The name Jabalpur is the combination of an Arabic word 'Jabal' meaning rock, and the Sanskrit word 'Pur' meaning city. And the name stands true for the city as it is home to some unique natural wonders such as Marble rocks, Balancing rocks, Dhuandhar fall, to name just a few. Resting on the shore of River Narmada and tributary plains of Gour, Sone, Hiran and Ken rivers, Jabalpur was the capital of the Gond Kings during the 12th century. During the Gond dynasty rule, it known to be Garha-Katanga or Vansh's Palace Garha-Mandla. Later the name of the city was changed to Jubbulgarh, and further, to Jubbulpore in British rule. Today, Jabalpur is an important industrial and business centre of Madhya Pradesh and is undoubtedly going to amaze you with its various aspects.
Best time to visit Jabalpur:
September to March is the ideal time to explore Jabalpur.
Most spoken languages in Jabalpur
How to reach Jabalpur
This place has a variety of food stalls that sell different kinds of sandwiches, bhels, doses, chaats etc. Try aloo tikki from this local chaat seller named Prakash.
The place is known for renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s authentic spices and flavours. You can satisfy your taste buds from a wide variety of Seafood, Mughlai and North Indian cuisines. And for sure you will not be disappointed by any of the dishes.
A favourite eating joint in Jabalpur run by a coffee workers' cooperative. It is famous for South Indian dishes, especially South Indian filter coffee.
If you are craving for Chinese then head out to Clock Tower Chinese Restaurant which is among the oldest Chinese restaurants in the city. Indulge in their variety of dishes starting from chicken drumsticks, Manchurian, chicken hunan soups as well as main course dishes.
This restaurant is famous for serving delicious veggie delights. The chef here has mastered in preparing the dishes with the right amount of ingredients and spices. You can be sure of good quality food that too in reasonable portions. So, enjoy!
Narmada Jacksons A complete address that defines luxury at its best. If you are looking for a luxurious hotel with high-end design and furnishing, then this is it. The hotel will make you feel like royals.
White pearl guest house An ideal place for business travellers who come for just one day as it is in proximity to the airport. The guest house boasts of a beautiful terrace and well-equipped rooms.
Hotel Memory Featuring an in-house restaurant and rooms with a terrace offering a city view, Hotel Memory provides comfortable accommodation at pocket-friendly prices. The best part of the hotel is its location that it is in a nearby area of the airport.
Vijan Mahal This property is perfect for leisure travellers and business travellers as well. It features a luxurious spa, landscaped gardens, massage centre, restaurant and bar to offer utmost luxury to its customers.
Hotel Samdareeya This property makes sure that all your needs are taken care off. If you don’t want to go out, you can relax in the swimming pool, enjoy food at a multi-cuisine restaurant or unwind yourself in your room.
Jabalpur is popularly known as the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh. Historically, the city has developed a syncretic culture with the influence of Mughal and Maratha rule. The social customs of the town are closely associated with the Hindu culture. The art and craft of Jabalpur are one of the essential cultural aspects. Navratri and the Dusshera are the two significant festivals celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Different traditional dance forms such as Gond, Matki, Phulpati and Giridaand are performed during various cultural festivities.