The ads on Indian televisions are mostly on sunscreens, cold beverages and even prickly heat powder, definitely pointing out to the onset of summer season which comes as a good news to kids and bad news to those travelling to offices by means of public transport (and you know why, right?). But no matter how cruel the summer season be, there is always reason to be cheerful about; and that is the idea of a break from work. Most of us choose to go to some hill station for a week/month’s vacation while some cannot manage even a weekend. This blog about the water parks in India is written for the latter category of people. Yes, you who is still thinking how to meet the set deadline. If you can’t manage a weekend off, here are some of the best water parks in your city that might bust your stress. Take out 3 minutes for this read and you’d be happy that you did!
Reckoned to be Asia’s largest theme water park, Water Kingdom lives up to its name and offers visitors a perfect remedy to beat the heat. This water park in Mumbai has a 7-storey slide for adults that reaches the speed of up to 40 miles per hour. Those not in the mood for such an adventurous drop can enjoy splashing water, walking on sprinklers and lazing around in the shallow Coco beach and Mamma-Miya. For those in the mood of some foot tapping and grooving in the summer heat can relish rain dancing in Bratzone of the park. Kids can enjoy their very own space at Goofers Lagoon, where a multi-purpose water play system comprising of interactive activities such as tilting bucket with 400 liters of water, spinning tray, splash roof, water guns and an inverted umbrella are also available for the little ones to have a really good time. Then there is The Lagoon, which is India’s biggest play pool; there is also Adventure Amazonia that has long tube rides; and Wetlantic, which claims to be the largest wave pool in the world spread across 100 meters.
Where: Borivali (West), Near Bay View Hotel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091
Timings: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Off the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, awaits you the daddy of all water parks in India, Aquamagica. This water park features a number of rides and slides that can seriously make you forget about the summer sun. There are high drop and fall rides like Boomeranggo that shoot up the rider high up the wall, only make them fall back and experience weightlessness. For those who enjoy lazy rides, your go to will be Floatsa, that gently let you float through a tube. And those feeling extra adventurous can choose a 39 feet vertical drop into a 360-degree looping slide of speed called Loopy Woopy, which can definitely leave both riders and onlookers breathless. Then there are rides like Twisty Turvy, Wacky Wavess, The Pirate Bay, Swirl Whirl and Splash that will give you more power to kill that summer beast!
Where: 30/31, Khopoli-Pali Road, SH 92, Off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Sangdewadi, Taluka Khalapur, District Raigad, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203
Timings: 10:30AM – 6:00PM
Bengaluru’s Bae, Wonder La is hard to avoid. This amazing amusement park is seen as a rescuer when the sun gets too hot in Bengaluru. Wonder La features 60+ both land and water rides making it in an exciting place to head to if you are seeking to spend a good summer day out. There are various other fun programs across the park like Rain Disco and the Adventures of Chikku but the main attraction here are the After Hours, which construes that even if you visit the park post 5pm there will still be so much for you to relish.
Where: 28th k.m, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109
Timings: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Brother from the same mother, Wonder La, Kochi is a blessing for the locals. Here, this amusement park comes with biggest variety of water rides from watery coasters to fun pools to beach like wave pools to a rain disco to a lazy river to float, the fun just doesn’t end here. There are rides like Boomerang that tests rider’s nerves as the float moves into a closed tunnel and then suddenly drops from a dizzying height into a large boomerang shaped water slide. The water ride named Wavy & Vertical Fall glides the rider down straight from the height of a six-storey building, pumping the adrenaline way too much. Then there are Snake Slides, Fun Glides, Water Fall and Water Pendulum that can further add to the fun of being here on one fine summer day.
