12 Dec 2012

Jabalpur: A trip to the land of Gondwana's

Jabalpur is called the land of the Gondwanas because in the 13th century, it was ruled by The Gonds. The period of the rule of Maharaja Sangramsahi is remembered as a golden era and it was during the reign of The Gonds that most waterbodies of the city - lakes, wells, reservoirs and so on - were built.

Some of the sights to see in this city are also telling of the beauty of the place during the rule of The Gonds. Besides the fantastic and almost unique marble rock formations along the banks of the River Narmada, these are some of the sights you can expect to see in:
Dhuandhar falls, Jabalpur(Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
1. Dhuandhar falls: Not far from the hustle and bustle of the city, these marvelous waterfalls can be seen. It’s amazing how the water of the Narmada passes the Marble rocks as it falls in a smoky waterfall. 
Chausath-Yogini temple, JabalPur (Photo Courtersy:Flickriver)
2. Chausath-Yogini temple: Not only the temple itself but also the intricately carved idols kept here are a sight not to be missed. This Shiva temple was set up in 10th century B.C., and legend has it that this temple was connected to The Gond palace through underground passageways.
The marble rocks at Bhedaghat, Jabalpur (Photo Courtesy:travelsnme)
3. Bhedaghat - Marble Rocks: A major tourist attraction, the village of Bhedaghat is known for it’s marble rock foundations along the river. The sights induce awe.
Rani Durgavati museum (Photo Courtesy:mynagari)
 4. Rani Durgavati museum: A lovely museum with a beautiful collection from the 10th century. Definitely a great place to visit for some historical facts about the city of Jabalpur as well as Adivasi (tribal) culture.

Bandhavgarh Fort National Park, Jabalpur (Photo Courtesy: topindiaplaces)
Madan Mahal Fort, Jabalpur (Photo Courtesy:meriyatrra)
There’s lots more to see in this lovely city and a flight to Jabalpur  is the way to begin your journey. The Jabalpur airport is not far from the city and quite modern with a few state of the art facilities. 


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  4. Beautiful pictures. Bhedaghat is an important tourist attraction 25 km from here, famous for the Chausath Yogini Temple and Dhuandhar Falls. This temple dating from the 10th century is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a series of ancient sculptures and sculptures. The fall of Dhuandhar Falls on the Narmada River is a visual delight, with its turbulent and smoky waters. Check out the best hotels in Jabalpur too.