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Maikal Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Bargi B&B and Inns
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“Excellent location”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

This time when we were planning for a trip, we had decided to visit a Reserve Forest. We ultimately finalised Kanha National Park. The journey would take us to Jabalpur and so we decided to visit "dhuandhar and Marble rocks" too. We decided to spend a day at Jabalpur and when we went for booking at the MP Tourism office in Delhi we were suggested by the official there to stay at their resort- MAIKAL RESORT at Bargi, and I must thank the individual for suggesting the same.
We drove from Jabalpur station to Mailkal resort whihc is about 20 km away. The road takes you through tribal villages, the condition of the road is mostly fine though narrow, but there are no street lights. So travel till the sun is up. The journey is picturesque.Once we reached, the check in was smooth, there is ample parking. As we were ushered into the room, I was struck by the stunning view form the room. There is the beautiful lake ( reservoir) of the dam and the balconies of the room offers tremendous view of the lake and the dam. Its calm and serene and the light blue waters of the lake offers a breathtaking view. The rooms are large with a dressing area and the food and services are very good. We also took a walk on the dam, the next morning. They have provisions for boating and there is a 5 hour cruise also with food and music on board.
I would recommend this resort to anyone planning to spend a day or two in or around Jabalpur.

Room Tip: All six rooms are air conditioned and have the same view form the balcony.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Jabalpur, India
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Bargi Dam is a large masonary dam (supplemented by Earthen Dam on both sides)constructed across the mighty river Narmada around 30 kms from Jabalpur City in Madhya Pradesh. The Best way to go to Bargi Dam from Jabalpur is to take a non conventional route. Go to Penty Naka - Cantt Jabalpur and from there via Bilhari, Gour Nadi Chowk take a right turn and you drive through the TFRI (Tropical Forest Research Institute). Drive down about 20 kms further via the Rani Durgawati Samadhi to reach Maikal Resort, a small resort on one side of the Bargi Dam. This resort is managed by MP Tourism Development Corporation. (One can stay at Jabalpur unless you are specifically interested to stay overnight at this resort you may book this in advance through the internet or at their office at Jabalpur Railway station or Hotel Kalchuri, Jabalpur). The entry to Maikal Resort is restricted and one has to pay Rs. 10/- for entry leading you first to the reception counter (I have not seen their rooms). This resort is situated just on one side of the Mighty Waterbody created due to the water having been stopped by the Huge Dam. The main attraction of this place is a Small Cruise which carries around 20-40 persons for a one hour (or less) small trip into the waterbody. Small Motor Boats are also available. (People often book the full cruise and arrange ring ceremonies, small birthday parties and other private parties - as this place has a second cruise boat which is sometimes used for this purpose). After the boat ride you may go in for a sumptuous lunch - the restaurant here offers a variety of food at very reasonable costs....mind it the tea or coffee is very bad and so is the AC System at the restaurant. After a view of the Huge Lake like River -Waterbody...one may leave this place and go down to cross the river and take a view of the Dam - mind it again the road down there is one of the worst drives (4-5 kms) and you need an expert car driver to take care that both the car and your bones don't break. If you have a high connection with the Electricity Board authorities at Jabalpur you can peep into the Power Generation Unit. Next drive towards the Bargi Colony (Irrigation Deptt Staff Colony) and from there towards the Bargi Village which is about 8 kms after crossing the River...enroute there is a Sarvodaya School (managed by the HRD Ministry - Govt of India) just opposite this school or somewhere near that there is a road on the left leading you to a drive of 2 kms uphill and you will reach a beautiful Hillock on which there is the famous Nandi Temple...spend some time here for a visit to the God and also to take a bird's eyeview of the area and drive back down to Temar Falls (you will have to ask some local villager for the exact location or else you will miss it) Remember - while on a drive from Nandi Mandir to Bargi Village if you come across a small bridge or a rivulete than it means you have gone overboard by about 1 kms...Go back and ask for the Temar Falls...you will really enjoy the sight and a walk into knee deep waters with the river current ...of course if the locales here may have not soiled the banks (if you are unlucky please report to Mr Jairam Ramesh the Honble Minister for Environment who holds the additional portfolio of Drinking Water and Sanitation - I am sure he still holds the portfolio). Warning !! a little ahead the water is deep so be careful. After a small stop at Temar Falls and while on your return to Jabalpur via Bargi Village you may either go to New Bheraghat via Chargawan (before the Tilwaraghat Bridge over River Narmada) or if you dont intend to go to New Bheraghat the same day (you may plan a separate visit to Old Bheraghat with Dhuadhar Falls, Cable Car ride, local artisan sellings and Marble Rocks for the next day) and instead after crossing the River Bridge at Tilwaraghat drive further upto the Govt Medical College and get down at "Pisanhari ki Madhia" the famous Jain Temple which is believed to have been constructed by an elderly lady with her earnings derived out of "Atta Pisna" or "Grinding of wheat" and hence the name "Pisanhari ki Madhia" This Temple is situated on a Hillock and can be approached by climbing about 350 staircase. Next please don't miss another beautiful Jain Temple on the foothill, here itself. After visiting this place you may drive down to Madan Mahal (which may be worth seeing only if there is a Light and Sound Show - please check this beforehand with MP Tourism) otherwise you will see only the remnants of a Watch Tower of Rani Durgawati (called Madan Mahal - there is no Mahal). The famous balancing rock is also nearby. Best Wishes !!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were going to Jabalpur for a friends marriage, we never had great expectations from Jabalpur but this came as a surprise, and very pleasant one indeed. All rooms come with private deck overlooking amazing lake. Not even a soul till the horizon, wow. Rooms were more than adequate, they looked a bit tired, but overall experience more than compensates. Food is OK, weather was great in Feb. Look out for boat trips, sunsets & sunrises.

Room Tip: Nothing to choose actually as all overlook the lake
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

My experience was really refreshing one. Reached late night.But delicious special food was made for us.Opened the door of balcony and it was water sounding in night.It was such a cool calm silent and beautiful night experience all our body ,mind, soul get relaxed.Next day morning it was great sunshine from room .Room and its balcony is located in such a way its great experience to take tea as all over water,sun and you just enjoying the time.

Rooms are well furnished and clean and one must visit this location for relaxation ,water sports and food.

Room Tip: Rooms on dam side are with great view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Maikal Resort
Address: Bargi, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Bargi
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bargi
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Number of rooms: 6

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