Switch off air conditioners, stop taking bath and and then, let the ceiling fans rest for sometime and quit sweating under scorching sun. There are means to ditch the hot summer days and the best of all is to plan an outing in the diverse water parks of India. High water rides, artificial sea, splash pools, paddle boats and others keep you away from intolerable heat and let you dip, swim, ride and relax for long and long. To help you locate your closest water park, we have listed the top five ones in different Indian cities.
1. Water Kingdom in Mumbai:
It is said to be the oldest water park in India where great experiences are created in reasonable rates. Apart from various small to gigantic water rides, the artificial beach remains the all time favourite. From toddlers to adults, everybody take fun in the water and breath in respite. There are also combined entry passes to the adjoining amusement park, Essel World. You can stay till evening to enjoy the cool splash of waters as there are many hotels near Essel World that make a perfect night out.
Timings: from 10am to 7pm on season days its open from 10am to 8pm
Ticket price: Combined ticket price for Water Kingdom and Essel World is Rs. 1000 for children, Rs. 1350 for adults, Rs. 400 for senior citizens.
2. Wonderla in Bangalore:
It is one of the most favourite destinations for Bangalorians, especially those who love to create adventurous memories with unusual water rides. Spread over 82 acres land, Wonderla features attractions like water pendulum, twisters, rain dance, water slides, boomerang, to name a few. In case you wish to laze around the water, plunge into lazy river, play pool or wave pool. Meant for all age groups, Wonderla is apt to beat the heat.
Timings: from 11am to 6pm on weekdays and from 11am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Ticket prices: Adults: Rs. 720 + Taxes and children Rs. 560 + Taxes (Monday to Friday). Weekends and public holidays: Adults: Rs. 890 + Taxes and children Rs. 670 + Taxes.
3. Ocean Park in Hyderabad:
It is spread over 20 acres of land in Gandipet, around 20km far from Hyderabad. There are separate rides for kids and adults, which make it an ideal gateway for all age groups. Water slides, kiddies pool, wave pool, swimming pool, wading pool and Jet skiing facility are the most popular ones. Tap your feet under artificial rains on popular Bollywood numbers.
Timings: Water park remains open from 11am to 6a.m
Ticket prices: For adults with height 4ft 6inch & above, entry fee is Rs 350. For children of 2ft to 4ft 6inch, entry fee is Rs 230.
4. Aquatica in Kolkata:
It is the most popular water park in Kolkata that drives citizen crazy. From thriller sliders, lazy river to artificial wave pools and from boating to fountains plunging into pools, the park endorses you with multiple rides and activities. There is a designated rain dance zone to dance on Bollywood hits. It is located near Rajarhat and can be accessed from any part of the city.
Timings: 10am to 6pm throughout the week.
Ticket prices: Rs. 250 for adults on weekdays and Rs. 175 for children. On weekends, entry fee is Rs. 300 for adults and Rs. 200 for children.
5. Worlds of Wonder Water Park in Noida:
Till now it is the sole water park in the region that remains absolutely occupied every time. Located near Noida Film City, the rides namely Splash Safari, Wave Pool, Turbo Tunnel, Rapid and Free Fall and artificial beach give a chance either to relax or to engage in adventure sports.
Timings: from 12:30pm to 9pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 750 from Monday to Friday for adults and Rs. 550 for children. Rs. 850 for adults and Rs. 700 for children on Saturdays and Sundays.
Now all you need to do is plan a day and set for for a cool outing in the city itself amid the scorching heat.