An important industrial and business hub of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is sure to amaze you with the diverse range of attractions. From historical structures standing as proof of the city’s imperial past to some of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles, it has something for everyone. So whether you are a history enthusiast, a nature lover or a holidaymaker, rest assured that this city of wonders in Central India will not disappoint you. Intrigued? Then book one of the hotels in Jabalpur, pack your bags and set out on the most exciting holiday experience ever in Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rocks and more.

Here is a list of the places to visit in Jabalpur that you must not leave out of your travel itinerary:

Places to Visit in Jabalpur (List):

Dhuandhar Falls Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
Marble Rocks Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
Dumna Nature Reserve Park Airport Road
Balancing Rock Near Madan Mahal Fort
Madan Mahal Fort Gurudev Colony
Rani Durgavati Museum Napier Town
Chausath Yogini Temple Bhedaghat
Bargi Dam Bargi
Tilwara Ghat Jotpur
Pisanhari ki Madiya Medical Garha

1. Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur

Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur

Dhuandhar Falls | #1 of 10 Best Places to Visit in Jabalpur

A short drive from the city will take you to Dhuandhar Falls, plunging beautifully from a height of 98 feet. The tremendous force with which the waters of Narmada cascade down the rocky surface lends the fall its name (meaning ‘smoke flow’), and makes for a mesmerising view. The best part is you can enjoy the extraordinary splendour of this waterfall at any time of the year. Go here for a boat ride, a picnic on the riverside, or for the most amazing views of the sunset.

  • Location: Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
  • Timings: 6 am to 8 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free (INR 100 per person for boating)

2. Marble Rocks, Jabalpur

Marble Rocks, Jabalpur

Marble Rocks | #2 of 10 Best Places to Visit in Jabalpur

Perhaps the best thing you will see in Jabalpur is the peculiar Marble Rocks along the Narmada River. Rising up to a height of 100 feet, these mountains of marble appear in different forms and colours – including white, black, light blue and light green – as you travel across the gorge in a cable car or on a row boat. Soak in the picturesque views here, especially during the sunset or on a full moon night, for a mystical experience that will be etched in your memory forever.

  • Location: Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
  • Timings: Open all day
  • Entry Fee: Free (Boating charges applicable)
  • Trivia: Scientists have found a number of fossils in this area, including eggshells of dinosaurs

3. Dumna Nature Reserve Park, Jabalpur

Dumna Nature Reserve Park, Jabalpur

Dumna Nature Reserve Park | #3 of 10 Best Places to Visit in Jabalpur

Sprawling over an area of 1058 hectares, Dumna Nature Reserve Park is an eco-tourism site outside the city limits where you can explore the rich flora and fauna of the region. You can indulge in many adventure and recreational activities here, such as fishing, birdwatching and nature walks. There is also a small children’s park with boating facilities and toy train rides, in addition to a restaurant and some guest resorts and tent houses for accommodation purposes.

  • Location: Airport Road, Jabalpur
  • Timings: 30 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 20 per person

4. Balancing Rock, Jabalpur

Balancing Rock, Jabalpur

Balancing Rock | #4 of 10 Best Places to Visit in Jabalpur

A miraculous wonder of nature, the Balancing Rock formations in Jabalpur are actually an offshoot of eroded volcanic rocks. The upper rock is balanced on the lower rock in a way that no natural disaster has been able to disrupt their original standing. In fact, this huge independent rock has sustained the impact of an earthquake that measured as high as 6.5 on the Richter Scale. The unusual topography at the site has made it a popular attraction among locals and tourists.

