Hanumantiya Tapu Overview

One of the best tourist places in Khandwa for lovers of water sports, Hanumantiya Tapu is a wonderful island near Khandwa. The place is developed by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and forms a great spot to enjoy the famous backwaters of Indira Sagar Dam.

Hanumantiya Tapu is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Khandwa for its water activities. Recently, the place has been developed as a great sightseeing adventure by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Centre. Being located at a distance of 47 kilometres from the mainland of Khandwa, reaching Hanumantiya Tapu is now more accessible with well-developed transportation routes. 

Locals of the nearby villages and locations plan their weekends here to enjoy the Indira Sagar Dam’s retreating backwaters. This island surprises you with its cruising, Floating Fantasy, trekking, bird watching, and botanical trail adventures. A simple stroll through the surrounding region will introduce you to the wildlife that thrives in here. Peacocks, black storks, a small cormorant, and European Ostray are pure delights for all the avid bird observers. 

Loaded with heaps of undulating terrains, the freshwater island of Hanumantiya Tapu sends an open invitation to all the trekking freaks. The twists and turns of these undulating terrains make it a perfect spot for all cycling enthusiasts to challenge their skills here. 

Nagchun Dam, Ghantaghar, Dada Dhuni Wale Darbar, Gauri Kunja, Tulja Bhavani Mata Temple, Nav Chandni Devi Dham, Indira Sagar Dam, and Sailani Island are some other key attractions of Khandwa. 

How To Reach

By Rail - Khandwa Railway Station is the nearest station to reach the Hanumantiya Tapu. This railway station is well-connected by trains coming from India’s financial capital city. From here, you can get a private cab service or local bus to drop you at the Hanumantiya Tapu. 

By Road – Road connectivity is reasonably good at Hanumantiya Tapu. Khandwa and Indore are its nearby towns featuring good roads for safe transportation to the Hanumantiya Tapu. The chauffeur-driven cab is the best option to reach here from Indore. 

By Bus - Indore provides private and state-run bus services to drop you at the Khandwa Bus Station.

Best Time To Visit

The island of Hanumantiya is easily accessible for all 365 days of the year. Boat riding, cruising, or Floating Fantasy are the main experiences to enjoy here. These activities are only possible when the level of dam water is present at a sufficient level. Thus, peak summers and monsoons should be avoided as much as possible. This is because, during the summer, the water level may drop below the average level required for a boating adventure.

On the other hand, during the monsoons, the water level may rise higher than expected. So, prefer to visit the Hanumantiya Tapu anywhere between October to April. This is the period when you can expect a pleasing atmospheric condition here. For your convenience, here’s a seasonal break sheet –

Summers – April to June marks the summers at Hanumantiya Tapu where you can expect the temperature to rise as high as 45 degrees. 

Monsoons – Hanumantiya Tapu experiences its winter season between July to October. 

Winters – Winters here extends between November and March. With a temperature range of 5 to 18 degrees, this is the most ideal season to plan your visit at the Hanumantiya Tapu.

Other Essential Information

Places to eat in and near Hanumantiya Tapu

Here’s a list of the eateries available near Hanumantiya Tapu – 

Raaj Café Family Restaurant – This place has got a beautiful view to sit and have your meal. The food served here is highly affordable for all pockets, and at the same time, it is both delicious and hygienic. 

Hotel Kanishka – This restaurant remains functional between 10:00 am in the morning till 11:00 pm at night. You have a wide range of Indian food delicacies to try here. The affordability and children friendly atmosphere make this place worthy for having your meal. 

Sudarshan Restaurant - Here you have a wide variety of North Indian cuisines to try. This place is meant for Punjabi dishes. Besides, they do cater to all your important events ranging from birthday parties to candlelight dinners to business meetups. 

Places to stay near Hanumantiya Tapu

Here’s where you can stay during your visit to the Hanumantiya Tapu – 

Hanumantiya Tapu Resort – This resort features 10 luxurious rooms. Each room here is accommodated with air conditioning service, cable TV connection, and other essential amenities. They offer various payment offers to facilitate their guests with the payment process. 

