Jabalpur Tourism

Jabalpur Tourism

Jabalpur Info

  • State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • Altitude: 411 m
  • Pincode: 482001
  • District: Jabalpur
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0761
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 10 to 27°C

History of Jabalpur

Located in the Maha Kaushal region of central India in the east of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is the third most populated city in the state. Katni borders Jabalpur in the north, Umaria in the north-east, Dindori in the east, Mandla at south-east and Seoni in the south. The city is also the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur District as well as Jabalpur division. Located at the north of the Narmada River, the place is a rocky area surrounded by low hills and lakes. In its past decades, Jabalpur was known as Tripuri and the Hayahaya rulers governed it. The ancient and historic epic, Mahabharata also contains references to this city. The Mughals have constantly tried to run this city but were never successful. In 1789, the city finally came under the rule of the Marathas, which was later taken over by the Britishers in 1817. Britishers, later on, established the place as a major cantonment town. It has also been a historic point in the India's independence battle.

People and Culture of Jabalpur

The culture of Jabalpur is influenced by the dynasties such as the Marathas as well as Mughal empires that ruled this region. It is also the centre of Kalchuri and the capital of the erstwhile medieval Gond rulers. Along with being a historical place, it is also an administrative and educational sector along with being the gateway to important wildlife sanctuaries like Kanha and Nauradehi. Along with being a prominent regional education hub, Jabalpur was also the centre of the Hindi Literature Movement and the Snooker game also originated here. The city is also a major spiritual centre and is the birthplace of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Osho Rajneesh and has a significant Jain Shrine - Pisanhari Madiya. Some of the important centres of Madhya Pradesh like the Madhya Pradesh High Court, Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board, Tropical Forest Research Institute and some other significant ordinance factories along with the West Central Railway Zonal Headquarters of M.P. are also located in Jabalpur.

Things To Do in Jabalpur

There are many popular destinations to visit in Jabalpur namely the Rani Durgavati Museum, Madan Mahal Fort and Dumna Nature Reserve among others. The Kanha National Park and the Pench National Park near Jabalpur also major attractions of Jabalpur. The Kanha National Park is the place that inspired the great writer Rudyard Kipling for the novel "Jungle Book". There are many Jabalpur holiday packages too which can be opted by tourists to visit other attractions in the city.

Food and Shopping in Jabalpur

Jabalpur is famous for its khoya ki jalebi and chaats, which are extremely popular among locals and tourists alike. Although the city does have many restaurants, they serve traditional Indian fare that is available in many cities across India. However, the street food in Jabalpur should be tried by tourists. Shops located near popular attractions like the Sangram Sagar Lake serve sweet and savoury treats at affordable prices. However, there is not much to shop in Jabalpur except a few souvenir shops.

Travelling to Jabalpur

To reach Jabalpur, tourists can travel by rail, road or air. Major airline carriers operate regular flights from Delhi to the destination. It is also well connected to Bhopal, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore and Chennai among other cities by train. Tourists can also opt for buses that ply between Jabalpur and near cities like Bhopal, Jaipur, Nagpur and Gwalior.

Accommodation options in Jabalpur

There are a number of budget hotels in Jabalpur. Many of them are located very close to the city railway station. Most of them offer modern amenities that can be enjoyed by tourists visiting the city.

Jabalpur is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Nagpur and Lucknow.

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Mohan Jitpure

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  • Mohan Jitpure
  • Lives in Betul
  • 482 photos
  • 53 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  3303 readers

"Jabalpur is Known as the city of ??? (Pond)"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2017
Jabalpur Special known for ??? Means Pond 52 Pond available in this city and also known Bhedaghat, Gwarighat and Kachnar city, the city created on natural land condition like mountain and the presence of mountains it's make beautiful and natural beauty. Kachnar city situated in Vijay Nagar here a big statue of Shiva and 12 famous Shiva Ling placed here, it is peaceful and religious place can come by taxi and personal vehicle. Also Bhedaghat and Dhuadhar is also famous tourist place also bhedaghat known for soft Marble here we reach by bus and personal vehicle. Boating facilities available to see beautiful marble rocks.
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  • Yogeshwandhare
  • 22 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  231 readers

