In and Around Jabalpur (°C - °C)
Jabalpur is among eastern Madhya Pradesh’s popular city. It is known for its rich historical legacy and culture. As soon as one enters the city, they are greeted by rich natural beauty and beautiful architecture. Most tourists visit Jabalpur to visit Marble Rocks – a mighty river gorge. However, the city, which is known for its chowks and working men’s taverns, is also famous for its tiger parks, including Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench. No trip to Jabalpur is ever complete without a visit to Dudhsagar Falls. The waterfall is located on Narmada River in Bhedaghat. When the water plunges, it creates a mass of mist as a result of the smoke. The beautiful white marble rock formation at Bhedaghat is also a popular tourist destination. The marble from here is used across the country to sculpt stone crafts and idols. The balancing rock of Jabalpur is also a beautiful sight. The massive Shiva statue in Jabalpur also attracts a number of tourists throughout the year. Located in Kachnar City, the 76 feet tall statue is among the tallest in India. One can get a view of beautiful open skies and nature surrounding the main statue. A visit to Dumna Natural Reserve is also a good option for nature and animal lovers. The natural reserve park is home to a small dam, forests and a host of animals including the chital, wild boar, porcupine and wide variety of birds. It is located about 10km from the city and also doubles as a scenic picnic spot. The park offers a number of fun activities for tourists to engage in like fishing platform, toy train and boating. The Hanumantal Jain Temple is also among the famous tourist places in the area. It is located on the edge of the Hanumantal and is widely regarded as the largest independent Jain temple in the country. There is another famous Jain pilgrimage centre called Pisanhari Ki Madiya. It is situated near the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College. For anyone looking to visit Jabalpur, the best time would be between September and March. The monsoon season adds to the city’s natural beauty. A number of tourists visit the city during August and September. Never plan a trip during summer as the temperature touches the 45 degree-mark. There are a number of quaint luxury and budget hotels in Jabalpur to choose from. One can book a room near Civil Lines, the railway station, Sadar Bazaar and even Russell Chowk.