"Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life."
"Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity."
"When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust... Withhold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful and bad..."
"What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful and to remove the wrongs of injured..."
"Away! Fond thoughts, and vex my soul no more! Work claimed my wakeful nights, my busy days Albeit brought memories of Rameswaram shore Yet haunt my dreaming gaze!"
"I will not be presumptuous enough to say that my life can be a role model for anybody; but some poor child living in an obscure place in an underprivileged social setting may find a little solace in the way my destiny has been shaped. It could perhaps help such children liberate themselves from the bondage of their illusory backwardness and hopelessness?.."
"My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear "
Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven
of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored
summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days.
Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains-
exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests -
aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. It's
the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to
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anytime, every time.
Araku Valley, a hill
station in Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh
Araku Valley Hill
This lovely hill station is situated 120 km
away from Visakhapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh, also known as Vizag. The valley
is situated on the Eastern Ghats and is adorned by many natural waterfalls,
fresh water streams. These streams look very beautiful as one takes the journey
to the valley from the train as they are embellished by the side of rail track.
This hill station is spread over a small area
and is known for its untouched natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere.The
journey to Araku valley is very beautiful as the rail track and the road has
forty six tunnels, many bridges and pristine orchards and water bodies. The
pleasing weather and the enchanting grass lands are the main attractions of
this wonderful Hill station. Araku Valley, a clique of five beautiful profound
valleys is a major tourist attraction of Andhra Pradesh. People rush here to
enjoy the favorable weather and have a relaxing and peaceful time in the lap of
nature. Araku Valley also has proximity to the border of Orissa state. The
flourishing green hills encircling the valley seem very fascinating and
enthralling. It is one of the most attractive sight of Andhra Pradesh state. It
is not over crowded by the tourists but within few years it has become an
admired tourist destination. The mild and pleasant climate of the state is
welcoming the visitors all through the year and it is very favorable even
during the winter season. The valley is also famous for coffee plantations and
the coffee seeds produced are exported to different parts of the country. Araku
Valley lies at 18.3333°N 82.8667°E. The average elevation of Araku above sea
level is around 911 meters or 2992 feet.
The place has historical significance of being
a home to around nineteen tribes. These tribes are famous for dressing up into
very vibrant and colorful costumes. The popular hunting festival 'ItikaPongal',
is celebrated here in the month of April and these tribal people perform Mayur
and Dimsa dances during this festival.
How To Reach
There is no airport at Araku. Vishakhapatnam
airport is the closest air link, at a distance of 112 km from Araku. There are
many options available to reach Araku from the airport. The most commonly used
by the visitors are the prepaid taxis.
The rail head of Araku Valley is connected to
Vishkhapatnam by a passenger train. This passenger train departs from
Vishakhapatnam railway station each day early in the morning and it takes
approx. six hours to reach Araku station.
There are many buses available from
Viskhapatnam to reach Araku. The road journey to Araku is a pleasant experience
with in itself.
Places To Visit
Borra Caves, Araku Valley
The Borra caves are 4 km away from the
Anantgiri hills of Araku Valley. These are the largest caves in India with a
height of around 705 m. These caves are famous for the presence of old
stalagmite formations and stalactite.
Padmapuram Botanical Gardens, Araku Valley
This Garden located in Araku valley has a
historical significance and is a major tourist attraction. This garden
was established to provide vegetables to the soldiers who participated in the
World War II. The Padmapuram Botanical Gardens, popularly known as Botanical
Garden now, has many scarcely found species of flowers and vegetables. It is
used as a horticulture nursery now. There is a toy train in the garden. The
visitors can move around the garden in the toy train.
This museum gives the tourists information
regarding the living style and culture of the tribal people of Araku. The
village contains many artifacts and also the 3-D installations of village life
scenes are also displayed here. The tribal women give performance on Dhimsa
Tyda Park, Araku Valley
Weather And Best Time To Visit
The weather is very pleasant the best time to
visit Araku is during the summer season when the climate is cool and enjoyable.
