Essel World and Water Kingdom, Gorai

No introduction is needed to Essel World which is India’s Largest Amusement Park and Water Kingdom which is Asia’s Largest Theme Water Park. The first amusement park in Mumbai, both Essel World and Water Kingdom are spread  over 64 acres.  It is the only, truly international water park experience in India. There are a number of family and kids rides including Aqua Dive, Crazy Cups, Slam Bob, … Continue reading Essel World and Water Kingdom, Gorai

Harish Mahindra Children’s Park, Breach Candy

Spread over two acres in one of the prime locations in Mumbai this is an international standard park with a spectacular view of the Arabian sea. There are age-specific play zones for children, a fountain and a mini-nature trail. The equipment is imported from Denmark making it an international class park. Information boards are placed at children’s eye level.  There is an entry fee of … Continue reading Harish Mahindra Children’s Park, Breach Candy

Chota Kashmir, Aarey Milk Colony

One of the few places in Mumbai where you can enjoy a boating experience. Chhota (Mini) Kashmir is tucked away within the vast expanse of the Aarey Milk Colong at Goregaon. A favourite spot for school picnics, it is like an oasis of peace and greenery in the middle of the city. The boat rides are priced at Rs 20 per person for 30 minutes.  There … Continue reading Chota Kashmir, Aarey Milk Colony

INME, Outdoor Activities and Camps

Highly recommended outdoor programs for 9-17 year olds. INME (stands for Infinite Me) uses adventure, art and community to create powerful learning experiences. Participants choose from adventure activities like Rock Climbing, Wilderness Craft, White Water Rafting, Mountain Biking, the Ropes Course where they learn relevant skills for their level. Beyond adventure, participants explore new interests like Magic, Movie Making, Rifle Shooting, Theatre and Music. Above … Continue reading INME, Outdoor Activities and Camps

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) also known as the Borivali National Park is one of the lungs of the city with an area that covers nearly 103 It is one of the largest parks in Asia and is one of the most visited parks in the world. It houses many rare, threatened and beautiful species such as the Atlas moth, Karvy a plant that … Continue reading Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

Nature Knights

Nature Knight offers a number of activities for people of all ages all over India. Their activities include trekking, exploring exotic places including Wild Life Sancturies, Forts, Historical Places, Jungles, Lakes, Mountaines, Beaches. They also organize specific outings and camps for kids and families to play, have fun, bond and also learn throught experience. For more details visit their website. Contact Details: Email: Tel: +91-9820239511 Timings: … Continue reading Nature Knights

Hanging Gardens (Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens)

The Hanging Gardens have been around since I was a kid. Not much has changed since and it is still probably the best public garden to take your kids to in terms of maintenance and openness.You can still go up the Old Woman’s Shoe and stand in its balcony to look at the beautiful greenery.  If you are into parks then it is a good place … Continue reading Hanging Gardens (Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens)

Nature Trails Resorts (Near Mumbai)

Nature Trails Resorts have resorts all over Maharashtra and a few around 2 to 2.5 Hours drive from the city.  Spread over 35 acres they organise children’s activity camps. They organise activity camps like social service camp, nature clubs, hill walking, winter camps, summer camps, geographical field trip, scout and guide camps. They have been around for 18 years and have provided the nature trails experience … Continue reading Nature Trails Resorts (Near Mumbai)

Taraporewala Aquarium

Since I was a kid Taraporewala Aquarium has been the sole aquarium in the city of Mumbai, India. I read recently that there are much needed plans to modernise it with an underwater sea walk and glass vision. Although it definitely needs a major renovation it is worth a visit to get an idea of the sea world around the Arabian and Indian ocean. Without any work being done since … Continue reading Taraporewala Aquarium