Travel to Jabalpur

Jabalpur Tourism

Situated at the heart of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is known as one of the ancient cities of Central India. Located on the shores of the river Narmada, it is approximately 308 km from the capital city of Bhopal. Having a 4,000 year old history, Jabalpur is the centre for tourism in the state, apart from being a cultural, industrial and business centre for Madhya Pradesh. One of the major cities of MP, it was earlier known as 'Jubbulpore.'

From natural reserves to a fossil reserve, from historical monuments to beautiful waterfalls, and many awe-inspiring tourist destinations, Jabalpur has an astonishing variety. Not to forget that Jabalpur is situated at a few hundred kilometres of the famous caves of Khajuraho, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Location of Jabalpur

Jabalpur is located at 23 degree 10'N latitude and 79 degree 57' E longitude, at an altitude of 393 meters mean sea level.

How to Reach?

Being one of the hot tourist spots of the country, Jabalpur is well connected to all major cities of India through air, road as well as train.

By Air

Daily flights run by almost all domestic airlines are available from most metro cities to Jabalpur Airport or Dumna Airport.

By Train

Jabalpur is connected with trains from almost all major cities of India such as Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhopal, Jaipur, Lucknow, Chennai, Patna, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Goa, Vadodara, Nagpur, New Delhi and Varanasi. The Jabalpur Railway Station serves as the main station of the city, while the Madan Mahal Station is used for transport in the internal parts of the city.

By Road

National Highways (NH7 and NH12) pass through the city of Jabalpur, connecting it to all nearest cities by road. Regular bus and established taxi services provide a regular to and fro service between nearby cities.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Jabalpur is during September to March. Jabalpur is known to have a humid climate most time of the year. Hence, summers should definitely be avoided for travel purposes. Winters being pleasant in the city, make it a favourable time for tourists to enjoy travel.

The temperatures vary from a maximum up to 41°C during summers, which may drop down to a minimum of 8°C, during the peak of winters

Places to Visit

Each popular tourist spot in Jabalpur exudes culture, heritage and history. Besides historical significance, the tourist sites in Jabalpur have wonderful sculptures and art works. Some of the must-visit places in Jabalpur are:
  • Pench National Forest
  • Dhuandhar
  • Bhedaghat (Marble Rocka)
  • Chausat Yogini Temple
  • Balancing Rock
  • Hanumantal Jain Temple
  • Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum
  • Kanha Kisli National Park
  • Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Madan Mahal Fort
  • Sangram Sagar
  • Tilwara Ghat
  • Gwari Ghat
  • Pisanhari ki Madiya (A Jain Temple)
  • Tripur Sundari Temple

Travel Tips

It is necessary to follow a few of the following handy tips while travelling to Jabalpur:

  • Refrain from travelling after it gets dark; hence plan your day accordingly.
  • Ensure you consume bottled water, as you would need to drink a lot of water due to the high levels of humidity in the city, especially in summers.

Cost of Travel

The cost of travelling in Jabalpur may vary depending on the number of days to be spent and the number of destinations to be covered in your holidays. You can contact the MP Tourism department for attractive packages. Avoid falling for unknown travel agents, in return of false packages. However, a minimum four to five days are needed to see the major tourist destinations of the city.

You can book a Cruise package starting from Rs 990 per person through the official tourism website. You can also book the Caravan tour for packages from Rs 5,500 for a day tour to Rs 14,500 for two nights and three days.

How many days are enough to Travel?

Along with tourist spots in Jabalpur, the city is also surrounded by various famous spots in a few hours journey, which are also worth checking out. So, plan your stay as per the destinations you intend to cover during your stay. Approximately, a five-day tour to cover the major tourist spots would be enough.

Don't miss while in Jabalpur

There is so much to see in and around Jabalpur that there will always be a yearning to see more. Your visit to Jabalpur would be incomplete without the following few:

  • Narmada River Cruise Tour
  • Bargi Dam Cruise Ride
  • Chanderi Sarees
  • Osho Tree, the Maulshree Tree under which Osho achieved enlightenment
  • Rock Paintings of Katni - painted rocks which date back to 10000 BC to 4000 BC
  • Amarkantak - a religious town, the birthplace of the holy River Narmada
  • Dumna Nature Reserve
  • Pachmarhi - a breathtaking hill station near Jabalpur
  • Caravan Tourism, promoted by MPSTDC
  • Bhanwar Tal Garden, a famous picnic spot in Jabalpur
  • Khandaari Jalashay Waterworks

Hotels and Accommodation Options

The city has budget hotels to five-star hotels, hence you can get a good bargain for yourself from the wide variety of accommodation options.

Eating out

Jabalpur will offer you a choice between traditional cuisine, continental, as well as fast food. From a large number of restaurants to road-side shops, the city has many options for a foodie.

Some of the eateries that you can check out are, Indian Coffee House, Traffic Jam, Hotel Samdareeya, and Hotel Roopali Inn. You can try out some Chinese cuisine with an Indian touch at the Clock Tower and Kamling.

Some of the famous food and dessert items, which are a must to be tried, include: Lassi, Rabri, Kebabs; Bhutte ki kees; Mawa-bati; Khoprapak; Malpua and Khoye ki Jalebi.


Holiday and shopping go hand in hand. You must check out the markets of Jabalpur at Bada Fawwara, along with the old markets and wholesale markets, all in nearby areas to get a good bargain.

anderi sarees
  • Maheshwari sarees
  • Zardosi embroidery garments
  • Bell metal craft
  • Gudi mudi Khadi
  • Jute handicrafts
  • Silver and Brass ware

  • Tourist Helpline Numbers
    • 1800-233-777


    References: State

    Tourism Guides

    Last Updated on : July 21, 2014