Jabalpur

Things to see in the city of Jabalpur(MP)

Bhedaghat - Marble RocksBhedaghat – Marble Rocks – This small place of Jabalpur situated on the banks of river Narmada and widely famous for its marble rocks is at a distance about 25 Km from Jabalpur by road. Soaring in glittering splendour, the marble rocks at Bhedaghat rises to 100 feet on either side of the Narmada.Here and there the white saccharine limestone is seamed by veins of dark green or black volcanic rock; a contrast which only enhances, like a setting of jet, the serenity of the surrounding marble.

Dhuandhar -The famous waterfall is located just 25 km from Jabalpur. The waterfall is known as Dhuandhar (‘Dhuan’ is the Hindi word for smoke) since the water droplets at the fall go above in concentrated mass and creates an illusion of vapours.

Dhuandhar -The famous waterfall

Chausatyogini (Sixty Four Lady Yogis) Situated atop a hill rock and approached by a long flight of steps, the Chausat Yogini Temple commands a singularly beautiful view of the Narmada flowing through the jagged gorge of Marble Rocks (Bhedaghat). Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this 10th century temple has exquisitely carved stone figures of deities belonging to the Kalchuri period.

Balancing Rock Jabalpur is also famous for eroded volcanic rock formations called as Balancing Rock of Jabalpur. Amazingly this rock survived even in earthquake of mag 6.5. It is said that it`s impossible to disturb their balance.

Bargi Dam It is a multipurpose project on river Narmada. It’s also a tourist spot, recently the local autorities have started a cruise boat which runs on the reservoir of Bargi dam.

Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum Dedicated to the memory of the great Queen Durgavati is her memorial and a museum which houses a fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.

Kanha Kisli National Park Jabalpur is nearest big city to this park, which is one of the biggest in India and has the distinction of the successfully implemented Project Tiger, as part of the tiger conservation program in India. Every year the park attracts large numbers of tourists for watching tigers from close proximity. The park was also the inspiration for the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

Bandhavgarh National Park This nearby national reserve forest has the highest density of tigers in the world, making it a good place to see a tiger in its natural habitat. It is in this valley where the white tiger was discovered.

Madan Mahal Fort Built by the Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah, in 1116 atop a rocky hill, the fort dominates the skyline and provides a panoramic view of the town and the country side around it.

Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath These medieval constructions were built by the famous Gond King, Sangram Shah, between 1480-1540.

Tilwara-GhatTilwara Ghat From where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in the Narmada, and venue of the open session of the Tripuri Congress in 1939.

Gwari Ghat Nearest ghat of the Namada River to have a holy dip (snan) in Narmada. There is always a small Mela present.

Khandaari Jalashay Water Works  Small wild life Reserve and a beautiful dam, one source of drinking water to Jabalpur.

Gopal Lal Ji Maharaj Ka Mandir at Hanumantal Pushti Margiya Mandir of Lord Krishna and Radha. No mandir is like this in Mahakaushal region. No donations allowed here.Also see Hanumantal here, one of the biggest water tanks (taalaab)of Jabalpur. Bada jain Mandir is also nearby.

Bade Mahaveer Ji Ka Mandir, Jain Mandir, Kamaniya Gate, and markets of Jabalpur at Bada Fawwara. Old markets and wholesale markets, all are here in nearby areas.Shoppers will have no problems in buying a souvenir.

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