Jabalpur is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The city of Jabalpur is the administrative headquarters of the district. Jabalpur District is located in the Mahakoshal region of Madhya Pradesh, on the divide between the watersheds of Narmada and the Son, but mostly within the valley of the Narmada. It is a major education center in India. The High Court of MP is located in Jabalpur and so are many Government administrative headquarters. It is one of the major centers for the production of arms and ammunition and military base in India. Jabalpur has been called Sanskaar Dhani (the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh), Bhopal is Raj Dhani (the state’s political capital) and Indore is Vanijya Dhani (its commercial capital).
Jabalpur is famous for white marbles. 25 km away from the main city of Jabalpur on the banks of Narmada River, marble rocks at Bhedaghat present a spectacular image to human eyes. Rising to a height of a hundred feet and spread across 25 km. These marbles stones reflect sunlight and cast shadows on the pristine water of Narmada, creating a serene and spellbinding environment. These marble like magnesium, limestone rocks cast different colors in different lights and especially beautiful in moonlight.
Dhuandhar falls is a located in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. This 30 meters high falls is also popularly known as the “smoke cascade”. Just as the name suggests, (dhuan meaning smoke and dhar meaning flow) the flowing water of this beautiful falls gives off a smoke-like feeling that is enough to blow your mind off. The beautiful fall is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jabalpur. The site of the breathtaking waterfall is guaranteed to leave you spellbound and lost in its mesmerizing beauty. River Narmada flows through the famous marble falls, narrows down and plunges into a waterfall so forcefully that it creates a bouncing mass of mist and results into the dhuandhar falls. The plunges are so powerful that its uproar can be heard from a far-off distance.
Chausat Yogini Temple
A temple that can only be reached by climbing 108 steep steps is Chausat Yogini Temple. Yet another remarkable pilgrimage destination, this 10th-century temple sits atop a hill in Bhedaghat about an hour drive from Jabalpur and its circular building structure displays its ancient architecture. Inside the temple, you can explore various images that are associated to three different kingdoms of Kushana, Gupta, and Kalachuri.
Madan Mahal Fort
The escalating journey from the balancing rock on a four-wheeler or three or even two will land you to Madan Mahal Fort, which is surrounded by dust and greens. Here, you get a chance to spend time amid the gem of the past where the still standing 11th-century fort offers an architectural splendor. This heritage attraction in Jabalpur back in the bygone days served as a watchtower and it still offers a splendid view of the city. And the only way to witness its beauty is by bookmarking this place in your go-to-list during your tours in Jabalpur.
You must have heard about a balancing rock of Mahabalipuram ‘Krishna’s Butterball,’ well, there happens to be another such tourist place located in Jabalpur. It has the same name as how it is normally called as, ‘balancing rock!’, as a matter of fact, this site can’t be missed even if you want to since it is located on your way to ‘Madan Mahal Fort’ which we will be discussing below. This huge rock is said to have survived even an earthquake of 6.5 magnitudes and is also believed to be one single rock instead of two as per the geologists.
How to Reach Jabalpur
BY FLIGHT: You can easily get regular flights to Jabalpur from other major cities of the country. Airport(s): Jabalpur Airport (JLR). BY TRAIN: There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Jabalpur. Railway Station(s): Madan Mahal (MML), Jabalpur Junction (JBP), Jamtara Paraswara (JPV), Deori (DOE), Adhartal (ADTL). BY BUS: Jabalpur is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Bus Station(s): Jabalpur , Jabalpur.