Bargi Dam - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Lake / Backwaters

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Distance (From Jabalpur): 33 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: At Bargi

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 33 km from Jabalpur, Bargi Dam is an earthen dam situated at Bargi near Jabalpur. It is one of the biggest dams in Madhya Pradesh and among the major tourist places to visit near Jabalpur.

Bargi Dam is a massive dam constructed on the river Narmada near Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The construction of the dam started in 1974 and was completed in 1990. Bargi Dam is one of the first dams built on the Narmada River, out of the 30 proposed dams. The dam has a height of 226 feet and it extends over a length of 5.4 km. The dam holds great significance as it is one of the major sources of water supply in Jabalpur and the surrounding areas. Two major irrigation projects, named Bargi Diversion Project and Rani Avantibai Lodhi Sagar Project, have been developed by the Bargi Dam administration.

Besides irrigation projects and power generation, the dam is also used for tourism purposes. The backwater of the dam has been converted into a lake that offers various water activities like speed boating, water scooters, and paddle boating. Besides, the Madhya Pradesh government has taken the initiative and opened a resort facing the dam which gives a breathtaking view of the entire dam and the reservoir. The dam is also popular for bird-watching activities, especially in the evenings during the migratory season.

Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Rs. 10 for Person, Rs. 100 for Speed Boat, Rs. 80 for Mechanized Boat, Rs. 500 for Water Scooter

Cruise Cost: Rs. 160 for Adults & Rs. 100 for Children (Upper Deck) & Rs. 200 for Adults & Rs. 115 for children (Lower Deck)