Selani – The Island Resort – Madhya Pradesh Tourism

While my stay at Tourist Complex Hanuwantiya, i was told about a new property that has been developed near Omkareshwar. The property belongs to Madhya Pradesh Tourism and is in the mid of jungle on a Island. The resort is famous as Island resort or jungle resort because of its location. The property has been developed on an Island in the backwaters of Omkareshwar Dam. The place is accessible through a Jungle track.  We decided to explore the same and spent a night over there. 

Accessibility & Location

The property is situated in the back waters of Indira Sagar Dam constructed on River Narmada in Khandwa District in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is very close to Omkareshwar Temple.

The resort has been constructed in a jungle. It can be reached by car during non-monsoon season. The path to the resort through jungle is a dirt road and becomes inaccessible during monsoons. The only other way to reach the resort is by boats which is facilitated by resort only.

The place is at a distance of 80 kms from the city of Indore, which is also the nearest airport and rail head and 76 kms from Hanuwantia Island resort.

Access road to Selani Island Resort

Stay Options

There is not much to choose between rooms. They offer AC rooms which are huge in size, each about 144 sq feet in size. Each of the room has a big balcony facing the lake.  The construction and design of rooms is unique. They are housed in a Double Storey complex. The rooms on the first floor are approached by a beautiful path constructed above the ground. 

 What you can do here

Selani resort is situated in an exotic location. The property is spread across 5 acres. You can spent some quality and peaceful time with family here.

  • Enjoy some private quality time
  • Water Sports – Enjoy speed boating , Skurfing, Paddle boating
  • Enjoy ATV bike drive in the jungle
  • Enjoy nature which is all around the place
  • Visit Omkareshwar Jyotirling (Shiva temple), which is near by
  • Take a holy bath in river Narmada

Dos and Donts

  • The water in the dam is very deep (more than few hundred feet), take precautions accordingly.
  • While booking check if all the meals are included in your package, as the place do not have any other option 
  • The place is dark in the night. The lighting arrangement is on the pathways. As it is a jungle avoid unnecessary roaming.
  • There are many islands in the Lake. Do not compel resort authorities to visit the same. The area is managed by Forest department and Leopard sighting is very common.

 Photo gallery of Selani Island Resort


Madhya Pradesh Tourism page on Selani Tapu Resort


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