Marble Rocks At Jabalpur
|Long-axis length||3 kilometres (1.9 mi)|
The Marble Rocks is an area along the Narmada river in central India near the city of Jabalpur in Jabalpur District of Madhya Pradesh state. The river has carved the soft marble, creating a beautiful gorge of about 3 km in length. It is a popular Indian tourist destination. The local marble is mined and carved into various figures and transported all over India.
The Marble Rocks are a gorge along part of the Narmada River’s 1,077 km (669.2 mi) path through Madhya Pradesh. Earlier, the Gorge was narrow in size and hence, monkeys could cross over from one side to another. This gave the Gorge its local name- Bandar Kudni (meaning- Monkey's jumping place). The white marbles are predominantly rich in magnesium and are closer in hardness to soap stone. This softness allows them to be carved easily using just a scalpel. The area is also rich in blue and brown colored marble. Many bollywood movies like Shahrukh Khan starrer Asoka have been shot at this scenic location.
The area has many tourist activities. There is a cable car to take visitors across the gorge, row boats for guided tours of the river downstream of the falls, and many small shops filled with crafts made from the local materials.
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