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Hanumantiya Island

Central India Tourism
INTRODUCTION
Hanumantiya island is a newly introducted water tourism destination in Madhya Pradesh tourism. It is close to Khandwa town in Western Madhya Pradesh. It is developed & promoted by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. The name "Hanumantiya" is derived from local village name with same name which lies in Malhagarh Tehsil of Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh. State Tourism Department found this region suitable for water tourism activity so decided to develop it in which they developed the boat-clup, accommodation facility, ensured good road connectivity etc.

ABOUT INDIRA SAGAR DAM
Indira Sagar Dam is a multipurpose dam project at Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It was built on Narmada river which flows from Central India to Western India. Project foundation stone was laid in year 1984 by Prime Minister of India but main-dam construction started in year 1992, many years later. It was completed in year 2003 and now in use. Its reservoir is counted among largest reservoirs of India with holding capacity of 12.22 billion cu.m.

TOURISM
Backwater of Indira Sagar Dam forms a huge lake having enormous potential for tourism development. Hanumantiya is developed to exploit the backwater of this dam for tourism development in this region. Realizing this fact, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department took initiative to develop the site and avail accommodation for tourists. It offers accommodation, restaurant and boating, cruise ride facility on backwater. For accommodation, only one hotel is available called "Hanuwantiya Tourist Complex" which is of MPSTDC. Surrounding area of dam is also good for nature tourism which includes birdwatching, mammals sighting. While visiting the Indore Tourist Circuit, one can include this water tourism destination also. It is just 140kms from Maheshwar and 95kms from Omkareshwar which shows how feasible to include it in tour plans.

HOW TO REACH
By Air:
Nearest airport for reaching Hanumantiya island is Indore Airport (IATA code:IDR). It is about 150 kms from island.
DISTANCE CHART
LOCATION MAP
From
Distance
(in Kms)
Khandwa 50
Indore 155
Omkareshwar 95
Maheshwar 140
Satpura national park 300
Ujjain 210

Above map is a interactive map which can be zoon-in or zoon-out to understand the location.
By Train/ Railways :
Nearest railway station is Khandwa railway station. Distance from Khandwa railway station to Hanumantiya Island is just approx. 50kms. Which can be travelled by taxi.

By Road:
For visiting this island site, best option is to reach Khandwa town first and then proceed further. At the same time Indore is also the best option with better hotel options.

CLIMATE & WEATHER
Here all 3 seasons can be experienced. Winter begins from November to March. During this period, average temperature remains 5°C in morning hours and 18°C in day time. Summer season begins from April to June when temperature reached 45°C in day time where as after sunset temperature remains under 24°C. Monsoon season usually prevails from July to October.

BEST TIME TO VISIT
Hanumantiya island is accessible throughout the year. Here main activity is boatride which is possible when dam will have sufficient water level and their is no rainfall. So according this peak summers and monsoon season should be avoided which means October to April is the best time to visit this destination. During this period, climate remains clean and dam will have good amount of water in reservoir.

ACCOMMODATION
For accommodation at Bargi dam, their is only one hotel of tourism department having name as "Maikal Resort". It is a 06 rooms standard category hotel for stay, located at best scenic location. If you don't find it matching to your requirement then look for Jabalpur hotels.

NEXT TO HANUMANTIYA ISLAND
After visiting Hanumantiya, next options are Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Mandu, Indore and Satpura national park .

RELATED LINKS
Indore Tourism Omkareshwar Indore Taxi Service
Satpura National Park Maheshwar Link6


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