Sometimes when full-fledged trips don’t work out, we must give attractions closer to home a chance. Usually, we don’t even give the amusement or adventure parks a thought. They’re quite underrated in terms of the fun one can have there. But these good old attractions can really amp up your day if given a chance. These are the ones you must consider going to with friends and family.

Kingdom of Dreams, Delhi NCR 

Arguably the best in India, Kingdom of Dreams brings together both the Indian culture and performing arts in a rather novel way. The highlight of the place is Culture Gully – an impressive boulevard of arts, crafts, and cuisines. A live Bollywood musical is highly recommended here.

Wonderla, Kochi

Formerly known as VeegaLand, Wonderla has a gorgeous lush and tropical setting and is a favourite among travellers in Kochi. There are about 40 rides to choose from; the most famous being Wonder Splash. It’s a boat journey through a mystery cave that finally ends with a splash in a clear pool of water. Another great attraction inside the park is the 3D movie theatre.

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Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

Located near Hyderabad, Ramoji Film City is a popular film studio complex where many Indian movies are filmed every year. This is where you get to see the set of a film take life. You have to go with a full day in hand to be able to watch live shows, and explore the bird park, theme park with rides, adventure park, and entertainment park among others.

Essel World and Water Kingdom, Mumbai

Essel World is India’s first amusement park, and even after two decades is quite a favourite among adventure enthusiasts. You can choose from more than 30 rides, a water park, bowling alley, ice skating rink, and many more. The highlight of the park is the Monsters in the Mist ride, apparently first-of-its-kind in India.

Della Adventure Park, Lonavala

If you’re into adventure more than amusement, you’re in for a treat at Della Adventure Park. There’s a huge variety of activities you can choose from including paintball, ATV rides, dirt bikes, buggy rides, flying fox, shooting, archery, rock climbing, zorbing, and horse-riding.