Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur Town is in the center of India in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a cosmopolitan town with large population of about two million. It has a number of satellite towns prominent among them are Sihora Tehsil, Panagar Tehsil, Shahpura, Niwas and Bargi Township.
Rani Durgavati Museum
The Rani Durgavati Museum of Jabalpur is a memorial built in 1964 to commemorate Queen Durgavati. Queen Durgavati was known as a symbol of martyrdom and self – sacrifice during her time. To present the valour and pride of this queen, a stone replica of Goddess Durga has been constructed inside this museum.
The museum also comprises a wing that houses artefacts and photos belonging to Mahatma Gandhi. The museum is also rich in ancient cultural relics, primitive lettering and many more intriguing articles.
The most popular attractions of this museum include a red sandstone replica portraying Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati engaged in a game of Chausar. Another one includes a statue of Goddess Durga brought from a place called Doni. The museum also comprises a sandstone replica of Goddess Saraswati along with an idol of Goddess ‘Yogini’.
Also known as Bheraghat, Marble rocks is a gorge of the Narmada River located 22 km west of Jabalpur. This gorge has white rocks and dark green volcanic seams till 30 m on its both sides. It is also the most popular picnic spot of Jabalpur and its main activity is boating. It displays a unique formation of river, which flows till 2 km between tinted marble rocks followed by a deep water fall.
Dumna Nature Reserve
The Dumna Nature Reserve is an eco – tourism site in Jabalpur. This reserve is spread over a total area of 1058 hectares and is situated at a distance of 10 km from the city centre. The site is suitable for nature walks during which many wild animals like deer, Chitals, wild boar, porcupine, jackals, monkeyand many other species of birds are visible along the way. Tourists also have an opportunity to go for boating at the Khandari Dam located near this reserve.
Mala Devi Temple
The Mala Devi Temple is another significant temple as well as sightseeing destination in the city of Jabalpur. This temple was built in the 12th century and is dedicated to Goddess Mala Devi. Its main attraction is the figure of Mala Devi present in the temple.
Sangram Sagar Lake
The Sangram Sagar Lake is situated 15 km from the city of Jabalpur and is one of the most sorted tourist destinations of Jabalpur. This lake is situated near a fort named Bajnamath, which is popular for its medieval architecture given to it by king Sangram Shah. This king was a renowned Gond ruler and he built many more such masterpieces during the years between 1480 and 1540.
Apart from its fort, this lake is also popular for its large number of aquatic creatures. The most popular of such species found here includes the migratory birds from central parts of western Asia, pin – tailed ducks, red- perched pilchards, and coots.
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