviting tourist attention. Visit the natural wonders of marble rocks, forts, waterfalls and various wildlife parks housing diverse variety of wild animals. Without paying your visit to these archers of nature your trip will be incomplete.

Shopping in Jabalpur - Special Experience
Shopping in Jabalpur acts as a stress buster. The reverberant shops in the old bazaars are the best places to buy traditional handicrafts. There are also government emporiums that sell items at a very nickel-and-dime price. Look for Chanderi and Maheshwari saris, toys and terracotta items.

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