Water parks aren’t just recreational spots for kids. Adults too enjoy a rollercoaster ride or a dip in the wave pool as much as children. Most of us choose to go to some hill station for a week/month’s vacation while some cannot manage even a weekend. If you can’t manage a weekend off, here are some of the best water parks in your city that might bust your stress.

1. Adlabs Imagica, Mumbai – Pune

The Adlabs Aquamagica is a fairly new attraction that came up nearly four years ago. It has quickly risen up the charts in terms of popularity and is heralded as one of the best water parks in the country, thanks to a plethora of thrilling rides, invigorating ambience and courteous staff. The place sees a huge influx of visitors from both Mumbai and Pune, so a weekday visit is strongly recommended if you want to avoid the crowds. The Boomeranggo, Loopy Woopy and Floatsa rides are a must-try during your time here. They also offer special discounts from time to time – it’s a good idea to enquire about any ongoing offers before buying tickets.

  • Timings: 10.30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Ride timings: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.*
  • Ticket costs: INR 599 – INR 1099

2. Water Kingdom, Mumbai

Reckoned to be Asia’s largest theme water park, Water Kingdom lives up to its name and offers visitors a perfect remedy to beat the heat. This water park in Mumbai has a 7-storey slide for adults that reaches the speed of up to 40 miles per hour. Those not in the mood for such an adventurous drop can enjoy splashing water, walking on sprinklers and lazing around in the shallow Coco beach and Mamma-Miya. For those in the mood of some foot tapping and grooving in the summer heat can relish rain dancing in Bratzone of the park. Kids can enjoy their very own space at Goofers Lagoon, where a multi-purpose water play system comprising of interactive activities such as tilting bucket with 400 liters of water, spinning tray, splash roof, water guns and an inverted umbrella are also available for the little ones to have a really good time. Then there is The Lagoon, which is India’s biggest play pool; there is also Adventure Amazonia that has long tube rides; and Wetlantic, which claims to be the largest wave pool in the world spread across 100 meters.

  • Where: Borivali (West), Near Bay View Hotel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091
  • Timings: 10:00AM – 8:00PM

3. Oysters in Gurgaon

Popularly known as Appu Ghar, Oysters in Gurgaon is located near Leisure Valley, Sector 29. This water park is among the most spectacular water parks in India. The lavish and sprawling entertainment area, with fun and adventurous rides, is a perfect place to get rid of scorching summer blaze. The slide literally gives you the feeling of free fall every time you take it. The water park is spread across a large area and have multiple slides and rides to chose. You will be excited to try some of the unique rides here. They have an especially other attractions such as DJ, Dance floor, occasional parties, and First-Aid kit and a dedicated medical room if any misshapen takes place. The Oysters water park has a separate section for kids and adults and the kids section has relatively smaller slides. These areas are controlled and they have ample guards and staff to keep it safe for everyone. One may enjoy a good time over the weekend with their family and friends.

  • Most popular rides: Thunderstorm, Lazy River, Skyfall, Rapid Racer, Pirate Station, Oh-My-Gurgaon, and Wave Pool
  • Other attractions: The Rain Dance Area called the Monsoon Mania, Crazy River Food Court, and Low Tide Restaurant
  • Opening hours: 11 am – 7 pm
  • Entry fee:
  • Couples: INR 1000 on weekdays; INR 1500 on weekends
  • Children and Senior Citizens: INR 400

4. Wonder La, Bengaluru

Bengaluru’s Bae, Wonder La is hard to avoid. This amazing amusement park is seen as a rescuer when the sun gets too hot in Bengaluru. Wonder La features 60+ both land and water rides making it in an exciting place to head to if you are seeking to spend a good summer day out. There are various other fun programs across the park like Rain Disco and the Adventures of Chikku but the main attraction here are the After Hours, which construes that even if you visit the park post 5pm there will still be so much for you to relish. It’s quite popular for its collection of “High-thrill rides”, one of the main talking points of the park. It also features a newly constructed, India’s first “reverse looping roller coaster” – a coaster which you do in both directions, once straight and once in reverse order. The water park is fantastic as well, with a variety of slides ranging from thrilling to the leisurely.

  • Where: 28th k.m, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109
  • Timings: 11:00AM – 8:00PM

5. Worlds of Wonder, Noida

We all know about how the badass summer takes over Delhi. The sweltering heat definitely calls for a dip in the cool waters. And what place can be better than Worlds of Wonder (WoW) to plan a visit in summer in Delhi. WoW promises an entertaining day by offering a variety of water rides and large pool to take a plunge into. In fact it is widely known for being the cleanest and well-maintained water parks in the country. Also, WoW is an ideal family park in India as it offer some of the best kid-friendly rides with 13 attractions that are perfect for children who are below 90 cm of. Spread in a land 10 acres, WoW offers 23 attractions for the visitors with the important ones being Rapid Race and Turbo Tunnel.

  • Where: Sec-38 A, Entry from Gate No. 11, Adjacent The Great India Place Mall, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
  • Timings: 10:30AM – 7:00PM

6. Dreamworld Water Park In Thrissur

Dreamworld is a fun zone and water park near Athirappilly waterfall. Located in Chalakudy in Thrissur, it is a very famous tourist spot of the region, and also a perfect venue for day outing with family. This entertainment zone, approved by the Kerala Tourism, is one of the best water parks in India and has already received a footfall of 8 lakh visitors till date. Off late, it has become a popular film-shooting spot in the state.

  • Most popular rides: Space Bowl, Lazy River, and Amazon River
  • Opening hours:  10 am – 6 pm
  • Entry fee:  INR 600 for adults; INR 400 for senior citizens; INR 500 for children

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