In the ancient the ancient time the settlement here was known as Tripuri lying on the routes that connected Kausambi, Vidisha, Mahishamati and Ujjayani. In the 6th century, Tripuri was part of chedi kingdom and then it came under Mauryan rule. It was captured by Satavahana, followed by the kalchuri dynasty and in the 12 century Jabalpur was the capital of Gond kings. The greatest of all the Gond rulers, Sangram Shah is credited with building forts of Chauragarh and Singorgarh. Rani Durgawati ascended the throne after the death of his husband and ruled till 1564. By this time it had become the powerfull state of Gondwana.

The Mughal armies also besieged it in between and finally it was conquered by the Maratha in 1789 who held sway over Jabalpur until 1817. The Maratha were defeated in 1817 and the British took it.The cantonment of Jabalpur come into existence in 1826. The holy river Narmada flows through the district and the city of Jabalpur lies at the junction of the Vindhiya and Satpura ranges.

Places of Interest


Most popular boating site of Jabalpur city is Bhedaghat. It is 25 km away from main city and the most favorite picnic spot for tourists visiting Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Here one can enjoy boating in Bhedaghat on holy Narmada river in between gleaming marble rocks. Many bollywood movies has been shooted here like Ashoka, Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hai etc. Bhedaghat is a must see tourist spot under Jabalpur city tour.Boating in marble rocks valley is a unique experience for every visitors.

Dhuandhar Waterfall

It is a waterfall in adjoining part of Bhedaghat. Here one can observe the force of water flow and considered photogenic spot. Here river passes through narrow passage and produces fog and sound. Dhuandhar can also be viewed from overview thorough rope-way drive. One can also do shopping of marble show-pieces in Dhaundhar local market.

Tilwara Ghat

It is the most prominent of the ghats along the banks of Narmada in Jabalpur. The Tilwadeshwar Temple here is most revered.

Tripur Sundari Temple

While going towards Bhedaghat from Jabalpur or vice versa, one can go for visit of Tripur Sundari Temple. It can be reached through side road, about 5km. deviation from main road. Tripur Sundari Temple have statue of devi (godess) that emerge from ground. Tripur Sundari Devi is sacred for Kalchuri dynasty and was a place of worship since then i.e. since 11th century.

Madan Mahal Fort & Balance Rock

This fort is a pride of Jabalpur city. Madan Mahal fort was built on 11th century by 38th Gond (Tribe) ruler,Madansah later on it was repaired by Gond ruler Sangramshah. It is built on top of the hill and visible from most of the city part. While going towardsMadan Mahal fort, one can also see another piece of attraction “Balance rock” in bonus. Balance rock is a large piece of natural rock positioned over another rock occupying very less area.

Chousat Yogini Temple

Temple is in between Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar. Chousat Yogini is a temple of about 64 beautifully carved statues of Yogini’s. It is top of the small hill with no entrance charge. Here inside the main temple Lord Shiva & Parvati can be seen together on riding on lord Nandi (bull). Main temple is encircled by 95 statues of yogini’s. Temple is estimated to be built in 11th century by Kalchuri rulers.

Pisanhari ki Madhiya

8 km from the railway station, this temple complex spread over an area of 18 acres has 13 jain temples atop a 91.5m high hill, believed to be some 650 years old. The largest temple at the foothill has stunning marble work with sculptures of 152 Jain thirthankars characterizing its interiors. The temple complex also includes a gurukul, a vidyaashram, and an ayurvedic medical hall.

Dumna Nature Reserve

Close to Jabalpur Dumna Airport, eco tourism site called Dumna Nature Reserve has been opened for general public. It is spread over an area of 1058 hectare of land on Jabalpur Airport road about 10 kms from city center. One can do nature walk on this nature reserve and can see wild animals like spotted dears, Chitals, wild boar, porcupine, jackals, monkey, many species of birds etc. In addition to it, boating can also be enjoyed on Khandari Dam.

Bargi Dam

Bargi Dam is located on the Jabalpur - Nagpur NH - 7 highway. About 40 kms / 45 mins. from Jabalpur city, Tourist Destination Bargi Dam is built on Narmada river. Tourists can enjoy water-sports in Bargi Dam. It is one of the first completed Dam in chain of 30 proposed dams to be built on Narmada river. Its reserved water is used for Hydropower generation and irrigation purpose. The Construction of Bargi Dam started on 1974 and completed on year 1990. Its height is 69mtr. and length is 5.4 km and length is 5.4 km.