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Sailani Tapu: Water sports, forest trekking spot to be opened soon


Indore: Here is good news for nature and water sports lovers. A new tourist destination ‘Sailani Tapu’ with full of adventure, nature’s beauty, wild animals and water sports, developed by MP Tourism Department Corporation, will be opened this month for public.

Continuously striving to develop new tourist spots on banks of Narmada river and in the backwaters of dams built on it, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC) has developed this new tourist destination, which is about 80 km away from the city.

The Tapu is located close to world famous religious spot Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga in Khandwa district. Tapu (island) is naturally created and is surrounded by water of Narmada from three sides and is spread over five acre area. Once the date of its launching is announced, MPTDC will release the rates and start booking for the island.

MPTDC has availed all amenities required for tourists, including 23 tourist cottages, bar restaurants and a boat club. All preparations are in final phase and official sources claimed that MPTDC will open the spot for public in the second this month. This will be the second water sports tourist destination after Hanumantia Island in back waters of Indira Sagar dam in Khandwa district.

Experience wonder of nature

The island is about 20 km away from Omkareshwar and ride to the island will a thrilling experience as both sides of the road are dense forests, which off-course has some wild animals too. A MPTDC officer claimed that certain species of deer family are often seen on the way, particularly in early morning and in the evening. Trekkers can easily get the glimpses of these animals deep inside the forest.  MPTDC has provided all facilities for adventure water sports including boat club, cruise and different kind of water riders.

“MPDTC is gearing up to launch new tourist destination ‘Sailani Tapu’ this month. All preparations have been completed to experience a wonderful experience of water sports and natural beauty there.”

Hari Ranjan Rao, Managing Director, MP Tourism Development Corporation