(Last Updated on : 07/01/2013)
Tourism in Jabalpur district
boasts up with a number of beautiful and famous attractions. Some of the places of the major attractions of the district of Jabalpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh
in India include the Madam Mahal Fort, Bedaghat, Tripura Sundari temple
, Tilwaraghat, Dhuandhar, Rani Durgavati Museum
, Vishnu Barha Mandir, Sangram Sagar and Bajana Math, etc.
The Madan Mahal Fort is one of the major tourist attractions in the district of Jabalpur
. Constructed by the Gond tribe
, Raja Madan Shah in the year 1116, atop a rocky hill, this Fort dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic view of the town and the country-side around it. Another place of interest in the Jabalpur district is Tilwaraghat. It is the place where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi
were immersed in the Narmada River
, and it also formed the venue of the open session of the Tripuri Congress in the year 1939. This place also holds the 12th Century Mala Devi Mandir. The Pisan Hari Jain Temples and Roopnath are some of the other places in and around Jabalpur, which are worth visiting. Other places of interest in this district are the Sangram Sagar and Bajana Math. The famous Gond King, Sangram Shah in 1480-1540, made these medieval constructions.
Bedaghat is a small village of Jabalpur tehsil in the state of Madhya Pradesh on the bank of Narmada River and widely famous for its marble rocks. It is situated at a distance about 21 kilometres from Jabalpur by road. Soaring in glittering splendour, the marble rocks at Bhedaghat rise to a hundred feet on either side of the Narmada River.
The serene loveliness of the scene is cool and quiet, the sunlight sparkles on the marble-white pinnacles, and cast dappled shadows on the pellucid waters. Sunlight, glancing from a pinnacle of snow-white marble reared against the deep blue sky as from a point of silver; touching here and there with bright lights the prominences of the middle heights; and again losing itself in the soft bluish grays of their recesses. Here and there the white saccharine limestone is seamed by veins of dark green or black volcanic rock; a contrast which only enhances, like a setting of jet, the purity of the surrounding marble.
Dhuandhar or the smoke cascade is a waterfall in the district of Jabalpur. So powerful is the plunge of water in this waterfall that its roar is heard from a far distance. The falls and the breaking of the volume of water at the crest present an awesome spectacle of the beauty and power of nature. Another place of interest in the district of Jabalpur is the Rani Durgawati Museum
and Memorial. Dedicated to the memory of the great Queen Durgawati is her memorial and a museum which houses a fine collection of inscriptions, sculptures and prehistoric relics.
Temples of Jabalpur District
The Chausat Yogini temple
in the district of Jabalpur is one of the most prominent places of pilgrimage in this district. Situated atop a hillock and approached by a long flight of steps, the Chausat Yogini temple commands a singularly beautiful view of the Narmada River flowing through the jagged marble rocks. Dedicated to Goddess Durga
, this 10th Century old temple has exquisitely carved stone figures of deities belonging to the Kalchuri
period. As per a local legend, this ancient temple is connected to the Gond Queen Durgawati's palace through an underground passage.
Some of the other places of pilgrimage in the district of Jabalpur include the Vishnu Barha Mandir, the Tripur Sundari temple
and many other temple that were built in the early phase of Indian History. Vishnu Barha Mandir is another very famous temple in Sihora tehsil of this district. Some other interesting places of interest include Pisanhari ki Madiya, Pariyat Tank, Bargi Dam
, Lamheta Ghat, Devtal, Bhadbhada, etc. The Tripur Sundari temple is about 12 kilometers on Bhedaghat road in village Tewar.