Largest fresh water body gives myriad excitements and adventures

Indore : If you want to enjoy Kerala backwaters and have a desire to witness Sunrise of Kanyakumari, visit Hanuwantia, a new venue in the state, which provides thrilling water sports and tourism. Within a week of its launching, it attracted myriad water sports and tourism lovers to its shores.

Spread over 950 sq km, Hanuwantia, is a new destination due to backwater of Indira Sagar dam (commonly known as Punasa Dam). Developed at a cost of Rs 12 cr, the first water tourism spot is only 165 km from Indore.

The MP Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC) has claimed that this is the biggest water body of the country and second biggest in the continent. As far as backwater is concerned, a common name strikes us is Aleppy of kerala, which is also famous for its house boats.

However, the most significant and distinguishing feature of Hanuwantia backwater is its crystal clear fresh water while, water of Aleppy is stagnant, muddy and salty. Gives feeling of sea

The L-shaped banks of Hanuwantia gives the feeling of a sea shore as here too water waves rise like sea waves. Similarly, when one rides on Jet Ski and motor boat and takes a banana ride, one feels same kind of bounce in the water, which generally observed in sea water.  As part of water sports, a cruise, para-motor and zorbing roller are also there. During the water festival, there are paid outdoor activities including hot air ballooning, para-sailing etc.

MPTDC built 10 cottages

Under the 10-day-long Jal Mahotsava (Water Festival) which will come to an end on Feb 21, the MP Tourism Development Corporation has set up 120 Swiss cottages. But, the MPTDC has built 10 wooden cottages with all modern amenities on the bank of water body. The charge per day is Rs 3290. Sunrise  point like Kanyakumari  Another remarkable point about the Hanuwantia is that there is a sun rising point, which is similar to Kanyakumari.

We are pledged to develop the spot as a world class water tourism and sports destination. As many as 36 islands are also there which will be developed as eco-tourism spots n collaboration with the Forest Department. With the help of private investment, the spot will be developed further.

-Hari Ranjan Rao

MD, MPTDC.

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