jabalpur Travel Guide

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Jabalpur,The Biggest City Of Madhya Pradesh 

Introduction 
Jabalpur is a city which is situated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The city is located on the banks of Holy Narmada River. It is the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur district and Jabalpur division. It is the largest urban agglomeration in the state of Madhya Pradesh and the 15th largest urban agglomeration in India as per the 2011 census statistics. The area of Jabalpur City is huge and it is the largest in the state of Madhya Pradesh but is divided between different census towns and municipalities and is therefore considered to be the third largest city area wise in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is still counted as the third most populous city of Madhya Pradesh after Indore and Bhopal because a large population within the actual city is not under the control of the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation. It is the fastest growing city in the region and has now become one of the most visited tourist places. Natural beauty and resources around the city make it more popular where people can enjoy and make their trip memorable.

History 
Jabalpur is a historical city and has description in ancient Hindu's religious books & Veda's. The name of the Jabalpur City is derived from holy Hindu saint Jabaali who had his aashram in this area. Jabalpur is also known as Gondwana Land. Jabalpur was the capital of Gond kings during the 12th century. During the 16th century it became the powerful states of Gondwana. After 16th century, i.e. after defeat of Rani Durgawati, area lost its enamor and flourish-ness. Although it was ruled by Gonds but with limited rights & power under supremacy of Mughals, It was also beleaguered by the Mughals and later it was conquered by the Marathas in the end of 17th century.

Tourism 
Jabalpur is a popular tourist destination located in Madhya Pradesh. Tourist attractions in Jabalpur reflect the rich culture and heritage of the city. The historical monuments, beautiful sculptures and art works of this beautiful city are very popular. Famous tourist attractions in Jabalpur include Tilwara Ghat, Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum, Madan Mahal Fort, Kanha and Bandavgarh. Apart from this, the city has numerous attractive places and sightseeing, which makes it an ideal tourist spot for travellers.

Places to visit 

Madan Mahal Fort
Madan Mahal Fort is one of the oldest fort located in Jalabpur. The fort was built by Gond ruler Raja Madan Shah in the year 1116 atop rocky hill and amid lush green surrounding. It dominates the skyline of Jabalpur and offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding landscape. The fort is presently preserved and maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.

Dhuandhar Falls
Dhuandhar Falls is a popular tourist destination located at Bhedaghat in Jabalpur. It is edged by green trees and shrubs, the ruffled and bustling Narmada River falling down from a height is like a beautiful painting come alive. Visitors can also have a boat or ropeway ride across the river.

Rani Durgavati Museum
Rani Durgavati Museum is one of the most famous museum in Jabalpur. It is a memorial built in 1964 to commemorate Queen Durgavati. Queen Durgavati was known as a symbol of martyrdom and self-sacrifice during her time.

Dumna
Dumna is an eco-tourism site in Jabalpur. This reserve is spread over a total area of 1058 hectares and is situated at a distance of 10 km from the city centre. The site is suitable for nature walks during which many wild animals like deer, Chitals, wild boar, porcupine, jackals, monkey and many other species of Birds.

Marble Rocks
Marble Rocks is also the most popular picnic spot of Jabalpur and its main activity is boating. It is also known as Bheraghat and is a gorge of the Narmada River located 22 km west of Jabalpur. This gorge has white rocks and dark green volcanic seams till 30 m on its both sides.

Area367 kmĀ²
Population1267564
LanguageHindi
Pin Code482001

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