Beat The Heat At These Water Parks Around Kolkata

Fatema posted on 27 February

Feeling burnt out already when summer is only halfway here? Sweat not. Gather your squad, grab your swimming gear and make your way to these water parks to cool off.

Aqua Marina Water Theme Park

Situated at a distance of 35 km from the city and about 1 km from Hooghly station, Aqua Marina is relatively new. It is a complete entertainment paradise designed around water-based activities. You can have a splashing good time at the water slides, wave and pogo pools and other water rides.

Aqua Marina also offers rooms for a stay over, making it a great choice for weekend getaways. A green manicured garden for quite family picnics, a conference hall for corporate meets, amusement activities for children, and a discotheque for the young crowd — there’s something to suit every need.

To get there, catch a train to Hooghly station. From there you can either walk or take an autorickshaw to reach the place. If you are going by road, take GT Road to Hooghly.

Timings: 10AM to 6PM.

Pocket Pinch: INR 120 per head inclusive of all rides. If you are a group of 20 people or more then you pay only INR 90 per head.

Amusement Parks

Hooghly Station Road, Naldanga, Hooghly, West Bengal

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Wet-O-Wild Water Park

Wet-O-Wild is one of the most popular water parks of Kolkata with exciting water rides and a 48-foot giant waterfall. Challenge a friend to race down with you on the Wave Runner — a thrilling high-speed mat racer that gives you the feel of riding on high waves. Scream your lungs out at the exhilarating Family Swirl Ride that takes you through a thrilling series of twists and turns before plummeting into a final plunge in the pool. This water park has a Rain Dance section which, as the name suggests, is a rain disco.

If all the splashing around in water has got you sneezing, you can head over to Nicco Park next door. It boasts of a 750-meter long Giant Cyclone, a replica of the iconic Eiffel Tower {with a panoramic view of the park from above}. The park also has an amazing 4-D movie theater and a bowling alley with a restobar.

Timings: Gates are open from 10:30 AM to 06:30 PM; and the rides are open from 10:45 AM to 7:30 PM.

Pocket Pinch: INR 555 per head. This package includes all rides / slides in the water park and 12 specified free rides and attractions in the main park.

Amusement Parks

Jheel Meel, Sector 4, Salt Lake, Kolkata

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Aquatica

Aquatica is the oldest and also the largest water park in eastern India. A popular ride here is the Black Hole which will leave your heart thumping with its deadly twists and turns. The Cyclone starts from a height of 40ft, then blasts down a long tunnel, spins around a funnel, and hurtles through the eye of the storm to calm waters below. If you like calmer rides, you can chill on a rubber tube as it gently floats down the Lazy River.

Aquatica also offers rooms for an overnight stay and has an Island Shoppe stocked with swimming and bathing essentials. Restaurants and food courts offer a good choice of good enough Chinese, North Indian and Continental fare. If you happen to be like racing, head to their go karting arena with your squad — Aquatica also boasts of one of the few go-karting tracks in the city.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM.

Pocket Pinch: On weekdays, it’s INR 450 per person. On weekends and public holidays, you have to shell out INR 385.

Parks

Kouchpukur, P.O. Hathgachia, Near Rajarhat Township, Kolkata

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