Jabalpur city with its natural beauty and beautiful Narmada river is a must visit for any traveller. There is so much to see in Jabalpur in one day that one would fall short of time. There are historical monuments, the Dhuandhar falls, marble rocks, religious temples, wild life sanctuaries and national parks.
The calm and serene environment of the city brings a warm change from hectic city life. Jabalpur offers many options in shopping with its big malls and old markets. There are food joints with traditional and contemporary cuisine.
How to reach Jabalpur ?
Jabalpur is well connected tom other parts of the country via airways, railways and roadways. Once you reach Jabalpur, you can travel around the city by hiring an auto rickshaw, bus, cycle rickshaw or by taxi.
To get a complete feel of the life of people of Jabalpur, one can take an auto or a bus which will not only give an opportunity to interact with locals, but also offers lot of fun. Private taxis are also available if you wish to spend more and are looking for comfort.
The public transport system is excellent in Jabalpur. The local buses are in the undertaking of Jabalpur City Transport Services Limited. Traveling by bus can be more adventurous and one can enjoy the scenic beauty along with the beautiful temples.
There are many buses running to Gwarighat, Madan Mahal, Adhartal, Khamariya, Tilwara and some other places near to the city. The low floor buses charge around Rs.3 for 3 kms and the fares rises to Rs.12 for 16 kms.
Enjoy sightseeing during morning hours
To sum up your visit to Jabalpur in one sinful day is a bit difficult, however one can try and visit the popular tourist attractions in Jabalpur. Plan your trip to beautiful Bhedaghat which is about 25 kms from Jabalpur. One can either hire a car or you can also travel by your own transport.
There are rowing boats available if you wish to take a tour of the river. Furthermore, one can catch a cable car which goes over the river and provides a birds eye view of Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks. Tilwara Ghat is another famous place which holds great historical importance.
It is here that Gandhiji's ashes were immersed. Next visit one can pay visit to Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum. It is a museum with a rich collection of artifacts and named after the queen of Gondwana, Rani Durgavati.
Explore the wildlife during afternoon
After taking a walk down the memory lane and knowing more about our rich history, one can visit the Kanha National Park which is about 3 hour drive from the city. Enjoy the wildlife at its best and that too in origibal settings. If fortunate you can spot Royal Bengal tiger and also number of other carnivores species.
Spotted deer is a common sight in this place. After enjoying your time you can head for Chausat Yogini temple. It is a must visit heritage site which is situated on a hilltop in Jabalpur. Madanmahal Fort is another famous destination which must be included in your trip.
Spend your evening at famous restaurants
After a long day of sightseeing, the only thought that comes to one's mind is food. There are several multi cuisine restaurants and fast food joints in Jabalpur. Some of the restaurants are located in the heart of the city and many of them can also be found near tourist places.
The mouth watering dishes are available in both vegetarian and non vegetarian food. Some of the popular restaurants in Jabalpur serving tasty and good food are Indian Coffee House, Punjab Restaurant, Zayaka Restaurant, Panchvati Gaurav Restaurant, Pangat Restaurant and Lemon Grass Restaurant.
After a wholesome meal, everybody wants to some shopping. There are numerous options available for shopping in Jabalpur. Kotwali Bazaar, Sadar Bazar, Andherdeo and Ganjipura are oldest markets in Jabalpur.
South Avenue Mall and Samadariya Mall provide outlets of all the latest and upcoming brands. And there is Mrignayni, a state government emporium which has a huge collection of handicrafts. As the day comes to an end you can watch movies at famous theaters of Jabalpur thus concluding your day on a good note.