Located at an hour's drive away from Jabalpur, history has to offer one of its oldest religious sites - the Chausath Yogini Temple near Bhedaghat region. Chausath translates to sixty-four in English and the name has a direct relation to the structure of the temple. There are exactly 64 carved figures of Yoginis, each one in her own designated shrine, skirting the inner wall of the circular premises of the temple.
Distance from Jabalpur: 256 km
Narmada Ghat is another off-beat destination in close proximity to the town of Maheshwar surrounded with lush green environs. It is a nice spot for picnicking and to enjoy a day off from all the worries and stress one has. It is located on the banks of river Narmada and is one of the many places constructed by Rani Ahilyabai.
Distance from Jabalpur: 608 km
Prettily nestled on the top of a rocky hill, the Madan Mahal Fort was built by Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah in the year 1116 AD. This fort dominates the skyline and provides a panoramic view of the town and the country side around it.
Distance from Jabalpur: 7 km
Pisanhari Ki Madiya is a Jain pilgrimage centre located amidst lush greenery in mesmerising hilly region near Netaji Subhash Chandra Medical College in Jabalpur. The temple is revered by the Digambara sect of Jainism and is considered at least 500 years old. The shrine can be reached by climbing a flight of 150 steps and also has accomodation facilities for pilgrims.
Distance from Jabalpur: 8 km
Bollywood fans, rejoice! For this is exactly the place where Shahrukh Khan wooed Kareena Kapoor in one of his films - Ashoka. The humongous limestone and magnesium rocks flank the river Narmada giving it the tourists an ethereal view of the many scenic locales that Bhedaghat has to offer.
Distance from Jabalpur: 26 km
Only water park in Jabalpur, this is a fun water park for children and teenagers. The fees are around Rs.100 per person and the timings are around midday to 5pm.
Distance from Jabalpur: 12 km
Bargi Dam is a massive dam constructed on the river Narmada near Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Besides irrigation projects and power generation, the dam is also used for tourism purposes. The backwaters of the dam have been changed into a lake; boating and other water activities are practised there. A gorgeous resort has also been established at the site.
Distance from Jabalpur: 33 km
The Balancing Rock formations of Jabalpur, which are basically eroded volcanic rock formations have also survived earthquakes of magnitude up to 6.5 on Richter scale. It is believed by the local people that nothing can disrupt the balance of these rocks.
Distance from Jabalpur: 6 km
Formerly a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewa, this National Park is world-renowned as a tiger reserve. The Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is a beautiful forest with wildlife and vegetation in abundance. Bandhavgarh is known to have the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world and the frequent sightings of royal tigers make this national park a must-visit for all wildlife enthusiasts.
Distance from Jabalpur: 171 km
Best Time: October to June
Dhuandhar falls are a located in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. These falls cascade from a height of 30 meters and truly justify their name - i.e. Dhuan, which means smoke in Hindi and Dhar - Which means a steady stream of water. The beautiful falls are also one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jabalpur.
Distance from Jabalpur: 19 km
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