You may visit - Jabalpur

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Jabalpur is located in madhya pradesh district in India. Few year ago, I had visited this place. It is nice place for a short trip....

 

You may visit- 'Jabalpur'

-Ashim Kumar Kar

Few years ago…

Christmas holiday in school for 10 days. We decided to visit Katni. My brother-in-law was staying there. We decided to visit Jabalpur first, then we shall go to Katni.

Jabalpur is a few kilometers away from katni. Accordingly, we planned and booked railway tickets from Mumbai to Jabalpur. We also booked a hotel at Jabalpur for two days. As it is winter, we had to carry extra luggage which includes woolen clothes, blankets, etc.

We started our journey on the Mumbai - Howrah mail train on 24th December at 9.30 pm. Next day afternoon around 2.30pm our train reached Jabalpur railway station. A car was waiting for us at the railway station, sent by the hotel. That evening we stayed at the hotel and took complete rest as we were very tired due to the train journey.

Next day morning we got up early and had breakfast at the hotel. We left the hotel to visit the 'Dhuandhar' waterfalls. The waterfalls were around 30km away from our hotel. We could hire a cab, but as it costs more, we preferred to book an auto rickshaw. Myself, my wife and our son. We all boarded the auto rickshaw.

The rickshaw reached the rickshaw stand near the waterfall's location. From there we walked almost 500 meters. It was full of marble rocks on which we walked. After a few minutes we reached the 'dhuandhar' waterfalls.

The river Narmada flows through the marble rocks, narrows down and plunges into a waterfall of almost 30 meters so forcefully that it creates a bouncing mass of mist and results into the Dhuandhar falls. Dhuan means 'smoke' in hindi and dhar means 'steady stream of water' in hindi. The plunges are so powerful that it's uproar can be heard from a far-off distance. Viewing Platforms are constructed along with the railings, along the side to facilitate proper view and safety. The view is spectacular.

After spending some time we left the place for bhedaghat. It is the bank of the Narmada river. Here we sailed on a guided boat. Both sides of the river, there are almost hundred meter high marble rocks. These rocks are of different shapes and white or Grey colors. The boat sailed in between these two marble rocks. After some time we returned back to the shore. Here boating is more enjoyable in the moonlight, especially in the months of October, November.

From there we returned back to the auto rickshaw stand. While returning to the auto rickshaw stand, on the way there were small shops of local people. They were making different types of sculptures of deities, pen stands, candle stands with the marble stones found in this region. These stones are of different colors like white, Grey, and light green. Tourists purchase these sculptures. We too purchased a few sculptures of deities, candle holders made with these beautiful marble stones.

We had a heavy breakfast at the hotel in the morning before leaving. We had taken only water, tea and coffee on the full journey, even though there were so many eateries near the auto-rickshaw stand.

After returning to the hotel room we had taken food. That night we had a complete rest in the hotel room. Early in the morning we left the hotel, as we had to reach the railway station to catch the train for Katni.

This way we enjoyed our short and memorable journey to Jabalpur. After reaching Katni we showed the photos we had taken at Jabalpur, to our relatives.

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Submitted: May 11, 2021

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