International Conference on Sustainable Development
13 - 14 February, 2014
Copyright © Dept. of Social Entrepreneurship & CSR (XIDAS), Jabalpur, India
Designed by Mr. Stephen Philip
at Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies, Jabalpur (M.P.), India
About Jabalpur City


History
It is believed that Jabalpur is the tapasya bhumi of a mythological figure known as sage Jabalie, from whom the name Jabalpur is derived. Ashokan relics have been found. Later on it was the capital of the famous Tripuri kingdom in the (9th-10th centuries).

Climate
The city has the typical hot and dry temperate of the Great Indian Plateau. Jabalpur is hot during summers with temperatures up to 47 degree Celsius but the winters are quite comfortable. The July to September months bring heavy rains with the onset of the South Western monsoon. The October to March window during the winters is suitable for a visit to the city.
Get in
Jabalpur is well connected by air, train and road.

By plane: Jabalpur is connected to New Delhi and Mumbai (Bombay) by Air India and Spice Jet Airlines. It is also connected to  Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior by Ventura Airlines.

By train: Jabalpur is well-connected with superfast trains and express trains with Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhopal, Jaipur,  Lucknow, Chennai, Patna, Hyderabad,Bangalore and New Delhi.

By car: The national Highway (Varanasi-Kanyakumari Road NH7, Jabalpur-Jaipur Road NH12) passes through Jabalpur and there are daily bus services from Jabalpur to Nagpur, Katni, Jaipur, Gwalior, Bhopal etc.
Tourist Places
Bhedaghat: Marble Rocks: This small village of Jabalpur district situated on the banks of river Narmada and widely famous for its marble rocks is at a distance about 25 Km from Jabalpur by  road. Soaring in glittering splendour, the marble rocks at Bhedaghat rise to a hundred feet on either side of the Narmada.

Dhuandhar: The famous waterfall is located just 25 km from Jabalpur. The waterfall is known as Dhuandhar (‘Dhuan’ is the Hindi word for smoke) since the water droplets at the fall go above in concentrated mass and create an illusion of vapours.
Chausatyogini (Sixty Four Lady Yogis): Situated atop a hill rock and approached by a long flight of steps,the Chausat Yogini Temple commands a singularly beautiful view of the Narmada flowing through the jagged gorge of Marble Rocks (Bhedaghat). Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this 10th century temple has exquisitely carved stone figures of deities belonging to the Kalchuri period. According to a local legend,this ancient temple is connected to the Gond Queen Durgavati’s palace through an underground passage.

Balancing Rock: Jabalpur is also famous for eroded volcanic rock formations called as Balancing Rock of Jabalpur. Amazingly this rock survived even in earth-quake of mag 6.5.

Bargi Dam: It is a multipurpose project on river Narmada. It’s also a tourist spot, recently the local autorities have started a cruise boat which runs on the reservoir of Bargi dam.
Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum: Dedicated to the memory of the great Queen Durgavati is her emorial and a museum which houses a fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.

Kanha Kisli National Park: Jabalpur is nearest big city to go to Kanha Kisli national park which is one of the biggest national parks in India and has the distinction of successfully implemented Project Tiger, as tiger conservation program in India. Every year the park attracts large number of  tourists for watching tigers from close proximity. The park is also the birth place of the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Jabalpur also has ‘Bandhavgarh’ and ‘Pench’ national reserve forest very close by, and well connected through road.

For more details kindly refer website of Madhya Pradesh Tourism www.mptourism.com