Jabalpur is a large town with more than two million inhabitants. Picturesque, peaceful and safe it is a tourism destination. Two major places of interest are Marble Rocks and Madan Mahal Fort. Marble Rocks is most visited for unique boating experience through a gorge on River Narmada it is walled by colorful marble rocks with striking hues a melange that stands in clear contrast with placid blue waters.
Hand rowed boats take you around the gorge at a leisurely pace amidst the various rock formations. The experience is thrilling whence you come across the rapids and serene whence you are on still waters. In the moonlight it is a romantic rendezvous. Do visit the destination without fail. The 11 AD fort is on the way back and whole journey will take about five hours. Plan your visit ...you may not be staying overnight.
There are some picnic spots like Pariat, Dumna a nature reserve but you need to stay longer for visiting them. If you do you can go shopping as well at Sadar and City Area. Good enough restaurants are there which offer South Indian, Chinese and Mughlai cuisines. Coffee Houses are best means of meals and snacks along with a sizzling cup of coffee or chai!
Jabalpur is the last stop in a major town hence purchase what you may not get in smaller ones. Medicine, beverages, warm clothes and what not. Get your banking done for the necessary cash at the ATM. There not be many reliable ATM later on.