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Jabalpur Travel Guide, India

Jabalpur Travel Guide: An Introduction

Jabalpur is one of the largest cities of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Considered as one of the fastest growing cities of India, Jabalpur is a popular tourist destination. The highlight of Jabalpur travel is the world-famous ‘Marble Rocks’ that flank River Narmada near what is locally known as Bhedaghat. (It is this natural gorge that has earned the city the sobriquet of the ‘City Of Rocks’). Jabalpur also happens to be an important historical city and to add to the appeal of Jabalpur tourism, the city gives easy access to nearby wildlife sanctuaries like Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Park.

Jabalpur Travel Guide: Architectural Heritage

Jabalpur is a modern city in many respects; however, the architectural heritage of the city still has its roots in its rich history. Here you will get to see varied architectural influences – ancient Hindu architecture, Islamic Mughal architecture, Maratha architecture as well as colonial British architecture. Among examples of ancient Hindu architecture are the Chausat Yogini Temple and Rani Durgavati Palace (which has now been converted into a museum). Then there is the 12th century-built Gond fort, Madan Mahal Fort. The Tripur Sundari Temple and the Jain temple Pisanhari ki Madiya are among the other architecturally significant temples.

Jabalpur Travel Guide: Economy and Infrastructure

Narmada River and the fertile alluvial soil of the river basin once made Jabalpur (and its adjoining areas) an agrarian economy. Even today, the district of Jabalpur is a leading producer of grains and various other crops. But Jabalpur also has a variety of industries –from ammunition industries and mineral-based industries to ready-made garments, electrical goods and food-processing industries. The Defence industry is spearheaded by four Ordnance Factories. The city of Jabalpur is very well connected by roadways and railways. Jabalpur is connected to major cities of India via three national highways.

The headquarters of West Central Railways, Jabalpur has many mail and super-fast trains connecting it to major Indian cities. Jabalpur’s domestic airport, Dumna Airport is served by major airlines like Indian Airlines and Kingfisher Airlines. Kingfisher Airlines has daily flights connecting Jabalpur to Indore (and to a number of other cities via Indore). The Kingfisher Red runs regular flights between New Delhi and Jabalpur. The IA has a flight on the Delhi-Gwalior-Jabalpur route three days a week. Jabalpur also has adequate accommodation facilities – in budget as well as luxury categories.

Jabalpur Travel Guide: People and Culture

Jabalpur was initially a Hindu-dominated area; however, following the Mughal rule, the city also saw a rise in the Muslim population. Religion apart, the populace of the city has different cultures (rather ways of life) and this only adds to the lure of Jabalpur travel. As far as language is concerned, Hindi is the most used language, though people also speak Urdu and Marathi. English is understood and spoken by a considerable part of the populace.

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