Land of Gonds is one of the large
cities in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is
the most picturesque town, being favored by
British for its topography, climate and
tranquil ambience. During the Raj, Jabalpur
was a major cantonment and it still is.
its neighbors were ruled by the Gond
kings and Queens namely Rani
Durgavati who died valiantly fighting
the Moguls under Akbar.
Numerous dynasties ruled over this township,
the Kalchuri’s made Jabalpur
their capital city.
Jabalpur is an upcoming industrial hub and a
major trading center. It is a major seat of
learning and research with numerous colleges
affiliated to RDVV University and
Agriculture University. There are large
numbers of engineering, management and
science & arts colleges in the city.
Vetinerary College for animal health and
disease diagnostics is a notable
institution. There are numerous institutions
engaged in research and development
projects. The town excels in school
education both in Hindi and English.
Jabalpur has vast infrastructure of defense
set up with many manufacturing units engaged
in making materials of defense needs and a
Vehicle Factory. Other mainstays of economy
are minor forest produce, ready made garment
industry, tourism, and timber. Jabalpur is
at the epicenter of ecotourism in the state
and wildlife preserves like Kanha,
Bandhavgarh and Pench are easily
accessible from here. Pachmarhi
Hills and Satpura National Park
are at a short distance by rail from
most famous for the “Gorge in River
Narmada” as described Capt. Forsyth.
The gorge is referred as Bedha Ghat/Marble
Rocks ideal for boating in tranquil
waters of Narmada and Dhuandhar water
of interest are Madan Mahal Fort,
Rani Durgavati Museum and Chausath
Yogini. Jabalpur has lots of interesting
picnic spots and wildlife sanctuaries
nearby. Accommodation is widely available in
all ranges in numerous hotels, lodges and
resorts. Hindi and English are quite popular
with the former being the local lingo.
Jabalpur is well connected
with New Delhi, Mumbai and
Calcutta by rail. It is connected with
New Delhi by air. A vast road network
connects it with major towns nearby.
Climate is cold in winters and simmering hot
in summers in May and June. Monsoon rains
are heavy up to forty five inches totaling
around sixty five in inches year around.