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 around 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 memory of the great Queen Durgavati,
it is her memorial and museum which houses a fine collection of
sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.
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 sites in and around
Jabalpur which merit a visit.
: Roopnath, 84 km from
Jabalpur, is famous for a Lingam dedicated to Shiva and placed in
the cleft of a rock.
Bilhari : 14 km from
Katni. Many pieces of
ancient sculpture have been found here.
Nohta : 81 km from
Jabalpur, Nohta is
believed to have been the capital of the Chandela kings in the early
12th century. About 2 km from the village of Nohta is a Shiva
temple, where a Kartik fair is held annually. A few Jain ruins can
also be seen in Nohta.
Mandla & Ramnagar
: 95 km south of
Jabalpur, Mandla is known for its fort which is situated in a loop
of the Narmada river so that the river protects it from three sides,
with a ditch on the fourth. Built in the late 17th century, the fort
is now subsiding into the jungle, although some of the towers still
About 15 km away is Ramnagar with a ruined three- storey palace
overlooking the Narmada. The palace and then the fort were both
built by Gond kings, retreating South before the advance of Moghul
power. Near Mandla there is a stretch of the Narmada where many
temples dot the riverbank..
Rookhad : 101 km from Nagpur on
N.H. No 7 (26 km from Seoni) lies Rookhad, a charming retreat in Bison country. Rookhand
is a wildlife sanctury adjacent to the Pench National Park.
National Park of Fossils
Pench National Park