Sometimes the days are warm in summers but overall the climate is very charming
during this season. The rainfall is very extensive during the monsoons and it
is suggested to avoid visiting the place during the monsoons. But to enjoy the
sizzling rain showers many nature lovers love to visit during monsoons. The
winters are cold and there is a rapid drop in the temperature during the night
in winter season. The climate of the valley remains moderate throughout the
year and it is a preferable tourist destination all the year round. The weather
is most charming between the months October and February. The weather is mild
and balmy during this time.
Languages And Culture
Nineteen are tribes inhabiting this area.
These tribes are famous for dressing up into very vibrant and colorful
costumes. The popular hunting festival 'ItikaPongal', is celebrated here in the
month of April and these tribal people perform Mayur and Dimsa dances during
The tribal museum located in Araku valley,
gives the tourists information regarding the living style and culture of the
tribal people of Araku. The museum contains many artifacts and also the 3-D
installations of village life scenes are also displayed here. Hindi,
English and Telugu are the main languages spoken here.
Kedarnath Mandir is one
of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, located atop the Garhwal
Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
KedarnathMandir is one of the
holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located atop the Garhwal
Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath,UttarakhandinIndia. Due to extreme
weather conditions, the temple is open only from the end of April to Kartik
Purnima (the autumn full moon). During the winters, the murtis (idols) from
Kedarnath temple are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months.
In this region Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kedarnath, the 'Lord of Kedar
Khand', the historical name of the region. This temple is a Paadal Petra
Sthalam (the 275 Holy Abodes of Shiva on the continent), praised by the Tamil
Nayanars saints in the 6th-9th century CE.
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna resigned on Friday ahead of the reshuffle of the Union Cabinet scheduled on Sunday.
The 80-year-old leader from Karnataka is believed to have sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the afternoon, sources said.
Indications are that with the Assembly elections due before next May in Karnataka the former Chief Minister may be given a party assignment in the state.
The resignation is also a clear indication that the Union Council of Ministers is set for a revamp on Sunday with the induction of new faces considered close to Rahul Gandhi and elevation of some young ministers of state.
Whether Mr. Gandhi himself would join the government or not was still a matter of speculation though sources say that sometime back he was inclined towards such a possibility.
Mr. Krishna was made the External Affairs Minister immediately after the elections in 2009 when UPA came back to power for the second time. His name has been part of the speculation whenever there was speculation about a Cabinet reshuffle.
This week as India - more than China - prepares to observe the 50th
anniversary of its comprehensive military defeat in the brief border war
between the two countries in the winter of 1962, it is important to
look back at the events leading to the skirmish itself before attempting
to assess what the future holds for the relationship between the two
Arunachal Pradesh, arguably the most scenic of the
seven North East states, has always stood apart from its neighbours. Not
just because it is remote or only sparsely populated but also because
it is by far the most peaceful state in the region. There is no violence
here, beyond the routine, nor any indigenous insurgent group creating
law and order problems. Recently, though, for the first time in my
travels to the state since 1986, I have seen rage on the streets.
at the abysmal condition of the only road that connects the frontier
town of Tawang to the foothills of Assam has boiled over. Bearing the
brunt of the resentment is the hard-working staff of the Border Roads
Organisation (BRO), entrusted with widening and improving the roads. In
the past six months, enraged residents, no longer able to bear the
hardship, have attacked BRO officials, destroyed their vehicles and
pushed heavy tippers and bulldozers down the steep valleys. I'd heard
from friends in the military about the worsening road condition. Even
so, I wasn't prepared for the hardship that one encounters in travelling
up the hills from Bhalukpong all the way to Tawang - the main theatre
of war in 1962. In a 20-kilometre journey, there are stretches that can
take two hours or more.
