Whenever you choose to visit India, you will be faced with a never-ending heat. For many, this is a welcome relief from the cold winter nights, and yet there needs to be an escape, every once in a while.
Over the Christmas break, I visited Mumbai, and was surprised to find some amazing water parks! Young or old, a solo traveler or a family, these are full of fun and perfect on a hot summer’s day.
Let’s explore some of the best water parks in Mumbai.
There is only one way to start this list and it had to be at the Water Kingdom. It is arguably the most well-known water park to come out of India and is amongst some of the biggest in Asia. Standing right beside EsselWorld, they collectively cover 64 acres of well-rounded good family fun.
Personally, I enjoyed The Lagoon the most during the time I was here. It is the largest play pool in the country and with its three kid slides, three adult slides, and four family-friendly slides, it is just so easy to spend all day making a splash (1).
What about the thrill seekers, you ask? Well, Water Kingdom has the adrenaline rush for you, too! What-A-Coaster is exactly what you need. Only adults are allowed on it and it is considered one of the steepest vertical slides in the country, allowing riders to reach up to 40 miles per hour!
Food is easy to find at the water park, as are a whole host of international and local shopping stores. Oh, and they do deals, too! If you decide to visit on a Tuesday, a Friday, or many of their other designated dates, you will be able to enter on a discount. Nothing better for a family getaway than to be able to get in on a deal (2)!
Not many people are unfamiliar with the Shangri-La brand of hotels - just the name brings about feelings of luxury and pampering. Its water park in Mumbai is just that – a watery extension of its hotels. Whether or not you stay in the adjoining hotel is no issue, for they welcome one and all!
If ever you are looking for a day of nothing but cooling off and relaxation, allow the Shangri-La Water Park to show you a good time. Most of you will definitely enjoy the standard pool, but I was a little adventurous and ventured onto the slides. Boy, what a rush (3)!
While not one of the dedicated, crazier water parks, Shangri-La makes sure to compensate in its charm. Kids will be more than happy to not only splash about in the kiddie pool and the wave pool while the adults spend their time relaxing in the Jacuzzi close by.
Oh, and as a bonus, if you use the water park, many of the hotel’s modern amenities open up to you. Enjoy (4)!
When you think of water parks, safety has to be a given, making this next inclusion such a joy. Tikuji-ni-Wadi is a water park, amusement park, and a group of amenities grouped together. The owners have made safety their number one priority here and it really does show (5).
Other than the standard group of pools for the different age groups, they also have a lazy river. As one of the most popular things to do here, I knew I had to try it out. The name suits the ride to a T, all you do is lie on your back, drift down the river, and let all your stress float away. Amazing (6)!
Despite being the most popular part of Tikuji-ni-Wadi by far, the rest of the “fun resort” is not to be missed out, neither. The food here is famed around the region, so make sure you do not miss out on some of the best vegetarian meals you’ll ever have.
If the kids had enough of splashing about in the pools, why not make it fun AND educational for them? Visit the Pet Farm to pet and cuddle up to adorable little animals or the Tikus Aquarium to learn and live amongst the animals of the sea (7)!
Rivaling the Water Kingdom for the top spot in India is Aquamagica Water Park. Its 12 water rides have attracted people from all over to visit and was the first water park I had ever been to with an actual dress code. That, however, is entirely reasonable and does keep the water park safe and family-friendly, which was undoubtedly the plan.
In all truths, this was the most extreme water park I had been to in all of India. Many of the rides are catered toward thrill seekers and it really does get the adrenaline pumping. From a 39 feet free fall to the high-speed water slides, Aquamagica was integral in soothing the thrill seeker in me for the day (8).
The goal of this water park was to bring international standards to Indians at home and I feel like they have certainly achieved it here. Each of the rides was sourced from overseas suppliers and built to the highest standards. DJs play every weekend, attracting young people from all around to dance the night away (9).
To keep their prices competitive, they also offer a deal every Wednesday. This, however, does not take away from the fact that they allow access to the entire water park for a regular ticket. Clearly, Adlabs Aquamagica Water Park is not just here for the profit, but for people to genuinely come and enjoy themselves (10).
6-time Limca Book of Records holder Suraj Water Park rounds out this list and what a wonderland it is. It is obviously well known for having the longest fiberglass cave, at 103 feet, but it is undoubtedly much more than that. With its impeccable décor, impressive architecture, and happy atmosphere, you need to be there right now.
The backdrop is lush, green forest, allowing for relaxation to begin. Lord Shiva, in a giant rock statue, watches over the water park at all times. Oh, and do not forget to experience the Rainbow Tower, with its enviable collection of approximately 16 inbuilt slides (11).
Nature is something that seems harder and harder to come by as civilization takes hold, which makes Suraj Water Park such a gem to visit. The backdrop is nothing but lush green forests and trees are littered all around the water park proper. An amazing, immersive way to get away from city life, for sure.
Despite not being one of the most internationally known water parks in India, I feel like Suraj Water Park was the most complete. The entire water park seems to tell a story from start to finish, linking the different rides with bridges, artificial mountain ranges, and waterfalls.This is certainly a special place that caters to any and every day (12).
With that comes the end of my list of the five best water parks in Mumbai. There will undoubtedly be a day that the sun burns a little too hot, and you are looking for some respite without sacrificing fun and adventure.
Hopefully, this piece was helpful to you! Comment below on some of your favorite water parks in Mumbai and I will make sure to visit them next time around. Oh, and be sure to share it with your friends.
Hi! My name is James Wilson, adventurer and traveler. I was born in New York City, am 28 this year, and have been traveling since I was 19. New places fill me with an unexplainable joy, so let me share some of my experiences with you!
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