Ever wondered why most of the popular amusement parks of southern India are located in Kerala? Perhaps, it is because the lush green and beautiful state makes for a naturally attractive tourist destination. So in continuation with our amusement park travel guides, here’s another one of the best water parks of India -Dream World Water Park in Chalakudy, near Thrissur City. Not only is it one of the favourites in this part of the country, Dream World Water Park is also one of the oldest amusement parks in the country. Operating for over 15 years now, it is of little wonder that the park has registered a footfall of over 1 crore visitors.
About Dream World
The idea of setting up a water park of this scale in Kerala came up in 1998. Seven leading business honchos of Thrissur and Eranakulam districts came together and formed a partnership that would lay the foundation for the establishment of the Dream World Water Park. The park was inaugurated in 2000. Its proximity to some of the most beautiful natural waterfalls of Kerala – the Athirapilly Falls and the Vazhachal Falls makes it a place of breathtaking beauty.
Dream World Water Park has made a name for itself, not only as a centre for enjoyment, but also as a one of the safest amusement parks in the country. It has received the ISO9001-2008 certification for Quality Management, the ISO 14001-2004 certification for Environment Protection, and the OHSAS 18001-2007 certification for Health and Safety.
Dreamworld Water Park
Thrissur- 680 721
Phone: 0480-2746955, 0480-2746935, 9447066866, 9447012345
Fax: 0480 2747675
Email: [email protected]
How To Get There?
Chalakudy is the town nearest to the Dream World Water Park and a number of buses connect the town and the park. Private taxis are certainly more comfortable for a smaller group. Since this is a Kerala Tourism approved water park, a number of Kerala Tourism buses take visitors on day trips to Dream World from Thrissur city, some 38 kilometres away. Thrissur is also the nearest major railway station.
- Thumboormuzhi river garden and butterfly garden – 5 kilometres
- Athirappilly water falls – 20 kilometres
- Charpa water falls – 23 kilometres
- Vazhachal water falls – 25 kilometres
- Peringalkuthu dam – 30 kilometres
- Anakkayam – 40 kilometres
- Sholayar dam – 50 kilometres
- Malakkapara – 80 kilometres
Rides and Attractions
Dream World Water Park offers about 42 different rides suitable for all age groups and for men, women, and children. About 24 of these are water rides. The park’s highlight is its 120 seater high-tech 3D theatre, the largest of its kind in the state. The eight-feet deep Wave Pool is one of the best loved attractions here. Another is the Stormy River which drops from a height of 30 feet into a water pool. The Lazy River ride is a favourite with young children.
If you enjoy a good Rain Dance or a snow shower, Dream World is the place to be. This was the first amusement park in the state to introduce snow showers. The Mermaid Pool, meant exclusively for children and women is another of the popular favourites. The pool has varying heights and is designed for the comfort of children of varying heights. Dream World also showcases a number of other rides and attractions such as Baby Car, Caterpillar, Sky Train, Flying Colombus, Striking Car, Revolving Barrel, and Dragon Train. The water rides include Zoom Ride, Mat Racer, Dream Shower, Dream Splash, Space Bowl, Amazon River, and Crazy Cruise.
Dream World is also an eco-friendly park with about 200 medicinal herbs planted in the park. These are used for preparation of local herbal remedies in the state.
The water park has a number of additional facilities for its visitors. Apart from a multi-faith prayer hall in the park complex, there is a fully-equipped clinic with trained staff, qualified to attend to any medical emergency. Since this is primarily a water park, changing rooms and bathrooms equipped with showers are located in a number of places in the park. The changing rooms are spacious and come with a locker-on-rent facility. There is also a counter selling swimwear for visitors who may not have brought their own.
Dream World Water Park also houses an excellent restaurant, a number of ice cream parlours, and fast food centres. For its corporate clients, Dream World provides conferencing facilities with Internet and long-distance calling facilities. The parking lot at the park is capable of parking over 500 cars and about 100 buses.
Information for Visitors
All days of the week – 10.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Special packages are available for school and college students accompanied by teacher/staff
Free dormitory facilities are provided to students if booking is made in advance
Special schemes and offers are available through the Dream World Water Park mobile app
Tickets and Charges
- Adults – INR 800
- Senior Citizens (above 65 years age) – INR 700
- Children below 4.5 feet height – INR 700
Outside food is not allowed inside the park.
Once you leave, re-entry is not permitted.