Jabalpur has many such spots that are associated with the freedom movement. Shankar Shah and Raghunath Shah, the princes of the Gond who ruled Jabalpur, fought against the British regime in 1857. The place is also associated with the formation of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Forward Bloc. Presided by Bose Tripuri Congress session was held in 1939 at Tilwara Ghat.
When Lokmanya Tilak came to Jabalpur the ground from where he had addressed a big public meeting is still known as Tilak Bhoomi. Mahatma Gandhi visited Jabalpur three times. His most important stay in the city was in 1933 at Beohar Palace. A meeting of All India Congress Committee/Congress Working Committee was held here and was attended by luminaries like Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Ravishankar Shukla, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari, Khurshed Nariman, Abul Kalam Azad and Jamnalal Bajaj.
The city also played a significant role in the Naval Mutiny of 1946 which was a big blow to the British regime. It was also in Jabalpur that Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in the Narmada river.
Jabalpur has many well known tourist attractions like the marble rocks of Bhedaghat; Tagore Garden of Jabalpur Cantonment and Shell-Paran Udyaan of Osho are important parks, Rani Durgawati war memorial is located about 10 km from Jabalpur and is a site worth visiting; Dhuandhar is a picturesque waterfall near Bhedaghat; the Bargi Dam that is located 40 km from the city; Madan Mahal Fort that is atop a hill and of course the well known ‘balance rock’; the famous Gwarighat on the banks of river Narmada; the Pisan Hari Jain Temple complex; the Lamheta Ghat which is an important place for Geological research; the gateway destination of Dumna Nature Reserve eco tourism site that is spread over an area of 1058 hectare; the Bhawar Tal garden in the city centre, the beautiful Chousat Yogini temple; Kachnar City Shiva Temple and many more.
How to reach there
By Air: You can reach Jabalpur’s Dumna Airport via Bhopal.
By Rail: Jabalpur has its own railhead and is well connected with all metros. The railway station is located north of the Civil Lines area.
By Road: Jabalpur is well connected to Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore, Raipur, Allahabad and Jaipur. The city is also connected with three National Highways.
Where to stay
Some of the good hotels to chose from are The Samdariya Hotel, Hotel Satya Ashoka, Hotel Rishi Regency and Hotel Krishna.