Adventure Island, Rohini
- good for kids
- must do for tourists
Delhi is not a city that many associate with adventurous activities as such. It is more of a cultural, architectural & a shopper’s delight and this holds true until Adventure Island arrived in the year 2008 which became a well-known amusement park for Delhi & its neighbouring states. Adventure Island is a part of the Unitech Amusement Parks Ltd project which combined this park with the Metro Walk, a large, well- designed, shopping & dining area.
Adventure Island is located in the Rohini area of West Delhi, very near the Rithala Metro Station on the Red Line; it is well-connected to the major parts of Delhi by roads too. As soon as you enter the parking area, the shuttle car service is waiting for you & drops you near the entrance. There is a separate area for teachers & students to buy tickets and they even get it at a discounted price. A normal ticket currently costs Rs 500 per adult & Rs 450 per child, all-inclusive tickets for all rides in the park. The park opens from 12 Noon-9 PM (this slightly varies from summers to winters).
Inside the Premises
The park is aesthetically built and has greenery & artificial lakes surrounding the area to go along with the man-made structures. There is a bridge right after the entrance, near which you can do boating; the same area also has a Double Splash Dunk which is basically a splash ride from two different heights.
As you move along the way, you come across two very interesting rides; while, Z force has an element of gravity & literally feels like a free fall from a cliff, Sidewinder takes you up close to the sky & throws you down real fast, while rotating on its own. Another ride which would fascinate you is the Sky Rider & on this ride, you lie down on your stomach & then you fly like Superman, literally!
Many of the adventure island rides have been designed by the architects having international experience like Disneyland & Universal Studios.
Another twisting tale of this park is the Twister Ride which takes you at the highest point & then as you come down, it revolves at 360 degrees four times. It somewhat makes you feel like taking a somersault in midair. Flip out is definitely the most adventurous ride of this place - it goes up like a normal ride and then suddenly flips in & out; up & down. Do go on this ride on an empty stomach!
For kids there are easy rides too like Crashing Cars, Cyclone, Fire Brigade, Rocking Tug & Bungee Trampoline.
It may amaze you to find a Rock Climbing wall in Adventure Island although the only low point is that they don’t have any climbing shoes. Also, a fountain area at the very rear end of this park becomes an open-air dance floor, where people love to get wet and dance on Hindi & Punjabi numbers. There are many restaurants inside the park but eating at the Metro Walk is highly recommended which has some of the nicest restaurants.
After a long, tiring, but adventurous day, you would only want to get back to your place & get some rest!
It is one of the best amusement parks in Delhi. The rides are thrilling and adventurous, the rain dance spot and water pool is also nice. Rides like twister and side winder are great. Also, you have Metro Walk mall adjacent to this place which makes it a place to eat, shop and have fun all under one roof.