With temperatures soaring, people of Kolkata have been heading out to water parks with their families to beat the humidity and heat. Kolkata today boasts of three water parks that match the best in the country but also remain attractions for all associated activities, especially during summer vacations.
We bring you the three best places where you can cool off the entire day.
Aqua Marina Water Park, Hooghly
Located just 1 km away from the iconic Howrah Station and 35 kms from the main city, Aqua Marina Water Park is a great place to getaway from the heat and hustle of busy Kolkata life.
Designed as a complete entertainment destination around water-based activities, the Aqua Marina has facilities to entertain groups and individuals who can spend an entire day playing the water slides, wave pools, rides and related games.
Open between 10 A.M. and 6 P.M., Aqua Marina also offers overnight rooms for stay. This makes the Aqua Marina a great place to plan weekend holidays as a family or visit as a corporate group.
The park boasts of an AC conference hall with seating for 70 people and comes complete with the latest audio-visual equipment. There is a poolside restaurant with options for food packages to suit various budgets.
The younger generation has the option to head for the discotheque, if music is their thing for unwinding. For those wishing to use the destination as a quiet picnic spot, the surrounding greenery and manicured lawns provides the perfect place to get together with friends and family.
- Ticket price: Rs 120/- per person and is inclusive of all rides.
- For 20 persons and above, bulk rates apply at Rs 90/- per person and is inclusive of all rides.
Opened in 1999 with a water park covering 17 acres, Aquatica happens to be the largest and oldest water-themed park in Kolkata, and perhaps Eastern India.
Located at Kouchpukur at Hatgachia, close to Salt Lake Sector V, Aquatica is a fun place to head for in any weather. With infrastructure created to remain occupied for the entire day, Aqautica also offers 23 rooms for overnight stay and has an Island Shoppe on the campus. Restaurants and food courts offer a variety of dining options to suit all budgets, with a choice of excellent Chinese, North Indian and Continental fare.
For corporate clients, there is a separate Boardroom with conference facilities and Part Hall.
The pool venue can be exclusively booked for private entertainment at Rs 1 lakh per day.
The park’s water-based and other activities include family pool, kids pool, mountain rides, Aqua dance with music, dry landing, Lazy River, Tornado Cyclone, Black Hole, Raft Slide, Pendulum, Surf Racer, Niagra Fall, Multilane and Kartica Ground.
Aquatica remains popular through winters as an excellent location for picnics and families to spend time together.
- Park timings: 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.
- Weekdays (Mon – Fri): Rs 315 per person
- Weekends and public holidays: Rs 385 per person
- All day (child): Rs 200 per child
- Weekdays (Mon – Fri): Rs 450 per person
- Weekends and public holidays: Rs 550 per person
- All day – child; (Mon – Fri): Rs 300 per child
Wet-O-Wild Park – Nicco Park, Salt Lake City
The 40-acre park with over 35 attractions remains extremely popular with locals and visitors to Kolkata. The first hint of an upcoming holiday and children begin pressurizing parents to take them to Nicco Park. As on date, over 24 million visitors are reported to have visited the park.
Nicco Park boasts of a 750 meter long Giant Cyclone, which happens to be one of the largest in Asia. This is just one among many attractions which include a 48 foot waterfall, a replica of the iconic Eiffel Tower to get give a panoramic view, Toy Train, Paddle Boat, Tilt-a-Whirl, Water Coaster, Pirate Ship, Flying Saucer, Water Chute, Moonraker, Magic carpet, among many others.
Nicco Park also offers the ‘Nicco Super Bowl’ that comes with a 4-bowling lanes, four pool tables, air Hockey table and Derby game. Then there is the ‘Bowlers’ Den’. Located on the rooftop of the Super Bowl, the 50-cover multi-cuisine modern restaurant offers fine dining options to visitors.
- 10.30 A.M to 6.30 P.M.
- Various packages are available from Rs 200 to Rs 650 per person. Annual ticket options are also offered.