Jabalpur Things to Do
A Visit Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar...
"Bhedaghat(Marble Rocks)" , is a village approx 25 Kms from Jabalpur station situated on the banks of the Narmada river. Bedaghat is famous for its unique marble rocks , most beautiful on a full-moon night and many prominent Hindi films were shot at this river location.We were a group of tourists from "Mumbai Travellers" on a tour of Jabalpur and Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh. On arrival at Bhedaghat main road we came across numerous shops selling marble handicrafts, mostly religious icons.We made our way towards the banks of the river and were greeted with the beautiful sight of large marble rocks and a few young boys diving into the river from one of these rocks, a source of tourist income.We boarded a rowing boat and were given a tour of the river and glistening marble rocks by the boatman , a hilarious narrator who told us the various locations on the rocks on which Hindi films were filmed.Spotted a man doing the "Dead Man's Float" on the river, absolutely still akin to a log or dead body,a advanced form of yogic breathing. After the boat ride viewed the scene around the river spotting two magnificent Egyptian Vulture gliding in the sky, a rare sight as vultures are almost extinct in most parts of India.
From Bhedaghat we drove a short distance towards "Dhuandhar Falls", a prominent tourist attraction of Jabalpur with its best view being in June, just before the onset of Monsoon.It was a long 10 minutes walk from the car- park to Dhuandhar falls , numerous marble curio shops and fruit vendors occupying both sides of the narrow path.The sight of the Duandhar falls from a distance reminded me of the Rhine falls on the Switzerland/Germany border, beautiful and powerful.The Duandhar falls plunges from a height of approx 10 meters, the water creating a mist and hence the Hindi name "Duandhar". There is a rope-way above the waterfalls from which tourists can observe the grandeur and beauty of this unique seasonal waterfall. If visiting Jabalpur then don't miss a visit to Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar waterfalls.Related to:
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Take the cable car over the Narmada River at Bhedaghat and get a birds eye view of Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks.
There is a beautiful sculpture in there.
A 52ft high Shankar bhagwan
A must to see place in jabalpur.
An excellent piece of fine artsRelated to:
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Civil Lines, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, 482002, India
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Russel Chowk, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Panchvati: Bheraghat Boating
Especially on full moon nights a trip on boat in the Panchwati near Bheraghat is a marvellous experienceRelated to:
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Jabalpur- The Land of Marble Rocks
Favorite thing: The Indian state of Madya Pradesh is quite famous in the whole world for its natural beauty and historical monuments. Tourists from across the planet flock here to explore and experience the rich flora and fauna besides peeping into the great history and heritage of the land.
There are several places in Madya Pradesh that will woo the soul of wanderlust. But in this article let me provide you some information about Jabalpur- the land of the marble rocks.
Jabalpur may be reached from anywhere of India by road or railway. I had availed the Shaktipunja Express from Howarh (Kolkata) that departs at 2.30 pm, covers a distance of 1152 kilometers and reaches Jabalpur at 3.45 pm the next day. The train passes through West Bengal, Bihar and then enters the rugged highlands of Madya Pradesh. The journey is quite enjoyable as you will come across several terrains and cultures.
Once you reach Jabalpur station, hire a rickshaw or an auto to take you to a hotel nearby. You may stay at Russel Chowk, or near the bus stand which are the main centres of cosmopolitan activities. The hotel tariff starts from Rs 500 onwards. Few of the good hotels to stay at are Hotel Prestige Queen, Hotel Siddharth, and Hotel Utsav. As the place is dominated by Jain culture, most of the restaurants serve only vegetarian food, but believe me you will get a lot of different delicious cuisines.
Keep one day for the city tour. Hire an auto and visit the Durgabati Museum. It has a very good collection of artifacts. You can visit this museum everyday except Monday which is the weekly closure.
After seeing the museum, now visit the Madan Mahal Fort at the outskirts of the city. Climb 200 steps in a rocky hill to reach the ruins of a beautiful fort. The architecture and some of the stone carvings that still remain today will make you travel to the days of the Maharajas and certainly will make you nostalgic. There are a couple of temples around, you may see them too.
Next visit the Jain Temple. Here too you will have to climb many steps to reach the main shrine. As you have to climb the marble steps bare footed, avoid it during the day time as the scorching sun will burn your feet. There is a huge statue of Lord Mahavira inside the temple complex that catches attention.
Fondest memory: Keep the next day to witness the marble rocks and the magnificent Dhuadhar water falls. Hire an auto or book a car from the bus stand or your hotel to reach the Vedaghat at a distance of 23 kilometers from the main city. It is better that you first go to the Dhuadhar water falls early in the morning. I bet you will simply be amazed at the beauty of this water falls courtesy River Narmada that originates at Narmada Devi Temple at Amarkantak in the Vindhayas. The grandeur of the waterfall will charm your mind and soul. You may even bath here, a little upstream or downstream.
Experience the beauty from the Ropeway too for a little expenditure of Rs 70 per head. You may buy some memorabilia from the so many road side shops. Vijay Emporium has a huge collection of exotic marble made items from chess board, lamp shades to statues. Take your lunch at the roadside restaurant and now come to Panchabati Ghat. Enjoy a lifetime experience. The boat cruise amidst the marble rocks will take you to a joy ride which you will remember the whole life. A forty minute ride will cost rs 40 per head. You may book a boat all for yourself too but that may cost you around about Rs 400. While on the cruise you may even remember Phil Collins singing “Another Day in Paradise…” Spend the whole day here and return back to your hotel in the evening. Walk down the streets of the city in the evening and have a glimpse of the lifestyle here.
Jabalpur will indeed make an everlasting impression in your mind. Now you may visit the other places in Madya Pradesh like Khajuraho, Gwalior, Mandu, Indore, Amarkantak, Kanha Forest or simply move to another state in this grand tour of Incredible India…Related to:
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