What would be a good way to have fun under the Chennai sun on the weekends? Of course, a visit to any of the many theme parks, spread across the city, along with your family! With its humid and sultry weather, extensive traveling after a tiring week at work is never a fun affair in Chennai. So, the weekends here are best spent when there is a fine blend of fun along with leisure. The theme parks present just this opportunity to the Chennaiites. While, many of you might conceive theme parks as a place for the kids, visit one of Chennai’s parks to get this myth busted. From thrilling rides to plenty of water sports, these parks are meant for people of all age groups.
You will find time fleeting away fast, while visiting the best theme parks around in Chennai. Not only this, with their moderate entry fees and scope for unlimited fun, these parks leave everyone exhausted at the end of the day. Now, if you are looking for options, our list of the top theme parks in Chennai would be a good read for you.
Taking its name from the Utopian Kingdom mentioned in the epic Ramayana, this tranquil theme park is situated near the Vandalur Railway station, 13 KM to the south of Anakaputhur. This theme park is spread across 120 acres. Landscaped with artificial hills, lakes, fountains and lush greenery all around, the ambiance of Kishkinta sets the mood right away. There are many thrilling rides spread across the park. The water rides include aqua slide, white water ride, tube slide, flume, dome slide, wave pool, kamikaze, eskimo ride, etc. Popular dry rides include super jumper, disco dancer, zyclone, space shuttle, Arabian nights, dragon coaster, bumper cars, tora-tora, etc. For the little ones there are special rides like the duck train, helicopter, and kangaroo.
- Entry Fees: Rs. 450 (for adults) and Rs. 350 (for children)
#2: VGP Universal Kingdom
VGP Universal Kingdom is a herald of many firsts for the concept of theme parks in India. Set amidst beautiful landscape (marked by green velvet grass, paved walkways and sparkling fountains), VGP is always the talk of the town for its innovations. Hydro bike and mixer ride are the first of its kind rides in India. Recently, their special collection for imported animated dolls got great press coverage! Some of the best rides at this theme park include dashing cars, super trooper, water chute, aero ship, balloon racer, etc.
- Entry Fees: Rs. 475 (for adults) and Rs. 375 (for children)
#3: MGM Dizzee World
Situated on the East Coast Road, MGM Dizzee World is the destination to head to for a gala time with family and friends. The Snow Valley Knowledge section within this theme park deserves a special mention. Within this section one can experience artificial snowfall, snow covered terrains and mountains and come face to face with the snowman! Once you are through with this special section, there is much more fun awaiting. The adults can ride on Caribbean swing, big wheel, creeper bug and disco saucer. If you are looking for a family ride then reindeer coaster and the carousel will help everyone have great fun together. If you are hungry after all the activities, you can head straight to the restaurants within the park. There is a specialty vegetarian restaurant, while the other offers multi cuisine experience.
- Entry Fees: Rs. 599 (adults) and Rs. 499 (for children)
#4: Queensland Water Park
This elaborate water park is located on the Chennai-Bangalore Trunk Road. Many buses between Guindy and T. Nagar have stops at this park. A visit to the park assures complete family fun. Specialty rides for the kids include trambolin, child bumper car, wing weight and kids taxi. Family rides such as cable car, mirror house, Himalayan water ride, and dragon fly allow you to spend some thrilling time together. If you really want to feel the adrenaline rush then take a ride on octopus, free fall tower or maybe the roller coaster.
- Entry Fees: Rs. 550 (for adults) and Rs. 450 (for children)
#5: VGP Snow Kingdom
This VGP Park stays true to its slogan – “bringing Switzerland to Chennai”. The chilled ambiance within the park helps you relax and have fun without bothering about the heat outside. Situated along the East Coast Road, this is India’s largest snow theme park. The Snow Kingdom has many fun filled activities to keep you entertained – from 3D Trick art museum to sled rides there are many options to engage in some fun in the snow!
- Entry Fees: Rs. 445 (for adults) and Rs. 395 (for children)
Primetime is an indoor amusement park, especially meant for children. Apart from plenty of exciting rides, the children can also participate in tech savvy activities. Bumper Ride and Playpen are the most popular rides at Primetime. There is also a special Fun Zone which is full of exciting activities for the children. There are regular bus services from Chennai that would take you to this park.
So, there is plenty of scope to engage in some fun filled rides with your family and see the weekend breeze past. We would love to hear more about your experiences at these parks.