Half a decade ago, in a belated realisation, India's highest
decision-makers opted to build up and improve infrastructure here,
especially on the roads leading up to the China border, overturning the
earlier policy of keeping the area underdeveloped lest the Chinese - if
they launched an offensive once again - used it! Elaborate plans were
made but five years down the line it is evident that making plans is one
thing and implementing them on the ground is quite another. And this
for a country that built a 250-kilometre "Garland Road" in Afghanistan
in record time under the shadow of the Taliban.
With the Indian Army deploying one more Mountain Division (approximately
20,000 soldiers) in this sector, building infrastructure has become all
the more critical. But the BRO, despite its best efforts, is unable to
cope for a variety of reasons. The challenges of weather and terrain
apart (it rains heavily four months a year; most areas are snow-bound
for another three), one of the major hassles that the BRO faces here is
the acute shortage of skilled labourers. Officers say they are facing a
70 per cent shortfall in manpower in this sector alone. The locals keep
away and the labourers from Jharkhand and Bihar, who made up the
majority of the workforce earlier, no longer find it attractive to
travel the distance since there is plenty of work available back home
now. The result: missed deadlines and work half done. And with the lone
helicopter service now suspended following a spate of accidents, I don't
foresee easy access to Tawang for the next three to four years.
THIRUVANATHAPURAM: There was high drama at Thiruvananthapuram airport
on Friday morning as pilot of the Air India Express flight 4422, from
Abu Dhabi to Kochi, sent out a hijack alert trigerring alarm.
The pilot claimed that he took the extreme step after some passengers
reportedly tried to force their way into the cockpit. The passengers,
however, denied this charge.
According to reports, the
passengers were angry as the flight, which was coming from Abu Dhabi,
was diverted here at the last minute.
The flight has been stranded at the airport for over nine hours now, according to reports.
The flight took off from Abu Dhabi at 12.30am and was supposed to land in Kochi at 3.30am.
The Airport Authority of India and the ATC put the airport on alert after the pilot of flight 4422 from Abu Dhabi to Kochi send out a hijack message in the morning.
According to reports, the pilot said that the passengers on the aircraft were creating trouble.
Speaking to Times Now, the passengers said that there was a heated
debate at the door of the cockpit, but no one tried to enter it.
The passengers complained that they have been waiting for the aircraft to fly since 3.30am in the night.
The air conditioning iniside the aircraft is not working causing trouble to the passengers.
The passengers also complained that they were not even served food and water.
Mawsmai falls also known as seven
sisters waterfalls - Meghalaya.
is situated 1 km south of Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district in
Meghalaya. It is also known as Seven Sisters waterfalls or Mawsmai falls. This
is the 4th highest waterfalls in India.
Falls is also known as Seven Sisters waterfalls as it is a seven segmented
waterfall. It plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi hills.
The falls flow abundantly during the rainy season.
The segments of
the falls stretch most of the way along the cliff. The water falls from a
height of 1,033 feet. It has an average width of 230 feet.
gives an awe-inspiring view when it gets illuminated by the sun from dawn
to dusk. The colours of the setting sun get highlighted on the waterfall
that gives the falls an enchanting beauty.
The presence of
several stands of cascade coming down in parallel during is site worth
valleys of the falls are incomparable in beauty. There are lush green
trees and hillocks in the gorge below the falls which are engrossed with
When to visit
The waterfall could be visited throughout the
year. A visit during monsoon could be fruitful during which the full volume of
the fall could be witnessed.
How to reach
nearest airport is Umroi airport.
By Road: The Nohsngithiang
Falls is situated in Cherrapunji. Cherrapunji could be reached from Shillong by
bus or taxi. The fall then could be reached from Cherrapunji.
Ferar Beach is tucked away at one
corner of ROSS Island in the Andamans.
For those who want to escape the boring
city life, the Andaman Islands are an excellent holiday destination. Tucked in
the deep blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, and covered by lush green mangroves,
the Andaman Islands promise to give the best experience especially to the
ardent lovers of nature. They are equidistant from Chennai and Kolkata and thus
flights from both the places take you to port Blair its capital. The chief
islands include Ross, Viper and the North Bay. Ross Island was a British port
years ago and witnessed splendid architecture during the British regime. A
pleasant boat ride of an hour and a half takes us to the Ross Island. Also it
is a home to many deer and bird species.
