Thane is a huge place, which has grown in its population over the years. It is now better connected by transport to Mumbai and the huge city. In Thane, there are enough activities to keep the people of all ages busy. One such place is called Tikuji-Ni-Wadi, where people starting from the children to the elders can have fun together. It is an amusement and water park and a resort as well. So let us have a look at this place.
Tikuji-Ni-Wadi was founded and established by Late Shri Pravinchandra Parekh over 30 years ago and has been approved and recognized as a Tourist attraction by the Tourism Department, Government of Maharashtra. Tikuji-Ni-Wadi has a water park, an amusement park, and a resort to stay at. It is like they have it all.
Some of the rides at the amusement park are quite thrilling. The spin coaster gives one an adventure of zooming amidst treetops. One can get the thrill of the UFO Cycle whizzing along a 500 meters track in mid-air. One can get the experience of revolving 360 degrees in a space ship or feel the sheer thrill of challenging gravity by being a top the whirlwind chairs. Then there’s also the climbing car meant only for the children. There are about 21 exciting rides with names such as – Worm coaster, Fairy train, Space ship, Animal kingdom, Whirlwind chairs, Spin coaster, Climbing Car, UFO cycle, Family train, Safari adventure, Bumper cars for kids, “Go karting” with a track that is 300 metres in length, Crazy cups, Duck train, Dashing cars, Frog ride etc.
The water park consists of the Giant Slides, Wave Pool, Kiddies and Family Slides, Lazy River, Landscape Gardens and Aqua play Shop, which is India’s biggest play station. It has some 21 water slides in total ranging for people of all ages. It also has the “Blue Water Cafe” – a restaurant that offers some mouth watering delicacies.
Apart from the parks, it also has a resort with some lush green environment spread across 20 acres of vastness, and a restaurant called “The Tree Top”. Cosy home like cottages and the experience of relaxing beneath the serenity of trees can be experienced all at the Tikuji-Ni-Wadi. The Tree Top Restaurant offers overlooking an expanse of tranquil trees, mountains and the water park with some delicious vegetarian cuisine. One needs to book the rooms in advance as the resort is packed full most of the time of the year.
Tikuji-Ni-Wadi has the distinction of introducing for the first time in India, animated live size dinosaurs. Something, which very few of us have seen. Moreover, it is joy and an experience in itself. Some of the dinosaurs featured in the park have been given amusing names. One can find here the Spinosaurus - the spiny lizard, Pteranodan – the winged lizard, Iguanodon – the Iguana tooth lizard, Dilophosaurus – the two-crested lizard, Stegosaurus – the roof lizard, and ultimately Tyrannosaurus Rex – king of the Tyrant lizards.
Facilities available at the park are - separate changing rooms with Showers, Toilets, Safety lockers, gift shops, first aid unit and blue water café with sumptuous Indian delicacies.
Tikuji-Ni-Wadi is a world in its entirety. An amusement park, a water park, a dinosaur park, a resort with a restaurant. One does not need to go anywhere else. It is meant for people who are socially active, gregarious, more outgoing and open to newer forms of entertainment. It is meant for people of all ages who want to spend some quality time enjoying and having fun with their family and friends. With so much to do around here, no wonder this place is always bumming with crowds of tourists that keep growing each year.