A Multi-Faceted History STD Code 0761
Pleasure resort and capital of the Gond kings during the 12th century, Jabalpur was later the seat of the Kalachuri dynasty. The Marathas held sway over Jabalpur until 1817, when the British wrested it from them and left their impression on the spacious cantonment with its colonial residences and barracks. Today Jabalpur is an important administrative centre, bustling with commercial activity.
Madan Mahal Fort : Built by the Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah, in 1116 atop a rocky hill, the fort dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic view of the town and surrounding countryside.
Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath : These medieval constructions were built by the Gond king Sangram Shah, between 1480-1540.
Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum: Dedicated in the memory of the queen Durgavati memorial and museum with a collection of scluptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.
Tilwara Ghat : Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in Narmada river from here. Other places of interest include Mala Devi Mandir, Pisan Hari Jain Temples and Gwarighat.
Marble Rocks Bhedaghat
An Awesome Spectacle of Nature
(23 kms. from Jabalpur) Soaring in glittering splendour, the Marble Rocks rise to a hundred feet on either side of the Narmada. In his book 'Highlands Of Central India*. Captain J. Forsyth speaks eloquently about the infinitely varied beauty of these Rocks. "The eye never wearies of the effect produced by the broken and reflected sunlight, now glancing from a pinnacle of snow-white marble reared against the deep blue of the sky as from a point of silver; touching here and there with bright lights the prominence of the middle heights; and again losing itself in the soft bluish greys of their recesses".
Marble Rocks : Boating facilities are available from November to May, and white boating by moonlight is a thrilling experience. The Marble Rocks have recently been floodlit, adding dimension to their splendour
Dhuandhar Falls : The Narmada, making its way thought the Marble Rocks, narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhaundhar or the smoke cascade. So powerful is the plunge that its roar is heard from a far distance. The falls and the breaking of the volume of water at the crest present an awesome spectacle of nature's power unleashed.
Chausat Yogini Temple : Situated atop hillock and approached by a long flight of steps , the Chausat Yogini Temple commands a singularly beautiful view of the Narmada flowing through the jagged Marble Rocks. Dedicated to the Goddess Durga, this 10th century temple has exquisitely carved stone figure of deities belonging to the Kalchuri period. According to a local legend, this ancient temple is connected to the God Queen Durgavati's palace throe underground passage.
Soapstone Artefacts : The Soapstone revealed by the Narmada provides occupation to families of carvers of Gods, Goddesses.linga, crosses, madonnas, ashtrays and trinket boxes.
Roopnath : Roopnath 84 kms. From Jabalpur and is famous for a 'lingam' dedicated to Shiva that placed in a cleft of rock.
Bilhari : 14 kms. from Kami. Ma ancient sculpture have been found here.