When all you hear about are the wonders of the Taj Mahal and the thrill of New Delhi, it can be easy to forget that India has so many other amazing cities and areas to explore. One such place is Mysore- a city in Karnataka state, where natural beauty meets history in perfect harmony. Whether you’re interested in Hindu temples or festivals, Mysore offers a little something for everyone. If you love beautiful architecture, lush greenery, and breathtaking views, then this is the place for you.
And, if you’re visiting Mysore in the summer, then you’re in luck! The summer months are the perfect time to visit Mysore’s amusement and theme parks. The best part about these parks is that they are not very costly and are easily accessible from every part of the city. The parks have great games, water slides, rides and water pools to make your summer more enjoyable. You can also visit snow parks for some chill time with your loved ones. Inside the snow parks, you can experience winter even when it’s hot outside.
Here is a list of the top 4 amusement and theme parks in Mysore:
1. GRS Fantasy Park
Mysore’s one of the best amusement parks, GRS Fantasy Park, has been offering adrenaline rushed holidays and fun memories over the past 18 years. The park is spread over an area of 40 acres. It is the perfect getaway you’re looking for in the summers. Located amid the lush greenery on the Mysore-Bangalore highway, GRS Fantasy Park is famous for offering thrilling rides and activities for kids and adults.
The amusement park mainly offers three types of rides- Thrill Rides, Family Rides, and Kids Rides. These rides are categorised based on their level of thrill. If you’re planning to visit the park with friends, thrill rides are the best choice for you. Every attraction under the thrill rides category is designed to pump your heart rate. You can take the award-winning Dragon’s Den (2003, National APT Award ) ride as an example. The ride will take you back to the ancient age filled with predators and monsters.
Aqua Tornado is another thrill ride that will make you scream from a height of 35 ft into a 60 ft diameter funnel at 20 mph speed. Other thrill rides in GRS Fantasy Park are Acqua Racer, Pendulum Slide, Amazonia, Columbia, FreefallCrazy Cruise, Wavy Crazy cruise, and Music Bob.
If you’re visiting the park with kids, free falls or tornado rides won’t be a great choice. However, you can take your kids to Mini Aqua Bowl, Ramp Slide, baby Train, Carousel, Kids Pools, or Atlantis to make their weekend memorable. And if your kids are tired from all the adventurous rides and slides, simply take them to the play area. The play area in GRS Fantasy Park is designed beautifully to let every kid have endless joy.
There are also numerous family rides available for people of all age groups, including The Hawaiian Paradise, Swing chair, Snow Sledge, Red Indian Falls, Float Slide, Telecombat, Thunder Slide, and Lazy River, to name a few. GRS Fantasy Park also offers an Aqua Dance Floor with a refreshing water shower and groovy dance numbers. Here you can have crazy parties or bust a few dance moves with your friends and family.
This amusement water park not only serves fun and thrill but also cares about your tastebuds. From South Indian food to multi-cuisine, inside the park, you’ll get some great restaurants and ice cream parlours.
What’s more? GRS Fantasy Park provides various facilities, for instance, first aid, costumes for water rides, lifeguards, changing rooms, gift shop, amphitheatre, and banquet halls. Lockers are available inside the park, so you don’t have to worry about losing your belongings. Moreover, for your safety, the park authority ensures the water inside the pools is continuously recycled.
GRS Fantasy Park is well connected with the roads. In fact, the park is just 15 minutes drive from Mysore city. You can easily book a cab, taxi, or rickshaw to reach there. With tons of activities and attractions, it’s needless to say GRS Fantasy Park deserves to be on your list of top things to do in Mysore.
- Location: Off, KRS Rd, Metagalli, Mysuru, Karnataka
- Entry Fee: For adults, INR 849.00, for children (3’ to 4’6” in height)INR 749.00, and for senior citizens above 65 years INR 749.00
- Timings: 10:30 am to 6 pm on all days
- Distance: From Mysore City railway station around 5.4 km, from Mysore bus stand around 8.1 km
2. GRS Snow Park
Are you missing the chilly weather and gorgeous snow of Shimla or the Himalayas, then consider visiting GRS Snow park. Located right next to the GRS Fantasy Park, this Snow Park will take your family and little ones to a winter wonderland.
Sprawled over an area of 40,000 square ft, the park is an entertainment complex with an integrated restaurant and a snow play area of 12,000 square ft. The snow play area of GRS Snow Park is one of the largest snow parks in India.
