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Jabalpur: Explore this beauteous gem

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One of the most important and prosperous cities of Madhya Pradesh is known to be Jabalpur. The city is very famous for its major tourist attractions such as the Bhedaghat, Dhuandhar Falls, and Chausat Yogini temple along with the festival of the Navratri and Dusshera. Khoye ki Jalebi and Gakkad-Bharta are the two famous foods from the heart of incredible India. The most beautiful waterfall of Madhya Pradesh is known as The Dhuandhar Falls. This is located on the Narmada River in Bhedaghat. Don’t miss the lively mass of mist formed by the combination of crystal clear waters and smoke called Dhuandhar. You can actually hear a very powerful roar from a long distance.

PLACES TO VISIT IN JABALPUR

There are not one but several places to visit in Jabalpur. These are as follows:

  • Kankali devi temple
  • Balancing rocks
  • Madan mahal fort
  • Marble rocks at Bhedaghat
  • Pisanhari Ki Madiya
  • Tilwara ghat
  • Bargi Dam
  • Bhedaghat-Marble-Rocks
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FEATURES OF THE BARGI DAM

Bargi Dam has its rich historical significance as well. Here’s a look:

  • The first and foremost completed dam constructed on the Narmada river is Bargi Dam
  • The work construction of the dam had been initiated in the year 1974.
  • The length of the dam is 5.4 km and its height is 69m.
  • Seoni districts and Mandla in Jabalpur are engendered when water is impounded up to the dam FRL of 422.76m.
  • Currently only 90MW is generated in this Hydro power generation plant.
  • The dam was filled to its complete capacity in the year 1990.
  • Bargi-Dam-Flood-Gates-Open
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HISTORY OF THE JABALPUR

There is a vast history of Jabalpur. These are as follows:

  • The beautiful city is famous for its three asuras destroyed by Shiva
  • It was earlier ruled by the Satavahana dynasty.
  • From the year 675 to 800, the region was ruled by Bamraj devi of the Kalachuri dynasty from Karanbel.
  • One of the Kalachuri amatya was Golok Simha Kayastha, who was actively involved in the establishment of the Chausath Yogini temple— situated near Bhedaghat.
  • On 16 June 1857, in the cantonment of Jubbulpore, a rebellion was noticed. The famous 1857 movement had been initiated by the Gondwana king, Raje Shankar shah Madawi and the prince Kunwar Raghonath shah Madawi. They were arrested and consequently put behind the bars. On 18 September 1857 both were killed by the Britishers.

ART AND CULTURE OF JABALPUR

Jabalpur is known among tourists for its art and culture. Jabalpur, from the beginning is known as Sanskaar Dhani by Vinayak Narhari Bhave. Indore is Vanijya Dhani and Bhopal is Raj Dhani. The eminent figures associated with the city include names like Jaya Bachchan, Prem Nath, Raj Kapoor, Harishankar Parsai, Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Krishna Raj Kapoor. The Navratri and Dusshera festivals are celebrated with much fervor both by the residents and visitors.

Your visit to Madhya Pradesh would be incomplete if you don’t visit Jabalpur. And, we are not really exaggerating. Welcome to this gem of a place and immerse yourself in its splendor.

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