The North Bay is full of
underwater corals and exotic marine and aquatic species.
Snorkelling or scuba diving
in the transparent blue waters is a life time experience. Many major beaches in
Andaman including the Havelock provide trainers for scuba diving and
snorkeling. For those who fear the water, there are special glass bottom boats
to see underwater corals. Contrary to this, the Viper Island have more than
just the scenic beauty. It has witnessed the dictatorial rule of the British
while they ruledindiaand
has been a constant observer of the pain and torture the prisoners went through
before they were shifted to the cellular jail in Andaman. One can see the
gallows or the ‘phaasi ghar’ that killed thousands of Indian political
prisoners and freedom fighters.
Another historic monument
which is a must see for every Indian is the cellular jail. Constructed under
the British regime to exile political prisoners, this jail is more of a life
episode than a monument bearing witness to the pain inflicted upon the revolutionaries.
One of the murkiest chapters in the history of India, the jail was a house to
the great freedom fighter Mr. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and several hundred
Indians. This place is now a historic monument and something that makes us
think of what it took to give us the life we have today. Close to the jail is
bearing statues of some great sacrifices.
The Andamans are a home to 5 major adivasi groups namely the Andamanese, the
Onge, Sentinelese and the Jarawas. Out of which the Jarawas are the most
primitive adivasis. Visiting the Baratang area and the dense forests which is a
home to the Jarawas helps us see them from the vehicle. Development hasn’t touched
the area, so things likeeducation and
hospitals are some things we can’t expect. But the real joy lies in hearing the
birds chirping all the way from Port Blair to Baratang.Nearly 60 kms. away is a
naturally formed limestone cave. The way to the cave is full of dense mangroves
and is an ultimate man vs. wild experience.
For all nature lovers and
those who have a great understanding and enthusiasm about the rich Indian
history, Andaman is the place to be.
Sinhagad, (The Lion's Fort), is a
fortress located roughly 30 kilometres southwest of the city of Pune
Lion's Fort), Is A Fortress Located Roughly 30 Kilometres Southwest Of The
City Of Pune, India. Previously Called Kondhana , The Fort Has Been The Site Of
Many Important Battles, Most Notably The Battle Of Sinhagad In 1670. It Was
Also Strategically Located At The Center Of A String Of Other Forts Such As
Rajgad, Purandar And Torna.
Perched On An Isolated Cliff Of The
Bhuleswar Range Of The Sahyadri Mountains, It Is Situated On A Hill Rising 1312
Meters Above Sea Level. Given Natural Protection By Its Very Steep Slopes, The
Walls And Bastions Were Constructed At Only Key Places; It Has Two Gates – The
Kalyan Darwaza In The South-east And The Pune Darwaza In The North-east.
This Fort Has Had Quite A Long
History, It Was Called 'Kondana' After The Sage Kaundinya. The Kaundinyeshwar
Temple, The Caves And The Carvings Indicate That This Fort Had Probably Been
Built Two Thousand Years Back. It Was Captured From The Koli Tribal Chieftain,
Nag Naik, By Muhammad Bin Tughlaq In 1328 AD.
Shahaji Bhosale, As The Commander Of
Ibrahim Adil Shah I, Was Entrusted With The Control Of The Pune Region. His Son
Shivaji, However, Refused To Accept The Adilshahi And Initiated The Task Of
Setting Up Swarajya. He Gained Control Of Kondana In 1647 By Convincing Siddi
Amber, The Adilshahi Sardar Who Controlled The Fort. Bapuji Mudgal Deshpande
Played Key Role In This Activity.In 1649, It Had To Be Handed Over To Adil Shah
For Shahaji Maharaj's Release. Shivaji Maharaj Recaptured It Back In 1656 Again
With The Help Of Bapuji Mudgal Deshpande,who Convinced Fort Commander By Giving
Land In Newly Created Shivapur.Village And Peacefully
Gained Control Of Fort.This Fort Saw Attacks Of Mughals On 1662, 1663 And 1665.
