MP govt takes to social media to promote tourism at Hanuwantiya island

Madhya Pradesh Always an integral part of travellers’ map with its majestic tiger reserves and world-class heritage sites, Madhya Pradesh is set to add another ravishing destination, Hanuwantiya island, to its list of tourist attractions.
The state has geared up for carving a niche for this beautiful island by holding Jal Mahotsava or Water Tourism. For promoting the upcoming event on virtual world, the MP State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) has taken to social networking site Facebook, micro-blogging site twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and Instagram.
The serene pictures and videos of the island are catching eyeballs online and prospective visitors are posing queries in sizable numbers every day, one of the corporation spokespersons told News18.
The MPSTDC holds the Water Festival at this island from February 12 to 21. Around 120 tents will be set up around the island to accommodate tourists during the festival.
Committed to promote the destination, the Madhya Pradesh also has thrown its weight behind the festival by planning cabinet meeting on Feb 12.
A special Food and Craft Bazaar will also be organized during the festival. Activities like volleyball and kite flying will also be offered apart from regular water sports.
For adventure freaks, the events offers Parasailing, Paramotor, Hot Air Balloon while those with a heart for creative streams could enjoy pot making, Ink arts, cultural dance and folk shows.
Pumping in Rs 8 crore for a boat club, cruise facility and motorboat rides in and around the island, the MPSTDC has given modern look to the island.
The island will also be having a restaurant and 10 cottages to accommodate tourists during their visits. Apart from developing a water sports complex, the tourism department has also decided to plant trees and ensure significant amount of greenery at the island.
The MPSTDC has recently developed Hanumantiya Island, in a move to promote water tourism in the state. The island is located in the reservoir of Indira Sagar Dam on holy River Narmada.