  • Location: Near Madan Mahal Fort, Jabalpur
  • Timings: Open all day
  • Entry Fee: Free

5. Madan Mahal Fort, Jabalpur

Madan Mahal Fort, Jabalpur

Madan Mahal Fort | #5 of 10 Best Places to Visit in Jabalpur

Perched atop a rocky hill, the Madan Mahal Fort stands as a testament to the Gond rulers who once ruled the city. Built by Raja Madan Shah in 1116 AD, this fort originally served as a military post and a watchtower. Albeit in ruins today, the monument still exemplifies the city’s architectural heritage through its war rooms, secret passages, stables and the small reservoir. You must visit this place for the intriguing history associated with it and the scenic views it offers.

  • Location: Gurudev Colony, Jabalpur
  • Timings: 8 am to 6.30 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free

6. Rani Durgavati Museum, Jabalpur

If art is something that entices you, then you must include Rani Durgavati Museum in your Jabalpur itinerary. Dedicated to Queen Durgavati, this museum was opened to the public in 1976 and houses a beautiful collection of ancient coins, prehistoric relics, and copper and stone inscriptions. There is also a fine display of sculptures that were once installed at Chausath Yogini Temple, and a separate section showcasing the photographs and letters of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Location: Napier Town, Jabalpur
  • Timings: 10 am to 5 pm (Closed on Mondays)
  • Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians; INR 100 for foreign tourists; Free for children up to 15 years

7. Chausath Yogini Temple, Jabalpur

Chausath Yogini Temple, Jabalpur

Chausath Yogini Temple | #7 of 10 Best Places to Visit in Jabalpur

Chausath Yogini Temple, built in the 10th century by the Kalachuris, is one of the oldest heritage sites in the country. As the name suggests (‘Chausath’ meaning sixty-four), the temple has 64 shrines built along the walls of its circular premises, each containing a carved figure of a Yogini, and a main shrine in the centre dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Although in ruins, this shrine – which can be reached by climbing 150-something steps – is definitely worth a visit.

  • Location: Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
  • Timings: 7 am to 8.30 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free

8. Bargi Dam, Jabalpur

Bargi Dam, Jabalpur

Bargi Dam | #8 of 10 Best Places to Visit in Jabalpur

Despite being located a few kilometres away from the main city, Bargi Dam must be included in your Jabalpur itinerary. It is one of the first 30 completed dams on River Narmada, built for the purpose of irrigation and power generation. But with facilities for water scooters, paddle boating, speed boating and cruise rides, this site is also great for picnics. You can savour captivating views of the sunset here and even indulge in some birdwatching during the migratory season.

  • Location: Bargi, Jabalpur
  • Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: INR 60 per person (INR 90 per person for cruise rides)

9. Tilwara Ghat, Jabalpur

Did you know that Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in Jabalpur? That’s right. Tilwara Ghat is the place where Bapu’s ashes were scattered in the holy waters of River Narmada. Besides this little trivia associated with it, the ghat has become a frequented tourist spot in the city owing to the many prominent Hindu shrines located here and its proximity to Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks. It also has lovely scenery that will compel you to include it on your city tour.

  • Location: Jotpur, Jabalpur
  • Timings: Open all day
  • Entry Fee: Free

10. Pisanhari ki Madiya, Jabalpur

A prominent Jain pilgrimage centre in Jabalpur, Pisanhari Ki Madiya was built by an old woman some 500 years ago. The shrine belongs to the Digambara sect of Jainism and is often visited by tourists for its captivating architecture, exquisite design, prominent idols and most of all, the spiritual ambience. Sitting on a hilltop, this temple is surrounded by lush greenery that perfectly complements the quiet and serene atmosphere here; hence it is a must-visit for peace seekers.

  • Location: Medical Garha, Jabalpur
  • Timings: 6 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free

Other prominent sightseeing places in Jabalpur include the famous 76-feet-high statue of Lord Shiva in Kachnar City, Bhawartal Garden (a public park) and Sangram Sagar Lake. Hanuman Tal and the Jain Mandir along its banks, Kankali Devi Temple, Vijayraghavgarh Fort, Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir, Tripur Sundari and Gwari Ghat are some other Jabalpur attractions to explore.