MPT Hanumantiya Resort – Here, you have air-conditioned rooms featuring a balcony, sitting area, LCD TV connection, and power back-up in addition to the necessary amenities. Free parking, room servicing, Wi-Fi connectivity, laundry and ironing servicing, housekeeping, and other facilities assure you with a comfortable stay. 

Castle Inn – You can either opt for their executive room or suite. All their guests have access to 24/7 front desk and room servicing assistance, free Wi-Fi connectivity, electrical kettle availability, ironing board, and regular complimentary breakfast. 

Royal Inn – Here you can opt amongst deluxe twin room, executive double bedroom, executive twin sharing, and premium double bed. Free Wi-Fi connectivity, free car parking, room servicing, elevator lift, laundry servicing, and housekeeping are amongst their additional services to enjoy.

The Raj Residency, Hotel Grand Barrack, Hotel Aishwarya, Hotel Parishram, Asha Palace, and Restaurant are some other key accommodation options before you. 

Travelers' Tip before visiting Hanumantiya Tapu

Here are some tips for Hanumantiya Tapu travelers – 

- Schedule your visit to the Hanumantiya Tapu during the winter months to enjoy the myriad of water activities here. Jet skiing, parasailing, camping, water parasailing, banana riding, cart riding, and trekking are some water activities to enjoy here.

- The surrounding of Hanumantiya Dam is encircled with a vastly stretched forest cover. This provides an excellent opportunity for a walk through nature where you can spot on some exotic local floral and faunal species. 

- There’s a 30-minute speed boat ride available here for Boriyamal Island Adventure Tour. 

- This is an excellent place to plan a family outing. 

Café Castle, Click Café Studio, Three Idiots Café, Last Local and Café Hutke are some essential places to relax with a sip of coffee. 

Medical Facilities in Hanumantiya Tapu

There are no immediate medical facilities available in and near Hanumantiya Tapu. However, the mainland of Khandwa has got some top-rated hospitals for all critical health issues. You may seek assistance either from your tour guide or any other local to direct you to the best hospital in Khandwa. 

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Point of Interest for Hanumantiya Tapu
Land activity

Land activity

Volleyball, tug of war, archery, climbing, kite flying, bull carting, and zip liner are some of the land activities to enjoy at Hanumantiya Tapu.

Air activity

Air activity

Amongst air activities to be enjoyed at Hanumantiya Tapu, land parasailing, paramotors, and hot air balloon ride are the most enjoyable ones.

Water activities

Water activities

Hanumantiya Tapu is well-known for its popular Jal Mahotsav when there are myriads of water activities scheduled. Water parasailing, banana riding, cruising, jet-skiing, motorboat riding, speed boat drive, scuba diving, sea window sliding, and full-face snorkeling mask are some essential water activities at Hanumantiya Tapu.



There’s a freshwater Rewa cruise ride here where you can enjoy your birthday parties and other important events. This cruising activity is scheduled for a duration of 45 minutes by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Boat Club. To enjoy this activity, you need to be there by 4 pm.

Floating Fantasy ride

Floating Fantasy ride

Floating fantasy features two houseboats comprising of 3 rooms each. The upper deck of each houseboat displays a dining cum party area. You can avail their pantry service to cater to your food requirements.

Bird watching

Bird watching

With no wonders, Hanumantiya Island is a bird watchers paradise. You can witness some exotic Central Indian bird species here. Peacocks, black storks, a small cormorant, and European Ostray are some frequently observed species here.



The Hanumantiya Tapu is blessed with undulating terrains, making it one of the most adorable trekking destinations of Khandwa. On your trekking journey, you could find some avid cyclists displaying all their essential cycling skills here. If you are a professional cyclist, who loves to undertake challenges, ride your way towards the higher altitudes. 

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