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Information about Jabalpur

Jabalpur is the city of marble rocks. Jabalpur was once the capital and pleasure resort of the Gond kings in 12th century AD. It was later the seat of the Kalchuri dynasty until it fell to the Marathas. The British took it in 1817 and left their mark with the cantonment residences and barracks. Today, Jabalpur is an important local centre. Jabalpur is known all over the world for the marble rocks and Dhuandhar Falls. During summers, the temperature in Jabalpur ranges from 35 to 45 Degree Celsius and in winters, it ranges from 5 to 20 degree Celsius. The best season to visit Jabalpur is from October to March.

Tourist Attractions in Jabalpur

The main tourist attraction in Jabalpur are the Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks. The other attractions are Hathi-Ka-Paon (Elephant’s Foot Rock), Monkey’s Leap edge, Chausath Yogini Mandir, Madan Mahal Fort, Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum and Tilwara Ghat. There are also Jain temples.

Dhuandhar Falls
Beraghat is the beautiful place, not far from Jabalpur. At Beraghat, the Narmada flows through a 5 km. long gorge. On its both sides are towering white marble cliffs. Below the gorge, flows the Dhuandhar Falls. The Dhuandhar Falls literally means the smoky falls.

Marble Rocks

The Marble Rocks are situated 24 km from Jabalpur at Beraghat. These rocks rise to 30 m and stand on either side of the 5 km. gorge through which the Narmada river flows. These rocks produce a magical effect in moonlight. It is an exciting and unforgettable experience to row past the Marble Rocks on a full-moon night. The silence of the night is broken by the soft plop of the boatman’s oars. The waters of the river reflect the moon at night. Recently the Marble Rocks have been flood-lit by the Department of Tourism. Boats are also available for boating. Cheap marble carvings are also available at the site.

Chausath Yogini Mandir
Chausath Yogini Mandir is a 10th century temple with stone carvings. According to the legend, it was connected to the Gond queen Durgavati’s palace by an underground passage.

Madan Mahal Fort 
The Madan Mahal Fort was built by Madan Shah, the Gond ruler.

Excursions from Jabalpur

Bandhavgarh National Park
The Bandhavgarh National Park is situated about 170 km from Jabalpur. This park covers an area of 105 square km and situated in the Vindhya hills. The main wild animals are tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital, muntjac, nilgai, chinkara and wild pigs. Bandhavgarh is also known as the place where the white (albino) tiger originated. The tigers at Bandhavgarh have normal coloured coasts. There are also many woodland birds. There are also interesting cave shrines scattered around the park as well as archaeological remains of a fort believed to be 2,000 years old.

Mandla is situated about 97 km from Jabalpur in the south-east along the Narmada valley. Mandla was the capital of the ancient Gond Kingdom of Garha-Mandla early in the Christian era. Later, the Gond Queen Rani Durgavati took her life when her army was cornered by the forces of the Mughal Viceroy Asaf Khan in 1564. The Marathas took it and when Mandla was transferred to the British. In 1818, the Maratha garrison refused to surrender. General Marshall stormed it in March 1818. The fort has been since taken over by the jungles. The fort was built in the late 17th century and is surrounded on three sides by the Narmada River. There are various temples and ghats in the town. 

How to get here

By Air:
Gwalior is connected by Indian Airlines flights with Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Indore. The airport is situated about 12 km from the city centre.

By Rail:
Gwalior is situated on the Central Railway line between Delhi, Mumbai and the Chennai-Delhi. It is directly connected by rail with Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Jhansi and Agra.

By Road:
Gwalior is accessible on the NH3 (Agra-Mumbai) and on the State Highway from Jhansi. It is connected by road to Shivpuri, Indore, Ujjain, Agra, Jabalpur, Jhansi and Khajuraho.


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