10 Best Water Sports Adventure in Madhya Pradesh

For those craving the taste of adventure, there is a wide variety of water sports in Madhya Pradesh. The beautiful state of Madhya Pradesh is geographically the heart of India, with heritage sites steeped in rich history, and wilderness housing abundant biodiversity.

Besides its widely celebrated ancient temples and monuments, there is a lot that Madhya Pradesh conceals in its luscious kingdom. The abundance of natural bounties offers not only a soothing respite but also an opportunity to experience a pulsing heart, coursing adrenaline.

Home to stunning rivers like Narmada, Betwa, Ken, Tawa, Chambal, Kwari, Pench, Kanha and many more, an enticing new world of aqua sports and adventures awaits you in Madhya Pradesh

If you can only think of Goa when it comes to water sports, we bring you something exciting! Soon on its way to stealing the spotlight from Goa, there are ample opportunities for water adventures in Madhya Pradesh.

One of the many ways to quench your thirst for adventure is to take a literal deep plunge into the world of aqua sports. Surrounded by a sprawling canvas of towering Vindhya ranges that house verdant dense forests and lakes, activities like diving, rafting, parasailing, paragliding, jet skiing, speed boating, and cruising become twice as appealing.

From the adventure islands of Hanuwantiya and Sailani Tapu to the waters of Narmada and Betwa rivers, each place has something unique to offer.

Here are water sports adventure in Madhya Pradesh that will give you an adrenaline high:


Parasailing at Hanuwantiya

Parasailing at Hanuwantiya

One of the most popular destinations amongst tourists for water sports in Madhya Pradesh is the adventure island of Hanuwantiya. Lodged along the Indira Sagar reservoir, the place affords a thrilling escape away from the chaotic cities, and into an aquatic paradise.

Amongst the various activities like jet skiing, speed boating and rafting over the serene waters of Indira Sagar Dam, parasailing trumps all. Experience breezy freedom over the foaming waves as the tethered motor boat tows you across.

Such splendor and beauty of the place have sparked the inspiration and initiation of the lively Jal Mahotsav festival that the place is host to. The rush of adrenaline is enhanced by the blanketing beauty of nature, too! Hanuwantiya is an irresistible travel destination in Madhya Pradesh for adventure seekers and it’s clearly understood why.

Timings: Hanuwanitya is open for water sports from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM.

Location: Near Purni Village, khandwa Hanuwantiya, Mundi, Madhya Pradesh.

Banana Ride at Pachmari

Banana Ride at Pachmari

There is no dearth of heart racing activities to do in Pachmarhi, ideally situated amidst scenic nature. One such stimulating activity is the famous Banana ride over the foaming waters! A banana boat is a banana-shaped, inflatable boat with the accommodation capacity of 3 to 10 riders in a linear formation.

One of the most popular places to experience is the Satpura Adventure Club in Pachmarhi. Water sports in Madhya Pradesh can be enjoyed best at Pachmarhi, the queen city of Satpura, bustling with natural bounties.

Location: Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh.

Rafting & Kayaking in Orchha

Rafting & Kayaking in Orchha

A bustling hub of the most thrilling water sports in Madhya Pradesh, Orchha promises you a variety of activities to do for journey dripping with adrenaline. The beautiful, turbulent waters of the Betwa river are your best bet for aqua sports.

Sitting in close proximity to Orchha Fort, Betwa river sits blissfully cradled amongst wild greenery, against the backdrop of Vindhya Ranges. Rafting takes you from the picturesque Kanchan Ghat, all the way up to Shiv Ghat or Note Ghat, depending on the choice of package.

Another engaging water activity that can be enjoyed over the Betwa river is kayaking. One of the highlights of kayaking is that it may bring you rare glimpses of a number of wild animals in their natural habitat.

Note: Rafting & kayaking remain closed during monsoons.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM.

Location: Betwa river, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh.

Price: Rafting- INR 800 to 2000 per head for 8 Km.

Here is the list of Orchha's resorts you should go through for a wonderful stay while your trip to this beautiful city. Also, check out some of the best places to visit in Orchha.


Parasailing at Upper Lake, Bhopal

Parasailing at Upper Lake, Bhopal

Upper lake or Bhojtal in Bhopal is the oldest man-made lake, and one simply does not return from the ‘City of Lakes’ without a signature ride over the calm waters. From an array of stimulating water sports to choose from, Parasailing truly stands out.

With newly installed boats for parasailing, experience the rush of adrenaline as you drift through the air and over the serene lake in a parachute tethered to a motorboat. Parasailing is one of the activity to do when you are in Bhopal

One of the most invigorating water sports in Madhya Pradesh, parasailing over the Upper Lake of Bhopal is absolutely unmissable.

