Madhya Pradesh: Jal Mahotsav, Hanuwantiya

Madhya Pradesh: Jal Mahotsav, Hanuwantiya

The grand Jal Mahotsav festival organised by Madhya Pradesh Tourism celebrates the best of the state’s adventure tourism activities. Here are five reasons to join in the celebration

Precious Kamei
November 05 , 2017
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Hanuwantiya
Also known as Hanuwantiya Tapu, this MP Tourism complex is an adventure holiday in itself. Plush Swiss tents, private cottages, houseboats–all are fully equipped to host you and your family. As it is built on the backwaters of Indira Sagar Dam, the views are to-die-for. Book your stay at Hanuwantiya Tent City and experience a comfortable stay amid nature (jalmahotsav.com/package.php).

Hanuwantiya, Madhya Pradesh Tourism's complex

Adventure Activities
Focussing mainly on adventure and water tourism, Jal Mahotsav will showcase watersports like zorbing, surfing, motor boating, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing, etc. Land activities include ziplining, wall climbing, paintball, volleyball, archery, kite-flying and riding ATVs. Or you can just watch all these from up above. Air activities include parasailing from land and water, paramotoring and hot-air ballooning.

Kite-flying fun

Island Hopping
Take a 45-minute boat ride to the neighbouring Boriyamaal Island. You can pitch your tents on this beautiful island and spend a night in the teak forest or hike up the forest path to get a 180-degree view of the water body and the islands nearby. This island is managed by the Forest Department.

Birdwatching
The large reservoir attracts a lot of birds and the neighbouring islands are home to many avian species, which makes Jal Mahotsav a great spot for birdwatching. Even animals like leopard, deer and wild hog can be seen in the area. While you are out exploring, do carry binoculars to spot birds like great tit, black drongo, white-bellied drongo, flameback woodpecker, purple sunbird, bay-backed shrike, coppersmith barbet, black-shouldered kite, etc. Hanuwantiya and the neighbouring islands are perfect to study butterflies too.

An evening of cultural performances

And Lots More
The fun doesn’t stop there. Apart from the tent experience, you can indulge yourself in their relaxing spa, attend morning yoga sessions, explore the food zone for some local delicacies or shop at their craft bazaar. You can even ring in your new year here, amid nature’s bounty.

The Information

What: Jal Mahotsav

Where: Hanuwantiya MP Tourism Resort in Khandwa

When: From October 15, 2017 to January 2, 2018

For more information, visit jalmahotsav.com


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