Choose from a calm sailing cruise to speed boating and other water activities.
You can trek to explore the rich flora and fauna with a half day tour to the Boriyamal Island.
Situated at the bank of Asia’s second largest reservoir, the Indira Sagar Lake.
Of late Hanuwantiya has become a sought after destination which has redefined the idea of a holiday. Set in a pristine surrounding and against the spectacular back drop of Indira Sagar dam is a perfect getaway. A village interestingly with its walls artistically painted in the vicinity adds charm to this place The largest man made reservoir in India and the second largest in Asia, It is here where the Jal Mahotsav (a water carnival) takes place and will be entering the 3rd edition this year.
The Jal Mahotsav is a medley of different and exciting activities. A tourist experiences 2 different rhythms of life during the festival, You wake up to a perfect sunrise sitting snug in your well- appointed tents with your morning cuppa. The day is all about the adrenaline rush. At one point you are up in the air paramotoring, hot air balloning or parasailing giving an amazing aerial view of the place giving you an elevated feeling. At another point you are struggling hard with the water zorbing ball to keep it rolling like Jackie Chan in one of his movies. Speed boats, cruise boats, banana rides, tug of war et al. Houseboats are synonymous with Kerala, But at Hanuwantiya you can enjoy the same. Want a bit more of adventure, go for island camping and stay put in the night with your rucksack and sleep in a tent that just fits your length. As the sunsets, the tourist is transcended to a different mental and emotional zone with the melody of folk, classical and pop music and dance. Those interested in astronomy can do star gazing and those who are not can also just for that awesome experience. How can an Indian festival be complete without food and shopping. A well laid out food court serves you a gamut of dishes from the street food to the traditional and ethnic which you can savour, The crafts bazar is all about the gifted hands that have churned out beautiful pieces of handicraft which are sure to adorn your drawing room corner.
Leave the pollution and traffic snarls of the cities and come to Hanuwantiya and treasure every moment you spend with your family and friends and take home memories that you are sure to cherish for a long time. The place is for both the thrill and chill seekers in equal measure.
Madhya Dweep is a group of islands in the Indira Sagar dam including Sailani islands (which is another adventure tourism destination and is under development) and Hanuwantiya which is by the bank of Indira Sagar dam. Along with abundant natural beauty, it offers a wide array of water sports during "Jal Mahostav".
Hanuwantiya also host India’s only and largest water carnival, Jal Mahotsav, every year. This grand event is a paradise for adventure seekers, art enthusiasts, foodies and tired-of-the-urban-chaos people.
Points of interest
A chance to explore a jungle surrounded by water on three sides.
The adjoining villages
A walk or cycle round is ideal to see the rural life unfolding itself in its daily routine.
The Boat Club
The Boat Club offers a cruise after 4 pm daily along with other water recreation facilities
The 2 houseboats, have 3 rooms each. The upper deck is a dining - party area. Pantry available. Come, experience the thrill of fresh water cruising and the romance of the back water houseboats.
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Plan your Travel
Reaching by Air
Indore Airport is the nearest (150 kms. / 03 hrs. approx.) to the Madhya Dweep group of islands.
Reaching by Rail
Khandwa is the nearest railway station is 50 km away.
Reaching by Road
Connected by road from Indore, Bhopal and Khandwa
A handy digital map of the location and facilities for easy reference.
LOCAL GUIDE DIRECTORY
List and contact information of accredited local guides. Please call and book in advance.
A guide to the sights, facilities, timings and more.
BEST SEASON TO VISIT
This destination can be visited throughout the year, but it’s best to visit in the months of July to April.