Bangalore, or Bengaluru as it is now known, is the IT hub of India. Although not the obvious tourist destination for those considering travelling to India, the city has its own charms and reputation that makes up for its lack of the more obvious crowd-pleasers. Setting aside the obvious setbacks of a metropolis undergoing a massive urban expansion, the city itself teems with youthful spirit and verve, as more and more modern-minded graduates flow into the city with ambitions of climbing the IT corporate ladder. The climate is usually pleasantly balmy and soothing green spaces and glitz and glam shopping malls and dining establishments abound within the city, catering to the demands and tastes of the young up-and-coming “ITocracy”.
The city’s youthful sense of adventure, hunger for innovative recreational opportunities and the soaring temperatures of the Bangalore mid-summer have spawned many spaces for cool relaxation in the city. Among these, the Neeladri Amusement Park takes centre stage as one of the most favoured venues frequented by urbanities who want to beat the heat in style.
One of the first theme parks ever established in Bangalore, the Neeladri Amusement Park combines the concept of amusement park with that of a water adventure – the only one of its kind in the city. Located on Hosur Road only 19 kilometres away from the city centre, near the Electronic City, the park encompasses over 30 sprawling acres of water-rides, dining courts and state-of-the-art leisure facilities.
The park features over 45 rides and water slides, pools of all shapes and sizes and boat rides, promising a day jam-packed with fun and adventure. The wave pool and lazy river rides are favourite ways for families to cool down and enjoy a day’s outing with children, while the video game arcade is also a draw for all ages. The most popular rides offered here are the Family Slide, Guided Cars, Zyclone, Bouncing Castles, Formula 2 and Water Chute.
After a day of water frolics and fun, families can head down to the dining area for a sumptuous lunch in the restaurants that are housed in a Roman Amphitheatre. Ice-cream parlours and fast-food outlets are also on offer, decorating in bright, eye-catching colours that captivate children. Visitors to the park have the option of buying either open tickets of tickets for a specific selection of rides; swimming provisions and locker facilities are also provided by the park. It’s the most convenient and idyllic venue for families and young holiday makers to spend a day away from the cares of the city.