The Time-Turner Series || The Calm City of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (The Heart of Incredible India)

  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.



It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur. 




  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.


The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series. 

  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.



The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too. 


  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.



Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment. 


  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.



The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here. 


  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.



The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal. 


  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.

The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing. 

  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.

Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip. 

  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.

Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?

  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.


Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009. 

  It has been 11 years since my trip to Jabalpur. And things may have changed quite a bit since then. May be the city is much more crowded. May be it is much more tourist friendly, with all the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. May be the historical monuments are much better maintained. May be it is much safer now. I will need to revisit the place to find out but till then, let me focus on how I remember the place. I think it is time for a time-turner post on Jabalpur.      The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me. For more Time-Turner posts, follow this link: The Time-Turner Series.      The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of Jabalpur was that the city was hot even in winter, and that it was quite clean. I remember taking autos everywhere. They were easily available and the autowallahs were quite knowledgeable too.        Another lasting impression about Jabalpur is huge rocks that seemed to be everywhere we visited. At some places they were igneous rocks, at others they were metamorphic. In fact at many places, even historical monuments seemed to have been built so that these rocks fit right in. Very inclusive of the environment.      The prime example of this was Madan Mahal. Madan Mahal Fort was built around 11 A.D and was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The fort has several interesting buildings and one can easily spend hours exploring this place. My only suggestion would be to go there in a group and when its light. Do not carry anything too expensive. The place is a little secluded and sometimes, anti-social elements hang out here.      The other interesting rock I saw was the balancing rock. This is one large igneous rock balancing itself precariously on another. The surface area of their connect is just a few square inches, and yet the rock has survived centuries and several strong earthquakes. If you are visiting Jabalpur, I would definitely recommend you visit this place as well. It is very close to Madan Mahal.       The next rocky place we saw was bhedaghat. This is a ravine where the river Narmada has been cutting through white marble rocks since ancient times. This is a beautiful place and I would recommend spending at least half a day here. You can take a boat ride that would refresh you and entertain you. The guide on the boat have a script that is pretty amusing.       Apart from these rocky places, Dhuandhar falls are another place that one must visit when you go to Jabalpur. The falls are massive and grand. And the sound, you need to hear it to believe it. The falls are very close to Bhedaghat and can be covered in the same trip.       Also worth visiting is the Chausanth Yogini temple, also enroute to Bhedaghat. It is an amazing place actually. If you are interested in photography, this place is for you. You will find some really interesting idols, beautiful architecture here. However, I do remember climbing countless stairs to get to the temple complex. I also remember that there was absolutely no one else here. A quiet and beautiful place. What more can you ask for?        Overall, my memories of Jabalpur are quite pleasant. I also remember meeting a distant relative of mine here. He belongs to Jabalpur. I don't know why but I have started relating to him much more ever since I visited his city back then in 2009.      Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon.



Stay tuned for another Time-Turner post on Madhya Pradesh. Coming soon. 

Comments

The Untourists said…
That's a lovely introduction to jabalpur. It doesn't cool down in winters?
Vibha said…
Thank you for your comment "The Untourists". Yes, I guess it does cool down. But I had travelled out of freezing Delhi. :)

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