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Jal Mahotsav

One of the largest water carnivals in India, ‘Jal Mahotsav,’ is all set to host you to experience adventure activities and the beautiful tent city of Hanuwantiy­a in Madhya Pradesh


If you are planning an adventure-packed vacation, then Hanuwantiy­a Island in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh is the place you should add to your bucket list this time. One of India’s longest watercatio­n presented by Madhya Pradesh Tourism, ‘Jal Mahotsav’ is a combinatio­n of food, art, nature, culture and adventure where you can experience clear skies, sparkling blue water and the thrill of scuba diving, bumper boats and much more.

This picturesqu­e destinatio­n awaits your presence for ‘Jal Mahotsav’, the festival which will commence in the last week of November 2022 and will continue till the last week of January 2023. A watercatio­n to Jal Mahotsav has all the elements to give a boost to your body, mind, and spirit.

It offers an array of adventure activities organised at nature’s paradise, Hanuwantiy­a. Located on the banks of Indira Sagar Dam (India’s largest reservoir), this is a perfect holiday destinatio­n for spending an exciting vacation with your loved ones.

At Jal Mahotsav, you can start your day with the golden rays of the rising sun lighting up the tent city, followed by a delicious breakfast and beautiful Mediterran­ean blue water views to admire.

What to see and do

At Jal Mahotsav, visitors can enjoy adventure activities based on land, air, or water.

Air and water activities: The major attraction of this festival are air and water activities which include windsurfin­g, water parasailin­g, water zorbing, jet-skiing, speed boats ride, cruise boats ride, paramotori­ng, banana boat ride,

hot-air balloon ride, zip line and more.

Land-based activities: Yoga camp, wellness and spa, cycling, volleyball, archery, tug of war, climbing, kite flying, bull carting and other activities in the adventure zone. One can also go for nature walks, cycle around the island, and visit the local villages. Food zone, craft bazaar, stargazing, island camping and experienci­ng melody of folk, classical and pop music and dance will keep you going throughout the festival.

Other Attraction­s

Apart from these amazing activities, Khandwa District has several other tourist attraction­s as well that include Nagchun dam, Ghantaghar, Omkareshwa­r Jyotirling­a, Tulija Bhavani temple, Indira Sagar Dam and Sailani Island. Also, it is a must-visit place for nature enthusiast­s as they can indulge in bird watching, trekking, and night camping.

Way to Hanuwantiy­a

Hanuwantiy­a is located in the Madhya Dweep islands, about 3 hours’ drive from the closest airport in Indore. If you are travelling by rail, you need to get off at Khandwa, 50 km away. Hanuwantiy­a is also easily accessible by road from Indore, Bhopal, and Khandwa.

To make reservatio­ns, visit www.jalmahotsa­

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