The city of Hyderabad has always had the adulation of everyone, be it for its lip-smacking biryani, iconic monuments or pearl industry. The recent boom in the technology sector coupled with the advent of numerous upscale restaurants and palatial malls have added to its allure, tempting many to move or, at the very least, plan a trip to Hyderabad. The thing that sets the city apart in the never-ending array of holiday destinations in India is the sheer number of experiences it has to offer. And an important part of this list is its myriad theme parks. The cityscape of Hyderabad is speckled with numerous theme parks that are a world of fun and excitement in themselves. These are perfect for families, friends & peers to have a whale of a time together…forgetting about the hassles of life and making memories that will remain etched forever. So, if you live in or around Hyderabad or are visiting the city for business or leisure any time soon, then you ought to check out these amazing theme parks in the city.
Sliding down giant water slides, relaxing in a crystal clear pool and enjoying on thrilling rides…is that a pretty good description of how you wish to spend your time at a theme park? Then, there is no place better for you in the City of Pearls than Jalavihar. Overlooking the splendid Hussain Sagar Lake, this is the perfect pick for you to beat the scorching summers of South India and have a ball. The fact that it has a dedicated pool for women and children, boasting several features such as tipping bucket and mushroom umbrellas speaks volumes of the length the park goes to ensure a memorable time to visitors. For a truly hassle free experience, Jalavihar also offers complimentary shuttle service in and around Necklace Road. Isn’t that just great?
Entry Fee: ₹ 350
Timings: 11 am – 7 pm
Reading the name “Wild Waters,” you may be thinking that it’s just a water park with a bunch of slides. You are, right? Well, you are half correct. While Wild Waters does have some amazing water slides that help you beat the heat, it also has a plethora of other options to please its visitors. Sprawling over 30 acres, this park is home to an amusement area with almost two dozen rides. And the fun doesn’t end there. Wild Waters also features an adventure park where you can indulge in enthralling activities such as archery, rock climbing, electric bull riding and more. This theme park has a total of 60 wet and dry rides that will keep your spirits up from the time you step inside the gate till you head back home.
Entry Fee: ₹ 670 to ₹ 755
Timings: Weekdays: 11 am to 6 pm, and Weekends and Holidays: 11 am to 7 pm. Water slides are only offered till 6 pm.
Sahas Adventure Park
Sahas Adventure Park has been built keeping the modern-day thrill seeker in mind. This park has every single thing that a great 21st-century adventure park should have. ATV riding, zorbing, zip lining, mountain biking, rock climbing, paintballing and shooting are to name a few. It is an adventurers’ paradise where the adrenaline levels shoots the sky and never appears to come down. The theme park is located within the famed Ramoji Film City on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Entry Fee: ₹ 1000 to ₹ 2100
Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
The southern parts of India are somewhat infamous for their sweltering year-round temperatures. So, experience snow in the region would be the last thing that you would expect. Right? But wait! While you can’t experience the real snowfall in Hyderabad, the city does give you a chance to play in white, powdery snow. Snow World is where Hyderabad makes all your dreams of revelling in temperatures below the freezing point comes true. Besides an open play area where you can have a snowball fight, this theme park also features other attractions, including a snow slide, merry-go-round, ice sculptures and more. So, just in case the water fails to tackle the South Indian summers and you are sitting at your hotel in Hyderabad wondering what to do, this is just the place to go.
Entry Fee: ₹ 450
Timings: 11 am to 9 pm
As it may be pretty evident to you by now, there is no dearth of theme parks in Hyderabad or the area surrounding it. Thus, it would take a lot for one place to remain a hot favourite among the denizens and travellers alike for long. But Wonderla has done it. Ever since its inception, Wonderla has been observing a heavy footfall of revellers who are impelled to visit again by the memories of the time they spent here on their previous trip. Perhaps the biggest reason that people can’t get enough of Wonderla is the staggering number of experiences it has to offer. From a host of water slides and fun rides that you can enjoy with your family and friends to roller coasters and other thrilling rides that beckon the adventurer in you, this place has it all. The park recently inaugurated the MISSION INTERSTELLAR ride which has state-of-the-art technology to offer visitors an unforgettable time flying in the outer space.
Entry Fee: ₹ 815 to 1525
Timings: Weekdays: 11 am to 6 pm and Weekends: 11 am to 7 pm
So clearly, there’s more to Hyderabad than what meets the eye. It may be synonymous with iconic monuments and delicious food but adventure and fun run deep here. And now that you know of the best theme parks in the city where you can feel an adrenaline rush, make your time in the ‘City of Nizams’ a little extra special by visiting one of these places.
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