Jabalpur Tourism

Introduction

Jabalpur City is known and considered as Sanskardhani, a 'Cultural Center Place'. Jabalpur is evolving as a multi-culture and multi-religious city, gradually growing in to a cosmopolitan area. Jabalpur, A district place and city in Madhya Pradesh state of Indian Republic. Jabalpur city is located in the Mahakoshal region situated at the center of India in the state of Madhya-Pradesh. Jabalpur is the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur district and Jabalpur division. Jabalpur is an important junction for the Indian Railways. Jabalpur is a large Defence and Military Center. Jabalpur is also known for housing spiritual leaders Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Bhagwaan Shri Rajneesh (Osho). Jabalpur, formerly known as Jubbulpore, is one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh state in India. Jabalpur is also known as Marble city due to the marble rocks in Bhedaghat. It is the third largest urban agglomeration in Madhya Pradesh and the 38th largest urban agglomeration in India as per the 2011 census statistics. Jabalpur is a perfect landing station for Indian wild life experience. Jabalpur should be called the "Tiger Capital of India"as it is the nearest Road, Train and Air gateway for 5 world famous tiger reserves i.e. Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna and Satpura Tiger reserves. The city is large and growing; it is a major education center in India. The High Court of MP is located in Jabalpur and so are many Government administrative head quarters. It is one of the major centers for production of arms and ammunition and military base in India. The city is a major trading center and producer of forest products. Industrialization is on verge of take off for private entrepreneurs. Nevertheless city is experiencing fast growth in all sectors. Jabalpur is selected as 7th Smart City which is developing as a Smart city under smart city mission of Pm Narendra Modi. Bhedaghat is a unique experience where one can see huge mountains of marble and a beautiful waterfall.

Etymology

The name of the city is derived from the legendary sage Jabali. He is inscripted in Ramayana. This city refers as Jabali's tapasya Bhoomi. According to folkfore of Bheegnari, Ashram of Sage Jabali was a cave on the bank of the Narmada River. Variations of the name include Jabalipuram and Jubbulgarh, during rule of Gond dynasty. Before Britishers, Maratha has control over Jabalpur for small period and before Maratha, Gond dynasty ruled for many centuries. During that time city was also referred as Garha-Katanga region with massive fort in Garha region of city. Under British rule the city was known as Jubbulpore. If we get the chance to visit Jabalpur cantonment area, we will find many British India period buildings in which city was referred as "Jubbulpore". In 2006, the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation renamed the city Jabalpur.

History

Jabalpur is said to be the tapasya bhoomi of the sage Jabali, from whom the name Jabalpur is derived. Ashokan relics have also been found here. Later on it was the capital of the famous Tripuri kingdom. It is said that in ancient times, Jabalpur was known as Tripuri Kingdom. Tripuri Kingdom was ruled by Hayahya rulers. Inscriptions record the existence during the 11th and 12th centuries of a local line of princes of the Haihai people who are closely connected with the history of Gondwana. In the 16th century the Gond raja of Garha Mandla extended his power over fifty-two districts, including the present Jabalpur. During the minority of his grandson, Asaf Khan, the viceroy of Kada Manikpur, conquered the Garha principality and held it at first as an independent chief. Under the British Raj, Jabalpur became the capital of the Saugor and Nerbudda Territories, which was part of the British North-Western Province. The Saugor and Nerbudda Territories became part of new Central Provinces in 1861 which in 1903 became the Central Provinces and Berar. By the early 20th Century Jabalpur was the headquarters of a brigade in the 5th division of the Southern Army. At that time these territories become infamous for Thuggee murders. that were actually carried out by tribal notorious groups called Thugs who use to kill pilgrim groups, passing through this area, by strangling them to death using their turbans and other means. In order to suppress thugee in Central India, a separate Anti-thuggee department was created, led by Col. W. H. Sleeman. Sleeman was placed in Jubbulpore. Col. W. H. Sleeman suppressed thuggee in India. In the honour of Col. Sleeman. There is a town called Sleemnabad about 70 kms distance from Jabalpur. In 1947, Central Provinces and Berar became the Madhya Pradesh, state of Independent India. In Jabalpur cantonment, army signal's training center was established; vehicle factory was also established along with Gun Carriage factory.

