» Timing- 10.00 A.M. To 6.30 P.M. (Everyday)
» Covered Area - 8 Acre
» Entry Fee - Moderate but changes from time to time
Located at Kochpukur, Rajarhat, 6 km. from Nicco Park, Aquatica is
the latest addition to Kolkata's hangouts.
An 8-acre water park has very recently come up near Kolkata on 22
July, 2000. Known as Aquatica, this theme park offers visitors a
cool respite from the heat and grime of city life.
"With artificial waves buffeting you from all sides, tornadoes
and dance floors, all ready to whip up a wet dream, Aquatica is the
ultimate cool hangout," says Sushovan from Bhavanipur College.
The park easily accommodates 5,000 people. An artificial river
meanders through the park. Visitors are allowed to swim and wade in
it. The river water is recycled every hour, keeping it crystal clear
and welcoming. Aquatica features great rides and adventures such as
the Black Hole, where one enters a dark hole from a great height and
emerges at the ground level. Tower No. 1 - a 100 feet structure of
convoluted tubes - whisks your adrenaline as you slide past twists
and turns at blinding speeds. Comic scenes will awaits one at
Tornado - a smaller version of Tower No. 1 - with fewer turns and
more inclines. One can also opt for the Slide, and enter the water
from a great height after sliding down on special mats.
The water of Aquatica is just five feet deep which is enough for
the Kolkatans to ward off their inhibitions. The artificially
created waves are the best in India and are making quite a splash.
One may also bask in the surf on the placid blue water or enjoying
rafting and spinning in mountain rivers.
The main attraction of Aquatica is Aqua Wave Pool because of its
changing waves. It is a unique spot with the ambience of a leach
sans the sun on a sweltering summer day. Around the pool, you can
enjoy with car rides which is especially for the kids. Surin suits,
tube slides, body slides etc. are available on hire.
Most popular spot among the adults is the Cyclone Pool, better
known as the Tornado. Its chief attraction lies in its precarious
nature and the possible risks involved (apparently). It is a
sweeping fall through a huge tumbler leading into a large pool.
Another place of cool 'masti' is the 'Aqua Dance' or the
discotheque on water. Fountains are springing from the small dance
floor, where hundreds of soggy bodies jostle with each other as one
drenched mass with the sound of non-stop music. Fashion shows and
Dandia parties are also held regularly.
Within the park there is the 'Aqua Caffe, a restuarants. It serves
pure vegetarian food like rice, dal, jablis (sweetmeat).
Your visit to Aquatica will not only provide you a cool atmosphere,
surely will also make your Kolkata tour an unforgettable experience
in your life time.