Spent blissful, luxurious times creating havocs at water parks? Or are you more into admiring the forces of water from afar, cocooned within the comforts of canopied boats? Whatever might be your preference, the thrill of Jal Mahotsav is sure to get to you.

Initiated during the month of February in the year 2016, Jal Mahostsav has become quite a phenomenon. Jal Mahotsav, started as Honourable Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s vision who aimed to establish Madhya Pradesh as the epicentre of the biggest water sports carnival the country has ever seen. Spanning days, the festival is every adventure enthusiast’s dream come true. Needless to mention, “Jal Mahotsav” was felicitated with the “Most Innovative and Unique Tourism Award” in the recently concluded National Tourism Awards 2015 – 2016.

The stage has been set to welcome the festival back this year on the 15th of October which would be culminating on the 2nd of January of the coming year. It is estimated that the second year would garner a higher footfall from every parts of the country as well as would see a greater presence of the global clientele. The festival is largely appreciated and backed by the government of Madhya Pradesh as it is an endeavour to promote the thrilling activities that the heart of India has to offer.

The central state of India is renowned for its national parks that offer a safe abode for some of the most exotic species of flora and fauna. Jungle safari rides, resorts amidst the lush forests, historical sites that are sure to transport the visitors to a glorious era of the past, spiritual rejuvenation or sites which offer utter tranquillity, there is no dearth of places to visit in Madhya Pradesh. Travellers from all over the world make a beeline for the state to revel in the colourful brilliance that the place has to offer. Jal Mahotsav upholds the cultural melting pot that is Madhya Pradesh through its various enthralling events and attempts to bring people together under a single roof.

MP Tourism is sure to scale newer heights through this innovative venture that not only promotes business all around but also provides ample opportunities to showcase the expansive beauty of the place. Travel packages are exclusively designed for travellers to partake in the adventure. These packages offer a safe, hassle-free and a cost effective way to enjoy the festival to the fullest.

Convinced already? Well, take a look below and see which of the following activities will surely seal the deal for you:

Island Camping

Yes, you read that right. The festival offers opportunities for you to literally spend your days amidst the bountiful nature. Sprawled under the vast, starry sky with only a thin tent roof acting as a barrier, feel yourself be one with nature. These tents though not as luxurious as the suites you are used to, are sure to provide a novel experience without compromising on any of the basic comforts.

Air Activities

In addition to river rafting, boating, dining on mini cruises and speeding through the waters on speed boats, Jal Mahotsav also offers the opportunities to soar through the skies. Hot air balloons and paragliding are amongst the hottest sports at every sporting venue and Jal Mahotsav is no different. Indulge in a sudden adrenaline rush by strapping on your harness and explore the world from a bird’s eye view.

Health Centres

Amidst all that Jal Mahotsav has to offer, health and spa centres too draw a fair amount of loyalists who swear by their health. After a hectic day embroiled in activities that test your nerves and stamina a restful massage, aromatherapy and even yoga sessions are a welcome treat. Steal a few moments and reinvigorate yourself in anticipation for the next few days.

Craft Market

Get a glimpse of the exclusive craftsmanship that is one of the highlights of MP tourism and be assured to be swept by the sheer creativity and innovations of the artisans. From clothes, accessories, paintings, artefacts to decorate your homes with, the place promises to bedazzle with its quality products. The craft markets are organised to pay a tribute to the spirit of the artists from the districts of Madhya Pradesh. Do visit. You sure won’t be able to return empty-handed.


Food is undoubtedly one of the most sought after attractions at the venue. With a plethora of options displayed at every nook and corner representing the multitude of cuisines that MP has to offer, travellers would be hard pressed to try only some of them. The food items presented at the festival is also a conglomeration celebrating the predominant reign of the Mughals, the Rajputs as well as that of the contemporary times.

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The land of Madhya Pradesh is what travellers dream of far off places to look like. Step foot in the place for this magnificent festival and witness the rich heritage unfold.