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.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
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.
More Information on Jabalpur
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:
- Dhuandhar Waterfall
- Dumna Nature Reserve, Narmada Valley
- Tripur Sundari Temple
- Bargi Dam
- Chousat Yogini Temple
- Madan Mahal Fort & Balance Rock
The best time to visit Jabalpur is in the winter months, from October to January.