Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh is one of the most beautiful, but underrated, tourist destinations in the country.
The historical sights combined with the natural beauty make Jabalpur even more special.
Humans are believed to have first set foot on this land around 300 BC. The historical sites of Jabalpur offer a glimpse into the city's glorious past and the culture and architecture that make it so distinctive
Jabalpur, which was the capital of the Gond Kings and the workplace of the Kalchuri dynasty, was also the tapobhoomi of sage Jabali. As a matter of fact, the city got its name after the revered sage.
As well as being a centre for literary and cultural activities, the city is also a popular tourist destination for its breathtaking views of Narmada flowing between marble rocks.
Today, let us know about some of the major tourist places of Jabalpur, which may not be renowned but are very beautiful.
The Ghughra Falls that flows into the Narmada, is one of the spectacular tourist attractions located 15 km from the city. It is the perfect go-to destination when you want to spend some time with nature, far from the maddening crowd.
The Dumna Nature Reserve Park, which is an ecotourism site in Madhya Pradesh, is spread over nearly 1800 acres of forested land on a plateau, about 40 meters above Jabalpur town.
The park includes a dam, forests, and wild animals, including chital, wild boar, porcupine, jackals, and many species of birds.
Some animals are endangered and are on the verge of extinction.
Situated near the park is the Khandari Dam, where one will find a children's park, a restaurant, a hanging bridge, a tent platform, a rest house, a fishing platform, a toy train, and boating facilities.
Situated within a walking distance of Bhedaghat in Jabalpur, this place is known as 'Jabalpur Tourist Place'.
This is a huge stone rock, seeing that you will feel that if you push a little then this stone will fall down. But it is not like this at all.
It has been maintaining its balance for many years. According to research, this rock can also tolerate earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale.
Chausath Yogini Temple, built in the 10th century by the Kalachuris, is one of the oldest heritage sites in the country.
As the name suggests ('Chausath' means 64), the temple has 64 shrines built along the walls of its circular complex, each with a carved figure of a yogini, and a main shrine in the centre.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. However, now this temple has turned into ruins, which can be seen after climbing 150 steps.
If you are coming to Jabalpur then definitely include this temple in your itinerary.
Pisanhari ki Madiya, a prominent Jain pilgrimage centre in Jabalpur, was built by an old woman about 500 years ago.
The temple belongs to the Digambara sect of Jainism and is often visited by tourists for its captivating architecture, exquisite designs and prominent sculptures.
Situated on the top of a hill, this temple is surrounded by lush greenery which attracts tourists due to its serene atmosphere.
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