(Last Updated on : 09/12/2013)
Amusements parks in India are thrilling hotspots of the country which are visited by innumerable visitors and tourists, who aim to utilize their leisure in innovative activities. They are a brilliant combination of amusement rides meant for children and adults, besides involving a luxurious environment fragrant with music
. Amusement parks might involve eateries, shopping destinations, water
parks, nature parks and many others. Thanks to the growing number of such marvellous locales, the industry of amusement parks in the nation is growing by leaps and bounds. Essel World in Mumbai
, Nicco Park in Kolkata
and Wonderla in Bangalore
are some of the most popular amusement theme parks in India.
Mumbai's Essel World located at Gorai, Maharashtra was created during 1986 and is connected to a Water Kingdom, and they occupy an area measuring about 64 acres together. This is said to be the largest amusement park of India as well as Asia's Largest Theme Water Park, and boasts of a global standard. Essel World possesses 13 family rides, nine children's rides, nine exciting rides and also an ice skating rink spreading over 3,400 square feet. The authorities ensure that the temperature of the ice skating rink is maintained at 4 degree Celsius.
Also reputed as the 'Disneyland of West Bengal', Nicco Park is a famous amusement park present in Salt Lake City in Kolkata. It was erected on 13th October, 1991 and consists of educational recreation as well as family entertainment. The Solar Energy Village in the park educated visitors about the non renewable sources of energy used in communities. One will also come across a Green House which sells several varieties of plants here. Nicco Park is also home to 35 rides which include Magic Carpet, Toy Train, Water Chute, Paddle Boat, Water Coaster, Cyclone, Moonraker, Tilt-a-Whirl and others. The most celebrated attraction is the Giant Cyclone which is Asia's largest feature, spread over an area measuring 750 metres and containing seven loops.
Wonderla Amusement Park
Wonderla Park started functioning from October 2005 and is based close to Bidadi, about 28 kms from Bangalore, covering 82 acres. Tourists can enjoy 53 aquatic and land-based rides in this amusement park. Laser shows, a musical fountain, water rides, Didance floor equipped with electronically controlled rain showers are only some of the many luxurious attractions of the park. Children can engage in a kiddies free fall ride, and the park authorities employ solar heated water during the months of winter.
Sagar World is a well-known park, which is believed to be the very first Hindu spiritual theme park in the entire world, located in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. It covers an area measuring 10 acres. Visitors would discover that Sagar World offers wisdom along with a smart quotient of entertainment, particularly aimed at providing infotainment to children. Kids would relish the several tales of Indian myths, which have been created from stories like Ramayana, Vikram Aur Betaal, Alif Laila, Shri Krishna, Jai Ganga Maiya, Jai Maha Laxmi, etc.
Queens Land is a famous theme park situated in Poonamallee in the state of Chennai and occupies an area measuring about 70 acres. There are 19 rides for children, 33 rides for children and 51 rides in this park. Separate swimming pools for women and men are present in Queens Land. Roller Coaster, Himalayan Water Ride, Mirror House, Cable Car, Free Fall Tower, Queens Land Fairy Train, Bumper Cars and many more.
VGP Universal Kingdom
Located in East Coast Road in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, VGP Universal Kingdom was operational since 1997. Adventure rides for children and youngsters, provided in this park are quite popular, particularly Panner Fort, Millenium Tower, Water Cascades, Statueman. Every year live musical performances and festivals are conducted in VGP Universal Kingdom. This park was designed by Steve Anderson. This park boasts of possessing a gigantic wave pool measuring about 15, 000 square feet.
Other Amusement Parks of India
Tourists and adventure enthusiasts can try out the several other amusement parks and theme parks scattered throughout the length and breadth of India, in all the Indian states. The Appu Ghar in Delhi, Adlabs Imagica in Mumbai, Dash and Splash in Chennai, Fun City Boond Amusement and Water Park in Uttar Pradesh, Vismaya water theme park in Kerala, Aquatica Entertainment Park and Black Thunder Park in Tamil Nadu are a few of the many magnificent amusement parks in the nation.