"Jabalpur Located in the MahaKaushal region of central India in the east of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is the third most populated city of the state. Katni borders Jabalpur in the north, Umaria in the north-east, Dindori in the east, Mandla at south east and Seoni in the south. The city is also the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur District as well as Jabalpur division. Located at the north of the Narmada River, the place is a rocky area surrounded by low hills and lakes.In its past decades, Jabalpur was known as Tripuri and the Hayahaya rulers governed it. The ancient and historic epic, Mahabharata also contains references of this city.
The Mughals have constantly tried to run this city but were never successful. In 1789, the city finally came under
the rule of the Marathas, which was later taken over by the Britishers in 1817. Britishers later on established the place as a major cantonment town. It has also been a historic point in the India’s independence battle."
Temple is in between Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar. Chousat Yogini is a temple of about 95 beautifully carved statues of Yogini’s. It is top of the small hill with no entrance charge. Here inside the main temple Lord Shiva & Parvati can be seen together on riding on lord Nandi (bull). Main temple is encircled by 95 statues of yogini’s. Temple is estimated to be built in 11th century by Kalchuri rulers.
This fort is a pride of Jabalpur city. Madan Mahal fort was built on 11th century by 38th Gond (Tribe) ruler, Madansahi later on it was repaired by Gond ruler Sangramshah. It is built on top of the hill and visible from most of the city part. While going towards Madan Mahal fort, one can also see another piece of attraction “Balance rock” in bonus. Balance rock is a large piece of natural rock positioned over another rock occupying very less area. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department is planning for light & sound show program in Madan Mahal fort like going on in Khajuraho & Orchha.
Close to Jabalpur Dumna Airport, eco tourism site called Dumna Nature Reserve has been opened for general public. It is spread over an area of 1058 hectare of land on Jabalpur Airport road about 10 kms from city center. One can do nature walk on this nature reserve and can see wild animals like spotted dears, Chitals, wild boar, porcupine, jackals, monkey, many species of birds etc. In addition to it, boating can also be enjoyed on Khandari Dam. Bathing and swimming in Khandari dam is strictly not allowed as crocodiles are present in the water. It is also a source of water for Jabalpur city. Children park and restaurant is also developed in this nature reserve. Many new attractions are under construction. One can see hanging bridge, tent platform, rest house, fishing platform on Dumna Nature Reserve.
Most popular boating site of Jabalpur city is Bhedaghat. It is 25 km away from main city and the most favorite picnic spot for tourists visiting Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Here one can enjoy boating in Bhedaghat on holy Narmada river in between gleaming marble rocks. Many bollywood movies has been shooted here like Ashoka.
Jabalpur city is fully blessed by holy river Narmada. Gwarighat is on Narmada river on one end of Jabalpur city. Place is known for doing after-death rituals of Hindu religion. Many hindu temples are situated in Gwarighat. Here hindu people put ashes of their deceased relative in holy river Narmada with a believe that it will lead the soul of deceased person to ultimate peace.
While going towards Bhedaghat from Jabalpur or vice versa, one can go for visit of Tripur Sundari Temple. It can be reached through side road, about 5km. deviation from main road. Tripur Sundari Temple have statue of devi (godess) that emerge from ground. Tripur Sundari Devi is sacred for Kalchuri dynasty and was a place of worship since then i.e. since 11th century.