About Essel World, Mumbai
Essel World is one of the most popular amusement parks not only in Mumbai but in the entire country. It is the largest amusement park in India and shares the 64-acre complex with one of Asia’s largest theme water parks – Water Kingdom. Essel World, spread across 42 acres, comprises over 57 attractions that offer endless fun to visitors of all ages. Some of the highlights are Top Spin, Shot-N-Drop, Rainbow, Monster in the Mist, Kangaroo Hop, Happy Sky, Tunnel Twister, Copper Chopper and The Alibaba Adventure Mirror Maze, to name a few. Essel World also boasts of a grand skating rink, bowling alley, dance floor, eateries, gift shops and much more. In addition, the amusement park is located in Gorai, which is home to many Mumbai hotels, attractions, restaurants, shopping venues, etc.
Shopping and Dining around Essel World
Tourists visiting Essel World can shop from the in-house Fab-5 Bandwagon store that offers an array of beautiful gifts and souvenirs. Besides, there are not many shopping options near this amusement park, and are limited to a few shops, stores, and supermarkets in the neighbourhood. Tourists can, however, head to the popular malls in Mumbai like Raghuleela Mega Mall (29 km), Growel’s 101 (29.5 km), Oberoi Mall (32.8 km) and Infiniti Mall Malad (33.8 km), to shop to their heart’s content.
Tourists can savour snacks, refreshing drinks and delicious meals at the eateries and restaurants located within the premises of India’s largest amusement park. Also, in its vicinity lie many restaurants, such as Dream House Manori, Hotel Garam Masala, and Zam Zam Hotel, to name a few. In addition, there are a number of resorts and hotels near Essel World that serve palatable spread in their in-house restaurants.
Places to Visit around Essel World
While staying at hotels near Essel World, Mumbai, tourists can plan to visit numerous tourist attractions in the area apart from this amusement park and Water Kingdom. Some of the popular tourist attractions are Global Vipassana Pagoda (1 km), Gorai Beach (3.4 km), Sacred Heart Beach (3.8 km), Sunset Point (6.4 km), Velankanni Beach (10.1 km), Vardhman Fantasy Amusement Park (17.3 km) and Ghodbunder Fort (21.4 km). All these sights are up to an hour’s drive from the resorts and hotels in Essel World area.
How to Reach Essel World
Essel World is located in Gorai in Borivali (West), which is well connected to different parts of Mumbai by public transport like bus and auto-rickshaw. Tourists can also opt for local trains up to Borivali West or Malad West, from where buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis are easily available. Alternatively, those travelling by bus can board direct MBMT Bus No. 4 from Bhayandar, Bus No. 294 from Borivali West Station, Bus No. 272 from Malad Station, or private buses from Panvel, CBD Belapur, Vashi, Thane, or other parts of Mumbai. Majority of these buses take tourists to Gorai Creek or Malad Marve, from where ferries are available up to the park. Besides, tourists staying at hotels in Mumbai can hire a taxi and follow Western Express Highway (WEH) up to the turn towards Kashimira and then drive down to Mira-Bhayandar Road, and thereafter, follow the signs to reach Essel World.