Jabalpur is one of the important cities of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of river Narmada. The city is important for many reasons. Jabalpur is also known as ‘The Marble City of India’ due to the presence of marble rocks in Bhedaghat region. Jabalpur as a city is conveniently cosmopolitan.
Historically the city holds immense importance. It has been ruled by the Kalichuri and the Gonds dynasties and intermittently by the Mughals and the Marathas too.
The geo coordinates of Jabalpur is 23.18° north latitude and 79.98° east longitude. Jabalpur district is spread over a total area of 367 km2. The average elevation is 411 meters (1,348 feet) above sea level. River Narmada flows through the entire district and is the major source of drinking water.
Jabalpur climate is temperate but hot. The average temperature of Jabalpur is about 47o centigrade during the summer months. The city witnesses monsoon between the months of July and September.
From agro-based to ordinance industry, Jabalpur has all set to meet the rising economic demand of the city. The availability of minerals in the region has contributed to the economic growth. The industrial sectors present in the city are Shaw Wallace Gelatin factory, Simplex Steel Structures works, glassware, furniture manufacturing industry, readymade garments, telephone parts, and commercial automobile industries.
Jabalpur is one of the most important tourist destinations of the state. Major tourist attractions in the city are Dhuandhar Falls, Bargi Dam, Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, Chausat Yogini Temple, Balancing Rocks, Pisanhari Ki Madiya, Dumna Nature Reserve, Madan Mahal Fort, Kachnar City Shiva Temple, Rani Durgawati Museum, Kanha National Park, Sangram Sagar Lake, Devgarh Fort etc.
Local areas in the city are Saliwara, Ronsra, Nayagaon, Sanghi, Sheetalpuri, Sneh Nagar, Chargawan, Bhedaghat, Gohalpur, Karmeta, Khamaria, Gupteshwara, Jasuja City and Janki Nagar.
Jabalpur is accessible by rail, air and via road. The city has its own railway station. It also houses an airstrip ‘Dumna Airport’ which connects flights from Indore, Delhi, and Mumbai at regular intervals.
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