Location

Jabalpur is located in the Mahakoshal region in the geographic center of India. Jabalpur is one of the largest cities in Madhya Pradesh. The location of Jabalpur is 23°10' North latitude and 79°59' East longitude.

Places to visit

Jabalpur is the most important tourism place of Madhya Pradesh and central India. Well known Tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh Kanha and Bandhavgarh can visited easily via Jabalpur. Jabalpur is connected form all the major cities of India via road and railway and also from air. It works as a gateway for wildlife tour in Central India. The city is famous for major tourist attractions such as Dhuandhar Falls, Bhedaghat and Chausat Yogini Temple along with the festival of Navratri and Dusshera. Gakkad-Bharta and Khoye ki Jalebi are two most famous foods from the heart of Incredible India. Some of Popular places to visit in Jabalpur are Bhedaghat, Dhuadhar, Marble Rock, Chousat yogini temple, Tripur Sundari Temple, Pisanhari Ki Madhiya, Bargi Dam, Gupteshwar Mahadev, Lord Shiva Statue in Kachnar city, Paath Baba temple, Dumna Nature Park, Gwarighat, Lamheta Ghat, Madan Mahal Fort and Rani Durgavati Museum.

How to reach

Jabalpur has its own airport, railway station and connected with national highway, making it easy to reach Jabalpur by all 3 modes of transportation. We offer Jabalpur car rental service to facilitate in reaching Jabalpur by road, from airport and railway station.

By Flight

Jabalpur Dumna Airport is at a distance of 20 kms from Jabalpur city of Madhya Pradesh, India. Jabalpur Airport is well connected with the major cities like Bhopal, Delhi, Kolkata and Indore. With the connecting flight from Indore city you can take the flight Mumbai, Maharashtra.

By Road

Jabalpur City is well connected with other states of India. Jabalpur have regular bus service for Nagpur, Indore, and Bhopal, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Amarkantak and other smaller cities of Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur has direct fine surface connectivity with major tourist destinations like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench National Park, Pachmarhi, Satpura national park, Amarkantak, Khajuraho, and Panna National Park etc. We offer tourist taxi services and car rental service for reaching Jabalpur. Similarly on reaching Jabalpur, you can do taxi booking from us to do Jabalpur city tour and visit to nearby tourist destinations. We are providing regular taxi service for Jabalpur airport and railway station also.

By Train

Jabalpur Railway Station is on Mumbai-Howrah-via Allahabad main line. It is located to the north of the Civil Lines area and is served by the Western Central Railways. All the major cities of India are connected with railways from Jabalpur like Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Agra, Haridwar, Jammu, Varanasi, Allahabad, Bhopal etc.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Jabalpur is during from October to February. During this period, climatic conditions are favorable and trips are manageable. Here winter season prevails from December to February months. The temperature ranges between 4°C and 29°C during this period making it conducive to explore the city, and enjoy outdoor activities. During winters, fog is rarely experienced in urban areas so it this is not a hurdle in undertaking tours. Summer season is hot and dry, with temperature reaching almost 47°C in peak summer days. Here summer season can be experienced from March to June month. April & May is the time of peak summer when heat waves is very common. Avoid visiting this place during the summer season, from April to May. Because it is hard to visit in scorching summer and enjoy. Its Monsoon period is from mid-June to September. Jabalpur experiences maximum rainfall in the month of August so if you want to explore Jabalpur avoid visiting it during the monsoon months. Because Narmada runs overflow in the rainy season so you can't enjoy Bhedaghat and the other beautiful ghats of Narmada. But you can visit the Bargi dam when the gates of dam become open it looks marvelous. Dussehra in Jabalpur is very famous. In the Navratri city becomes very beautiful with lots of lighting and decoration for ma Durga. Nowadays city looks like a bride. So it is good time to visit Jabalpur and enjoy the festivity of this city.

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