Jabalpur was the capital and pleasure resort of the Gond kings during the 12th century. It later fell to the Marathas until the British took it in 1817 and left their mark with the cantonment residences and barracks.

Today Jabalpur is an important regional centre in the heart of India’s forested tribal belt. It is famous for its Marble Rocks, thirty metre high white cliffs on either side of the Narmada river, 22 km west of town.

What to see

Gwarighat; Madan Mahal Fort; Mala Devi Temple; Pisan Hari Jain Temples; Rani Durgavati Memorial & Museum; Sangram Sagar & Baijnamath and Tilwara Ghat.

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is Nagpur 249 Km, connected by Indian Airlines with important cities.

Rail: Jabalpur is a railway station on the Mumbai - Howrah line.

Road: Jabalpur is connected by motorable roads with Agra 596 Km, Bhopal 337 Km, Delhi 800 Km, Gwalior 477 Km, Indore 523 Km, Kanha 175 Km, Khajuraho 270 Km, Mumbai 1126 Km, Nagpur 249 Km, Pachmarhi 235 Km and Varanasi 249 Km.

General information

Area: 135 Sq.Km Temperature: Summer - Max: 42 Deg. C Mim: 21 Deg. C Winter - Max: 28 Deg.C Min: 7.7 Deg. C Altitude: 393 meters Rainfall: 150 Cm (July to September) Season: October to March STD Code: 0761

Excursions

  1. Roopnath (12 Km): Famous for a Lingam in a cleft of a rock dedicated to Shiva.

  2. Marble Rocks (Bhedaghat) (23 Km): The marble rocks rise on either side of a mile long gorge, through which the Narmada flows. Boating facilities are available from November to May.

  3. National Fossils Park (87 Km): It is famous for plant fossils.

  4. Mandla & Ramnagar (95 Km): Mandla is known for it’s 17th century fort and Ramnagar for a ruined three storeyed palace overlooking the river Narmada.

  5. Maihar (162 Km): Famous for the Sharda Devi Temple built on a hill top.

  6. Rookhad (162 Km): A wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the Pench National Park.