Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur is a city located in the Mahakaushal region in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It is the largest urban agglomeration in the state of Madhya Pradesh and the15th largest urban agglomeration in India as per the 2011 census statistics. The area of Jabalpur City is huge and it is the largest in the state of Madhya Pradesh but is divided between different census towns and municipalities and is therefore considered to be the third largest city area wise in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The city of Jabalpur was first chosen to become the capital of newly formed Madhya Pradesh but later the decision was changed and Bhopal was chosen the capital of the state because of the defence settlements within the city of Jabalpur.

Places to See:

Madan Mahal Fort

Built by the Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah, in 1116 atop a rocky hill, the fort dominates the skyline and provides a panoramic view of the town and the country-side around it.

Sangram Sagar Bajnamath

These medieval constructions were built by the famous Gond king, sangram Shah, between 1480-1540.

Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum

Dedicated to the memory of the great Queen Durgavati is her memorial and a museum which houses a fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.

Tilwara Ghat

Tilwara Ghat, from where Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in the Narmada, and venue of the open session of the Tripuri Congress in 1939.

Kanha and Bandhavgarh

Kanha National Park

Jabalpur is the most convenient base for visits to the famous Kanha (165 km) and Bandhavgarh (164 km) National Parks.


The 12th century Mala Devi Mandir, Pisan Hari Jain Temple, and Roopnath are some of the other places in the around Jabalpur.

Mala Devi Temple

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