If you are looking to spend an awesome time
with your family and friends then you should visit the Essel World in Gorai,
Mumbai. It is one of the most famous amusement parks in India and along with
the Water Kingdom, they constitute the biggest recreational park in entire
Asia. Both the amusements parks together occupy an area of about 64 acres and
are visited by tourists from different parts of the world.
In addition to being a well-known picnic spot,
you can even plan a stay for the night or two in one of the hotels situated
near to the park. The park hosts a series of fun-filled activities for both
adults and children and it is a must-visit place for those who are travelling
to the city of dreams, Mumbai.
The best part of this amusement park is its
fancy interiors and due to its popularity, it has also featured in several
Bollywood movies and TV serials. Moreover, the park was also honoured with
various awards including the National Award of Excellence, Activity and the
Award for the Best Variety and Number of Rides by the Indian Association of
Amusement Parks & Industries, and Most Innovative Promotional award.
More on Essel World
Rides at Essel World
As per the age and height, you can opt for
several adventurous rides at Essel World. Majority of the rides are suitable
for all age groups, including children, teenagers, adults and elderly. For all the adventure lovers, partake in the
various amusements rides to increase the adrenaline level in your body. There are around 11 adventurous rides for
adults at Essel World, 14 rides are suitable for families and 15 rides are apt
Horror Ride at Essel World is one of the most
daunting and scariest rides in India. The ride is called “Monster in the Mist”
and is best-suited ride for those who crave for a thrilling experience. The
ride lasts for around 5 minutes, but those five minutes will give you
goosebumps, with scary images popping out of nowhere just like in scary movies.
The setting of the ride is absolutely haunting as it passes through the gloomy,
misty and dark passage. In addition to the scary set up, excellent audio and
animation add to the horror experience. This ride is not suggested for those
who are weak at heart.
In order to enjoy the water rides, you need to
head to the Water Kingdom which lies adjacent to Essel World. Here, there are a variety of interesting
water sports you can take part in, including water rides, wave pools, water
slides, swimming pool, aqua play pool and many more.
Water rides have several themes such as the
Serpent Safari and the Elephant Safari. The wave-pool is the largest in the
country and comprises of crystal clear blue water, the recent wave technology
and is surrounded by lush greenery. The pool is spread over an area of about
30,000 sq. feet and is a perfect place to unwind amidst the cool water and
Situated next to Essel World, the Water
Kingdom is the largest water park in the country and is known for its
adventurous wider rides. It hosts various water sport activities and comprises
the largest wave pool in the country.
The Wave Pool is 100 metres long with clear
blue water fit for swimming for all age groups. The surging current is fit for
various adventurous rides such as roller coasters and rain dancing. You can
separately book the tickets for the Water Kingdom on their website.
Note: The entry fee to
Essel World is not inclusive of the visit to the Water Kingdom.
Things to Do at Essel World
There is a huge skating arena at the Essel
World that covers an area of about 3400 sq. feet. For a hot and humid place
like Mumbai, this skating rink is the only place where the temperature goes as
low as 4 degrees.
You can rent the skating gear and boots on an
hourly basis after making a small deposit. A visit to this amusement park is
not included in the main entry pass to the Essel World. This means that you
will have to pay an additional entry fee to visit skating rink.
The six-lane bowling alley at the Essel World
is called the Riki’s Rocking Alley. There is a separate arcade for the Bowling
Alley with a restaurant that offers a variety of delicious Indian cuisines.
Essel World Dance Floor
Start grooving at the awesome beats on the
dance floor at the Essel World. The glass dance floor is equipped with
brilliant lights and high standard music system that will blow your mind. You
can book the dance floor for private occasions as well. Once you are here, you
can’t stop dancing to the hypnotizing beats of Bollywood, International and
Within the premises of Essel World, you will
find many food joints and restaurants that serve a wide range of scrumptious
dishes including Punjabi, South Indian, Italian and Chinese. For deserts, do
not miss out on ice creams and Chuskis.
Are you fond of shopping? If yes, then visit
the Fab-5 Bandwagon store to purchase souvenirs and other merchandise. The
merchandise is affordable and t=you can buy a few of them to gift it to your close
Amusement Park Ticket
For adults: INR 885
For children within the height range of 3’3″ and 4’6”: INR 649
For adults: INR 920
For children within the height range of 3’3″ and 4’6”: INR 649
For Elderly Visitors: INR 378
Combined Ticket for
Water Kingdom and Essel World
For adults: INR 1198
For children within the height range of 3’3″ and 4’6”: INR 826
For Elderly Visitors: INR 555
There is also an option
of an annual pass to the amusement park. The price of the same is given below.
For adults: INR 1474
For children within the height range of 3’3″ and 4’6”: INR 1198
Best Time to Visit
Mumbai is known for its torrential rainfall.
Therefore, the most suitable time to visit
Essel World and the Water Kingdom is during the months of September and
June. However, to get the best of water rides, you should travel to this place
during summers i.e. between March and June.
Tips for Visiting Essel World
1. Visitors are not permitted to take any food
2. Carry a appropriate swim gear while
visiting the water park.
3. Reach the park early to make the most of
both the amusement parks.
How to Reach Essel
The Essel World is well-connected by public
transport and bus services from different parts of Mumbai and neighbouring
areas. If you are travelling from Mumbai then you can take Bus No. 4 from
Bhayander Bus depot. It will take you directly to the amusement park.
You can also hire a cab or drive to the place
in your private car. You will have to take the Western Express Highway to reach
the Essel World. From the highway, take a left turn towards Kashimira and head
to Mira-Bhayander Road. From here it will hardly take 45 minutes to reach the
park. You can follow the signboards that direct to the park.
There are also various authorized travel
agencies that offer regular bus services from Ambernath, CBD Belapur Panvel,
Badlapur, Vashi, Kharghar, Nerul, Vashi, and Thane to the amusement parks.
If you opt to travel by train then you will
have to progress to Borivali Station or Malad Station by local train. From the
railway station, you will have to take BEST bus no 294 and 272 from Borivali Station and Malad
Station respectively to reach the nearest bus termination point to the park.
Alternatively, you can also hire an auto-rickshaw to reach the bus termination
Next, you will have to take a ferry service
from the bus termination points. The ferry rides are available on a regular
interval of 15 minutes. However, the ferry services stop between 3 pm and 6 pm,
therefore, plan your trip to the park accordingly. The fare for the ferry is around INR 50 per