People from all walks of life really love spending their vacation in amusement parks especially in water theme parks which attract people, irrespective of their age groups, through offering various rides such as dry rides and water rides. It seems that water rides are more popular than the other. Having various water rides, all amusement parks in Kerala turn out to be great treasure houses of entertainment.
As most of the amusement parks now have facilities for swimming pools, wave pools and various water rides, they are now generally called water theme parks. Though majority of visitors prefer water rides to dry rides, dry rides are also popular as they too entertain the visitors to the maximum.
Other facilities in these amusement parks include deluxe restaurants and food courts, large prayer hall, conference hall, dressing rooms, locker facility, telephone booths, first aid centers, vast vehicle parking area etc. There are seven amusement parks in Kerala. They are Wonder La (Veega Land), Dream World Park, Fantasy Park, Happy Land, Sadhoo Merry Kingdom, Silver Storm, and Vismaya Water Theme Park.
Wonderla Water Theme Park in Kochi is owned and operated by Wonderla Holidays Limited. The group has another amusement park, under the same brand name ‘Wonderla’ in Bangalore too.
Wonderla Kochi (previously known as Veega Land), located just 15 km away from Kochi city, is home for 55 amusement rides. Wonder La is India's first water theme park. Spread over 30 acres of landscaped space, built to international standards and impeccably maintained, Wonderla Kochi has completed 12 successful years of operation providing a joyful experience for visitors numbering many millions.
Wonderla Bangalore, one of the most favorite amusement parks in India, is located on Bangalore - Mysore road, around 28 km away from Bangalore city. The park is fully set in a total of 82 acres of landscaped gardens. Wonderla Bangalore, established in 2005, has 56 thrill packed rides offering a monster dose of entertainment and fun for all age groups. Wonderla Bangalore has entertained 6 million people in 7 years.
The enchanting beauty of Athirappilly waterfalls, the scenic attraction of Vazhachal, Thumboormuzhy and Sholayar have always fascinated the tourists from time immemorial. Dream World Water Theme Park, the most modern man made, sophisticated water theme park, is situated on the Athirappilly route, with close proximity to the magical natural beauty of Athirappilly waterfalls.
Dream World has attracted thousands of Tourists from all over India and the world. The huge dragons built at the entrance on Athirappilly road will give a pleasant feeling to the tourists as if they are entering into a Jurassic park. The layout of the park is designed in such a way that tourists belonging to any age group can effortlessly reach all the rides without much walking or climbing. Out of the total 42 rides in Dream World Water Park, 24 are water rides. Each ride is unique in nature and the amusement it provides is peculiar to that particular ride alone.
Water sports, Roller Coasters, Splash Pools, Water Dance, first class restaurants and wholesome entertainment for the family. Well that is the Silver Storm Water Theme Park at Vettilapara, near Athirappilly in Trichur District.
The entertainment facilities at Silver Storm Park are truly world class and they cater to all age groups. The park can be reached after a 19 Km long drive through the Western Ghats listening to the whispers of waterfalls, the roars of wildlife and the invigorating fragrance of a thousands of wild species of plants and trees.
Silver Storm's thrills are a blend of natural wonders and man-made marvels. It offers a variety of exciting rides and games. Some of the facilities available here are Kids Pool, Master Blaster, Super Splash, Surf Hill, Wild Raft Ride, Wave Pool, Turbo Twister, Baby Train etc. A few of these amusement-features are available only at Silver Storm in South India.
Fantasy Park is the first amusement park in Kerala and is located in Palakkad district. It lies in a total area of 15 acres and is an ideal picnic spot for families. In this park both water rides as well as dry rides are available.
Happy Land water theme park is located in Vembayam in Thiruvananthapuram district. The thrilling rides here make the visit to this park a worth. It is an eco friendly theme park that settles among trees, rocks, hills and waterfalls.
Sadhoo Merry Kingdom is a water theme park located in Chala in Kannur district. There are 25 rides in this park which include both water and dry rides. Some of the facilities provided here are restaurants, shops, video games etc.
Vismaya Water Theme Park is located in Parassinikadavu in Kannur district. The facilities provided here are prayer hall, restaurants, conference hall, shops, dormitory etc.
Black Thunder is the finest water theme park located at the foot of the Nilgiri Mountains near Coimbatore. And it is considered as the biggest water theme park in whole of Asia. This theme park encompasses a sprawling area of greenery and natural landscapes. It extends to nearly 65 acres of rustic land near the forest boundary.
The Black Thunder theme park has many entertaining games for children and adults alike. Luxury accommodations are available for family and for other tourists. Tourists come here for holidaying with their family and have endless fun.
Corporate meetings and casual get-togethers are common with conference halls and board rooms available here. Lunch is served in the open lawn that appears like a green carpet. A multi cuisine restaurant caters to all sorts of menu that is popular with people. Other facilities in the offing are a health club, forty deluxe rooms for stay, a bar, coffee shop and children's play area.
A massive 12 acre land is available for parking. The nearest access from Coimbatore to Black Thunder can be by road or train to Mettupalayam.
Black Thunder is situated at 41 km. from Coimbatore and 40 km. from Ootty. The nearest railway stations are Mettupalayam, Coimbatore and Tiruppur and the airport is Coimbatore. It is well connected with all parts of the country through road and rail.
Black Thunder Theme Park, Ootty Main Road, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore District - 641305. Tel :+91-4254-226632-40. Mobile : 9894726640, 9894020504. Theme Park Timings :10.00 am to 7.00 pm