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Introducing Jabalpur

Best time to visit : October to March
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Relaxing atmosphere, royal setting and glorious history together list Jabalpur among the top world tourism destinations. The tranquil and moderate city life of Jabalpur attracts tourists from across the globe. Decked with impressive historical monuments, religious places and beautiful parks, Jabalpur spellbinds holidaymakers and urges them to tour the city. Renowned for its timeless architecture, the city is among the most captivating Central Indian cities popular for its bazaars, water works, museums, fort and national parks.


Jabalpur is one of the major cities of the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. The city presents wonderful fusion of ancient and holy attractions. The city is blessed with wonderful climate, making tourism to Jabalpur superb throughout the year. Hindi is the official language of the city. Jabalpur is the birthplace of many famous personalities like Raghubir Yadav (a well-known actor, famous for films like Lagaan and Peepli Live) and Anil Moghe (a renowned Tabla Player). For more interesting tourist information about Jabalpur, read the below sections.

The local speciality dishes of Madhya Pradesh like kebabs, malpua, mawa-bati and bhutte ki keels are sure to amuse your taste buds. Apart from the local cuisines, the roadside food stalls in Jabalpur is sure to steal your heart with spicy bhels, sandwiches, Chinese and dosas. Local chaat stalls are famous for their scrumptious aloo-tikkis. Hotels like Navneeta, Hotel Roopali, Traffic Jam, Hotel Samdareeya and Arihant Palace serves both India, local and Chinese dishes. Buy a city guide map to locate these places.

Shopping is the favourite pastime of locals and tourists in Jabalpur. You can buy impressive marble statues as a souvenir from Bheda Ghat. Shops located near Bengali club, Bada Fuhara (big fountain) sell variety of statues at cheap rate. Sadar Bazar is popular shopping spot in Jabalpur, selling Chanderi and Maheshwari saris, handicrafts made out of jute, terracotta items and silver & brass items.

Nearby Places:
  • Kanha Kisli National Forest (about 155 km.) – Adobe to number of wildlife species, this park is habitat for rare Barasingha (Swamp Deer) in India. The park was created in the year 1955. 
  • Bandhavgarh Park (about 197 km.) – One of the popular national parks, Bandhvagarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The tiger population is the highest at Bandhavgarh in India.
  • Maihar (about 159 km.) – Renowned for its hill temple of Goddess Sharada and birthplace of Hindustani classical music maestro, Ustad Allauddin Khan.
  • Pench National Park (about 180 km.) – The park got its name from the Pench River that flows in the heart of the city. Gaur, langur, wild boar, leopards and axis deers are seen in this park. 
  • Bilhari (about 85 km.) – The oldest town in the Jabalpur region, Bilhari preserves ancient sculptures that depicts the history of the city. 

Other nearby places of interest of Jabalpur are Nohta, Mandla and National Park of Fossils.

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