Mumbai has been home for me for 26 long years and after shifting to Delhi post my marriage I have grown more fonder or rather nostalgic about Mumbai. Everything about it brings in memories of growing up days – Food, Friends, Shopping, late night outing and above all security…. which has become joke in Delhi!
Although I am content to be at home when in Mumbai for a vacation for Children’s sake I decided to explore it bit more
and traveled towards Pune for this amazing amusement park called Adlab Imagica which is near the city of Khopoli on Mumbai-Pune expressway. I expected some decent crowd since it being a vacation time in Mumbai but when I reached the place the crowd was too overwhelming and beyond my imagination. The overall concept of the park has been styled keeping in mind the the Disney Land and other
international amusement parks in Asia. The theme park has 21 international standard rides, including one based on Bollywood film ‘Mr India’. For every rides there is quite a waiting time cause of the crowd. Although I am not that fond of rides. I have to accompany my 4yr old son in the elephant Tubby Merry-Go-Round which rises above the ground and I am glad I sat with him for we both enjoyed it a lot.
Apart from merry go round and boat rides there is not much younger ones can do but there are host of options for older children’s – mine especially loved the Nitro ride which is touted as India’ largest roller coaster ride.
In the evening we signed off post buying some merchandise from the inside shops and headed to Fariyas Hotel at Lonavala for overnight stay. Fariyas hotel is a resort with there own Water Park which the kids enjoyed thoroughly. Heading back to Mumbai we stopped at the local chikki wala and did some chikki shopping.
The ride back to Mumbai was exhilarating and it was refreshing to watch the Lonavala Ghats and sunset. A much needed break ended with beautiful memories to cherish for life.