Where: Kakkanad Pallikara Road, Kochi, Kerala 683565
Timings: 11:00AM – 6:30PM
We all know about how the badass summer takes over Delhi. The sweltering heat definitely calls for a dip in the cool waters. And what place can be better than Worlds of Wonder (WoW) to plan a visit in summer in Delhi. WoW promises an entertaining day by offering a variety of water rides and large pool to take a plunge into. In fact it is widely known for being the cleanest and well-maintained water parks in the country. Also, WoW is an ideal family park in India as it offer some of the best kid-friendly rides with 13 attractions that are perfect for children who are below 90 cm of. Spread in a land 10 acres, WoW offers 23 attractions for the visitors with the important ones being Rapid Race and Turbo Tunnel.
Where: Sec-38 A, Entry from Gate No. 11, Adjacent The Great India Place Mall, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
Timings: 10:30AM – 7:00PM
Gurgaon become one big mess with the combination of summer heat and traffic jam. So, where shall we find a stress buster? Well, Oyster, Gurgaon can be one of the best places to help you. This water park in Gurgaon is packed with water activities and attractions that are enough to make you forget about the cruel summer. Though there are a number of water rides in Oysters, one that particularly catches the eye is OMG or Oh My Gurgaon. The ride drops from the height of 20 m at the speed of 60 kmph. This one is really a killer and you must try it!
Where: Sector 29, Huda City Metro Station, Gurugram, Haryana 122009
Timings: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
GRS itself proclaims to be a family park in Mysore. This place to be has rides that are ideal for each member of the family. With 10000 sq ft of wave pool; 60000 sq ft man-made waterfall called Dragon’s Den; a four seater float ride, Aqua Tornado; Pendulum Slide, Amazinia, Lazy River, 5D Virtual Ride, Hawaiian Paradise, Aqua Dance Floor, Snow Sledge and Baby Train and many other attractions, this park has so much in store for both adults and kids. If you haven’t yet been here, this summer season make sure you do not miss out on this best water park in Mysore.
Where: Off KRS Road, Metagalli, Mysuru, Karnataka 570016
Timings: 10:30AM – 6:00PM
Just about everyone in Chennai is familiar with Queensland. The mother of all the amusement parks in the city, it is situated on Chennai-Bengaluru Highway and is a perfect place to take your kids. However, since it has rides that are entertaining for both adults and kids, the place can also be a hangout for you and your friends as well. The park features Free Fall Tower(height of 300 feet), Roller coaster, Cable car, Simulation Theater, Octopus, Himalayan Water Ride, Bumper cars, American Wave pool, Ventura River and Boating as its main attractions but then there still remain a large number rides that are worth trying.
Where: Chennai – Banglore Trunk Road, Palanjur, Sembarambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600123
Timings: 9:30AM – 8:30PM
This amusement and waterpark is in fact one of best places for picnic in Delhi in summer season. It is also one of most visited water parks in Delhi/NCR which would translate to the fact that one can blindly trust this place as the armour to safeguard against the brutality of summer in the city. The place like other water parks in India is packed with thrilling and fun-filled water rides and it also offers a water channel (400 ft) known as Lazy River, kids’ water play area and opportunity to even enjoy cultural performances. Amongst the major water ride attractions are Flying Carpet, Tora Tora, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Water Merry. The park is slightly expensive but is definitely value for money.
Where: Gurgaon Road, Kapshera, New Delhi, Delhi 110097
Timings: 10:30AM – 6:30PM
Some odd 20 kms from Hyderabad City in Gandipet is this very interesting amusement park that is awaiting you to embrace with its exhilarating rides and the cool ambience amidst hot hot summer. There are water rides like Mushroom Umbrella, Floating Bridge, Wide Slide, Tube Slide, Tilting Bucket, Water Screen, Floating Bridge, Duck Jets and Corrugated Umbrella that can keep you thrilled throughout the day. Also, there is a separate section for kids and adult water activities. The Wave Pool here as well is a major attraction.
