One of the most vibrant cities in India, Kolkata is rich in cultural heritage, history, and all things new. The City of Joy is home to numerous historical landmarks, natural spots, parks, malls, markets, and entertainment options making it an all-time hit amongst travellers and locals alike. While famous tourist spots such as the Victoria Memorial Palace, Howrah Bridge, Birla Planetarium, and The Marble Palace should not be missed, you should surely add some iconic and fun places the city has to offer to your itinerary. Think theme parks, science museums, and more, Kolkata has it all.
Whether you are planning a family vacation, a trip with friends, or a solo visit, you are sure to have a fun-filled and memorable time in the City of Joy. However, if there is one thing that makes a holiday even more fun, it is an amusement park comprising crazy rides, water slides and fun games, and Kolkata has plenty of them. Here is a list of amusement parks in Kolkata to add more thrill and excitement to your next vacation.
5 Best Amusement Parks In Kolkata
1. Nicco Park
Acclaimed as the best amusement park in Kolkata, Nicco Park is home to more than 35 attractions which include rides, water slides, and even a bowling alley. Some of the most popular rides in the park include the roller coaster, Pirate Ship, Moon Raker, and Water Shoot. The park is also renowned for the numerous family entertainment rides such as River Cave, Cable Car, Paddle Boat, and Lazy River Ride. Besides some crazy rides, you can also spend time at Wet-O-Wild, Nicco’s water park which offers several water slides, a huge wave pool, and a rain dance bay. The main attraction of the water park is the Pirate Bay which comprises six waterslides situated in a 10,000 sq. ft huge pool. Besides these amazing entertainment options, Nicco Park also has a massive bowling alley where various tournaments are held.
- Where: Sector IV, Salt Lake City, Kolkata
- Entry Fee: INR 300/- and upwards
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A water theme park in Kolkata spread across 17 acres, Aquatica is considered one of the best amusement parks in Kolkata, and rightly so. The water park is perfect to spend a hot summer day with its awesome rides and slides including Black Hole, a high-speed ride situated at a height of 40 ft and has some amazing twists and turns. The park also has ‘The Cyclone’ which is an adrenaline-pumping ride starting at 40 feet that ultimately plunges you into a water pool. Besides these thrill-inducing rides, the water park also has various attractions for families and couples such as Niagra Falls and the Aqua Dance Floor. Make sure to visit during your vacation in the summer months for a fun-filled experience!
- Where: Near Rajarhat Township, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Entry Fee: Adult – INR 800 per person on weekdays and INR 1000 per person on weekends and public holidays.
- Children – INR 500 per person on all days
3. Snow Park
One of the best and most unique amusement parks in Kolkata, Snow Park offers you an amazing opportunity to spend the day in the cold at minus 6 degrees Celcius. The park is relatively new and perfect to visit with family or friends. A makeshift igloo along with the snow shower here makes you feel like you are in a winter wonderland where you can indulge in skiing, ice skating, bike riding in snow, tube sliding, Swiss Sledge, and dancing to beats of music. Snow Park is well-suited to be visited by both adults and kids and you are bound to make a lot of memories while you’re here.
- Where: Axis Mall, New Town
- Entry Fee: INR 500/- inclusive of jackets, gloves, and shoes.
4. Science City
An unconventional amusement park, Science City is the largest science centre in the country and is home to some of the most exciting and educative experiences that should be witnessed by people of all ages. Space Odyssey is a unique experience made up of a space theatre, a time machine, mirror magic, and a 3-D theatre while the Dynamotion Hall takes you through a world of illusions. The city also has a Science Exploration Hall and a Maritime Center where you can witness the best of experiments come to life. The park also has an outdoor area that boasts of a cable car that takes you from one to another, a butterfly nursery, and a musical fountain. Make sure to add this place to your travel itinerary for a fun-filled and educational time.
- Where: J.B.S. Haldane Avenue
- Entry Fee: INR 50/-
5. Newton Ecopark
Spread across sprawling 480 acres, Newton Ecopark is the greenest space in Kolkata which is surrounded by a waterbody of another 104 acres. The park is majorly divided into three zones – the ecological zone made of grasslands and wetlands, urban recreational areas, and theme gardens. Make the most of your time here by participating in activities such as cycling, ice skating, boating water zorbing, bull riding, floating pontoon, kayaking, and water cycling. The Toy Train along with the gardens depicting the Seven Wonders of the World are some other attractions of the park that just cannot be missed.
- Where: Newtown
- Entry Fee: INR 30/- for 3 years and above.
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