Situated in the centre of the state of Madhya Pradesh at the banks of River Narmada, Jabalpur is one of the oldest cities of India. Enveloped with Katni in the north, Dindori in the east, Seoni in the south, Umaria in the north- east and Mandla in the south- east, Jabalpur is an important tourist destination of the state. The city got its name from the Arabic word ‘Jabal’ that means ‘mountains’ and it is covered with lofty mountains from all the sides. Moreover, it is also said that a sage named ‘Jabali’ lived in the city for a long time and thus gave it his name. Apart from natural and monumental attractions, Jabalpur is also famous for its close proximity to the Kanha National Park and the Bandhavgarh National Park that attracts more visitors as compared to the other cities of the state.
The Narmada River passing through Jabalpur is famous for its Marble Rocks. Jabalpur is also an industrial and educational hub where one can find a wide array of industries and educational institutions including agricultural university, engineering and medical colleges embedded with all the facilities required for the upliftment of the students in different sectors. The intriguing city of Jabalpur is also laced with a glorifying past and a rich history which can be witnessed by taking a visit to some of the famous monuments such as Madan Mahal Fort and colonial buildings.
The diverse city of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh is also known for its colorful heritage and cultural richness. Due to its cultural legacy, the famous Indian philosopher, Vinoba Bhave mentioned the city as Sanskar Dhani means capital of different cultures. The communal harmony of Jabalpur is truly impressive that adds a unique color and richness to the life of this vibrant city.
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