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Best water park in Mumbai

Discussion in 'Maharashtra' started by Madav010, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Madav010

    Madav010 New Member

    My relatives are coming from Delhi to visit us in Mumbai. They will be in Mumbai for the first time so it is obvious that we would be taking them out for sightseeing and the famous places to eat. One thing that their kids want to do is visit a water park in Mumbai as apparently Mumbai water parks are supposed to be very good.

    I haven't been to a water park before, so do not know much and need some help in finding out which is the best water park in Mumbai?
    If the water park has some resort, that is fine, as we may consider staying a couple of days there.
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!


    Overview

    When it comes to the best water parks in the country, Mumbai probably comes first on the list. It has an assortment of water parks that mostly caters to families or even groups of friends. Out of all of these water parks in the city though, which ones stand out? Which water parks are worth going to, especially for those who are difficult to please? Well, this guide comes in handy, as we go through four of the best water parks in Mumbai. Read on and find out which are these water parks that might just be your best weekend getaway.

    Best Water Parks in Mumbai

    1. Water Kingdom - 'Asia's Largest Theme Water Park'

    What better way to start this list but with Asia's largest theme water park itself? Water Kingdom is probably the best water park in the country and in Asia, as it has a variety of child-friendly and thrilling rides that the whole family can enjoy. The well-maintained premises, hygienic facilities and welcoming staff add to the undeniably fun experience when in Water Kingdom.

    For starters, you can reach the water park via road or ferry although the latter is more enjoyable. By ferry, you either reach the Gorai Creek or Marve Beach and from these points, ride a ferry to reach the water park. The journey doesn't end there as within the premises of the theme park, you need to ride another toy train that would take you into the entrance of the water park.

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    Water Kingdom (Image Courtesy of Holiday IQ)

    The water park is divided into several sections which caters to adults only, children and both. The Adventure Amazonia is more for adults and thrill seekers. It has three sets of slides, one is spiral, one is straight and fast and the last one is very bumpy. You ride a floater while sliding in these slides. Goofer's Lagoon is more of a family-oriented section, with different sets of slides that even adults can use. The sprouting water adds to the fun in this section.

    What a Coaster is probably the water park's most thrilling ride, which lets you slide down about a four-storey high slide, while on your belly, along with water showers along the way. More laid-back attractions like the Drifting River and Wetlantic (Wave Pool) are also enjoyable especially for smaller children. The Mississippi Hill Complex has a variety of children's and adult's slides but the star here is the Black Demon, where you would slide through a black tube that goes dark in some sections.

    The water park also has three restaurants, namely, Taipan, Food Wharf and McDonald's. There are also smaller food kiosks scattered all around the water park for smaller snacks and beverages. While this water park doesn't have its own resort, there are plenty nearby it and even in Mumbai proper. And if you have some time, a visit to the nearby Essel World is also a must as it completes your overall fun experience.
    • Rates - Rs. 999 for Adults, Rs. 699 for Children and Rs. 399 for Seniors.
    • Opening Times - November 14 to November 27 (10:00 am to 8:00 pm) & from November 28 Onwards (10:30 am to 6:30 pm).
    • Address - Gorai Village Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 22 2845 2222.
    2. Adlabs Aquamagica - 'The Fun Never Ends'

    Adlabs Imagica is yet another amusement park close to Mumbai and its water park is known as the Adlabs Aquamagica. Known for their exciting water rides, the Adlabs Aquamagica has been one of the most frequented water parks in the region. Much like the former, it occupies a large space and is easily accessible by road from the Mumbai Pune Highway. The best part of the water park is that most of their rides cater mostly to children so even the little ones can enjoy the whole day not running out of attractions to explore.

    The water park has a number of thrilling rides, but topping the bunch is the Loopy Woopy. It's almost like a roller coaster ride, complete with loops and curves that can scare even the most courageous individuals. At the end of the ride, you would be thrown out into the pool, in contrast to a roller coaster that just stops after multiple loops. The Swirl Whirl is yet another exciting attraction where you are taken into a tube and dropped into a funnel-like slide.

    Don't worry as for the kids, they can enjoy fun rides too like the Boomeranggo, a slide that makes you slide from one end to the other and back, much like a boomerang. The Pirate Bay is another child-friendly attraction, where rain showers, slides and buckets of water can be played with. Another one is the Zooballoo, where various animal statues sprout water to guests for some splashing fun.

