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Jabalpur City Guide

Madan Mahal Fort, JabalpurPleasure resort and capital of the gond kings during the 12th century, jabalpur was later the seat of the kalchuri dynasty. The Marathas held sway over jabalpur until 1817, when the Brritish wrested it from them and left their impression on the spacious cantonment with its colonial residences and barracks. Today jabalpur is an important administrative centre, abustle with commercial activity.

What to See :

Madan Mahal Fort : Built by the Gond ruler, Raja madan Shah in 1116 atop a rocky hill, the fort dominates the skyline and provides a panoramic view of the town and the country-side aron it.

Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath : These medieval constructions were built by the famous gond king, Sangram Shah, between 1480-1540.

Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum : Dedicated to the momory of the great Queen Durgavati is her memorial and a museum which houses a fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.

Tilwara Ghat : from where Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in the Narmada, and venue of the open session of the tripuri Congress in 1939; the 12th century Mala Devi Mandir; Pisan Hari Jain Temples, and roopnath are some of the other places in the around jabalpur which merit a visit.


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