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Jabalpur , Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh is the largest city by area in that state and third largest by development. This makes you realise that you are up against a full fledged city indeed with the steel and glass structures and the increasing number of cars on the road. Well, development has its price. Yet Jabalpur is that city which was once ruled by so many different dynasties who all wanted to leave their influence that it is today a very eclectic mixture of cultures and traditions that make it more than just a city. It makes it liveable and lovable. There had been the Gonds who actually established this geographically important city. Then came the Mughal rule which was strong in this city followed by an equally strong Maratha rule. NO wonder this city decided to have its own mix of wonderful cultures. One of the things you need to catch up on while here is the rock formations on the banks of the river Narmada which are some beautiful pieces that nature left for man. One of the important aspect of Jabalpur is that it is the Army headquarter for five states. Thus one sixth of the population of the city is the Indian Army. It also probably has contributed in the cosmopolitan feel of the city with people from all over the country settles here. This city is commonly referred to as the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh. A place which will delight all its tourists, there is no end to exploring this wonderful land. Some of the places which are must sees are The Dhuandhar Falls, the Chasath Yoginis wich is actually a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bagri Dam, Matyr Memorial with its nostalgia and of course the very famous volcanic rock formations of Jabalpur called Balancing Rocks. This place charms you with its city yet country feel. Jabalpur is definitely a destination which should be on everyones list.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 26.0°C /80.0°F 105 mm 1353feet 110.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Madan Mahal Fort

    "Madan Mahal is a sub urban area of Jabalpur famous for the historical Durgavati fort.\nThe area also has a railway station named Madan Mahal. (MML)\nSituated atop a hill in Jabalpur town is a small but enchanting fort of the Gond rulers. It was more of a manned post on vigil for invaders now enveloped in shroud of history. The fort dates back to 11th century AD. The fort is well associated with Rani Durgavati the Gond Queen and her son Madan Singh. Rani Durgavati eventually died fighting the Moguls and is hailed as a martyr in Indian history. She also built numerous temples and tanks scattered around Jabalpur chiefly around her Garha principality.\nThe Gond rulers reigned over Jabalpur, Mandla and surrounding regions. Madan Mahal is one such fort built by them. Though not exactly an architectural marvel, the little fort is characterized by intrigue of ancient monuments in India.\nThe structure generates an aura of awe being compact and yet fully equipped for martial encounters. The stable, war rooms, small reservoir and main pleasure chamber of the rulers offer visitors much to see and admire. The monument is situated at a height of about five hundred meters on the hill of same name. The Balancing Rock is a huge stone balanced on the tip of another. It is a geological wonder on the way to the fort.\nThere are many myths floating about the fort of the Gonds. It is said to harbor gold bricks and Gond treasures hidden somewhere in it in accessible underground folds. An underground tunnel covering a long distance is said to be located somewhere around the precinct - a possible escape route and transportation artery of the Gonds."

    Madan Mahal Fort

  • Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum

    "Built in the year 1964, to commemorate Queen Durgavati, Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum is a storehouse of various treasured relics. The museum is home to precious miscellanies like ancient sculptures and rare manuscripts. Antique idols of Gods and Goddesses that dates back to the 10th century are also preserved in the place. A section of the museum is completely set aside, to store objects and artifacts related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. "

    Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum

  • Balancing Rocks

    "The Balancing Rocks are geomorphological features of igneous rocks found in many parts of Zimbabwe, and are particularly noteworthy in Matopos National Park and near the township of Epworth to the southeast of Harare. The formations are of natural occurrence in a perfectly balanced state without other support. Their popularity grew when the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe featured the formations on the last series of Zimbabwean banknotes.[2][3][4][5]\nThe Balancing Rocks have been used as a metaphorical theme to explain the importance of development coupled with preserving the fragile environment of Zimbabwe as similar to that of the Balancing Rocks found in Epworth, Matopos and in other areas.[6]"

    Balancing Rocks

  • Dhuandhar Falls

    "The Dhuandhar Falls (???????) is a waterfall in Jabalpur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.].[1]The Dhuandhar Falls is located on Narmada River in Bhedaghat and are 10m high. River Narmada, making its way through the world-famous Marble Rocks, narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhuandhaar. The plunge, which creates a bouncing mass of mist, is so powerful that its roar is heard from a far distance."

