Top 6 Theme Parks in India

It’s not easy to bring your family to a place where everyone has a swell time. And that’s what makes theme parks so special. With a myriad of activities and attractions, it’s a chance for young children to have a blast, and for the elder family members to be child-like in spirit, as they revisit their childhoods. From the heart-stopping roller coaster to the Merry-Go-Round, theme parks compete hard to offer the best experience to guests. To narrow down your choices, here is a short list of some of the best theme parks in India.

Best Theme Parks in India

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1. Adlabs Imagica, Pune

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If you are looking for a premium experience of family entertainment, Adlabs Imagica Pune[1] will suit you best. The 130-acre park ticks off multiple boxes: theme park, water park, snow park, and game zone. Gather some courage to conquer the haunted fortress of Salimgarh and learn about the tale of a princess trapped for eternity.

Besides Interactive rides, Adlabs Imagica also lets you work together with your friends to save Alibaba from the thieves.

The best part of Imagica is the wide options of packages which includes a pick-up and drop-off from nearby locations. You can even stay at Imagica’s luxurious Novotel Imagica,[2] Khoopli[3] if you want to spend most of your time exploring every corner of the theme park.

Address: No. 30/31, Khopoli-Pali Road, Off Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, Sangdewadi, Khalapur, Raigarh, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203

Opening hours: Daily, 10.30 am – 8 pm

How to Get There: Local transport or Imagica transportation facility

2. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

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Planning to bring your parents out for some fun in the theme parks, but afraid that their old souls will not be pleased with the bouncy rides or thrilling attractions? Bring them to Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad[4] and let them channel their Bollywood knowledge while discovering the film-studio-cum-theme-park. We all know how fanatic our mothers can be with the latest Bollywood movies!

Touted as the world’s largest film city by the Guinness Book of World Records, every nook and cranny of the Ramoji Film City makes a perfect spot for a snap. Those who are not into the Indian cinema scene can still enjoy themselves at the amusement park within the complex.

If you want to get the full experience of living in a film studio, book your stay at one of the best Taj hotels in the country – Taj Falaknuma Palace[5]. The 19th-century palace is the epitome of extravagance and comfort.

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Address: Ramoji Film City Main Road, Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal, Hyderabad, Telangana 501512

Opening hours: Daily, 9 am – 5.30 pm

How to Get There: Local transportation available.

3. Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram

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An hour’s drive away from Delhi, Kingdom of Dreams at Gurugram[7] is indeed where your theatre dream comes true. The kingdom combines different aspects of Indian arts, craft, culture, heritage and cuisine within one vast complex. Catch the show held at the lavish auditorium of Nautanki Mahal to give yourself a once-in-a-lifetime theatre experience.

To prevent your stomach from growling during the show, head to Culture Gully to savour some local dishes.

I would recommend staying at the Leela[8] Ambience Hotel and Residences[9] for its proximity to the location. You don’t want to be late for the show, right?

Address: Auditorium Complex, Sector 29, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Gurugram, Haryana 122001

Opening hours: Showtimes may vary. Check their website[10] out beforehand.

How to Get There: Local transportation including the Delhi Metro.

4. Entertainment City, Noida

It is normally a headache when everyone wants to experience different entertainment spots. But at Entertainment City in Noida[11], that’s not impossible!

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Nestled in the heart of the busy town, the complex houses various parks — Kidzania, amusement park, water park, and go-kart. Parents can shop at the mall while their kids enjoy the different roles they play at Kidzania.

Where to Stay?

If you are not sure where to stay, do consider Treebo Swastika Inn[13] for its strategic location. The pocket-friendly hotel also provides the basic necessity to make your stay comfortable.

Address: Plot No. A-2, Admin Building 104, Sector 38A, Sector 38, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

Opening hours: Daily, 10 am – 9 pm

How to Get There: Local transportation including the Delhi Metro.

5. Essel World and Water Kingdom, Mumbai

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Amusement rides these days try so hard to incorporate more thrills and adrenaline rush that they become unfriendly for little children. Essel World Mumbai[15], however, stays inclusive to all types of visitors. So sit down, buckle up, and get ready to be “shot” into the sky before getting dropped again, while your little ones can skate down the ice rink with instructors to guide them.

How about a splash of water to cool down in this hot weather? Head to the Essel Water Kingdom for some water rides and slides. If you have toddlers with you, bring them to the Goofers Lagoon for children-friendly play pool. There’s something for everyone at Essel World!

Where to Stay?

Our pick will be The Grandeur Boutique Hotel[16] — besides the convenient location, the hotel also pampers you like a royal!

 

Address: Global Pagoda Road, Essel world Amusement Park, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 7 pm | Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm

How to Get There: Local transportation available.

6. Nicco Park, Kolkata

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Also known as the Disneyland of West Bengal, Nicco Park Kolkata[18] provides an excellent family-friendly recreation with some educational elements. Ever wonder how your favourite attractions work? At Nicco Park, you can learn the scientific concept behind each ride or explore the greenhouse in the park.

If you want to see the bird’s eye view of the park, take a break from the attractions and hop into the cable car.

Where to Stay?

Hyatt Regency[19] will be a great place to stay for its proximity and top-notch service.

 

Address: Salt Lake City, Sector IV, Jheel Meel, Kolkata, West Bengal 700106

Timings: Monday, Wednesday – Sunday, 10.30 am – 7.30 pm | Tuesday, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm

How to Get There: Local transportation available.

 

 

You don’t have to travel far away to the Disneylands or Universal Studios just to find a perfect family getaway. Some of the best theme parks are found in our own backyard. A fun-filled day out with your loved ones awaits you!

References

  1. ^ Pune (www.expedia.co.in)
  2. ^ Novotel Imagica, (www.expedia.co.in)
  3. ^ Khoopli (www.expedia.co.in)
  4. ^ Hyderabad (www.expedia.co.in)
  5. ^ Taj Falaknuma Palace (www.expedia.co.in)
  6. ^ Roderick Eime (www.flickr.com)
  7. ^ Gurugram (www.expedia.co.in)
  8. ^ Leela (www.expedia.co.in)
  9. ^ Ambience Hotel and Residences (www.expedia.co.in)
  10. ^ website (www.kingdomofdreams.in)
  11. ^ Noida (www.expedia.co.in)
  12. ^ KidZania Mumbai (upload.wikimedia.org)
  13. ^ Treebo Swastika Inn (www.expedia.co.in)
  14. ^ Bharat Bang (commons.wikimedia.org)
  15. ^ Mumbai (www.expedia.com.sg)
  16. ^ The Grandeur Boutique Hotel (www.expedia.co.in)
  17. ^ Rakeshnandi1990 (commons.wikimedia.org)
  18. ^ Kolkata (www.expedia.com.sg)
  19. ^ Hyatt Regency (www.expedia.co.in)

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