Taking a dip in cool water is the best way to beat the summer heat. Combine that with the adrenaline of rushing down a water slide or rocking at a wave pool and you have a summer activity to blow your socks off. So, kickstart the summer start by making your way to India’s best water parks that promise recreation for kids and adults alike.
Water Kingdom (Mumbai)
Water kingdom is India’s oldest and Asia’s largest water theme park, not to forget one of India’s best water parks too. For millennials, Water kingdom has been that aspirational attraction and the embodiment of fun from the moment its advertisement first appeared on television. The park is known to keep introducing new rides, but also maintaining the old classics. It is one the most widely visited parks in the country as it makes for a great outing with friends and family.
Timings – Monday to Sunday 10am to 6:30pm*
Ticket price – INR 290 to INR 1640*
Adlabs Aquamagica (Mumbai)
Located on the Mumbai Pune highway Adlabs Aquamagic is voted by many as one of India’s best water parks. With a plethora of thrilling rides and an ambiance to match the park has tons of visitors from both Mumbai and Pune on weekends. So, if you wish to avoid the crowds a weekday visit is recommended. It’s known to have the most courteous staff and also delicious food at affordable prices. Though the prices of tickets are on the higher end the Park offers various seasonal discounts for students, couples etc so do enquire about ongoing offers before buying the tickets.
Timings – Monday to Sunday 11 am to 8pm*
Ticket price – Starting @ INR 1099*
Wonderla is a culmination of a theme park and a water park. The park has a variety of rides to offer which cater to people of all ages making the park a popular spot. The park also spoils you with the sheer quantity of rides available and its almost impossible to try all the rides in a day. The rain dance and the vertical slide are definitely the must try rides.
Timings – Monday to Sunday 11 am to 7pm*
Ticket price – INR 460 to INR 923*
Another popular water park in India is the Wonderla park in Kochi. It’s a popular spot for families who wish to beat the summer heat. It’s a wonderful place to unwind and relax while enjoying the thrilling rides.
Timings – 12pm to 6pm*
Ticket price – INR 999 to 1798*
Dreamworld Water Park (Thrissur)
Set in the backdrop of Kerela’s biggest waterfall, Dreamworld offers its visitors 42 rides where half of them are water rides. Located in the middle of the picturesque view of the waterfalls make it one of India’s best waterparks and you shouldn’t miss out on it. The park also has a multitude of restaurants and ice cream parlors.
Timings – 10:30 am to 6pm*
Ticket price – Adults: INR 700; Senior Citizen: INR 600; Children: INR 600*
Spread over 17 acres of land, located in the heart of Kolkata Aquatica is the best water park of Eastern India. The park offers its visitors an escape from the humidity in Kolkata. The waterpark has a resort in its premises so once you have fun in the lazy river or the wave pool you can relax in a comfy room as well. This water park is a popular picnic spot for people living in Kolkata.
Timings – 10:00 am to 6pm*
Ticket price- Adults: INR 900 – 1000; Children: INR 450 – 500*
Popularly known as Appu Ghar, this is one of most spectacular water parks in India. Oysters is filled with an exciting mix of adventure thrill rides, lazy rides and is packed with exciting water rides. Located in Gurgaon this park is a welcoming relief to the sweltering heat.
Timings – 11:00 am to 6:00pm*
Ticket price – Adults NR 1299 to INR 1399 Kids & Senior citizen – INR 799*
MGM Dizzee World (Chennai)
Known also as Big on fun, MGM Dizzee World in Chennai entertains close to a million visitors in a year. When it comes to entertainment this water park has quite a few firsts under its belt. This was where the Jurongs Bird Show of Singapore performed for the first time. It was also the first amusement park in India to give visitors pick up and drop in a Helicopter.
Timings – 10:30 am to 6:30 pm *
Ticket price– Adult INR 699 Children INR 549*
Wet and Joy (Lonavla)
Located in the beautiful hill station of Lonavla, Wet and Joy is home to India’s biggest wave pool. The wave pool is 60,000 sq feet and has 8 different kinds of waves, making it an excellent spot to beat the heat.
Timings – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm *
Ticket price- Adults: INR 799 – INR 1099*
Ocean Park (Hyderabad)
Awaiting you to embrace with exhilarating rides and a cool ambience is the Ocean Park, located 20 kms from Hyderabad City in Gandipet. The key rides are wave pool, aqua ride, Splash and Tornado to name a few. The park also has restaurants with various cuisines to cater to your hunger pangs.
Timings – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm *
Ticket price – INR 350*
Adventure Island (Delhi)
Located in Rohini Adventure Island water park is one of India’s best water parks has something for everyone. The park is 62 acres and home to a beautiful lagoon, which houses thrilling rides like Splashdown, Space Jam and Z- Force. The park also allows you to shoot pre-wedding photos as well as music videos at its premises.
Timings – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.*
Ticket price – INR 350 to INR 650*
Water parks make a great a spot to spend a summer afternoon cooling off and India has quite a few wonderful ones to offer. So, plan a trip to any of these fun zones, it will make a fabulous outing with your friends and family.
*Disclaimer: Ticket costs and timings are subject to change. Please check the official website of respective water park before visiting.
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