The design of the GRS Snow Park is inspired by the snowy mountains of the Alps and Himalayas. Inside the park, you can experience the beauty of a valley surrounded by mountains, slides, and other fun activities.
Inside the snow play area, the temperature can drop from -8°C to -10°C. So, if you get fed up with the summer heat, this park is the right place to be! The park authority ensures that the snow inside the play area is made from pure edible water. This is why they’ve installed RO plants to create snow without any chemicals.
The park has some cool attractions such as Blizzard Slides, Tube Sledding, Alpine Bridge Cross, Pine Log cabin, Arctic Net Climb, and much more. The Alpine bridge Cross is one of the major attractions of GRS Snow Park. After all, it’s India’s one of the longest indoor suspension bridges, extending over 70 ft at a height and 25ft off the ground. Apart from this, the frozen multi-lane slide is also a great attraction to the park.
If you want to sip a hot coffee or tea while shivering in the cold, the Frozen Cafe is the place you need to be. Located next to the Blizzard Slide Tower, the Cafe also has a disco floor. So, if you want to throw a party for your friends or your kid’s birthday is coming up, book the park right away!
And while visiting the park, you don’t have to worry about carrying warm clothes. The park authority will provide you with warm jackets, gloves, boots, and other necessary things.
- Location: Ring Road, next to GRS Fantasy Park, Mysuru, Karnataka
- Entry Fee: For adults, INR 449.00, for Children INR 349.00, and for senior citizens INR 349.00
- Timings: 11 am to 7 pm on all days
- Distance: From Mysore City railway station around 5.4 km, from Mysore bus stand around 8.1 km
3. Snow City Mysore
Whether you are a resident of Mysore or a visitor to the city, you will find Snow City to be a unique and enjoyable place to visit. This indoor snow-themed park is open round the year so that you can experience the chills, even in the summer! The park offers various activities and rides that you can enjoy with your whole family.
You can have a snow fight with your friends in the snowballing area inside the park. If you’re looking for some adventure, go sledding or snow jumping. You can also climb mountains or slide down snowy hills. Other attractions include Snow Disc, Snow Bike, Ice House, and Snow Hotel. Another great attraction of Mysore’s Snow City is Snow Skiing. Here you can try out your skills on a sledge, ice bike, or tubes. If you’ve never done skiing before, Snow City can be a good starting point without having to travel long distances.
The park provides trained instructors who will keep a close eye on visitors using the skiing machines. In case of emergencies, in-house rescuers will come to the rescue. All the necessary equipment like boots, caps, jackets, thermals, gloves, and helmets will be provided to stay in the freezing temperature. You can also use the drying area inside the park to dry your clothes after skiing.
The park also offers a dancing area of 10,000 square feet, where you can party to DJ music. It also offers a waterfall at the park entrance and a selfie spot to click some Instagramable pictures. If you get bored of all the snow and ice, grab a cup of hot coffee at the cafeteria to keep yourself warm after all the thrills.
The park has different facilities such as lockers and an in-house cameraman. There is also enough parking space available for vehicles with extra parking charges.
- Location: Ittige Gudu, Mysuru, Karnataka
- Entry Fee: INR 350 on weekdays and INR 400 on Weekends
- Timings: 10:15 am to 7:15 pm on all days
- Distance: From Mysore Junction, 2.8 km, from the Mysore city bus stand, 2.8 km
4. Fear Factor Park
If you’re looking for a day full of adventure, look no further than Mysore’s Fear Factor Park! Located inside the campus of Purna Chetana Public School in Mysore, Fear Factor Park is a perfect place for those who love thrills and extreme sports. The Purna Chetana Public School is India’s first school to have an adventure-themed park.
Sprawled over an area of 2 acres, the Fear factor Park has over 30 high and low-level adventure rope courses. Apart from this, some other popular attractions of this park are the traditional gaming zone, mud racing track, and rain dance. In short, Fear Factor park has every adrenaline rush ride you need for an unforgettable trip to Mysore.
Each of the games and rides of the park is designed to push you to get out of your comfort zone. Playing in such an environment will help to increase the concentration levels and sense of balance in kids.
Most of the rides and attractions of this park are adventurous; that is why the authority ensures to maintain the safety of their visitors. Well-trained staff are also available inside the park, so you don’t have to worry about your kid’s safety and security.
- Location: Purna Chetana Public School campus, Mananthavadi Road, opp. to Chitravana Resort, Mysuru, Karnataka
- Entry Fee: Free to enter
- Timings: 7 am to 6 pm on all days
- Distance: From Mysore Railway Station 11.1 km, from Mysore city bus 12.9 km.