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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Best time: Aug-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Jabalpur (Check Flights)


"The land of glittering Marble Rocks"

Jabalpur Tourism

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. Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park are also nearby and Jabalpur can be made a central location to visit these wildlife locations."

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Hotels in Jabalpur

Top Hotels in Jabalpur

  • Vijan Mahal

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  • OYO 3603 White Pearl Hotel

    Staring from INR 893

  • Grand Heritage Narmada Jacksons

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Jabalpur Reviews

- Use bottled water for drinking.
- Make sure you have a full day to visit Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar Falls.
- Clubbing Jabalpur with Kanha and/or Bandhavgarh National Parks is a good idea

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What's Great?

Safe for tourists, fewer traffic jams, Easily accessible markets.

What's not so Great?

Very hot in summers, less scope for night hangouts.

For Whom

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.


History of Jabalpur - A Journey Back in Time

The city of Jabalpur has witnessed several historical events, memoirs in which transports a tourist back in time and is sure to fuel the explorer within. Jabalpur is said to be named after saint Jabali Rishi. In Arabic, the word Jabal means mountains. So there is a possibility that the name of the city is also derived from here. This city was the capital of Tripura Kingdom in the 10th century and was ruled by the Hayahya. Many relics from the reign of King Ashoka were discovered in here. In the 16th century, the city was ruled by the Gonds and then taken over by the Marathas in the 17th century. The British defeated the Marathas in the 19th century and made Jabalpur the headquarter of Nerbudda territories. It also became the capital of Saugor which is the present day Sagar District and Nerbudda District. After Independence, the cantonment in the city was dedicated to army training and a vehicle factory and a gun carriage factory were also established. 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. A great deal of importance was given to make this city a famous tourist destination.

Arts and culture

Jabalpur is home to many religions from around the country. Hindi is the language which is predominantly spoken here. Marathi and Urdu are also understood widely around the city. The culture here is closely related to Hindu culture as the majority of the people living here are Hindu. Jabalpur is famous for its durry designs which is a craft form where carpets are handmade from cotton and wool. The city is also known as Sanskardhani and is the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh as it is associated with many cultural connoisseurs who have performed exceptionally in the department of fine arts. Rammanohar Sinha who was the designer of the original preamble to the Constitution of India was native to this city. Famous personalities like Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Harishankar Parsai, Beohar Rajendra Simha, Subhadrakumari Chauhan, Seth Govind Das and Roopkumar Soni are from Jabalpur.

The Marble Empire

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.


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.

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.

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