A major metropolitan of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is a treasure trove of historical places, adventure, wildlife and rich biodiversity. Nature enthusiasts, especially will be delighted to explore the incredible green pockets of the city. You may have heard about Jabalpur’s glistening marble rocks; but that is not what makes it such an interesting place to visit. It’s the fact that the three major national parks known for their rich population of tigers of Madhya Pradesh – Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh – are super easy to access from here. Going for an expedition in the wilderness is a special and unforgettable experience, and Jabalpur provides aplenty. Also Read - Curfew, Prohibitory Orders Imposed in Parts of Bhopal | Here's Why
The radius around Jabalpur also boasts of some of the lesser-known reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, like the Ghughua National Fossil Park which houses well-preserved fossils, plants, seeds, flowers and fruits. So for those looking for a rather niche experience, these gorgeous natural habitats are a delight to experience nature and wildlife at its best. Also Read - MP Shocker: 9 Men Rape 13-year-old Girl in Umaria, Horrifying Details Emerge
Out of the 35 wildlife sanctuaries to explore in Madhya Pradesh, the best ones to witness the imposing beauty of the forest and the wilderness of the national park are all in Jabalpur. These include the Veerangana, Panpatha and Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuaries, providing a sneak peek at the plush flora and fauna hiding in their dense forests. The rich biodiversity of these natural reserves includes a faunal wealth of spotted deer, birds, wild, boar, barking deer, nilgai, wild dog, chital and a lot more.
What adds more value to Jabalpur is the Pariyat Lake of the Pariyat Dam, which is a famous picnic and adventure spot of the region. The campsite package at Pariyat brings you your share of adrenaline rush that needs to be experienced at least once in the lifetime. Pariyat Lake is a man-made reservoir where you will find locals and travellers alike spending an amazing time here. Locals use this opportunity to make a living by selling pottery, snacks, bangles or other trinkets. The spot is also ideal for a hike amidst the bounty of nature. The best time to visit here is between September and February, and the easiest way to reach here from Jabalpur is in a car which is 25km away.