Jabalpur is one of the city which is situated near river Narmada. This is my second city about which I am writing which is on the bank of Narmada. I have been to Maheshwar, the article is coming up shortly and will be updated soon. After Jabalpur, I will be visiting Amarkantak, from where river Narmada originates.
Let’s talk about Jabalpur.
Jabalpur has many things to offer you. Before visiting this place I didn’t know that there are so many water bodies/ponds in the city. There are few places which are very underrated.
I could visit only a few and famous places and couldn’t go to the old lanes of the city.
But here is the list of places which are famous and really worth your time and should visit at least once.
The above photograph is not mine, but that is how it looks in its full glory.
River Narmada which is in all it’s beauty here in Bhedaghat. The place is just around 24 KM from the city and it will give you an amazing breath taking view. The marble rocks on the side way of the river here, in particular, are a just plain natural wonder. It will make you wonder as much as any natural wonder around the world. No, I am not claiming too much. I couldn’t take photographs because boating is not allowed this part of the year due to heavy rain and the current in the river is too much for normal boating.
If these images do not convince you enough about the claims I have made then please go and watch the latest Bollywood flick Mohenjodaro and there are many other movies too like Asoka which are filmed here.
You people just don’t get convinced soon, I have to give a lot of proof.
In the local flea market here on Bedhaghat, you can get much attractive show piece item of marble. The white marble items are beautifully carved and there are just too many of artists busy selling and making artefacts.
I took many pictures of the beautiful items but couldn’t buy one for me and I regret it.
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Dhuan in Hindi means smoke, and smoke and mist look almost same. So that’s how the fall got it’s named there will be mist all over. The width of the river and the current is so much that it will give you an amazing view of the mist coming up. The view will give you the taste of how mighty and powerful our nature is.
Dhuandhar fall is about 1 KM from Bhedhaghat.
In short, those who have not been to the United States, like me, can come here and look up to this as a “desi” Niagara Fall. If the US is too far then you can definitely compare this to Hogenakkal Fall in Tamilnadu on Cauvery River, about 150 KM from Bangalore.
You can go to another side of the river by the ropeway and the crowd there will be little less crowded and will offer you a good view from there.
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Rani Durgawati Fort
This fort is also known as Madan Mahal Fort. The fort is in the city and gives a hawk eye view of the city.It should be called as a castle rather than a fort due to its structure. There is not much remains to see but only this much in the below image.
This is another natural wonder in Jabalpur. As the name suggest it is balancing itself on a very small space, though the rock on the bottom is curvy and the below rock on which it is standing is also as you can see not flat, so definitely it is such a wonder. It even survived an earthquake. Yes about a decade ago the epicentre of the earthquake was nearby Jabalpur and it even survived this.
Have another look.
Madhya Pradesh, the Heart of India, has just too much to offer you.
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