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How to Reach

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  • Jabalpur can be reached by all the three means- air, road, and rail. Jabalpur Airport and Railway station are well-connected with a spectrum of stations across the country.
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  • How to reach Jabalpur by Air: Jabalpur Airport (JLR) is famous as Dumna Airport which is roughly 26 kilometers northeast of the city center. Flights from major cities like Mumbai and Delhi fly to Jabalpur regularly. Gwalior, Bhopal, Lucknow, and Indore airports are some of the nearest airports from Jabalpur.
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  • How to reach Jabalpur by Rail: The biggest railway station in the city is Jabalpur Junction (JBP) whereas, there are several small stations such as Madan Mahal (MML), Deori (DOE), Adhartal (ADTL), Jamtara Paraswara (JPV) where trains coming from various routes take a halt. Jabalpur falls on the Mumbai-Howrah-via Allahabad mainline and is a part of Western Central Railways. Jabalpur junction is located close to the city center. You can easily travel from any major station in the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Nagpur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna, and Bhopal to Jabalpur Junction.
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  • How to reach Jabalpur By Road (Bus): There are regular interstate buses plying between Jabalpur and other stations which are situated within the state border like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Bhopal, Indore and other states like Aurangabad and Nagpur. You can avail AC and Non AC Volvo buses, seater and sleeper buses and regular state buses.
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  • 1) From Mumbai: Since the distance is more than a thousand kilometers between Mumbai and Jabalpur, the trick to travel by bus is to break the journey into two legs. The first route is to take an overnight bus to Indore from Mumbai and then change bus from Indore to reach Jabalpur. The second option is to fly to Nagpur from Mumbai and then take a private or a state bus to cover the distance of another 330 kilometers.
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  • Timings: Overnight buses from Mumbai start from 6 PM onwards.
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  • Traveling Time: 20 hours and more.
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  • Fare: Above INR 2000.
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  • Starting Points: Depends on the operator, mainly the western highway.
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  • 2) From Delhi: The road distance between Delhi and Jabalpur is 830 kilometers where you will hardly find any state bus to cover the distance. However, there are a few private bus operators who scale down the distance in their semi-sleeper and sleeper Volvo buses.
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  • Timings: Overnight buses, mainly start between 5 PM to 6 PM.
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  • Traveling Time: 17 to 18 hours.
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  • Fare: From INR 1600 to 2000.
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  • Starting Points: Your private bus operator’s office.
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  • 3) From Indore: You can board any Non-AC or AC sleeper/seater bus from Indore to cover a distance of 508 kilometers to reach Jabalpur. Buses from Indore to Jabalpur are easily available as plenty of private operators run on this route.
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  • Timings: Start from 7:30 PM onwards. The last bus is at 10 PM.
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  • Traveling Time: 10 to 11 hours.
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  • Fare: INR 500 to INR 800
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  • Starting Points: AICTSL Campus, Service Road Opp Terminal 10 Star Square, Sarvate bus stand.
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  • 4) From Pune: If you find it difficult to get a direct bus from Pune in order to reach Jabalpur then the best way to break the journey down. First, take a bus to Itarsi and then change your bus for Jabalpur from Itarsi.
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  • Distance: Approximately 995 kilometers
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  • Routes: Pune- Itarsi- Jabalpur (regular route); Pune-Indore-Jabalpur (long route).
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  • Traveling time: Around 20 hours.

Best Time To Visit

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  • Monsoon and winter seasons are the best time to visit Jabalpur. One can plan a trip to the rocky hilltops and chiseling rivers in Jabalpur between September to March.
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  • Jabalpur in Winter (November to February): Jabalpur is a city in Central India which is nestled on the western outskirts. The location of this city on the map makes the months of November, December, January, and February experience a temperature drop that varies from 27° C in the daytime to 8° C at nights.
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  • Jabalpur in Monsoon (July to October): Monsoon is also a pleasant time to visit Jabalpur, the place is enveloped in hues of lush greenery and the gentle rain showers can be can enjoyed while sitting by the sacred Narmada River. Also, during and post-monsoon, the Dhuandhar waterfall also flows in full swing, wedged in the scenic marble mountains- the entire view looks like a beautiful painting.
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  • Jabalpur in Summer ( March to June): The summer months of March, April, May, and June are extremely uncomfortable due to the roasting heat. June is the hottest month, the temperature on some days even rises up to 45-degree Celsius. The summer season is ideally not advisable for traversing around the city of Jabalpur.

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