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    Adlabs Aquamagica (Image Courtesy of Akansha Dureja)

    As far as dining is concerned, there are plenty of restaurants within the water park itself. Ammos is their food court which has a variety of Indian, Mexican, Oriental and Asian cuisines. Red Bonnet is their American cuisine restaurant while Sunbeatz is their Lebanese and Italian cuisine restaurant. There are also snack stalls for ice cream, sandwiches and beverages. Around the water park, there are lots of hotels nearby too that you can stay in.
    • Rates - Peak Season (Rs. 1,099 for Adults, Rs. 899 for Children and Rs. 599 for Seniors) & Off-Peak Season (Rs. 999 for Adults, Rs. 799 for Children and Rs. 599 for Seniors).
    • Opening Times - Park Timings (10:30 am to 7:00 pm) & Ride Timings (11:00 am to 6:00 pm).
    • Address - No. 30/31, Sangdewadi, Khopoli-Pali Road,SH 92, Off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Tal-Khalapur, Raigad, Khopoli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 410203, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 22 4213 0405.
    3. Great Escape Water Park - 'A Child-Friendly Water Park'

    The Great Escape Water Park is a good option for those who mainly have small children with them. The water park has a lifeguard on duty on swimming pools that have higher depths. But even their wave pool's depth is not higher than 5 feet so quite suitable for teens and older children. Their waters are cleaned everyday too, to ensure the hygiene and safety of all guests. Thus, if you're quite concerned about your children's safety, the Great Escape Water Park is the perfect destination as it is very child-friendly.

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    Great Escape Water Park (Image Courtesy of Frogo)

    The Kid's Swimming Pool is a favourite among the youngsters. It is just one foot in depth and has a variety of water spouts and slides to keep the little ones entertained. The Wave Pool is also a cult favourite although the artificial waves here are not continuous all throughout the day. The Rain Dance area is perfect for the whole family, as you splash around the sprouting water. While the water park is not as big as the others mentioned above, it's small size is good enough for families who just want a simple day out.

    One downside, or upside if you look at it the other way round, of the water park is that their entry rates are inclusive of all meals of the day already. You can choose between Chinese, Indian and Italian dishes though plus snacks are already included. However, you are not allowed to bring any outside food into the water park. And the water park also doesn't have nightly accommodations but you can certainly find one in Mumbai or close to it.
    • Rates - Rs. 899 for Adults, Rs. 749 for Children and Rs. 749 for Seniors.
    • Opening Times - Monday to Saturday (10:00 am to 6:00 pm) & Sundays + Public Holidays (9:00 am to 6:00 pm).
    • Address - Parol Bhiwandi Road, Off Vajreshwari Road, Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, Virar East, Thane, Maharashtra 401303, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 85 5499 2350.
    4. Suraj Water Park - 'Combining Spirituality with Recreation'

    Who knew that spirituality can be combined with an entertainment centre like a water park? Only Suraj Water Park has mixed the concepts of spirituality and recreation together. As such, your stay at the water park is not just fun, it takes you back to your religious roots as well. The beauty in this is that children would be more appreciative of their Hindu side and as parents, isn't that one of the most important aspects that we need to focus on?

    As children slide down the Shiv Ganga, it's as if the giant statue of Lord Shiva is watching upon them. Or even the giant waterfall upon a rock, known as the Har Har Gange, based upon the story of how the Ganges River was created, is quite a spectacle to watch. Even the waters from this waterfall has this pressure that can receive back pains. The largest artificial fibre cave in the world, the Fibre Cave, also has a statue of Lord Shiva at its entrance.

    Of course the water park also has a fun Wave Pool, which is about 5.5 feet at its deepest part. It does operate a few times a day though not the whole day. There are also some thrilling slides like the Rainbow Slides and the trio of Labak, Zabak and Matak. Though the slides here aren't as plenty as the former ones, they are quite enjoyable too and perfect for those who don't have much time to explore the bigger water parks.

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    Suraj Water Park (Image Courtesy of Sunil Jambhulkar)

    There are no in-house rooms or cottages though so if you'd like to stay overnight, you cannot do so. There is a food court serving mostly vegetarian dishes to guests. Parking facilities, changing rooms, lockers and the likes are also available for the convenience of guests.
    • Rates - Rs. 800 for Adults and Rs. 650 for Children.
    • Opening Times - Daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
    • Address - Waghbil Nakka, Ghodbunder Road, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400615, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 22 2597 4747.
    Conclusion

    There are about 10 water parks in the Mumbai area alone but the ones listed above are the best of the best ones. First choice would always be the Water Kingdom by Essel World since it has the most spacious area and thrilling water rides. A close second is the Adlabs Aquamagica, where the water rides are mostly geared towards the children. The last two are simpler water parks, not huge in size, but have very safe water rides that the little ones can enjoy.

    I hope this helps.:)
     

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