Jabalpur, located on the shores of river Narmada, is an industrial city picking up as a tourist destination because of its splendid ghats, waterfalls and a mild glitter of historical and cultural structures.
The town of Jabalpur is a fast expanding city with a multitude of options for sightseeing and various places of interest. A 17th century fort situated near Narmada river and a temple located near Roopnath are must-visits. Besides them, Bhedaghat-Marble Rocks and Dhuandhar Falls are the most eminent tourist attractions in Jabalpur. Balancing Rock is another site which is must see for tourists here. Jabalpur overall is a bustling city with modern amenities, lots of working class people and some British architecture along with beautiful natural landscapes. Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park are also nearby and Jabalpur can be made a central location to visit these wildlife locations."
Safe for tourists, fewer traffic jams, Easily accessible markets.
Very hot in summers, less scope for night hangouts.
Jabalpur is a popular destination for nature and history lovers. The city sees tourists from all of India but is a popular getaway for people living in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra as well.
Jabalpur has a number of well laid out restaurants as well as flavors, spices and delicacies of the streets that you should not miss. Indulge in local food items such as Bhels, Aloo-Tikki, Chaat, Dosas, Lassi, Rabri, Jalebi and more. Also try the lip-smacking 'Indian-Chinese' food available here.
All kind of accommodation options are available in Jabalpur. From budget hotels starting from as low as Rs. 400 per night to 5 star accommodation, staying in Jabalpur won't be an issue and it will suit your wallet.
Cycle Rickshaws are the best if you want to cover small distances. Taxis are also available around airport and railway station area to drop you to your hotel and help you see other areas of the city.
Day 1: Enjoy a lifetime experience in a boat on the Narmada amidst marble mountains in Bedhaghat.(most preferably in moonlight) Follow the Narmada to the Dhuandhar Falls and let the beauty of nature sink in your mind. Day 2: Explore the Madan Mahal Fort, Rani Durgavati Museum, Balancing rocks. Day 3: One may visit Pisanhari ki Madiya and Chausath Yogini temple or experience an evening arti on the Narmada in Gwarighat. Day 4: Enjoy a day out in Dumna Nature Reserve or proceed to Kanha National Park for a jungle adventure.
Located on the banks of river Narmada, the city of Jabalpur houses several mesmerizing gifts of nature and never fails to amaze a tourist. From the spectacular route of the Narmada, through the shape- shifting marble canyon to the Dhuandhar falls at Bedhaghat, or the Balancing rock which is known to withstand earthquakes of magnitude as high as 6.5, Jabalpur is a reflection of the strength and beauty of nature. The amazing creations like the Dumna Nature Reserve Park maintain this industrial city's connection with nature and are certain to ignite imaginations in the busy minds and create a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.
The city of Jabalpur has witnessed several historical events, memoirs of which transports a tourist back in time and is sure to fuel the explorer within. Once a part of the Gond empire, the history of Jabalpur, inspired by figures like Rani Durgavati is a strong evidence of the strength of Indian women. Jabalpur not only mesmerizes us through the beauty of the Kalachuri art and unique constructions like the Madan Mahal Fort but also reminds of the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi whose remains were immersed in the Narmada in Tilwara Ghat amidst pure marble on both sides.
Clubbing Jabalpur with Kanha and/or Bandhavgarh National Parks is a good idea