Pleasure resort and capital of the Gond Kings during the 12th century, Jabalpur was later the seat of the Kalchuri dynasty. The Marathas held sway over Jabalpur until 1817, when the British wrested it from them and left their impression on the spacious cantonment with its colonial residences and barracks. Today Jabalpur is an important administrative centre, abustle with commercial activity.
Madan Mahal Fort
Built by the Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah, in 1116 atop a rocky hill, the fort dominates the skyline and provides a panoramic view of the town and the country side around it.
Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath
These medieval constructions were built by the famous Gond King, Sangram Shah, between 1480-1540.
Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum
Dedicated to the memory of the great Queen Durgavati, it is her memorial and museum which houses a fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.
From where Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in the Narmada, and venue of the open session of the Tripuri Congress in 1939.
The 12th century Mala Devi Mandir, Pisan Hari Jain Temples and Roopnath are some of the other sites in and around Jabalpur which merit a visit.
Jabalpur is connected with regular flights from Delhi & Bhopal.
Jabalpur is on the Mumbai-Howrah (via Allahabad) main line. All mail, express and passenger trains halt here.
Jabalpur is connected by regular bus services with Bhopal, Indore, Satna, Raipur and Nagpur among other places.