Ranked 59 among Places to Visit in Mumbai
Ideal Time: 3 - 4 hrs
Suraj Water Park is a theme park in Thane. It was conceptualized by Arun Kumar Muchhalla who is the chairman of Muchhalla Magic Land Pvt Ltd and the owner of the water park. White Water West Industries, Canada designed this theme park over 11-acre land in the city. This park has the longest tunnel in the continent which is made using fibreglass. It has a museum where there are a number of genuine ancient locks. The water park also has 16 slides, including a rainbow slide, a waterfall which is Asia’s largest artificial waterfall and a village themed section called Surajgadh. The park also has locker facilities (rent and deposit charges are applicable) where visitors can keep their belongings.
The themed décor at Suraj Water Park consists of an unusual combination of Traditional and Modern Technology. As soon as the visitors enter, they are greeted by two humongous mermaids on either side of the entrance. As they proceed, they would come across idols of Lord Shiva and Lord Natraj before they head to the thrilling rides and slides. With these features, the water park subsequently gained entry into the Limca Book of Records in 2006 and bagged six different awards including “Pride of Maharashtra” Award by the Department of Tourism, Maharashtra (1999), “Resort of the Year” (2001) and the “International Golden Pony Award” (2001).
Air: The closest airport to Suraj Water Park is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. It is located about 32 kilometres away. Once at the airport, travellers can decide either to take a local train or a taxi to reach the water park. The closest railway station is the Santacruz railway station, located about 10 kilometres away, and accessible via NH 48 – Sahar Road or S V Road. If one wants to take the roadways to reach the attraction, they can take NH 48 – SH 42 route, the NH 48 – Santacruz Chembur Link or the NH 48 – Wahgbil Naka.
Rail: The best way to reach the attraction is to take a local train from any of the railway stations in Mumbai (CST Railway Station, Mumbai Central Railway Station, Churchgate Railway Station, Bandra Terminus, Sanpada Railway Station etc.).
Local trains heading to Thane Railway Station are available every 15 to 30 minutes. From Thane Railway Station, travellers need to take the roadways to reach Suraj Water Park via Gokhale Road – NH 48/ Marathon Chowk – NH 4 – Eastern Express Highway – Ghodbunder Road/ SH 42.
Road: From Mumbai, travellers can also take a road trip (by city buses, taxi, OLA or Uber) to reach Suraj Water Park. Although they need to be aware that in most areas, the traffic is usually slow-moving. They can take one of the three routes, the Eastern Freeway – NH 48 route, the JJ Flyover – NH 48 route, and the Bandra Worli Sea Link – NH 48 route.
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