Location : North of Narmada Basin in MP
Known As : Pleasure Resort
Most Famous Ruler : Queen Durgavati
Best Time To Visit : October - March
|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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Jabalpur
Jabalpur - The Land of the Arab Rocks
Climb Your Way to Chausat Yogini Temple
Jabalpur's Fidelity to Queen Durgavati
Attractions to Make you Go Wild
Shopping in Jabalpur - Special Experience
of Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan Tour With Splendorous Taj
Glorious Golden Triangles (I & II)
Mahal - Agra