In 1664, Shahistekhan- Mughal General Even Tried To Bribe People Of Fort To
Hand Over The Fort To Him But He Was Unsuccessful. Unfortunately In A Purandar
Pact It Went Into The Hands Of The Mughal Army Chief Mirzaraje Jaysingh, In The
Year 1665. In 1670, Shivaji Maharaj Re-conquered This Fort And Then It Stayed
Under Maratha Rule Till 1689. After The Death Of Sambhaji, The Mughals Regained
Control Over. Again In 1693 The Marathas Recaptured It Headed By Sardar
Balkawade. Chatrapati Rajaram Took Asylum On This Fort During Mogul Raid On
Satara But Rajaram Died On Sinhagad On The 3rd Of March 1700 & In 1703
Aurangzeb Conquered The Fort. In 1706, It Once Again Went Into The Hands Of The
Marathas. Pantaji Shivdev Of Sangola And The Pant Pratinidhis Played Key Role
In This Battle. Then This Fort Remained With Marathas Till 1818, When The
British Conquered It. British However Took Three Months To Capture This Fort
Highest Time Ever For Them To Win Any Fort In The Maharastra.
Battle Of Sinhagad
One Of The Most Famous Battles For
Sinhagad Was Fought To Recapture The Fort By Tanaji Malusare, A General Of
Shivaji In March 1670. A Steep Cliff Leading To The Fort Was Scaled With The
Help Of A Monitor Lizard Named Yashwanti, Colloquially Known As A Ghorpad.
Thereafter, There Ensued Fierce Battles Between Tanaji And His Men, And The
Mughal Army That Had The Fort At The Time. Tanaji Lost His Life, But His
Brother Suryaji Took Over And Captured Kondana.
There Is An Anecdote That Upon
Hearing Of Tanaji's Death, Shivaji Expressed His Remorse With The Words:
"Gad Aala Pan Sinha Gela" - "We Gained The Fort, But Lost The
Lion". The Name Sinhagad, Though, Pre-dates This Event, And Can Be Seen In
Written Communiques From The Era. Hence, The Story That The Name Was Made
Sinhagad In Honour Of Tanaji Is True. A Bust Of Tanaji Has Been Established On
The Fort In Memory Of His Contribution To The Battle. It Remains To This Day A
Grand Symbol Of A Great Maratha Victory Over The Invading Muslims.
Pune Is Well Known For Its Forts And
Its Hilly Areas, Which Attract Trek Lovers In Huge Numbers. It Has Also Been
One Of The Eminent Tourist Spots In The State Of Maharashtra. Holding
Historical Structures Like Shivneri Fort, Janjira Fort, Sinhagad Fort Etc. Pune
Is Also Known As The Cultural Capital Of The State. Sinhagad Fort Is Located To
The Southwest Of Pune At A Distance Of 25km. Trekking Is The Major Attraction
Of The Fort.
The Chausat Yogini Temple, or the
temple of 64 yoginis, is located atop a hill in Bedaghat, some 20 km from
Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh
land with scattered stones,Jabalpur(Jabal means stones), was ruled by
many kings of various dynasties, such as, Maurya, Kushan, Gupta etc previously.
