Yazoo Park in Virar
Although there is common perception that Yazoo Park is the biggest amusement park in Mumbai, in reality it is situated in Virar, a suburban town located to the north of Mumbai. The park, promoted by Mumbai’s two most respected real estate developers, Evershine and Rustomjee, is spread over 12 acres of prime land and houses different types of rides along with road trains, kids’ zone, toddlers’ zone, food court, mini amphitheater , banquet halls etc.
The Entrance of Yazoo ParkAs we enter the park we find a huge fountain welcoming us. Do take time to watch it for few minutes. Also walk around a bit to enjoy the greenery all around. With lights on the place takes up a magical look in the evening.
Rides at Yazoo ParkAs we have already mentioned, there are different types of rides that one can enjoy at the Yazoo Park. You can for instance start with Vertical Swing Chairs. It is one of the new rides in the park and cannot be missed at any cost. Just as the chair spins round and round you see the world rotate right in front of your eyes.
You should also try the Yazoo Ranger Ride. It takes you to a height of 60 ft and enables you to see the whole park at one go. If you want to go even higher up you should try Free Fall. The ride takes you to an incredible height of 90 feet in just few seconds and then takes you down in half the time. Then again, if you have ever wanted to feel weightlessness, you must try Disco Coaster. The feeling is truly incredible. There are also the Ferris Wheel, Flying Carousel, Water Roller and so many other exciting rides to try. The park also offers scope for rock climbing and rappelling.
Entertainment at Yazoo Park
However, there are more to Yazoo Park than just rides. If you are tired of rides there is enough scope for entertainments. For instance, there is a musical amphitheatre that hosts musical fountain show for twenty minutes at an interval of half an hour. Besides, there is the Mini Amphitheatre, which has a sitting capacity of 2000 people. Also try Fish Pedicure and Foot Message. You are sure to have a unique experience. After all, which other place has a school of fish that nibble only at the dead skin? While you enjoy yourself at the pool leave the kids at the Little Wonder and the toddlers at Mini Wonder. They will not miss you at all.
Food Court at Yazoo Park
The food court at Yazoo Park offers all kinds of fare. Among them, Yazoo Food Plaza is run by Kailash Parbat, a famous name in the hospitality industry. The joint is spread over 190 sq ft and offers nine different types of cuisines. However, it only serves vegetarian dishes. If you are looking for non vegetarian items go to Yazoo Floating Restaurant. It is surrounded by water bodies on a four sides and has a surreal ambience. The restaurant offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes and chats.
How to Reach Yazoo ParkIf you are traveling from Mumbai, the best way to visit Yazoo Park is to travel by train. It is to be remembered that Virar Railway Station is located on western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. It takes around one and half hours to reach Virar from Churchgate Railway Station.
To reach Yazoo Park from Virar Station one has to take a rickshaw. It generally takes around 10 minutes of rickshaw ride and costs around rupees fifty.
However, if you want to use your own vehicle, you may also do that. Yazoo Park has 700 sq ft of parking area located just in front of its entrance and so parking is the least of your problems. The contact details of the park are as follows:
Narangi Bypass Road,
Near Viva College,
Pin Code: 401303
Phone No: 077386-77387, 90044-92928 / 90044-92929 / 90044-92930
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Timing at Yazoo Park
The park is open from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM, but the rides ends at 8:45 PM. Both the entrance and exit are large. Therefore, in case of any emergency, the visitors can be evacuated easily. Moreover, the park has large number of security personnel guarding every corner of the park. Security cameras installed all over makes the experience even safer.
Pricing at Yazoo ParkThe entrance fee at the Yazoo Park is only NRI 30. However, one has to pay separately for each ride. Tickets for each ride can be bought from the orange colored booths located next to each ride. Otherwise you can avail smart card system. These cards can be recharged at green colored booths. If you intend to spend a long time here it is better to take a package costing NRI 425 per person. These offer unlimited rides.
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