Jabalpur is also referred to as the Marble City of India. The city is known for its world-famous Marble Rocks and its historic monuments. So, you should make sure that you include all these places in your to-do list in the city. Jabalpur is also famous for its temples that attract pilgrims from various parts of the country. You can also spare some time for a boat ride to visit the spectacular waterfalls in the surrounding vicinity. The saris and textiles of the region are well-known and you can even purchase marble artifacts as souvenirs for your dear ones.
1. Visit The Yellow Chilli, a gourmet restaurant
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If you are a self-proclaimed foodie, you cannot miss this restaurant. The restaurant has been set up by Sanjeev Kapoor, a celebrity chef. Get ready for some real gastronomical delights. You can start your meal with some fine coconut saffron soup. Pick from a wide variety of exotic nonveg and veg curries and go back for an experience of a lifetime.
Website:The Yellow Chilli
2. Get ready for a trip to Rani Durgavati Museum
The museum is located right in the heart of the city of Jabalpur. It was founded in the year 1976 and is situated right opposite the Hotel Krishna. While touring the city, you just cannot leave this place off your travel list. Rani Durgavati Museum is known for its rich collection of historic sculptures, inscriptions, and prehistoric relics.
It is open all days of the week except for Mondays. It is also closed on government holidays. A spacious area surrounds the museum’s main building, which is a double-storied structure.
You can see ancient coins, sculptures from the 10th and 11th century and inscriptions made of copper and stone. The museum also houses an exhibition of photographs on Chausath Yogini Temple in Bhedaghat.
Rani Durgavati Museum
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm. Closed on Mondays and government holidays.
Website: Rani Durgavati Museum
3. Enjoy authentic south Indian food at the Indian Coffee House
This is a part of a popular chain and is an excellent spot for south Indian dishes such as uttapams and dosas. Savor south Indian style filter coffee, something to cherish for a long time. The restaurant is run by a cooperative of coffee workers.
Indian Coffee House
Address: Jabalpur Hospital Campus, Jabalpur
Opening times: 7.30am - 10.30pm
Website:Indian Coffee House
4. Revisit history at the Madan Mahal Fort
This fort is conveniently situated in the district of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. You can easily reach the fort from the city. Like many other forts in India, it is located on a hill. Previously, the fort was used as a watch tower to keep an eye on the enemies and the invaders of the Gondwana Kingdom and is about 515m (1690 ft) above the ground. It was also Madan Singh’s pleasure palace. He was the 10th king in the Gond dynasty and Rani Durgavati’s son.
Madan Mahal Fort
Website:Madan Mahal Fort
5. Visit the famous Kanha National Park
This national park is also known as the Kanha Tiger Reserve and is spread across an area of about 1945 square km (751 square miles). The park is known as one of the finest habitats of Indian tigers. Kanha is known for its undulating landscape, which is dotted with thick groves of vegetation. The meadows of Kanha are the lifelines for different wildlife species such as the gaur, barasingha, sambar and the chital who in turn support other predators such as the tigers, fox, leopards, jungle cats and wild dogs. This national park is a real treat for tourists due to its deciduous forest that features a variety of trees and the more than a thousand species of plants. The park is also home to approximately 300 different species of birds.
How do you get to Kanha?
Kanha is conveniently located in the heart of Madhya Pradesh. The place enjoys good connectivity by air, rail, and road with important Indian cities and other major tourist destinations. The city of Jabalpur is about 176 km (109 miles) from Kanha and takes around 4 hours to get there.
Kanha National Park
Website:Kanha National Park
6. Enjoy lip-smacking Chinese meals at Clock Tower
If you are in love with Chinese food, then this is the right place for you. Clock Tower is one of the most famous and oldest Chinese restaurants in Jabalpur. If you want to enjoy fine dining in a stress-free and calm environment, then this restaurant is highly recommended. The place serves authentic Chinese cuisines at reasonable prices.
Address: Main Road, Near Ghantaghar Chowk Jabalpur. Madhya Pradesh 482002
7. Shopping in Jabalpur can be fun
Jabalpur’s old bazaar offers ethnic collections and the city’s most beautiful traditional handicrafts. The city also has big and plush shopping malls that cater to the shopping requirements of both affluent and budget travelers. The traditional artifacts that are available in the markets of Jabalpur are truly exclusive and include terracotta items and toys. Do not overlook the silver and jute crafts. You will invariably fall in love with the exquisite sardonic embroidery, Maheshwari and Chanderi saris and brassware items. These saris are unique to the city.
Visitors should also try and drop in at Mriganayani. It is the emporium of the Madhya Pradesh government and is known for its rich collection of handicrafts. But, if you are looking for antique items then the old bazaars are a recommended place. Similarly, these bazaars also offer cheap and local items that are perfect as souvenirs.
8. A trip to the Marble Rocks
The city of Jabalpur is located to the east of River Narmada and around 22.5 km (14 miles away), there is an impressive gorge and stunning cliffs made of marble. The gorge narrows down and then drops over the Dhuandar Falls that are widely known as the “Smoke Cascade”. Visitors can enjoy some really interesting rock formations known as the Elephant’s Foot and the Monkey’s Leap, while the length of this gorge is around 5 km (3 miles), the cliffs stand at an impressive height of about 30 m (98 ft).
The Marble Rocks are part of this spectacular gorge that formed on the River Narmada where the river becomes as narrow as 10 m (33 ft) wide and then flows through an area of beautiful white marble. They are an extremely popular destination in India for tourists. The marble in the locality is mined and carved into different types of figures. They are then sent to different parts of India for sale. Bhedaghat village is quite close to the city of Jabalpur and is world famous for the Marble Rocks.
9. Enjoy a quiet picnic at Bhawartal Garden
The Bhawartal Garden in Jabalpur district is another popular tourist destination in the city. The garden is located at a strategic location in the city and is famous for its picturesque beauty. The lush greenery of the park appeals to thousands of visitors every year from different parts of the country and abroad. It is a fun place to visit for people of all age groups. The city’s municipal corporation has developed the Bhawartal Garden.
10. Excursion to Bajnamath and Sangram Sagar
These are two popular places for excursions and enjoy great proximity to the city of Jabalpur. Bajnamath fort and Sangram Sagar Lake are situated at around 15 km (9 miles) from Jabalpur city. They are a perfect blend of natural and historical sites.
Sangram Sagar Lake is known for its innumerable fishes and other aquatic creatures. On the other hand, Bajnamath was built in the 15th century by Sangram Shah, the most important king in the Gond dynasty.
Most suitable time to visit: Visitors are recommended to visit Bajnamath and Sangram Sagar especially in the months from July to September.
Bajnamath and Sangram Sagar
Website:Bajnamath and Sangram Sagar
Get set, go!
So, what are you waiting for? Simply plan your visit, pack your bags and get set for a scintillating experience in the city if Jabalpur, in Madhya Pradesh.
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