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About Bargi Dam
Bargi Dam is located on the Jabalpur – Nagpur NH – 7 highway. About 40 kms and 45 min from Jabalpur city. Bargi Dam is one of the first completed Dam out of the chain of 30 major dams constructed on the Narmada River. The height of the dam is 69 m and length is 5.4 km. A lake of about 75 km in length and 4.5 km width is spread over 270 sq km.
How to reach Bargi Dam?
There is direct bus service from Jabalpur ISBT to Bargi. Those who are traveling from Jabalpur to Kanha National Park or vice versa, can do en-route visit of Bargi Dam.
Where to stay?
M.P. Tourism has constructed Maikal Resort, a small hotel including 6 air conditioned rooms and a restaurant.
Places to see around Bargi Dam
Tourists can enjoy water-sports on Bargi Dam. There is also a cruise on the reservoir water and facilities like speed boating, water scooters, paddle boating, etc. For speed boat the charges are 60 Rs per person and 300 for a boat.
Being alone I needed to pay the entire amount for a 10 minute ride. It was an amazing experience. First time I felt the speed breaker in water. It has been just like the speed breaker on the road. Three layers of water making a speed breaker and boat was bouncing on each.
The main attraction of Bargi Dam and the surrounding area is the calm that the water provides by introducing a soothing feeling in oneself.
The return journey was through picturesque landscape which belongs to the tribal areas. It was hard to believe that how much diversity a country can offer, different language, different people but the sense of belongings was same everywhere. I felt like I am part of a large family and everybody was ready to receive me with open heart. Truly said….India is Incredible.