Social media is abuzz with the news of the spectacular Walt Disney World celebrating its 50th anniversary recently with its brand new rides, inviting people from all over the world. However, not all of us can pack our bags to visit this dreamland. That doesn't mean you can't have fun here; with so many unique amusement parks in India, you no longer need to travel abroad to have that thrill! With a bit of research and careful planning, you can have a blast in one of the many theme parks that are slowly reopening after a long lockdown. Check out some of the best Indian amusement parks that are not only affordable but guaranteed to get your adrenaline rushing!
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One of the oldest theme parks in India, no 90’s kid can forget the memorable ad of this theme park. Exclusively a water park, this place also boasts of an ice skating rink other than its variety of thrilling rides that are too many to try at one go.
India’s second amusement park also has an aqua dome coupled with many innovative rides like Monsters in the Mist Dark Ride and 30 other ways to have fun! Apart from the rides, there is also a bowling alley along with an Aquadrome dance floor which never stops people from going back to this place.
One of India's best hi-tech and big-budget theme parks, this theme park has been functioning since 2013. Modeled on Universal Studios, this place boasts of over 20 themed rides and also has the country's largest roller coaster.
There are also theme restaurants and cafes for relaxation. With the opening of the snow park in 2016, this place has become a popular attraction for families. You can also visit the famous Snow Park and the Aqua Magica water park.
India's first amusement park, this place holds special significance for many since 1984. Commemorating the 1982 Asian Games and its hit mascot 'Appu', also became the mascot of the park. This million square foot water bark has a beach theme and is next to the famous Huda City Center. It offers about 15 water rides and can easily accommodate up to 2,000 guests.
This park is among the most modern parks in India. It's clean and has a variety of attractions with more than 50 rides. Out of these, 12 are water-based and even have special rides to cater to smaller children.
One of the highlights is the Rain Disco which is popular among families. There is also an indoor dance floor with psychedelic laser lights and choreographed music. It also became the first Indian amusement park to get a COVID-safe certification for which the place will be assessed every four months.
Set up by Ramoji Rao in 1996, this place is special for the cinephiles who want to get away on a beautiful cinematic holiday. With different cinematic themes, this place also has a place in the Guinness World Records for having the largest film studio complex.
Also dubbed as the 'Disneyland of West Bengal', this place is visited by a large number of people throughout the year. Nikko's waterpark, Wet-O-Wild, is one of the cleanest and best-maintained areas of the park. There are several options for people on a pocket-friendly budget, making sure it can be visited by a lot of people under budget.
This is also a green park; that is, it functions entirely on solar energy and causes no pollution.
The rides are well maintained and carefully explained to the guests so that they can learn and enjoy them better.
Spread over an area of 70 acres, this amusement park boasts of more than 50 huge rides including water rides as well as regular rides. The vast park consists of a number of popular adventure rides like the free-fall tower, fairy train, cable cars, roller coasters, Alpen Blitz, and even go-karting which gives the visitors a lot of options to try. There is also a huge play area, a dedicated green space, and a huge food court for all your cravings!
This is among the most popular water parks in India, especially among children and college students. Constructed over 11 acres, the amusement park has a plethora of roller coasters and water rides through its beautiful water themes. The park also has Asia's biggest glass cave; as evident with its six times winner under Limca Book of Records.
Nestled in a vast area of Coimbatore, this place is a splendid escape for anyone who wants to escape the summer sun and have that perfect beach summer! There are park rides of varying intensity so that everyone can have fun- with some super scary thrilling rides to relaxed ones. This is the perfect place for families or friends, with rides like Volcano, Dashing Boats, Wild River Ride, and a lot more!
Location: Ooty Main Road, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore
Ticket: Children: 450 - 650 depending on the age of the children; Adult: Rs. 750
KOD, as it is more popularly known, is India's first leisure, theatre, and live entertainment destination. Also one of the most popular things to do when in Gurugram, this place has a lot to offer thanks to its unique blend of modern and contemporary features.
There are many interactive galleries, tableaus, and art from different places in India. It's especially famous for the acclaimed theatre productions and musicals 'Zangura' which are among the biggest Bollywood musicals.
It takes you on a well-planned tour of India's incredible versatile crafts and food through its innovative ideas. Located in Gurugram, it boasts of the famous 'Culture Gully'- India's very first skydome with more than 14 states presenting their local art and cuisine on the stalls.
Wrapping It Up,
Theme parks are a great way to break the monotony of everyday life. While there have been difficult times due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of these places are slowly regaining their functionality safely.
With no shortage of thrilling amusement parks in India, it is only a matter of time and some planning before you head out to your next adventure! While planning, make sure that you and your family are protected by domestic travel insurance so that there is nothing to stop you from having fun!