Jabalpur is situated in Madhya Pradesh occupying the prime centre location of the state.Jabalpur is also popularly known as the city of rocks was named after a sage, Jabalie who did his tapasya in Jabalpur.This place is fully surrounded by rocks and it lies on the banks of river Narmada.Initially it was the capital of the ancient Gond rulers and then of the Kalchuri Kings followed by Marathas and finally into the hands of the British.
ORIENTATION : The location of Jabalpur is 23º10′ North latitude and 79º59′ East longitude. The city of Jabalpur is located at an altitude of 411 meters.
HISTORY : History says that there are references of Jabalpur even in the epic Mahabharatha.In ancient days this place was called by the name Tripuri under the control of Hayahaya rulers. It dwelled as a part of the Mauryan and the Gupta Empires.Jabalpur was the capital of the Kalchuri dynasty before 13th century and during the 13th century it became the capital of Gonds and by 16th century it became a part of the Gondwana kingdom. The legendary Gond Queen Rani Durgavati died fighting the Mughal forces led by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar for Jabalpur.But however in 1789 it was captured by the Marathas. Later the British in 1817 won the Marathas and Jabalpur came under their control, where they made Jabalpur the commission headquarters of the Narmada territories and established a cantonment here.