Summer is back and seems promising, with April making the days tough, I wonder what May-June have in store for us. But not to worry beating the scorching heat will be a bit easy this time as here I would pen down all the possible options of amusement parks for you to enjoy your weekend with family and friends. Amusement Parks have something to offer to kids as well as adults. So the next time you get a day off or your kid has a vacation, hop on for ride of a lifetime.
Located near Adjacent to HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurgaon. AppuGhar is opening for it’s 4th season. It used to be the ‘undertaker’ of Amusement Parks till the giants rolled in and it was shut down. But the organizers promise to bring it back and regain the old charm. This 25-acre land will include Wave Pool Fine dining Buffet Restaurant, Bar, Conference Hall and Food Carts & Kiosks. Water rides as high as 90 feet will set the adrenaline rush. And how does ‘Appu Ghar’ show its love for our city; it has a Canadian ride named as Oh My Gurgaon in which riders will be dropped from the launching area into a 45 degree loop. Sounds amazing!
Where: Next to HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Wet ’n’ Wild:
Located at 45-Milestone, Sector 78, Naurangpur, N.H.-8, Jaipur Highway, Gurgaon. This place claims to be India’s first water park resort and is a new addition to the list. A perfect gateway for family it is an alluring amalgam of spa, waterpark, bowling alley, discotheque, restaurants. It has guest room facility available; the bowling alleys are large and appealing and the dining choices are great. The budget of the visit will depend on the package you chose and the number of days you spend at the resort.
Where: 45-Milestone, Naurangpur, National Highway 8, Sector 78, Gurugram
Fun and Food Village:
Though this park is built on a smaller area compared to its contemporaries’, the rides are fun. The Big wave pool and the racing slides are its main attraction. It is one of the oldest water parks and was once a competition to ‘Appu Ghar’. Here the food court and health club attract a lot of visitors. The tickets are a bit expensive in comparison to its equals. But it’s a good place to have an outdoor party or a picnic.
Where: Old Delhi Gurgaon Road, Kapashera Estate, New Delhi
This place justifies its name perfectly. With jaw-dropping ambience, magnificent art and craft interiors, theatre performances and culinary boulevard, it certainly deserves a visit. The two shows ‘Zangoora’ and ‘Jhumroo’ staged at ‘Nautanki Mahal’ are India’s answer to Broadway and are the piece of work of eminent personalities like Javed Akhtar. The ‘Cultural Gully’ incorporates the diversity of India with themed restaurants, live arts gallery and more. If splendid shows and delectable food are on your list, this is your destination.
Where: Sector 29, Gurgaon
Worlds of Wonder (WOW):
This amusement combined with waterpark boasts of its spacious and relaxing environment. A special Play area has rides for kids and then rides such as Big Beat, Mega Disco, Rocking Roller, and Rapid and Rip Curl would be of great interest to adults. Rain dance, Boating, Go Karting are the new additions to this place. Unlimited rides would cost anywhere between Rs.500-700 for two. Do try the ‘free falling’ ride. Performances by Bhangra team, Juggler and Charlie Monkey are also worth the money. WOW’s proximity to the GIP mall is the icing on cake with the option to go on a shopping spree and then enjoying the water park. It also offers special packages for corporate events and sessions.
Where: Sector 38A Noida, near Great India Place mall, Noida
Located at Sector-10, Rohini, Delhi. Spread over 62 acres this place accommodates 25 dizzying rides and a retail area Metro Walk. Delhiites prefer this place and it attracts huge crowds during weekends. The Water park would act as an instant refresher and the rides like ‘twister’ and ‘flip out’ will amaze you. Boating facility is available; also Metro Walk not just has a wide range of retail brands but food joints like Pind Baluchi, Moti Mahal, Bercos, Baskin Robins etc are at your service. Entry for two would cost Rs.800-900 for unlimited rides and rejuvenation is guaranteed.
Where: Opposite Rithala Metro Station, Sector 10, Rohini, New Delhi
It offers a plethora of water slides and amusement options. The joy rides offered are carousel, the thrilling Columbus and Bumping cars. The water rides include water slides, wave pools and the refreshing lazy river and for indoor fun, kids can enjoy the wide range of video games. It offers different packages for school kids and corporate visitors.
Where: The Retreat Complex, Main GT Karnal Road, Ali Pur, Delhi
Aapno Ghar :
Located at 43rd Mile Stone, Village Shikhopur | Delhi-Jaipur Road, Gurgaon. In our very own city this destination is a 2 min ride from Haldiram’s Manesar. The place may seem limited in the first look but the lush green gardens, the rides, water pools for all age groups (as low as 1.5ft). Charges 650/- for amusement park + water park. Do not go here with huge a baggage of expectations you will be disappointed. It can’t match Fun N Food Village but for a small outing with kids its not such a bad idea.
Where: 43rd Mile Stone, NH-8, Sector-, 77, Delhi – Jaipur Expressway, Gurugram
The attractions include Go Karting, waterpark, amusement park, camel/horse rides and resorts. Open food court and Fine dining alternatives are present. The place also has a no -nonsense zone! One which is Extremely specious where various parties are held each week; perhaps you might want to check the space for an upcoming event.
Where: G.T. – Karnal Road, National Highway 1, Sonipat, Haryana