5 Best Amusement Parks In Bangalore
Snow in Bangalore? Unimaginable, but true! Head straight to Snow City for loads of snow. What’s more, it is just one of the many amusement parks that dot the ‘Garden City’.
By Ashwin Dewan
No child can say no to an amusement park. Nor for that matter, can an adult! So, what is it about an amusement park that makes it such a treat for anyone, no matter what their age? Is it the exciting and gravity-defying water rides? Or, is it the countless other rides that fills children, especially, with glee when a visit to an amusement park is mentioned? Maybe, it is the prospect of spending an entire day filled with fun. Whatever the reason, an amusement park is equal to fun and happiness for a child and, of course, for the family as a whole.
You may think Bangaluru being an IT city it’s all about work and no fun, but you could not be more mistaken! You can find many amusement parks in and around Bangalore. And, with summer in full swing, can there be a better time to head to the nearest one?
So, what are you waiting for? Get going, have fun and make memories!
Top 5 amusement parks to visit near Bangalore
1. Innovative Film City
Address: #24 & 26, Kiadb Estates, Bidadi, Bengaluru – 562 109
Entry fee: Rs 750. (Go Karting and automatic bull ride charged extra)
Timing: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
On the way to Mysore, about 40 km from the city of Bangalore, lies Innovative Film City. The theme park, which is spread over 58 acres of land, is divided into three parts and will ensure your tickets worth in terms of fun and entertainment.
It has activities such as net cricket, kids boating, go-karting, etc. Witness the age of dinosaurs in the Dino Park, get lost in the Mirror Maze, get ready to get spooked in the Haunted Mansion, admire century-old fossils and experience Rajnikanth in the Kabali Walkthrough. Additionally, one-star attraction is the Big Boss House where you can see the actual house where the contestants of the show are lodged.
There are other attractions such as three swimming pools out of which one is a wave pool for hot days. If hunger comes calling, there are food courts that sell a variety of food items ranging from dosas to burgers to pizzas. Try to visit early as it may take some time to walk through the entire theme park along with each of its attractions.
Do call and check beforehand for certain attractions like Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Madame Tussads as they may be closed down for construction.
2. Snow City
Address: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar.
Entry fee: Rs 600 per head
Timing: 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Always wanted to experience the joy of seeing snow firsthand but never got an opportunity? Now that summer is in full swing, head to the cooler climes of not a hill station but of Snow City. Yes! A snow city right in the heart of Bangalore. It spans a massive area of 12,500 square feet, which is all covered in snow. The sheer joy of playing, sliding and throwing snow at each other is possible here along with the thrill of participating in various rock-climbing activities.
The Snow City is open throughout the year and maintains a constant temperature of minus 5 degree Celsius. Visit it today and click pictures with various virtual snow animals or just take in the experience of being in a snow-filled place even as the sun rages outside. The best time to visit is summer season.
Address: Mysore Road, Bangalore
Entry fee: Rs 1,089 for adults and Rs 873 for kids (subject to height)
Timing: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ask anyone to list their favourite amusement parks in Bangalore and chances are every list will have Wonderla in it. With over 60 fun and thrilling rides, there is something for every person in Wonderla. From the Techno Jump to the Skywheel to the Termite Coaster to the Rain Disco, Wonderla will not disappoint anyone.
Shikha Sharma, a copy supervisor with an advertising agency located in the city is a big fan of the place. “I visit Wonderla once a year with my family. It is such a fun place and my seven-year-old son just goes berserk with all the rides, especially the water ones. The only thing I keep in mind is to ensure that he does not take a ride that may be scary or dangerous for him.”
This apart, there is even a 3D laser show, a musical fountain and a number of eateries that serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food to refuel your energy after taking part in the various rides. Do not miss certain rides like the Recoil, the Korneto, Insanity, Boomerang and Harakiri.
Rides are subject to availability. You must carry a valid photo ID to enter the park and it is advisable to carry your own swimwear for the water rides. Most important of all, do not leave children unattended.
4. Fun World
Address: Palace Grounds, Jayamahal Main Rd, Opposite TV Tower, J.C.Nagar, Bangalore
Entry fee: Rs 750 per person
Timing: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fun world, as the name suggests, will ensure a fun time for the entire family. Situated on 22 acres of land, it includes water rides and land rides such as the Pendulum, the Wave Pool, Cyclone, Parachute and Columbus. Apart from the locker rooms, the changing areas and several pools, Fun World also has a food court offering different items of food and a green garden.
Another key attraction in Fun World is the Star City that has many electronic and semi-robotic games for children and a 12-lane bowling alley as well.
5. Lumbini Gardens
Address: #57/1, Verannapalya, Opportunity to Lumbini Garden & Near CR Weghi Bridge
Entry fee: Rs 50 per person, Rs 50 for boating
Timing: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. all days
Lumbini Gardens lie on the banks of the Nagawara lake and provides a wonderful atmosphere for families to relax and spend some quality time away form the hustle and bustle of every day life. The place is spread over an area of 1.5 km and has many water-based activities that is ideal for summer. Some of these include the pedal boat, the pleasure boat, the kid rides, the twirling vortex and the wave pool. There are also places which sell packaged food and water.
We all need respite from work, both office and household, and school at regular intervals. And amusement parks are the ideal solution. They provide a much-needed break for the entire family. Not only will these parks refresh and recharge you but they will create memories that will last forever.
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