Jabalpur is situated in center of India in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a large town by any means with a population of 2 million + -. The town is named after Jabali Rishi a Hindu Saint who did penance here.Jabalpur was a British Cantt whence they ruled over India. Today it is a bustling town with a cosmopolitan mix. Industrially it is populated by government industries and small scale and medium scale private industries.
Jabalpur region also known as Mahakaushal is a cultural hub of the MP state. It is a major education center and excels in training of fine and classical arts. Jabalpur city is picturesque, placed in a cauldron created by forested hills all around. The valley though urbanized retains lot of its pristine beauty.
Among the major sightseeing spot in the city is the World famous Marble Rocks. The place is a deep gorge in River Narmada of colored marbles. The best way to enjoy the wonder is on a row boat. The row boat driven by oars trudges slowly on the turbid waters of the river. The gorge originates at Dhuandhar Falls offers a 40 minute boat ride that is enchanting. The rocks of marble express vivid patterns and striking hues of colors created by chemical action on calcium formations.
The surrounding hills offers view of the magnificent gorge. The cable car sallies over the rushing waters and over the falls. This is a mesmerizing spectacle and highlights the beauty of River Narmada.
One can take a cable car ride for a small fee. Apart from site seeing Marble Rocks or Bhedaghat is a shopping center for curios. The popular items are fine carvings on marble representing Gods and household handicraft items. The art is amazing and is of top quality.
Marble rock is about thirteen kilometers from Jabalpur city. It is a recreation spot with many restaurants and tea stalls. For accommodation Jabalpur hotels are the best. The hotels in Jabalpur range from three star to budget class. Most of the accommodations arrange a tour of Bhedaghat for inbound tourists.
The best time to visit Marble Rocks is winters and summers. The place is submerged during the rainy season.