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Dhuandhar Falls

The incredible sight of smoke coming out of a gushing waterfalls makes Dhuandhar Falls one of the best Jabalpur tourist places and attracts a huge rush of tourists to come to witness this extraordinary spectacle of nature. The word ‘Dhuandhar’ literally translates to ‘smoke + flow’ which can be interpreted as a ‘smoky cascade’.

Created by Narmada River, these 30 feet tall falls are located in Bhedaghat of Jabalpur district. The roaring sounds of the waterfalls are powerfully soothing. These waterfalls add grace to the scenic beauty of Bhedaghat and make it a must visit place in Madhya Pradesh for nature lovers and photographers.

Cable car service is also available at Bhedaghat which can be availed to witness the beauty of these spectacular waterfalls from a different perspective.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM

Location: Bhedaghat, Jabalpur

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 27 km

If you wish to explore the state beyond what it is generally known for, add some waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh to your bucket list.

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Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat

Bhedaghat is a prominent spot for tourists and picnic-goers in Madhya Pradesh owing to the natural wonders it holds and the exciting activities it offers. Bhedaghat proudly houses a gorge of 100 feet high rocks, letting Narmada River flow through them, as one of the most wonderful gifts of nature Madhya Pradesh is blessed with.

The river water has carved a 3 km long gorge out of these rocks which is a sight to behold. In order to witness the glory of this gorge up-close, you can either row boats through it or take a cable car ride to go across it. The site welcomes huge rush of tourists all round the year, but the popularity of this site is at its best during monsoon.

Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM; 8 PM to Midnight only on Full moon Nights

Location: Bhedaghat, Jabalpur

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 27 km

If you want to see something that is way beyond usual, there is a range of natural wonders for you to explore in Madhya Pradesh.

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Lord Shiva Statue at Kachnar City

Attracting local devotees and tourists alike in huge numbers, this 76 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva is a sight that will leave you spellbound. This huge idol of Lord Shiva, situated in the ancient city of Kachnar, is considered as one of the most popular religious sites in Madhya Pradesh.

The statue has been built over a cavern that houses replicas of 12 Shivalingams from the major Shiva Temples in the country. The site holds a calming blend of serenity and spirituality in its air, so a visit to this site is sure to soothe you inside out. This is, indeed, a great site to visit with family.

Cave Timings: 5 PM to 8 PM

Location: Vijay Nagar, Kachnar City

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 11 km

Madhya Pradesh temples are a must go for every traveller, you feel rejuvenated in the company of God.

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Chausat Yogini Temple

One of the oldest heritage sites in the country, Chausat Yogini Temple was built in the 10th century by the Kalachuri kingdom, and still stands tall, enticing tourists and devotees from different part of India and beyond. This is one of the four Chausat Yogini Temples in India and is one of the major places to visit in Jabalpur.

The revered temple is adorned by the idols of Yoginis, Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. The design of the temple is simple yet captivating. Though the temple has been partially damaged, its magical aura is still intact. The hilltop location of this temple adds serenity to the experience of being here and offers breathtaking views of the natural beauty that surrounds this site.

Timings: 7 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Bhedaghat, Jabalpur

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 25 km

No matter if you are visiting Madhya Pradesh to explore its rich wildlife or to take a plunge into the ocean of divinity here, historical places should be a part of your itinerary.

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Madan Mahal Fort

Madan Mahal is a popular tourist site in Jabalpur and is famous for being the home to the historical Durgavati Fort. Dating back to the 11th century, this historical fort is the most interesting one among the Jabalpur tourist places for history buffs. This fort, sitting at a height of 500 meters on the top of a hill in Jabalpur, was built by the Rajgond rulers.

Historically, the fort served as a watchtower and military barrack. The structural and the architectural details of the fort will give you some important insights into the history of Jabalpur. Many interesting myths revolve around the fort, making a visit to it all the more interesting. Madan Mahal Fort is, without a doubt, one of the best places to visit in Jabalpur.

Timings: 8 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Jabalpur

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 7 km

If history interests you, you should check out some of the historical forts of Madhya Pradesh.

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Balancing Rocks

The state of Madhya Pradesh features numerous wonders of nature, and one of them, Balancing Rocks, can be found in Jabalpur City. This site features a rock sitting over a huge rock base by merely touching it slightly. The point of contact between the two rocks is 6 square inches.

Even an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 could not make it lose its balance. It is believed that nothing can disturb the balance between these rocks, which makes it an interesting one among the Jabalpur tourist places. Situated at the base of the famous historical site, Madan Mahal, Balancing Rocks attract a number of tourists and geologists to come to unravel the mystery or the phenomenon of this place.

Timings: 10:30 AM to 6 PM

Location: Jabalpur

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 5 km

If you are someone who loves to explore ancient rock buildings and it's art, Cave exploration in Madhya Pradesh is a surreal experience.

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Gwarighat

It is one of those places in Madhya Pradesh where spirituality presides with a beautiful touch of tranquillity. Located on the banks of the river Narmada, it is a small town with huge religious importance among Hindus and devotees of Sai Baba. The town is also associated with the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, and houses a famous Sikh temple.

Spend some quality time enjoying boating in the calm waters of Narmada River and partake in the auspicious ritual of Narmada Aarti on the river bank. Gwarighat can be considered for a weekend getaway where you can immerse yourself in the beautiful shades of divinity and serenity, leaving behind the tiring tantrums of your daily routine.

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

Location: Gwarighat

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 14 km

For your perfect stay with your family & friends here are the best Madhya Pradesh Tourism Resorts.

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Sangram Sagar lake

One of the best places to visit in Jabalpur, Sangram Sagar Lake serves as an excellent weekend getaway for people seeking an escape from the monotony of city life. Indulge in the fun of boating here, and admire the natural charm of the surrounding landscapes, adorned by the presence of migratory birds that find their home here.

There is a historical fort called Bajnamath Fort, built by King Sangram Shah by the lake, adding grace to the beauty of this place with its brilliant architecture. Besides, an ancient temple by the lake also attracts thousands of devotees to this lake all through the year. Thus, does not matter if you are seeking serenity, spirituality or a walk into the history, Sangram Sagar Lake is an ideal place for sightseeing in Jabalpur.

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

Location: Gwarighat

Distance from Jabalpur Bus Stand: 15 km

If you wish to stay in a private calm environment, then you don't have to worry as Madhya Pradesh offers a wide variety of homestays which will make you ditch hotels.

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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.

Traveller Tales from Jabalpur

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Reetesh Lodhi

23 October 2018

"overall experience was great.. deducting one star due delay in confirmation."

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