Eateries in Jabalpur are aplenty. From small roadside eateries that offer a variety of food to the established food stalls in the Chowpatti in Civic center offering bhels, sandwiches, dosas and the works. Here's a tip - try the aloo-tikki's at Prakash's.
Shoppers can have their full at the old bazaar that stocks traditional handicrafts, antiques and the ethnic collections of Jabalpur. They can also stroll through the big shopping malls offering a spectrum of options for budgets of all sizes. Mrignayani, a handicraft emporium run by the government stocks exquisite jute items.
The Jabalpur Airport or Dumna Airport is located 25 km from the city. If you want to visit Khajuraho, Pench National Park, Bandhabgarh National Park, and Kanha National Park, this is the only airport to reach the place by air. SpiceJet, Air India Regional, and Ventura AirConnect are some of the airlines operating here. Popular destinations include Bhopal, Delhi, Mumbai, Gwalior, Hubli, and Indore. Airport facilities available include all kinds of night-landing facilities, apron-edge lighting, runway lighting, snooze cabins, lounge and conferencing, central air-conditioning, car calling facilities, etc. Transportation available from the airport includes pre-paid auto rickshaws, metro taxi services, and private car rental services.
Jabalpur is spread over an area of 315 sq km, and has a population of 1,054,336. Languages spoken and understood are Hindi and English. Some must-visit places are:
The best time to visit Jabalpur is in the winter months, from October to January.
One of the biggest cities in the state of Madhya Pradesh by area, Jabalpur is known for its picturesque marble rock formations in Bhedaghat on the banks of the river Narmada. Apart from its beautiful surrounds, Jabalpur is also the army headquarters of five states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Jabalpur is one of the most important cities of Madhya Pradesh. One-sixth of Jabalpur is occupied by the Indian Army because it is the army headquarters for five states. Must-visit places here are forts, palaces, dams, religious sites, waterfalls, valleys, natural reserves, and others.
The economy of Jabalpur is mainly agrarian. Some of the main produce and cash crops include millet, rice, wheat, sorghum, sugar cane, cotton, oilseed, pulses, and medicinal crops. Important industries are electrical goods, education and consultancy, garments, IT, limestone products, building materials, glassware, furniture, foodstuffs, engineering, cement, steel, tobacco products, etc. Some of the major factories include Ordnance Factories Board, Gun Carriage Factory, Grey Iron Foundry, Vehicle Factory, and Ordnance Factory Khamaria.
The festival of Lohri marks the end of the harvest season in North India. As a part of the festival, bonfires are set up and people feed the fire with popcorn, peanuts, puffed rice and other similar commodities. The feast gets on and is rounded off with traditional song and dance.