city of Marble Rocks Jabalpur,Madhya Pradesh,india

Published: 19th January 2011
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Temples, Museums, Monuments. The city, also known for Kanha National Park is one of the largest cities in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The presence of the marble rocks has earned this city the title of ''city of rocks'' from the great Arab saint, Jabali Pattanam or Jabal. Jabalpur is one of the largest cities of Madhya Pradesh located on the sacred Narmada River banks. Jabalpur is also the closest to Kanha National Park and this gives an extra edge over other parts of Madhya Pradesh.

The name of the city Jabalpur is an amalgamation of the Arabic word Jabal, which means Mountain and the Sankrit word Pura, which means City. Hence giving it the name- Jabalpur meaning Mountain City! It is also believed that Jabalpur is the tapasya bhumi of a mythological figure known as sage Jabalie,

from whom the name Jabalpur is derived. The famous game of Snooker was conceived in Jabalpur. If you wish to get adventurous in the town of Jabalpur then trek your way to the Chausat Yogini Temple.

The old bazaar displays traditional handicrafts and ethnic collection of Jabalpur whereas the big shopping malls satisfy both, budget and the high class travellers. The exclusive traditional artifacts include toys and terracotta items. Also do not miss out on the crafts of Jute and the silver, brass

ware items and stunning zadosi embroidery along with Chanderi and Maheshwari saris, which are an exclusive of Jabalpur. You cal also go to Mrignayani, which is a government emporium for handicrafts especially jute items. The old bazaars in Jabalpur are the ideal place for the antiques. If you wish to purchase local and cheap items then noisy chowks and the strident galis are the perfect places to be.

Night Out
Jabalpur has a number of places which offer good food. Many restaurants and small road side shops have different varieties of food for its people and visitors. For a hodgepodge of bhels, sandwitches, dosas, Chinese etc and other varieties of food, the Chowpatti in Civic centre is the best place.

To have some delicious aloo-tikkis, Prakash, a local chaat vendor is the place, for which he is quite famous. Clock Tower and Kamling serve the best Indian-chinese food. Navneeta, Traffic Jam, Arihant Palace, etc. are nice restaurants for dinner. At nights the small vendors near fuhara serve tasty food and desserts like lassi, rabri and khova jalebi.

Sangram Sagar is situated about 15 km from Jabalpur and were built between 1480 and 1540 by the famous Gond King Sangran Shah. The Jablapur to Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath excursion trip is a fine blend of historical and natural sites. Situated to the south of the marketplace, the

Rani Durgavati Museum, Jabalpur, has a good collection of artifacts dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries. Te museum also houses letters and photographs related to Mahatma Gandhi besides models and photographs depicting the Gond people. Known locally as Bheraghat, Marble Rocks , gorge on the Narmada River lies 22 km west of Jabalpur. Covered with gleaming white rocks with dark green volcanic seams, they soar as much as 30 metres on both side of the river Narmada. When the sun shines on the pure white surfaces of these rocks, they just look magnificent. Even during the night the rocks give you a view that simply cannot be missed out. On full moon nights the rocks offer a wonderful sight. The Marble Rocks have been considered as one of the thousands places that you must see before you die. Take a boat ride in the Narmada to have the experience of the lifetime. Tilwara Ghat holds a significant place in Indian History and also amongst the hearts of followers of Mahatma Gandhi. It is here that Mahatma Gandhi"��s ashes were immersed in the Narmada. Tilwara Ghat was also the venue of the open session of the Tripuri Congress in 1939. The Mala Devi Temple was built in the 12th century, and houses a beautiful image of Mala Devi or Laxmi. The wildlife enthusiasts should visit the Kanha National Park , 160 km from Jabalpur famous for its wildlife safari and bird watching. The Bandhavgarh National Park is also nearby, about 197 km north east of Jabalpur.Although smaller than Kanha, it has a higher population of wildlife.

How to get there by Air
Jabalpur Airport is known as Dumna Airport and is about 20 km from city. Airlines like Air Deccan, Kingfisher and Indian connect Jabalpur to most of the major cities.

How to get there by Rail
Jabalpur has its own railhead and is well connected with all Metros. The Railway Station is located North of the Civil Lines area.

How to get there by Bus
Jabalpur is well connected to Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore, Raipur, Allahbad and Jaipur. The city is also connected with three National Highways.

Best time to Visit
Jabalpur faces a sub-tropical climate. Generally, winters (October to March) and monsoons are a good and pleasant time to visit Jabalpur. Avoid visiting the city in the month as it is the hottest.

Hotels in Jabalpur
There is no dearth of hotels in Jabalpur. There are a good number of luxury as well as budget hotels. All the hotels provide all modern facilities coupled with unmatched service. Some of the good hotels to chose from are- The Samdariya, Hotel Satya Ashoka, Hotel Rishi Regency and Hotel Krishna.

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