Jabalpur is situated on the banks of holy river Narmada and is surrounded by rocky hills, hence it is also called as the ?the city of the rocks." It got its name from Saint Jabali Pattanam or Jabal (in Arabic meaning rocks). It was the capital of the medieval Gond rulers but later it became the capital of the Kalchuri Kings and the Marathas until the British seized it. Saint Binoba Bhave named it as Sanskardhani (Cultural Capital) of Madhya Pradesh, as it is a major educational & cultural center.
CLIMATE: Climate is generally much less humid for most part of the year
EXCURSION : Mandla was the capital of the ancient Gond Kingdom of Garha- Mandla early in the Christan era. The Gond Queen Rani Durgavati took here when her army was concerned by Mugal forces under Asaf Khan in 1564. The fort here was built in the 17 th century and is surrounded on 3 sides by the Narmada River. It passed to the Marathas and then to the British in 1818. The jungle has since taken over the ruins (only a few towers remain) though there are some temples and ghats in the town. The Gond Raja, Hirde Shah built a large palace in a commanding site nearby in Ramnagar(15 km) of which little remains. Kanha national park is about 40 km from Mandala.
Marble mountains - Jabalpur
Attractions and Places to Visit in Jabalpur
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 aron it.
Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath : These medieval constructions were built by the famous gond king, Sangram Shah, between 1480-1540.
Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum : Dedicated to the momory of the great Queen Durgavati is her memorial and a museum which houses a fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.
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; the 12th century Mala Devi Mandir; Pisan Hari Jain Temples, and roopnath are some of the other places in the around jabalpur which merit a visit.
How to Reach Jabalpur
AIR : Jabalpur has an airstrip called Dumna Airport capable of landing most of the aircraft but the regular flights are yet not started.
RAIL : Jabalpur is well connected with all Metros and most of the places.
The railway station is located north of the Civil Lines area.