A significant city in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur, got its name from the Arabic word, “Jabal”, meaning mountain. The architecture of the ancient buildings and temples will give you a flavor of Golden Age. Once ruled by Gonds and Kalchuri, Jabalpur houses several tourist attractions like Dhuandhar Falls, Marble rocks, Rani Durgavati Museum, Balancing Rocks, Dumna Nature Reserve and Pisanhari Ki Madiya. Bhopal, the state capital, is based at a distance of 310 km from here.
Places to Stay
Being a hotspot for tourist, there are plenty of budget hotels in Jabalpur. Some of them that are worth trying out are Paras Hotel (Tariff-Rs.600), Kanak Hotel (Tariff-Rs.700), Utsav Hotel (Tariff-Rs.700) and Hotel Surya (Tariff-Rs.800).
Bagheli is the official language of this city. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
Navratri (October),Bhai Dooj (November), Diwali (November) and Holi (March) are celebrated with great enthusiasm in this region.
Places of Interest
The major attractions in Jabalpur are Dhuandhar Falls, Marble rocks, Rani Durgavati Museum, Balancing Rocks, Dumna Nature Reserve and Pisanhari Ki Madiya, Tilwara Ghat (12 km), Mala Devi Temple, Bastar Palace, Madan Mahal Fort (515 m) and Sangram Sagar Lake(15 km).
How to Get There
Jabalpur airport (17 km) is the major airport of this region.
Jabalpur Railway Station is the major railway station within the area.
State buses as well as private buses are active in Jabalpur. Kanker Roadways, Vijayshree Travels and Nandan Travels are some of the top private operator serving this city. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets.
Chapra is a small administrative division in the Nadia district in West Bengal. It is 80km from Patna. The Nadia district lies on the east of Hooghly River and is mostly a region of alluvial plains. A few distributaries cut across this plain causing flood every few years. They have a police station which serves the entire block.
Places to Stay
There is no boarding accommodation available in Chapra. However, visitors are best recommended to arrange stay in Arrah which is 28km away. Yadav Rest House, Chaurasia Rest House and Kailash Hotel offer lodging facilities within Rs.1500.
Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja and Diwali are the major events across the year.
Bengali is the local language spoken in Chapra.
Places to Visit
Yet again, travellers would have to go to Patna or contact a local person to find a tour operator to take them to interesting places that are in the vicinity of Chapra.
How to Get There
Patna airport is the nearest airport located 81km away from Chapra. Domestic flights to other metro cities can be accessed there.
Chapra Railway Station offers very limited connections. It is best recommended to make arrangements from Patna Railway station which will provide easy access to all parts of the country.
Nehru Chowk Bus Stand of Chapra comes on NH102 thus providing good road connectivity. BSRTC and private vehicles can be accessed here. It is best that booking to other destinations be made from Patna. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets.