VGP Golden Beach

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Time Required : 2-3 hours

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VGP Golden Beach, Chennai Overview

Considered as one of the cleanest and beautiful beaches in Chennai, VGP Golden beach is one of the most sought-after destinations in the area by family and friends. This beach is a part of the VGP Universal Kingdom, which is a famous amusement park and lies on the East Coast Road. This mesmerising beach is an appealing part of the Bay of Bengal, with its smooth and silver sand situated on Marina, the second longest beach in the world. The surging waves of the beach and the swaying wind are like music to ears adding to the charm and beauty of this place. The place is also regarded as safe for one to indulge in the act of bathing and swimming in the fresh water shower. Due to its pristine beauty and picturesque landscape this beach is highly preferred by the masses and is also used as a shooting location for movies frequently.

It is a private beach with the uniqueness of an amusement park attached to it namely the VGP Universal Kingdom with a spectacular backdrop of pristine waters. One will witness several people on morning walks or spending time with their loved ones at this beach. The beach is perfect for surfing as well. Children especially love this beach. They can take a cooling dip in the sea, build sand castles or hunt for treasures on the shore. There is no dearth of the fun activities here. The theme park at the VGP Golden Beach also offers an enjoyable experience for the visitors. It is a complete family destination with thrilling adventure rides for both kids and adults. There are many water based rides here as well.

The most popular attractions include the VGP 2000 millennium Tower, Paneer fort and the Statue Man. The park is ideally accessible from the airport, railway station as well as the bus stand. The various amenities available here are online booking of tickets, wheelchair facility, use of debit and credit cards for payments, three food outlets, costume renting, locker facilities, first aid and group discounts. The overall park has 3 sections- the Universal Kingdom, the Aqua Kingdom and the Snow Kingdom.

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History of VGP Golden Beach

The history of VGP Golden Beach dates back to 1975. The founders of VGP were in search of something entertaining and adventurous that can be enjoyed by the families during their leisure time. Mr V G Panneerdas visualized this concept and pioneered a whole new experience. It was named the VGP Golden Beach, and within no time it became the most popular destination in southern India. It was followed by the massive undertaking of converting into a full-fledged theme park, incorporating the best rides from USA, Italy, Japan and other countries. In 1997, it was renamed as the VGP Universal Kingdom, and till date, it is India's largest theme park.

Architecture of VGP Golden Beach

The beach is attached to an amusement park, the VGP Universal Kingdom offering several water-based and adventure rides. VGP 2000 millennium tower, Go Karting, Dashing cars, Water Chutes, Cultural Shows, Dance Musical Performances, aquarium, Jurassic Park and the statue man are some of the main attractions of this theme park.

The VGP Universal Kingdom is spread over an area of 45 acres, complete with the private beach of VGP Golden Beach. It is home to more than 45 rides and a huge water park. One can find massive slides and rides in the water park. Other significant attractions include the Snow Kingdom and the Petting Zoo. The beautiful backdrop and pristine sea impart a surreal ambience to this place. Their mascot is the fun and quirky, Kutti Raja, who is an all-time favourite among the kids.

Entry Fee and Timings for VGP Universal Kingdom

There are two kinds of packages available at the amusement park.

First is the Golden Crown Package that includes the Universal Kingdom and the Aqua Kingdom. In this package, the ticket for Children (height between 90-120 cms) costs INR 450, and for adults, it costs about INR 550.

Second is the Platinum Crown Package that includes Universal Kingdom, Snow Kingdom and the Aqua Kingdom. In this package, the ticket for Children (height between 90-120 cms) costs INR 795, and for adults, it costs about INR 895.

These prices include the rent for swimming costumes, which are a must to access any water-based ride in the amusement park.

The park is open on all days from 11:00 AM till 7:30 PM

Best Time To Visit VGP Golden Beach

The best time to enjoy the VGP Golden Beach is during the months of October until February when the weather is pleasant.

Tips For Visiting VGP Golden Beach

1. Carry your swimwear, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses with you.
2. Make sure to stay away from water during monsoon season and follow all the given guidelines by the authority.
3. Be careful while taking any water ride or any other adventure ride at the amusement park.
4. Secure all your loose articles like wallets, cell phones and hats while riding the adventure rides.
5. Use the safety equipment properly and adhere to all the safety instructions.

How To Reach VGP Golden Beach

The VGP beach being quite close to the city, you can easily find auto-rickshaws and buses to reach the destination. Taxis are also readily available if convenience and comfort are your priority. The distance of the amusement park from the airport is about 20 km, from Central Station is 30 km and from Bus Stop is 40 km.

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