If you are a nature lover and want to explore the untold history of human existence that dates back to over 300 B.C., you must visit Jabalpur. Located in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur has rich history and stunning landscapes to elevate your spirits. It has the historic monuments which echo rich architecture and cultural heritage of the olden period.  Jabalpur is a land of scenic waterfalls, majestic mountains, mighty rivers and lakes, and what not. Take a look at the top Jabalpur tourist places you shouldn’t overlook

Dhuandhar Falls

Falling from the height of over 98 feet, Dhuandhar Falls tastefully form the smoke.  It is located around 30 km from the city.  Known as one of the most significant holy rivers in India, River Narmada falls and gives visuals of smoke cascading on the hard rocks.

Bhedaghat

Located around 25 km from Jabalpur, Bhedaghat is well known for the tourists to enjoy boating in River Narmada while capturing the views of glittering marble rocks. These rocks stand atop 100 ft. tall on both sides of River Narmada. Enjoy the pristine view on moonlight night when these rocks shine very beautifully to give an experience for lifetime.

Kachnar City

Developed by Kachnar Builders, Kachnar City is an iconic residential township which also has a magnificent garden and a 76 ft. tall Lord Shiva Statue. It is among the tallest Lord Shiva statues in India in sitting position. It is placed beautifully in open sky giving panoramic view of the Lord.

Rajeshwari Dakshineshwar Kali Peetha

Located around 33 km from Jabalpur, Rajeshwari Dakshineswar Kali Peetha is a temple which has the giant 108 ft. tall Mahakali statue. It is the tallest statue in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Bargi Dam

Located around 40 km from Jabalpur, Bargi Dam is built on River Narmada. It is one of the first dams proposed to be developed over River Narmada, along with 30 other dams in India. You can enjoy the pleasant boat ride here. Watching the sunset over here is a sight to behold. It is an ideal place to enjoy the soothing breeze and relax and let your eyes savoring the beautiful setting.

Madan Mahal Fort

Madan Mahal Fort is a well known ancient fort in the southwest of the city on a hill top. It is located 515m above the mainland. It was used on the Gondwana period as a watch tower against the defenders and attackers. It was also a rest house for Madan Singh, tenth Gond ruler and the son of Rani Durgawati. The fort is believed to be built in 1100 A.D. The Archeological Survey of India is responsible for protection and maintenance of this fort.

Dumna Nature Reserve

Stretched over 1058 hectares of landscapes, Dumna Nature Park is located around 10km from Jabalpur near Dumna Airport. You can explore the wonderful sight of water bodies to behold. It houses the widest range of wild animals like spotted deer, leopard, jackal, porcupine and wild boars. It is also a paradise for bird watchers. It also has a fishing platform, children’s park, and a restaurant.

Balancing Rocks

The natural wonder, Balancing Rocks is located at the proximity to Madan Mahal Fort near Shailparna, around 6 km from Jabalpur. The city of Jabalpur is well covered by a rocky and low barren hillocks that are formed with volcanic eruption took place millions of years ago.

Rani Durgavati Museum

Built in 1964, Rani Durgavati Museum is a memorial dedicated to Queen Durgavati. She was the iconic freedom fighter who is known for self-sacrifice and martyrdom in her time. A stone idol of Goddess Durga has been built to showcase the pride and valor of this queen in this museum.

The museum also has a wing which features the pictures and artifacts of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum is rich in primitive lettering, cultural relics, and several fascinating artifacts. In this museum, the most popular visitor’s attractions are the replica of Lord Shiva and Parvati built in red sandstone. They are seen playing Chausar game.

Another major attraction is a Goddess Durga’s statue and a sandstone statue of Goddess Saraswati with Goddess Yogini.

Chausath Yogini Temple

Located near the well known Marble Rocks, the Chausath Yogini Temple stands proudly atop the hill. The temple is devoted to Goddess Durga and also has a row of Yogini’s idols (Goddess Durga’s attendees), arranged beautifully forming the circle around the temple.

The idols of these Yoginis arranged beautifully to befit the testimony of time. As the name suggests, the temple has 64 statues of Yoginis. The Mughals disfigured and plundered most of these statues, which are still kept as is. From the courtyard, tourists can get the amazing sight of River Narmada and Marble Rocks to behold. It is a must-visit tourist attraction for the pilgrims, tourists, photographers, and history buffs. The temple remains open from 7 am to 8:30 pm every day and there is no entry fee.

 

Pisanhari ki Madiya

It is a very significant pilgrim center for the Jainism followers. It is believed that the temple has the history dates back to over 500 years ago. According to the sources, the temple was built by a poor old lady after hearing the Jain monks’ preaches.

She was used to grind wheat flour through grinding stones to earn her living. She placed her grinding stones over the top of the temple tower as she was not capable to afford gold pots. She sacrificed her only source of income to the temple. This is why the temple is respectfully known as “Pisanhari ki Madiya”.

Bajna Math – Lord Kal Bhairav

Located around 15 km from the city centre, Bajna Math or Bhairav Temple was made in Tantrik tradition during the Gondwana period. It is located on the hill top near Sangram Sagar Lake. In the northeast of this temple, there is a very peaceful and secluded Kali Temple known for tantrik worship and deep meditation. The temple exudes the essence of medieval architecture built by King Sangram Shah, a Gond ruler who also built other masterpieces from 1480 to 1540.

Verdict

Jabalpur is one of the major tourist attractions in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Also known as the cultural capital, Jabalpur is well known for Bhedaghat and Marble Rocks which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Along with it, the city is also famous for two mouth-watering dishes – “Khoye ki Jalebi” and “Gakkad Bharta”.