Roopnath, 84 km from
Jabalpur, is famous for a Lingam dedicated to Shiva and placed in
the cleft of a rock.
Situated atop a hill rock and approached by a long flight of steps,
the Chausat Yogini Temple commands a singularly beautiful view of
the Narmada flowing through the jagged Marble Rocks. Dedicated to
Goddess Durga, this 10th century temple has exquisitely carved stone
figures of deities belonging to the Kalchuri period. According to a
local legend,this ancient temple is connected to the Gond Queen
Durgavati's palace through an undergroung passage.
About 12 kms from city on bhedaghat road in village Tewar "Tripur
Sundari Temple" is situated.
This is another very famous temple in Sihora Tehsil of this
District. Some other interesting places are . Jain Temple(Pisanhari
ki Madiya) ,Pariyat Tank, Bargi Dam, Lamheta Ghat, Devtal, Bhadbhada.
14 km from
Katni. Many pieces of ancient sculpture have been found here.
81 km from Jabalpur, Nohta is believed to have been the capital of
the Chandela kings in the early 12th century. About 2 km from the
village of Nohta is a Shiva temple, where a Kartik fair is held
annually. A few Jain ruins can also be seen in Nohta.
95 km south of Jabalpur, Mandla is known for its fort which is
situated in a loop of the Narmada river so that the river protects
it from three sides, with a ditch on the fourth. Built in the late
17th century, the fort is now subsiding into the jungle, although
some of the towers still stand.
About 15 km away is Ramnagar with a ruined three- storey palace
overlooking the Narmada. The palace and then the fort were both
built by Gond kings, retreating South before the advance of Moghul
power. Near Mandla there is a stretch of the Narmada where many
temples dot the riverbank.
101 km from
Nagpur on N.H. No 7 (26 km from Seoni) lies Rookhad, a charming
retreat in Bison country. Rookhand is a wildlife sanctury adjacent
to the Pench National Park.