JABALPUR TOURISM | TOURIST PLACES TO VISIT & TRAVEL GUIDE TO JABALPUR
#100 of 21 Places to visit in Madhya Pradesh
Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days
Nearest City to Jabalpur: Jabalpur
Best Time to Visit Jabalpur: September to March
Peak Season: November to February
At a distance of 99 km from Narsinghpur, 100 km from Katni, 203 km from Satna, 210 km from Chhindwara, 246 km from Tikamgarh, 265 km from Khajuraho, 315 km from Bhopal, 447 km from Gwalior, 515 km from Indore, and 516 km from Ujjain, Jabalpur is a city situated on the banks of Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the popular places to visit in India, and among the must-include places in Madhya Pradesh tour packages.
Formerly known as Jubbulpore, Jabalpur is an important industrial and business hub of Madhya Pradesh. According to the 2011 census, it is the third-largest urban agglomeration in Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur district. The Madhya Pradesh High Court is located in Jabalpur. It is generally accepted that the game of Snooker originated in Jabalpur. The city is known for the marble rocks on the river Narmada at Bhedaghat, among the must-visit places as part of Jabalpur tour packages.
Jabalpur is said to be the Tapasya Bhoomi of the sage Jabali, from whom the name Jabalpur is derived. Jabalpur was a part of the Maurya Empire as the Ashokan relics date back to 300 BCE, have been found in that place. After the decline of the Mauryan empire, the city was ruled by the Satavahana dynasty. Later, the region was ruled locally by the Bodhis and the Senas, following which it became a vassal state of the Gupta Empire (320 to 550). From 675 to 800, the region was ruled by the Kalachuri Dynasty from Karanbel. In the 16th century, the city was ruled by the Gonds and then taken over by the Marathas in the 17th century. The British defeated the Marathas in the 19th century and made Jabalpur the headquarter of the Nerbudda territories. After independence, Jabalpur became a free province in the state of Madhya Pradesh and is now one of the fast-developing cities of Madhya Pradesh.
Jabalpur is sure to amaze you with its diverse range of attractions. From historical structures standing as proof of the city's imperial past to some of nature's most breathtaking spectacles, it has something for everyone. Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rocks, Madan Mahal Fort, Balancing Rocks, Bargi Dam, Chausath Yogini Temple, Lord Shiva Statue, Sangram Sagar Lake, etc., are some of the top places to visit in Jabalpur. Besides, the city is famous for its durry designs which is a craft form where carpets are handmade from cotton and wool.
Referred to as the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh, all the major Indian festivals are celebrated in Jabalpur in their own unique way where people from throughout the city participate in the festivals to make it a grand success. Navratri and the Dussehra are the two very important festivals celebrated with great zest and grandeur.
About 13 km away, Jabalpur Airport is the nearest airport that has well-connected flights from Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Hyderabad. Jabalpur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead that has well-connected trains from Surat, Katni, Allahabad, Puri, Mysuru, Rewa, Patna, Udhna, Hubballi, Bhagalpur, Guwahati, Mumbai, Secunderabad, Gorakhpur, Indore, Amarkantak, Pune, Varanasi, Lucknow, Chitrakoot, Ahmedabad, Darbhanga, Itarsi, Agartala, Kota, Tirunelveli, Haridwar, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Coimbatore. ISBT Jabalpur is the nearest bus station which is 7 km from Jabalpur Junction. It has well connected with major cities like Nagpur, Indore, Bhopal, Pune, Aurangabad, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh by regular interstate bus service.
September to March is the best time to visit Jabalpur when the temperatures are low, and the climate is very much pleasant. Summers must be avoided as the region experiences soaring temperatures. If you are fond of rains then monsoon is another suitable season to visit Jabalpur however most national parks are closed during this season.