It’s evident that the city has plenty of historic monuments around. The city,
however, attracts throngs of tourists every year for manifold reasons.
the main enticement which soothes the soul of the entire groups of holiday
makers is definitely theMarble
Rocks. The natural locus of Jabalpur would be an additional
charm of the city. Plenty of red lotuses flourish on the surface of the water
body around. The well embellished water body looks even more astounding as the
dotted granite stones of the tiny hills act like the ornaments of the water
body. It seems that you are approaching towards a batch of elephants if you are
moving towards the beguiling water body. The scenic beauty of the places around
along with the charm of the water body would offer you an unmatched experience
altogether, especially in the moon light.
grandeur of the city had been demolished to large extent by the looters
earlier. However, the city is safe now from them at least. The Bengali cultures
and traditions are significantly visible on the lifestyles of the city
dwellers. Durga Puja, Raksha Bandhan and Diwali are the famous festive
occasions which pull huge crowds at one place every year.
city is also very popular as a junction station which has an immense important
in connecting the National Park Kanha and Bandhavgarh.
at an altitude on 496 meters, Jabalpur is a hugely popular city as the third
largest city of India. Approximately 9 lakhs of inhabitants live and explore
the city of Jabalpur regularly.
of the prime allurements of Jabalpur, the Marble Rocks, is located at a
distance of 23 km towards the western side of the city. Blue color of the sky reflects
on the crystal clear blue water of the Narmada River. 300 feet tall Hills of
Magnesium limestone on both the sides uplift the spirits of the swarms of
nature lovers. It’s truly a heavenly experience to watch the nature around. The
hard stone at the top most peak of the hill looks marvelous when it enjoys a
bath in the evening with the moon light. The reflection of the bright sunlight
creates various colors. The spectacle is mesmerizing. Tourists who are able to
watch the splendor of this place can definitely count themselves in the batch
of the lucky people.
number of crocodiles swim in the water of the Narmada River. The depth of the
River here varies between 400 to 700 feet. But, make sure that you don’t ever
try to play with the homes of the bees.
Bhedaghatof Jabalpur can be accessed by availing an auto or taxi
or bus. Riding on a boat and travelling through the Narmada River for 3 km
during November- May are enchanting experience for all. You can watch the charm
of the Marble Rocks at both the side of the Narmada River while enjoying the
boat ride. You have to spend 18 rupees per head for this trip though. You can,
however, hire an entire yacht if you have 10/20 family members.
end point of the hill is renowned as Monkey's Leap. Here the rocks are so close
to each other that a monkey can leap across, hence the name. The cave of the
saint Dattatreya is situated in front of the Monkey's Leap at the right hand
side of the River. It is said that the saint Bhrinda had meditated on the slope
of the hill. The deity Shiva, established by the queen Ahilyabai, resides on an
adjoining stone of the hill.
would love to watch the impressive structure of the Elephant Feet and Horses
Feet. Their structures had taken these kinds of shapes due to the continuous
erosion caused by the water streams. During full moon, a half an hour boating
would encourage you to come back to Jabalpur once again. The splendor of the
Marble Rocks is worth watching under the flood lights.
Jain temple and a Kali temple are also there in the vicinity.
Marble Rocks, Upper Rest House, Lower Rest House, Hotel Samdariya, Hotel Rahul
Tourist Home and Dharamsala are there for the tourists in Bhedaghat. A number
of shops are scattered in and around the place as well.
Chousat Yogini Temple, on the way to the Marble Rocks, on the protracted
Narmada River banks, can be accessed through 108 stair steps. Inscriptions had
revealed the history of 10thcentury.
The Golki Math, built by Keyur Barsha (the follower of Shiva), houses 298 deities,
such as, Hara Patvati on Nandi, Surya Dev, Ganesha and Vishnu. Most of the
idols of the deities of the temple, however, are in ruins. 64 yoginis, friends
of the Kali devi, look attractive as well. The idols of yoginis were brought
all the way from Khajuraho. It is opined that this particular temple had a well
established link with the Rani Durgavati Palace.
of the most absorbing and agreeable enticements of Jabalpur is an effervescentwaterfall, called theDhuandhar Waterfall. The untamed
water stream of Narmada River jumps on the valley fiercely from an altitude of
100 feet. The fetal stream of the entire Narmada River then marks its way
through the lingering gorge. Watching the sight of the free flowing water
stream is an eye soothing experience. Hordes of holiday makers spend hours
watching the vista around sitting quietly on the banks of the River. Take a
walk for one mile alongside the Narmada River to reach the waterfall. It is
popularly known as Dhumadhar waterfall. The reflection of the sunlight on the
water would offer you a pleasing view as well. A number of shops at the
roadsides amuse the swarms of tourists. But, don’t forget to bargain.
