Jabalpur Marble Rocks: Nature at its artistic best
Take a daytrip to Jabalpur and lose yourself in the marble gorge and waterfalls. Go on a cable-car ride and assuage your craving for shopping of handicrafts.
The Marble Rocks are a 8-km long gorge created by the Narmada cutting through the soft, white marble in its path, downstream from the Dhuandhar Waterfalls, at Bhedaghat near Jabalpur. Earlier, the gorge was narrower, and monkeys could jump across and this gave it the local name of “Bandar Kudni.” The white marble is rich in magnesium giving the rock the consistency of soapstone – making it ideal for carving. Marble statues and figurines made here are shipped all across the country.
Other than the gorge and the waterfalls, the area has many tourist attractions: A cable car across the gorge, rowboats for guided tours on the river, and small shops filled with local crafts.
Good to know :
Location: 207 kms from Sterling Padam Pench
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Pench National Park: Enter Mowgli’s world2 hr
Along with Sher Khan (tiger), get ready to also spot Bagheera (black panther) and a variety of wildlife as well as a variety of migratory birds.
Runi-Jhuni Walking Trail: Tread with care1 hr
Get up close and personal with the jungle. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest at your own pace.
Potter’s Village at Pachdhar: Mud Magic2 hr
A unique experience – watch the local Kumhaars work magic with their hands as they convert mud into amazing articles of everyday use. See… try… buy.
Boating at Kamthikhairy Dam: Boating in the jungle2 hrs
Enjoy a pleasant trip to the mud-dam – go boating and keep a keen eye open to spot the local aves.
Bicycle Rides: Visit the haat2 hrs
Enjoy me-time or we-time as you take in the life in the surrounding villages. Life is a bicycle ride!