You can get to this sixty-four acre fun land by ferry. It is on the green island of Gorai, a suburb of Mumbai, and has thirty-four exciting rides plus loads of games and other amusements. This place has something for everyone from Grandpa to the youngest of the children in the family. If you prefer to drive to Essel World, take the Western Express Highway to the Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road. Follow the signs to this great park.
For children, there is a carousel with horses, a boat ride, a yard train and several more junior-sized action rides. Children will also enjoy going along with Mom and Dad on some family-style rides such as the Haunted Hotel, a dive ride and several other of the milder rides for everyone. There is even a more mild boat ride available for those who come to the park for relaxation rather than excitement.
Adults will find very breathtaking activities at Essel World in Mumbai which the younger set may not be brave enough to try. The roller coaster is a popular attraction for those who seek thrills. Rock-o-plane and many other rides with a similar degree of excitement appeal to the adults in your party.
There are even a few “senior” rides for grandpas and grandmas. They will really enjoy the senior crazy cars and senior dodgem activities.
There are many coin-operated games available to help you pass many leisurely hours. Among them are Derby Racer and Aqua Lazer.
Looking for food? Essel World has all kinds, from pizza to Chinese to American fast food and several others including local Indian dishes. The food stalls are spread throughout the park so it is easy to quench the craving for food or drinks in relaxing settings.
A new park, within this Mumbai park, has recently opened. It is Wet World, a water-based park with six activity areas, something for every age group in your group. There are splash pools for children as well as pools for accomplished swimmers.
Essel World is the oldest theme park in Mumbai so older locals feel like it is a part of their heritage, to have grown up watching this park develop over the years. Although the park is old, it is as modern as today.
This great theme park operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and even later during school break periods. The costs are very reasonable at RS 125 for adults and RS 100 for children. That is around (US)$3 per adult. Senior citizens even get to enter for free upon proof of their age. The entrance fee includes free rides on a fixed number of activities. During the monsoon season and weekends this great park offers even lower rates.
What a great way to spend an extra day in Mumbai! It is a great way to make a hot, summer day more relaxing, a great way to entertain visitors to Mumbai and a super venue for kids when boredom sets in.