Timings: Parasailing can be done from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM on all days of the week.

Location: Upper Lake Area, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

For your stay in the city, check out some of the best Bhopal resorts for a once in a lifetime experiences.

Jet Ski & Cruise Ride at Sailini Tapu

One of the most up and coming destinations for water adventures in Madhya Pradesh, Sailani Tapu is fenced by enchanting forests and the serene waters of Narmada. The island has only recently begun to allow tourists and travelers into its magical realm.

A number of water sports can be enjoyed here, but jet skiing over there waters of Narmada is an experience to die for! Sailani Tapu gives the likes of the popular Hanuwantiya island a match. Many new cruise boats have also been set up for rides and it has become one of the famous places to visit in Omkareshwar

Witness raw natural splendor as you speed over the backwaters of Narmada.

Location: Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh.

Speed Boating in Shivpuri

Speed Boating in Shivpuri

Shakya Lake skirts Madhav National Park in Shivpuri, and sits in the midst of sprawling verdant beauty, carrying a stunning backdrop of the densely wooded hills of Vindhyachal ranges. The calm, serene waters of the lake are perfect hosts for exhilarating water adventures in Madhya Pradesh like sailing, boating, and cruising.

Housing a handful of reptiles and crocodiles, the experience of speed boating over the lake makes your heart thump.

One of the most shaded areas in Madhya Pradesh which are yet to get the tourist's limelight, Shivpuri veils many such awe-inspiring marvels within its kingdom, waiting to be explored. 

Location: Madhav National Park, Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.

Price: It costs about INR 150 to 300 per person per ride, depending upon the duration of the ride.

Shikara Ride & Cruise at Bargi Dam, Jabalpur

Shikara Ride & Cruise at Bargi Dam, Jabalpur

Lodged about 40 km away from Jabalpur city, the imposing Bargi dam sits atop the Narmada River, making it an ideal getaway for adventure lusting visitors! In touching proximity to the serene Madhav National Park, Bargi reservoir offers you a cherishable cruise ride that brings frequent sightings of crocodiles swimming along.

Encircled by lush forests housing a variety of flora and fauna, the overwhelming pull of serenity doesn’t come as a surprise. For an unmatched experience feel of water adventures in Madhya Pradesh, head straight to Bargi Dam.

Timings: Cruise Timings are 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day.

Location: Bargi Dam, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Price: INR 90 per adult and INR 45 per child for a 45 minutes ride.

For more such Jabalpur's tourist places and best Jabalpur resorts, click on the link to make your stay in the city memorable.


Cruise at Tawa Reservoir in Hoshangabad

The tranquil waters of Tawa Reservoir offer a peaceful respite from the madding uproar of cities. Tawa skirts the outlines of Satpura National Park and Bori Wildlife Sanctuary. Embraced by expansive greenery, the dam also hosts a wide range of water sports and activities to choose from.

Indulge in the stimulating experience of cruising over the turquoise green waters of the reservoir, while the panoramic views of quaint little islands and the mountain ranges spanning Churna and Satpura overtake your senses. Tawa reservoir proves that Madhya Pradesh really is the ‘heart of the country’.

Location: Tawa Reservoir, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh.

Jetski at Choral Dam

Jetski at Choral Dam

Sitting at a distance of about 45 km from Indore city, Choral Dam is draped by verdant woods and magnificent waterfall of Madhya Pradesh. The tumultuous waters of the dam make for an ideal host to tourists seeking adventure and thrill.

Immerse yourself in the world of numerous aqua sports, jet skiing overshadowing all! The ski gushes swiftly over, as the water gently sprays over your face! While the experience of riding overwhelms you, the stunning beauty of the surrounding canvas always catches your attention.

The moss green of the waters, brown and green criss-cross of the forest and the serene blue of the skies make for a beautiful setting. Enjoy jet skiing like never before.

Timings: Choral Dam is open for water sports from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Location: Choral Dam, Madhya Pradesh.

Speed Boating in Gwalior

Speed Boating in Gwalior

Courtesy of the rich ancient monuments and buildings that the city of Gwalior harbors, it is a famous tourist attraction. But, besides places with religious and historical significance, the city offers many thrilling adventures to be had.

When it comes to water adventures in Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior may not be the first destination to pop up in your mind, but a visit to Tigra Dam will change that once and for all. Loaded with tons of exciting water activities, the experience speed boating over the pristine waters of the reservoir will take your breath away.

The scenic surroundings amplify the experience of speeding over the frothy waters while you load up your camera rolls with postcard-worthy photos.

Timings: Sank River, Tighra, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 475330, India

Location: Each speedboat rise costs INR 50 per head.

Price: The timings for speed boating are 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

For your stay while traveling to the city, check out some best resorts of Gwalior for an unforgettable stay.

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