Vadodara or better known as Baroda is a city rich in culture. It is a city known for the dance form Garba, the zealous celebration of the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner and Pavagadh. It is home to over a million people, making it the third largest city of the state of Gujarat. It also houses the royal family, Gaekwad who ruled Vadodara in the 18th century.
But come summer, and the city of Vadodara becomes too hot for stepping out during the day. The climate of the city is semi-arid, and the temperature soars as high as 45 to 48 degree Celsius. However, if you are an inhabitant of this city, fret not, there are multiple ways to beat the heat and venture outside. What better way to spend your weekend or your summer holidays than to cool off in the water and have fun while doing so.
Here is a list of Water Parks in Vadodara that are perfect for an outing with a group of friends or family members on a hot summer day:
1. Ajwa Fun World
Ajwa Fun World is one of the oldest water parks of Vadodara, dating back to 23 years. You can spend hours here, going through their 26 rides like Columbus, Jumping Horse, Sun Moon, etc. and 22 water slides like Dark Hole Slide, Pendulum Slide, body slide, among others. The main attraction of the water park is the 60 feet high sliding tower. It has something for people of every age group, be it young or old. There is a separate area for kids and a rain dance for those who are not keen on slipping and sliding and wish to shake a leg simply. This water park is the ideal place to relax, unwind from your hectic work life and also a place to have wonderful family time. The Park also offers packages for school kids and the corporate sector which are quite economical.
Ajwa Fun World also has a resort in the premises which is situated among the greenery. You can take an accommodation here, stay over the weekend and be transported to a world away from the hubbub of city life.
Address: Ajwa Nimeta Road, Dist. Vadodara
Dress Code: Swimwear is mandatory. Either carry your own or rent one on reaching the premises.
How to get there?
The water park is easy to find, located close to the Ajwa Lake and is easily accessible by road.
Ticket/ entry fees: INR 850 (Food, Only water park)
INR 1350 (Food, water plus amusement park)
INR 650 ( Food and Amusement Park) Park Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM (Water Park)
S Cube Water Park is a water park and an amusement park in Vadodara situated among green surroundings which also houses a conference hall and a restaurant. It is located on sprawling grounds, spread across an area of 10 acres. You can spend hours here with family or friends, riding on the various water slides, or have a relaxing day in the boating area and when tired, you can enjoy a meal on their Food Island which has multiple cuisines to choose from.
The amusement park on the premises is called Gujarat Fun World which attracts around one million people every year. One can indulge in many rides like Columbus and have a splendid summer day. There are special economic packages for kids going on a school outing, people on a corporate picnic, birthday parties, and other social affairs.
Address: S-CUBE Water Park, Opposite Vrindavan Garden, Ajwa, Vadodara
Dress Code: It is advisable to carry your swimwear.
How to get there?
Located opposite the Vrindavan Gardens and is very easy to spot. It is 15 km away from the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Highway. The location is explicitly mentioned on Google Maps.
Ticket/ entry fees: INR 200 ( Amusement park)
INR 500 (Water Park)
INR 600 ( Both)
For children below 2.5 feet, entry is free. Park Timings: 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (S Cube Water Park)
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Gujarat Fun World) Contact Number: +91 89800 35474
3. Fun Time Arena
Fun Time Arena is a water park of Vadodara situated on the outskirts of the city. The premises are divided into two areas, namely, the water park area called Blueball, and a multi-cuisine restaurant called the Greenball area. The water park is not that big and is ideal for a short retreat on a hot summer day. You can spend a few hours here, de-stressing and floating around in the swimming pool or dancing to the latest beats in the rain dance arena. A separate section for kids is also available where the waters are shallow.
Dress Code: It is better to carry your swimwear to the park.
How to get there?
Go from Jetalpur Road to Race Course Road in Chikunwadi, then onto Gotri Road, take a right, turn left, then right and continue straight. Your destination will be on the left opposite Antica GreenWoods. The location is mentioned on Google Maps.
Ticket/ entry fees: INR 200 (Weekdays)
INR 250 ( Weekends) Park Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Contact Number: +91 89803 22555, +91 98250 29069
When the going gets tough or in this case, too hot, it becomes necessary to take a break and unwind in a relaxing environment. Take a break from the heat of Vadodara and visit any of these three water parks for a gala time with family or friends.