The surreal world of Hanuwantiya, jal Mahotsav. The unexplored tourist destination in India
Hanuwantiya a small town in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh is home to Indira Sagar dam on Narmada river, one of the biggest man made reservoirs in Asia. Nagpur and Indore are the closest cities at an approximate distance of around 350 and 130 kms respectively. Hanuwantiya is being promoted as one of the leading water and adventure tourism destination in India by the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. Country’s first and truly mega annual event Jal Mahotsav is being organized here . The 10 day extravaganza aims to showcase the state’s rich and colorful culture through art, craft, folk music, dance and its exotic local cuisine.
The reservoir on Indira sagar dam presents a beautiful picture, the area is surrounded by lush greenery and picture perfect locales. 92 tiny islands dot the waters of the vast lake providing a perfect ambience for a luxurious holiday in the company of family and friends. The unending expanse of the reservoir, its azure blue waters, small lush green islands dotting the landscape provide innumerable opportunity to explore the adventurous side of one’s personality. A boat cruise takes the tourist’s on a crisscross ride through the tiny islands giving a chance to watch different varieties of birds. Come evening the descending sun gives the lake a shining golden hue inviting people to embrace the nature’s fine moment. Sun rise and sun sets see many tourists thronging the popular sites to enjoy the breath taking sight and soak in the cool breeze. Star gazing facilities provided by the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation during clear nights give people an opportunity to watch stars from close quarters. Night camping in tents and swiss cottages lining the lakeside is the best one can get close to nature. Bonfire and cultural entertainment programmes in the evenings complete the experience.
How to reach Hanuwantiya?Hanuwantiya situated near Mundi on Nagpur Betul Khandwa road is well connected by road, train and air from Nagpur and Indore.
Best time to visitFrom November to February temperature here range from 8 to 20 degrees Celsius. With mostly clear skies, gentle cool breeze and pleasant weather during this time of the year, its perfect time to visit Hanuwantiya. March sees a little rise in temperature but it is generally pleasant. Jal Mahotsav in Hanuwantiya beckons the adventure lovers to explore the unexplored