Water theme parks are now one of the popular family entertainment venues for both tourists and locals of the area. A holiday to India cannot be considered complete without a visit to Kerala. The state, referred as God’s Own Country, will make your stay an amazing experience with its coconut palms, enthralling backwaters, exotic flora and fauna and the rich cultural heritage. There are several tourist attractions in Kerala and you must include at least a few of the water theme parks in your itinerary.
Visit to a water theme park is a day full of fun and entertainment. You could do a roller coaster ride or head for the water parks. Do remember to check out the dress codes to have a comfortable and safe time at the water parks. Do not forget to carry your bathing suits with you.
Some of the popular water parks in Kerala include:
1. Wonderla (previously called Veegaland):
Wonderla is the best water park in Kochi where you will have an experience of your lifetime with over 50 rides to choose from among which are 12 water based and about 9 safe and gentle rides especially for the kids. There is a well-furnished resort for you to spend the night. Attractions include:
Dry rides: XD Max, Rockin’Tug, Cinemagic ride, Sky wheel, musical fountain, flying boat, Balarama cave dashing and dancing cars, dancing wheel and many more
Water rides: Wave pool, Rapid river, Wonder Splash, play pool, water coasters, rain disco, water pendulum, snake slides etc.
Thrill rides: Thunder fall, Space Gun, Wonderla bamba, Maverick
Kids rides: Convoy, jumping horses, pirate ship, fire brigade, magic plane, cater pillar village and more.
Wonderla has strict dress codes for you to follow. It makes your rides more comfortable and safe too. Wonderla is still popularly referred by its old name of Veegaland amusement park. This amusement park in Cochin is the first of its kind in the entire India.
2. Silver Storm water theme park:
Rated among the best tourist places in Thrissur district, Silver Storm water park is really an experience which individuals in every age group will enjoy. Some of the activities available there include water sports, roller coasters, splash pools and rain dance.
You have plenty of eating options at the restaurant, food court, ice cream parlor. Enjoy your dinner at the poolside. You could spend the night at the cottages available. Other facilities available there include a prayer hall, first aid, ATM counters, lockers and a gift shop for you to carry fond memories back home.
3. Vismaya, Kannur:
Spread across 30 acres of land this theme park is yet another spectacular way for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Vismaya is the only water theme park promoted by a cooperative society in India. With its wide variety of activities that include break dance, striking car, sky train, laser show, horror cave, mirror maze, 4D theatre, rain dance, play pools, water fall, slides, crazy river and several more sports for adults and kids, Vismaya is the best amusement park in Kannur. There are restaurants available and with a 200 capacity conference hall and marriage hall, it makes an ideal place for events and conferences. There is well maintained dormitory too.
4. Flora Fantasia Amusement Park:
Built over an area of 13.5 acres the Flora fantasia amusement park has several facilities like walkways, ramps, staircases, roads with places to rest making it an ideal vacation spot. It has an exclusive covered pool for ladies and over 40 varieties of rides, shows and other attractions like Pushpak, 4D animation theatre, water play system, free falls etc. Flora fantasia can be easily said to be among the best water theme parks in Kerala. It offers very effective safety measures too. The quality of water is well maintained with filter plants and the water is tested each day and the results are put up daily for the visitors to view.
5. Dream world:
This water theme park is located in the district of Thrissur close to several tourist attractions like Athirappilly waterfalls, Thumboormuzhi river garden, Peringalkunthu dam, Anakkayam and few other dams & waterfalls. Dream world has about 42 amusement rides of which 24 are water rides. The water park in Kerala has two major attractions. One is the 30 feet high raft ride called stormy river that follows a zigzag trail and splashes into the Lazy river and the other is the 8 feet deep wave pool.
6. Sadhoo Merry Kingdom, Kannur:
Sadhoo merry Kingdom is a man-made water theme park on Chala hills about 6 kms away from Kannur town. It has around 30 water and dry rides, family rides, thrill rides, flying cars. For those who want more excitement this Kerala water park has many enthralling video games, toy trains, live water slide shows and blue pools.
7. Fantasy park:
Located in the Palakkad district, the fantasy park has the Malampuzha mountain ranges overlooking it. It has a snake park and ropeway. You can buy some souvenirs at the Curio shop for your family and friends back home. There is a huge restaurant that serves some delicious food. It can be said to be small budget park suitable for kids and families.
8. Happyland Water Theme & Amusement park:
Located at Thiruvananthapuram the Happyland water theme and amusement park is an eco-friendly park surrounded by trees, rocks, waterfalls and hills. It has several wet and dry rides. There is a separate kid’s village too within the park. It is very hygienic and lays stress on cleanliness. There are over 1000 plantations around the park.
There are many more water theme parks that could be added to the long list of amusement parks in Kerala. Most of the parks are owned and developed by the NRIs of Kerala and they all give utmost importance to the cleanliness and safety of the water that is in use.
You could login to the Kerala tourism website for more details on Kerala and the numerous attractions that it has for you to enjoy. It gives complete details about the means of travel, destinations and travel tips to make your holiday more relaxed and pleasant.