One of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is an ancient city in central India on the shores of the holy river Narmada. The Narmada River valley is famous for its Marble Rocks, a unique formation where the whole river flows for nearly 2 kilometers between varied colored and tinted marble rocks with a deep waterfall.
According to a prevalent theory, Jabalpur was named after a sage named Jabali, who meditated on the banks of the Narmada river. Ashokan relics dating to 300 BCE have been found in Rupnath, 84 kilometers (52 miles) north of the city, indicating the presence of the Mauryan Empire (322 to 185 BCE) in the region.
Jabalpur is known for the Dhuandhar Falls and the white Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat. It is generally accepted that the game of Snooker originated here. The origin of snooker dates back to the latter half of the 19th century.
In the 1870s, billiards was a popular activity among British Army officers stationed in Jabalpur and several variations of the game were devised during this time.
Explore & Experience in Jabalpur–
- Bhedaghat - Marble Rocks
- Dhuandhar Falls
- Balancing Rock
- Bargi Dam
- Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum
- Madan Mahal Fort