Mohan Fort, about 7 km away from the city of Jabalpur, was the
palace of Gond dynasty and is located on the way to the Marbles Rocks. Raja
Madan Shah had built the palace marvelously on a huge flanked granite stone
atop the hill in 1116. The name of the palace had been derived from the name of
the king. The palace is also known in the proximity as the palace of Rani
Durgavati. Even though the depicted architectures of the windows, roof and
balcony of the palace are not treats to the eyes but the excellence in
structuring is notable. The queen had committed suicide when she could foresee
the defeat against the strong force of the emperor, Akbar. To recall that
historical tale and the bravery of the queen a commemorative had also been
built on the palace premise. The sprinkling ruins of the palace still recollect
the old memories of primeval era.
bird’s eye view of the entire city would enthrall everybody who climbs up the
palace. The Balancing Rocks, on the way to the elevated palace, are flanked
startlingly one after the other.
a car from the city to the foothill of the palace. Willing tourists, however,
have to take a long walk to the palace from the foothill to watch the grandeur
Pisan Hari Jain Templeis not very far away as well. Cross the fort and the
medical college on the same way to the Marble Rocks to access the holy Pisan
Hari Jain temple.
Park, Rani Durgavati museum, Sangram Sagar, temple of Mangala Devi and Bajna
Math are the other coveted tourists’ destinations. The Rani Durgavati museum
has an assortment of ancient architectural objects and sculptures. The Sangram
Sagar was built by the Gond king Sangram Shah during 1480-1540.
can avail a car from the city bus stand, about 3 km from the railway station,
to the Dhumadhar waterfall. Take a walk to the Chousath Yogini temple and
marble rocks from the Dhumadhar waterfall. If you hire a car, then the tour of
the entire city can be completed in 4/5 hours. For any assistance you can
contact MP State Tourism Office on the 1 no Railway Platform (@0761-2677690).
at a distance of 9 km towards the western side of the city of Jabalpur, theTilwara ghat, on the banks of the
Narmada River, is a holy destination for the Hindu devotees. A holy bath here
would shed the sins of the devotees.
Shiva temple, on the River banks of Narmada, is another sought
after attraction. It is believed that the Shiva idol of the temple is still
growing. If you give foods then you would be able to watch a number of animated
fishes in the Narmada River. This is the historical place where the ashes of
the Indian patriot Mahatma Gandhi had been immersed in the Narmada River. The
Gandhi memorial museum in the close hinterland recalls the old memories of
of holiday makers, who love the quietness of the village, should walk around
the Tripuri village, on the way to the Gandhi museum. This particular village
had also included its name in the pages of history for another Indian freedom
fighter and the world famous leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. A conference
of Congress was organized in 1939 in Tripuri village and great Netaji Subhash
Chandra Bose was the president of the conference.
km from Jabalpur towards Allahabad) and Maihar (about 157 km away from Jabalpur
on the Jabalpur- Satna road) can be accessed from Jabalpur both by bus and by
train. Tourists must enjoy the trips to Kanha (165 km) and Bandhabgarh (164 km)
from Jabalpur. Satna acts as a connecting railway station between Jabalpur and
at Jabalpur, you can perform aarti of Narmada at Bhedaghat on any evening. The
scene resembles that of Brahmakund, Haridwar.
How to reach:Jabalpur railway station is linked with Kolkata, Mumbai,
Allahabad, Satna, Jhansi, Agra Cant, Nizamuddin, Lcuknow, Bhopal and many more
cities by trains. Tourists can access Jabalpur regularly by buses as well from
Khajuraho, Bhopal, Gwalior, Kanha, Bandhabgarh, Satna, Indore, Bilaspur,
Allahabad and Nagpur.