"Dhuadhar Jabalpur"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2017
A fastastic destination to spend good time. A very beautiful Waterfall in between the rocks, and a speedy flowing river with milky water. A photographer can take lot of views and encash the destination. PERFECT PLACE FOR FAMILY TO PLAN HOLIDAY .. MUST WATCH DESTINATION
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  • Ashish
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 4 Reviews
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2016
There are many places to visit in Jabalpur. Places like Bhedaghat Madan Mahala fort I located near the city it used to have 52 lakes earlier but now it has about 6 to 7 lakes with various waterfalls near by full stop Bhedaghat is a waterfall and as well as a tourist attraction due to its popularity.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"A Trip to Jabalpur"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2016
I had been to Jabalpur by road in the month of October 2016. Jabalpur is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Madhya Pradesh. The must-visit attractions around Jabalpur include Dhuandhar Falls, Madan Mahal Fort and Bargi Dam. The Dhuandhar falls is located on the river Narmada and falls from a cascading height of 98 feet and is located 30 kilometers from Jabalpur. Madan Mahal Fort is located at a height of 500 meters and was constructed in the 11th century by the son of Rani Durgavati, Madan Shah. Bargi Dam is located around 40 kilometers from Jabalpur and is located on the mighty Narmada river. One can avail of the boating facilities here and it is a perfect view-point for sun-set in this majestic natural extravaganza.
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Sumanta basu

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  • Sumanta basu
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  977 readers

"Boating at Bhedaghat Marble rock"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2016
This is simply excellent. The boatman will work as guide, which makes this trip more interesting. This is almost 30 minutes boating. One can take entire boat or take single ticket. There are so many turns, it will be difficult to see Dhuadhar from boat, unless you are very close to the waterfall, which can be very dangerous.
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Aparna Tamhankar

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  • Aparna Tamhankar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 8 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
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"Enchanting place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
This small place about 20 kms from Jabalpur is quiet, serene and enchanting due to its unique marble mountains! The boat ride amidst marble mountains and cool serene nature is something which you should not miss! The boat guide is equally entertaining. One should not miss the Dhauladhar waterfalls! It is a breathtaking view from the ropeway and the gigantic waterfalls that is a real beauty of nature!

Bhedaghat is a small town with few hotels to stay. They are clean and decent though not fancy. A two day trip for a family of 4 can cost about 10, 000 to 12, 000/- (without shopping) There are good vegetarian places to eat and few temples that are ancient and of high architectural value!
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  • 6 votes

Kamal Kakkar

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  • Kamal Kakkar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  4106 readers

"Nice trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2016
I visited Jabalpur for the first time in August 2014. I cannot explain how much beauty of nature. I have visited Bhedaghat. Amazingly setting of rock. Jabalpur is usually go to the marble rock also we go there every month. It is like from the main city.
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  • 13 votes

Rajesh Singh

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  • Rajesh Singh
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1766 readers

"Nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 19, 2016
Very nice place Jabalpur. Dhuadhar water fall is amazing nature. Narmada river flow between in rift valley nice sight. I go with my wife and I enjoyed boating in the river. I have also seen many other place of Jabalpur like Kachnar city, Gouri ghat and more.
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Bharat Sharma

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  • Bharat Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Awesome place!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 15, 2016
Awesome place for visit. Around the marble mountain which make all kinds of statues and floor etc. Good place to see sightseeing with the help of boats. I wanna to recommend all the visitors to visit this location because this place is awesome.
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Sourav Dewan

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  • Sourav Dewan
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 12 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Incredible Jabalpur!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Marble rock in Bhedaghat is worth watching. Not many people are aware or have the opportunity to manage a visit during Full moon. But If that is possible, I bet the beauty and ambience will surely be attenuated multiple times.

A nice boat sailing will take you farther away from ghat to place where beautiful natural creation can be acknowledged and will keep spell bound. Nice place & plan visit during Full moon when boat guys offers services on full moon night. That will be lifetime experience if it availed on full moon Night.
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