The most admired city of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is a very beautiful city that sits on the shores of the holy rivers of Narmada. It's a historical city blessed with many palaces and monuments. It's a major tourist destination which captivates tourists with its must see attractions including historical and cultural structures, enchanting Bhedaghat and thrilling Dhuandhar Waterfalls. Spread across the Vindhyan ranges, it's a beautiful paradise for archaeologists and geologists.
The Lord Shiva statue at Kachnar City in Jabalpur is a major draw for tourists as the idol is one of the tallest statues of Lord Shiva which is in sitting posture. Apart from these, wildlife lovers may also enjoy holidaying in Jabalpur as there are popular tiger reserves including Pench, Panna, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh, which are located nearby Jabalpur. All these parks are renowned and must see wildlife destinations for tourists visiting Madhya Pradesh.
Coming to its history, the rich chronicling legend of Jabalpur is visible in various forts, monuments and temples, which are turned up in different parts of the city and all these have been formed as major tourist attractions of Jabalpur.
The city has numerous options for accommodation including resorts, hotels, guest houses, and lodges that cater to the needs of all kind of travellers. All the hotels and resorts are well furnished with all modern amenities to meet the requirements of every visitor. The rooms and suites of Jabalpur hotels are tastefully decorated to offer a wonderful holiday.
Shopaholics may visit the old Bazaar of Jabalpur where one may find several traditional handicrafts items at reasonable rates. There are shopping malls where one can choose to buy various items like bags, home furnishing items, apparel, jewellery, and many more. Also, don't forget to buy brass ware items, and beautiful Zardosi embroidery, Chanderi and Maheshwari sarees when you're in Jabalpur. A government emporium 'Mrignayani' is also here that offers a huge variety of jute items.
By Air: The Jabalpur Airport (Dumna Airport) is the nearest airdrome which is located at the distance of 20 km from the city.
By Rail: Jabalpur Railway Station is the nearest railhead to reach the city. There are various trains which ply directly from Jabalpur to various cities like Bhopal, Satna, Delhi, Pune, Patna, Surat, Nagpur, Gwalior, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, and many more. Apart from the Jabalpur railhead, the city also has the Madan Mahal Railway Station and Adhartal Railway Station.
By Road: Jabalpur is well connected to Nagpur, Varanasi, Hyderbad, Bhopal, etc., by road. So, tourists may choose to reach Jabalpur by road. NH7, the longest highway in India passes through the city. NH12 also connects Jabalpur to Jaipur and other towns in the state. There are bus services in Madhya Pradesh like MPSRTC and private buses that ply on regular basis from various cities to Jabalpur.
Best Time to Visit: October to January is the best time to visit Jabalpur as the temperature during this time ranges between 4°C and 29°C, which are perfect for exploring the city and enjoying outdoor activities.