Amusement Parks are artificially built structures for game and fun activities. With growing urbanization and related industrialization people of metros are always in a hunt for places for a perfect recreation during their leisure.
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With this objective amusement parks are built on the outskirts or in the heart of the cities. Artificially created water based and swing based activities give a perfect walk-out to the participants with a short travel.
The oldest amusement park in the world was opened in 1583 is Bakken, at Klampenborg, North of Copenhagen, Denmark. A Black gang Chine amusement park, established in 1843 by Victorian entrepreneur Alexander Dabell, on the Isle of Wight, UK can be considered the oldest existing theme park in the world. The below is a list of the leading amusement parks in India.
Wonderla is an amusement park located near Bidadi, 28 Kilometres Bangalore, spanning over 82 acres of land. It has been promoted by V-Guard Group, based in Cochin, Kerala. It is the second theme park project from the group and has been operational since October 2005. It has been set up with a total investment of over 105 crores.
The entertainment includes soft water rides, dry rides for kids and high dry and water rides from the adult. There a wonderla resort adjacent to the amusement park at Wonderla. After inauguration the company website claims to have 5 million visitors so far in last 5 years.
Veegaland is a popular amusement park in Kerala, India. The park is run by the Chittilappilly family which also owns V-Guard Industries, and Wonderla amusement park in Bangalore. The park is situated on the top of a hill at Pallikara, 12 Kilometres from the city of Kochi. Veegaland at present known as Wanderla Kochi is the first amusement park in the country to have ISO14001 certification for eco-friendliness and OHSAS 14001 for international safety standards.
Black Thunder, Coimbatore
Black Thunder was known as Asia’s No.1 Water Theme Park when it was first introduced in India. It is within the green hills of the Nilgiris. Black Thunder is situated at 41km from Coimbatore and 40 km from Ooty.
Located amongst coconut plantation the park provides children play zone, health club, corporate conference facilities at its lush green lawn having a breathtaking view of Nilgiris. The park has got 40 deluxe rooms offering ideal atmosphere for theme and private parties.
Athisayam theme park, Madurai
Athisayam is an amusement theme park located in Paravai on Madurai – Dindigul National Highway 7, 12 km from Madurai. The park is located in sprawling campus of over 70 acres and features about 40 games and 20 water rides. The park is popular for its water rides, recreating the experience of Courtalam waterfalls.
Ramoji FilmCity, Hyderabad
Ramoji Film City (RFC) is the world’s largest integrated film studio complex spread over 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) of land. It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. It is situated between Hayathnagar and Peddamberpet towns on Hyderabad – Vijayawada, NH9 highway, about 25 km South-East of Hyderabad.
Water Kingdom, Mumbai
Water Kingdom is said to be Asia’s largest theme water park. The Water Kingdom has several enchanting attractions including the world’s biggest wave pool, heart stopping rides ‘n’ slides, river adventure cruises and much more. Water Kingdom is located just next to Essel World, Gorai, Mumbai.
Essel World, Mumbai
Essel World is an amusement park in Gorai, Mumbai, India. It is spread over 64 acres of land and attracts 10,000 visitors every day. It can be reached from the suburbs of Borivali or Malad. Essel world was started by Subhash Chandra of the Essel Group in 1986.
Worlds of wonder Amusement Park, Delhi
‘Worlds of Wonder’ is one of the biggest amusement parks of India. It comprises of four zones: Teen zone, Family Zone, Kids Zone and a Water Park. The wonder world is an exciting amusement park, with Toy Train, Boating complex, Ice Land, Dance floor, Video Games and Pirate ship Inflatable for kids.
Nicco Park, Kolkata
This park has a variety of fascinating and interesting rides including Asia’s largest wooden roller coaster. Other notable rides include Kolkata’s longest cable car ride and India’s first 4D movie experience. There is also a water park which has seven slides and Eastern India’s largest wave pool.