Thrilling Hanuwantiya

26.9 13 Jul 2024

  • 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.

Thrilling Hanuwantiya

Hanuwantiya Island is one of the happiness islands of Madhya Pradesh, a perfect location to utilise your time and find some adventure thrill rushing up your blood. Located in the district of Khandwa, Hanuwantiya tapu is one of the most popular destinations for spending time on an adventure island. 

Situated amidst the Indira Sagar river, the serene environment of this destination takes you on a soulful journey through the wagging tides of the reservoir, luxurious accommodations, and air sports activities. After the development by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, the island stands out as a sightseeing adventure destination often referred to as Jal Mahotsav. 

Water Sports in Hanuwantiya

The Hanuwantiya tapu is globally recognised for being the largest water and adventure vacation destination in India. Tourists from different parts of the world visit this humongous event for an array of adventure activities that involve Jet skiing, Motorboating, zorbing, banana riding, and so on. The locals often spend a two-day long watercation at Huwantiya island and tourists of Madhya Pradesh visit this place for a rejuvenating experience.

Time to go airborne 

Apart from the water adventure, Jal Mahotsav Hanuwantiya is also known to be an apt destination for para activities, hot air ballooning, rope swing, and zip lining. It is a perfect way to get that adrenaline-charged up. 

Drive through the muddy track 

For enthusiasts of motor power, ATV rides and Jeep safaris are the best medium. 

A little something for the kids

While you are busy exploring the new heights of your courage and gushing down the road of the checklist, the little ones can work their appetite on a trampoline. 

Don't worry, their festival is not going to be full of ups and downs. For children, Hanuwantiya island has a fun zone stacked up with a toy helicopter ride, bull ride, jungle safari, and many indoor games. 

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Things to do at Jal Mahotsav Hanuwantiya

Exploring this massive adventure island stays on top of this list. However, there are certain places that you can visit after that. 

Visit MPT Hanuwantiya Resort

Nestled near one of the largest man-made dams in India, this property is considered to be one of the finest MPT properties. Enjoy the mesemerising sunsets, take a dip in the pool, and explore the vibrant rural lifestyle near it. 

Visit the humongous Indira Sagar Dam 

The serene views from the Indira Sagar dam, settle in your memories as you head back. Also, it is a fun activity to do with your family.   

Blend in the spiritual vibes at Omkareshwar 

One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Omkareshwar, is located approximately 70 km from Hanuwantiya. If you are done with charging up your adrenaline and you need to head on a spiritual trail of Madhya Pradesh, the Omkar Jyotirlinga is a perfect destination.

How to reach Hanuwantiya

By Air: Indore airport is the nearest airport to reach Hanuwantiya island. Being connected to all the major cities of India, Indore is the easiest way to reach adventure island. The airport is located approximately 150 km from Hanuwantiya and you can also plan a mini-excursion of Indore before leaving. 

By Railway: The closest railway station is the Khandwa railway station and you only have to sit through a ride of 50 km from this station. 

By Road: Indore is approximately 150 km, followed by Omkareshwar (170 km).

Best time to visit Hanuwantiya Island

Although this place can be visited throughout the year for a fun getaway, the best time arrives during Jal Mahotsav. Jal Mahotsav is hosted from November - January every year and the vibrancy of this place is known to achieve new heights every time. 

Jal Mahotsav Hanuwantiya

Jal Mahotsav is a kind of adventure island with a luxurious tent city, developed on the banks of Indira Sagar Dam in the heart of India. It is blessed with a superb view of the horizon, never-ending green foliage, distinct clear water, white clouds, and a Mediterranean feel. 

It is a place to get some relief from the daily hassle of the city and breathe in a pollution-free environment. You get to dive into the fusion of nature, culture, and heritage while visiting Jal Mahotsav and the spectacular tent city ensures your comfort at all times.

Points of Interest

Boriyamal Island 

Conveniently located on the right bank of Narmada Sagar Dam, Boriyamal island is home to beautiful flora and fauna of miscellaneous forests. 

Tent City 

The tent city is a combination of spacious and luxurious tents that range from non-AC deluxe to royal suites. Book your stay in the tent city and wake up in the morning gazing at the beautiful sunrise. 

Boat Club 

With a dedicated boat club, you can evade the hassle of overcrowding and reach your ferry conveniently.  

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