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Essel World in Gorai Island

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Along with the adjacent Water Kingdom, Essel World is Asia's largest themed water park

Global Pagoda Road, Gorai Island, Borivali West, Mumbai
Essel World has a lot of options when it comes to snacks and meals. Since, the rides and the amusement park will keep you occupied for most part of the day, it is only logical that you take breaks and grab something to eat. Some of the restaurants include Oh Mumbai where you can taste some of the Mumbai street food and delicacies, Dominoes (for Pizzas and Pasta and other western snacks), Tai Pan (for Chinese), and Southern Treat (for South Indian).
There are a few paid attractions inside the park where the entrance ticket doesn't count. Some of these attractions are the Arctic Circle (Ice Skating Rink), the Bowling Alley, the Bull Tosser, the Cricket Zone, the Derby Racer, the Rock Climbing, and the Karaoke. Kindly check before you enter any attraction.
Admission tickets for Essel World - INR500(Kids), INR800(Adults), INR300 (Senior Citizen)
Admission tickets for Water Kingdom - INR600 (Kids), INR900(Adults), INR300 (Senior Citizen)
Combined Ticket (Essel World & Water Kingdom) - INR1000 (Kids), INR1300 (Adults), INR400 (Senior Citizen)

Essel World, along with Water Kingdom, located in Gorai Island in Mumbai, is India’s largest amusement and water park and also Asia’s largest themed water park. The park was opened to the public in 1989. It is estimated that the park receives an annual footfall of over 1.8 million visitors including approximately 300,000 students.


Essel World is perfect for a complete family outing which can also include kids and the elderly. The park has several attractions of which around 14 are family rides, 11 are adrenaline-pumping rides for the strong-hearted, and 15 are specifically designed for children.


Apart from the obvious rides that any amusement park is supposed to have, Essel World is also famous for housing Mumbai’s first Ice Skating Rink, the Arctic Circle, which maintains a temperature of 4 degree Celsius and expands over 3400 square feet. Of course, the park also has its share of roller coasters, Shot-N-Drop, Aero Winger, Thunder, and other rides. Family rides include, but are not limited to, the Copper Chopper, the Aqua Drive, the Kangaroo Hop, and the latest addition, the Alibaba Adventure, which is a treasure hunt inside an air-conditioned mirror maze based on the theme of the old fable of Alibaba and 40 Thieves. For the kids, there are a few cliche but forever-admired rides such as the carousel, the Caterpillar, the Junior Go Kart, and the Toy Trains.


Additionally, the park also has a dance floor which can be used to host birthday parties or other gatherings.


For more information about the park and to book tickets, please visit the official website.

Opening hours

10:00 - 17:00

During season*
10:00 - 20:00

*Season in 2015 is considered to be during the following days:
Summer Vacations - 18th April 2015 to 14th June 2015
Diwali (Hindu Light Festival) Holidays - 7th November 2015 to 22nd November 2015
Christmas Holidays - 19th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016

How to get there

From Mumbai, take the Western Express Highway, then turn left to Kashimira. From Kashimira drive down till Mira-Bhayander road. There will be plenty of signboards from Essel World and water world to guide you till the destination. It takes around half hour to 45 minutes after you turn for Kashimira.

If you want to get there by bus which is both economical and effortless and saves you the panic of being lost in a new city, you should hop on to MBBT Bus No. 4 leaving from Bhayander Bus Depot. It goes directly to the parks.