    Dhuandhar Falls

  • Hanuman Tal

    "This is one of the 52 tals (lakes) in Jabalpur (Thirteen of them have now fully dried). It is believed that this lake was formed when Hanuman ji put his feet on the ground. It is also a very sensitive police station because of mixed population. Here many of Hindus' temples as well as Muslims' places of worship are situated. An old Jain temple is also here. Beohar family has built and donated one of the ghats on it's banks. Wikimapia"

    Hanuman Tal

  • Kanha National Forest Reserve

    "Kanha National Park is a national park and a Tiger Reserve in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. In the 1930s, Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 sq kms . Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955. Today it stretches over an area of 940 sq kms in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat. Together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,067 sq kms and the neighboring 110 sq kms Phen Sanctuary it forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve.[1] This makes it the largest National Park in Central India.\nThe park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel \"Jungle Book \""

    Kanha National Forest Reserve

  • Tilwaraghat

    "abalpur is one of the important destinations of the country. It has some of the best places of the country.There are many tourist attractions like Rani Durgavati Museum, the Madan Mahal and the Gond Fortress.The High Court of the state of Madhya Pradesh is in this city and is a delight to watch. Tilwara Ghat Jabalpur is one of the favored destinations among the tourists because of the historical significance and the religious importance the place is given."


  • Chausat Yogini Temple

    "Yogini (Sanskrit: ??????, yogin?, IPA: [?jo?i?ni?]) is the complete form source word of the masculine yogi- and neutral/plural \"yogin.\" Far from being merely a gender tag to all things yogi, \"Yogini\" represents both a female master practitioner of Yoga, and a formal term of respect for a category of modern female spiritual teachers (in both hinduism and buddhism) in eastern countries such as India, Nepal, and Tibet.\nIn the Hindu tradition, mother is first guru (teacher) and in the Yoga tradition, proper respect of Yoginis is a necessary part of the path to liberation. A Yogini is the sacred feminine force made incarnate: the goddesses of mythology (Lakshmi, Parvati, Durga, Kali) as well as the ordinary human woman who is enlightened, both having exuberant passion, spiritual powers and deep insight, capable of giving birth to saints, peacemakers, and Yogis.[1] In the initiatory traditions of both yoga & shamanism, self-mastery of sexual energy within a moral code of sacred sexuality for both females and males (as monastic sannyasins or as householder brahmacharis), as opposed to merely yoga-asanas.\nNumerous great yoginis and female mystics are mentioned in the Vedas; in fact, many of the vedic rishis were yoginis, rishikas. [2] In classical Sanskrit literature, Yogini is the name of a class of female tantric sorceresses in the train of Durga, sometimes enumerated as 60, 64 or 65 (Hariva??a, Kath?sarits?gara).[3]\nFemale power here denotes balance. In her book Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism, scholar Miranda Shaw writes that a large number of women like Dombiyogini, Sahajayogicinta, Lakshminkara, Mekhala, Kankhala Gangadhara, Siddharajni, and others, were respected yoginis and advanced seekers on the path to enlightenment.\nIn the Tibetan Buddhism and Bon tradition, a female practitioner is known as a ngagma (see ngagpa), and in the Drikung Kagyu school of Buddhism, togdenma (Tenzin Palmo). These married tantric practitioners are required to devote significant time to retreat and spiritual practice. Ngagma are particularly known for performing birth rituals, weddings, funerals, divinations, and pacification of spiritual disruptions. Some ngagmas are comparable in practice to the Mahasidda yoginis of Indian Buddhism."

    Chausat Yogini Temple

  • Pisanhari Ki Madiya

    "Pisanhari Ki Madiya is a famous Jain pilgrimage located near the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur. It is known since last 500 years for its extra ordinary story of a dedicated and God loving women who built it.\nPisanhari Ki Madiya is believed to be built by a lady whose name is lost in history. Once she heard the preaching of a Jain monk and was inspired to built a Jain temple. But she was poor and grinding of wheat floor by hand driven grinder was the only source of income for her. But she didn't lose hope and worked harder to earn more. When she collected sufficient money she went on the hill top and began building the temple.\nWith the little help of the other villagers she completed the Jain temple. But she was left with no money to install gold pots on the top of pinnacle. Thus she decided to place her last assets the two stones of her floor grinder on the top of pinnacle.\nThe stones places by the women are still present on the temple thus symbolizing her dedication. To pay a tribute to her this place is named \"Pisanhari ki Marhiyaa\", meaning the temple of the -Pisanhari (the woman preparing wheat floor on hand operated stone-mill).\nThe Pisanhari Ki Madiya is full of lush greenery and eye catching beautiful hilly area. The surrounding is perfect for meditation and other rituals. It is a very popular Digambar Jain pilgrimage."

    Pisanhari Ki Madiya


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