A Jabalpur travel takes a tourist to one of the most important and vibrant cities of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur has always been a city with great political importance. Many famous dynasties had Jabalpur as their capital. Even during the British Rule, Jabalpur served as the headquarters of the Narmada dominion.
The history of Jabalpur dates back to the epic times. There are references to Jabalpur in the epic Mahabharata.Jabalpur has seen the rise and fall of many dynasties. The Gonds seized it in the 12th century and Jabalpur became the powerful kingdom of Gondwana. In this regard it is significant to remember the legendary Gond Queen, Rani Durgavati who died fighting the Mughal forces led by the Mughal Emperor Akbar.Jabalpur finally fell to the Marathas in the 18th century and in 1817 the British took over when they overpowered the Marathas.
How to Reach Jabalpur
The city, being one of the main industrial and administrative centers, is well connected by road, rail and airways to the other parts of Madhya Pradesh. Transportation service even connects the city to the other Indian states. One, who wishes to travel to Jabalpur, can reach the city by availing any of the below mentioned medium of transport:
To reach this city of central India by air, you need to book your air ticket for the Jabalpur Airport or Dumna Airport, which is located at a distance of around 20 kms from the heart of the city. Daily flights are operated by Indian Airlines to New Delhi and Kingfisher Airlines to New Delhi and Mumbai. Apart from these, Air Taxis connect the city to Bhopal, Gwalior and Indore.
Being the location of West Central Railway's headquarters, the city can be directly reached from the major cities of India like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bangalore, Surat, Pune, Ludhiana, Patna, Jammu, Vasco-Da-Gama, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Indore, Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur, Kanpur, Vadodara, Lucknow, Bhubhaneshwar, Puri etc. Jabalpur Railway Station is the main station of the city. The Madan Mahal Station serves the inter city transportation system though.
Two National Highways of No. 7 and 12 running through the city connects the place to other parts the country. Varied kinds of comfortable buses starting from luxury to sleeper, non air conditioned to air conditioned ply frequently to and from Bhopal, Indore, Nagpur, Raipur, Bilaspur, Wardha, Gondiya, Durg, Bhilai, Chandrapur, Amravati, and Varanasi. This industrial city is even connected to the cities of Bangalore and Hyderabad by road.
Shopping in Jabalpur will be a fascinating experience with most of the shops retaining a medieval charm. You have ample choice for shopping- old bazaars with traditional items and the newer shopping centers which stock the trendy range of goods.
The bustling ghallis and chowks lined with shops offer you an array of items-stuffed toys, jute crafts, silver and brassware and a range of saris and dress materials with exquisite zardosi embroidery. You can also pick up Maheshwari and Chanderi saris typical of Madhya Pradesh as gifts to carry home. If you are planning to buy souvenirs, then you can stop at the Government emporia named Mriganayani, which has handicrafts from the various Indian states.
Places to Visit in Jabalpur
- Tilwara Ghat
- Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum
- Sangran Sagar Bajnath
- Madan Mahal Fort
- Kanha and Bandhavgarh
- Mala Devi Mandir
- Pisan Hari Jain Temple
Last Updated on : 11/09/2013