“Jal Mahotsav“, Carnival of Water an excellent initiative of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) to stretching the horizon of tourism in Madhya Pradesh. This festival has been organized in Hanuwantiya, which is situated on the bank of Indira Sagar Dam and this is the second edition of it. Madhya Pradesh Tourism has developed the Hanuwantiya Tourist Complex and other nearby River Islands for preferred Sports Tourism Destination. This 30 days program is still going on in “Hanuwantiya Tourist Complex” in Khandwa District.
The most interesting part of it, the MP tourism designed “Jal Mahotsav” so well, that will attract tourists from any age group because there are loads of activities specially designed for different age group. This mega event can be a paradise for the young couple, honeymoon couple, friends, parents, kids, adventure lovers, and nature lovers. Even this place would be the best for business summits and organizing marriage party. Madhya Pradesh is attracting tourists across the globe with it’s Heritage, Culture, Handicrafts, Wildlife, Leisure and destinations like Bandhavgarh, Pachmarhi, Kanha, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Baghcave, Bhimbhetka, Sanchi, Omkareshwar, Jabalpur extremely popular among other. But Jal Mahotsav providing a different dimension for Water, Land and Air Adventures to Cruise and River Island Tourism in a single Eco-friendly area.
Let’s start the virtual journey.
Hanuwantiya Tourist Complex
Hanuwantiya Tourist Complex situated at the bank of Indira Sagar consists of tourist cottages, amusement park, water activity station.
Houseboat and Cruising
Entry – INR 10
Booking – Contact MPTDC for booking cottage inside the complex. See the end of this post for booking information.
Luxury tents for accommodation are available in the Jal Mahotsav complex. Also contained conference tent and dinning tents.
Glimpses of Activities
Night Activities – Cultural Programs
Bullock Cart Ride
Jal Mahotsav Date
15 th Dec 2016 to 15th Jan 2017
How to Reach Hanuwantiya
Airport – Nearest Airport is Indore (130KM), Bhopal (330KM)
Rail-head – Nearest Railway station is Khandwa (45KM) and Indore (130KM)
Road – Indore via Mundi to Hanuwantiya is 130KM and Bhopal via Khandwa is 280KM.
Packages and Rent of Tent
Don’t think about paying in cash. Jal Mahotsav can be enjoyed cashless, use “Jal Mahotsav’s” cash card.
Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC)
230-A, A.J.C.Bose Road
Room No – 67, 6th Floor
Kolkata – 700020
Phone No – 033-22875855/ 033-22833526
For Booking Information
Note – My trip to Jal Mahotsav was a part of a FAM or Familiarization tour.
Abhijit Dhar, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Kolkata.
Sumit Surai my fellow FAM participant and friend.
Bodhisatwa Chakraborty, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Kolkata.
Transport and Support Stuff from MPTDC of Indore and Bhopal Circle deployed for Jal Mahotsav.
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This looks like such a fun experience! Good to see all the effort MPTDC has put into making this event a success. Thanks for the share