Where: 168 & 169, Shankarpalli Road, Near CBIT College, Gandipet, Kokapet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075
Timings: 11:00AM – 7:30PM
Dreamworld boasts being the first water park in Kerala and is said to have been visited by 1 crore people so far. Dreamworld is an eco-friendly water park that has planted 200 types of rare ayurveda medicines in a herbal garden named as Oushadodhyanam. The park offers around 45 water and dry rides with thrilling digital games. It also houses Kerala’s largest 120 seat 3D theatre and several other exciting features. So, if you have not planned a visit here, it is time that you should this year to kill that monster we have been attempting to throughout this blog! Oh did I tell you this Dreamworld is situated close to the famous waterfall in India, Athirappilly.
Where: Athirappilly Road, Kanjirappilly P.O., Chalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala 680721
Timings: 10:30AM – 6:00PM
The humid summer season in Kolkata can really be annoying and if at all you have no plans to visiting your favourite hill station for a holiday, Darjeeling then Aquatica Water Park is the place to head out to. The main attraction of Aquatica is its Lazy River where you can spend hours and hours on pool floats sailing on its calm water… the perfect way to beat the heat. Apart from the Lazy River, Aquatica features exciting water rides like Malibu Body Slide and Black Hole. There is also a rain disco and an artificial waterfall called Courtallam that cascade from the height of 53 ft. Sure looks nice!
Where: Kouchpukur, P.O Hathgachia, P.S. :K.L.C, Near Rajarhat Township, Kolkata, West Bengal 700156
Timings: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
MGM Dizzee boasts being ‘Big on Fun’ and that says it all. MGM is amongst the primary amusement parks in India that entertains around 1 million visitors every year. The park boasts 60 water and land rides and has recently come up with a snow park, which means you’re in for more fun. Apart from the rides, the park has a stunning amphitheatre that hosts a variety of events. Here you shall also discover the popular Marryworld, which is a unique children’s section.
Where: No. 1/74, East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600112
Timings: 10:30AM – 6:00PM
Believed to be the largest water park/amusement park in North India, Funcity located 20 kms from Chandigarh is definitely your place to find respite from the scorching sun. The in-house water park is known as Wunder Water and this popular tourist attraction has six landing pools, one activity pool, one wave pool and 17 water slides of varied sizes and shape including a few small ones for kids. Wave Pool, Red Dragon Slide, Typhoon Tunnel, Aqua Dance, Crazy Cruise, Family Pool, Pendulum, Lazy River, Well Shower, Bowl Speed Slide and Crusader are the major attractions here.
Where: Chandigarh-Nada Sahib Gurudwara Barwala Road, Near Ramgarh, NH – 72, Chandigarh, Punjab 140201
Timings: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Looking for some good family time during summer season. Maniar Wonderland is a you ideal holiday destination. This amusement though have a lot to offer to visitors but for family picnics and get togethers in the summer, it offers an indoor waterpark. Sounds fun right? All you have to do is to make the bookings in advance and the place will be reserved just for you and your loved ones. There are numerous water rides also available but mostly people prefer this place to quietly plunge into its water and enjoy leisure hours just floating.
Where: 3 km from Karnavati Club, and 1 km from sarkhej crossroad behind Kiran Motors Ahmedabad – 382 210
Timings: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM Park ticket counter opens 10:00 AM
The very first waterpark in Bihar , Funtasia Island is the answer to all the locals as a place to chill during extremely unkind summer season. The park is in fact one of the best places to visit in Patna. It offers different types of rides for children as well as adults and features a wave pool, swimming pool, restaurant, coffee shop, souvenir shop and a banquet hall. The main attraction of the park are its high-speed slides and children fun items.
Where: Sampatchak-Parsa Road, Sampatchak, Patna, Bihar 804453
Timings: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Yet another sibling, a distant one once again, Wonder La in Hyderabad is as spectacular as it other brothers in Kochi and Bengaluru. Here, this entertainment park comes with variety of water rides and facilities wave pools to rain disco to a lazy river to float. There are rides like Boomerang, just like the one available at Kochi and Fun Racers, Up Hill Racers, Harakiri, Mammoth and several others to give you reason enough to come back here again and again.
Where: Outer Ring Road, Exit No. 13, Ravirala, Hyderabad, Telangana 501510
Timings: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
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