A dollop of Bengal – Nicco Park

N could have been Naxalbari in Siliguri famous for Naxalite – Maoist insurgency, Nabanna – the building in Howrah which is houses the state secretariat of Bengal, Narayan Debnath – the cartoonist attributed for the creation of characters like Bantul the great, Handa-Bhonda & Nonte Fonte, Nalban boating complex famously referred to as lovers paradise with some great options in food in their food park as well and Nandan, Rabindra Sadan – the film and cultural hub of Kolkata. However my pick up for the day is the largest amusement park in Eastern India also known as the Disneyland of Bengal – Nicco Park.

Nicco Park –

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Nicco Park – Salt Lake, Kolkata

Nicco Park is an amusement park located in Salt Lake City, Kolkata. Presently, the 40 acre park is home to over 35 different attractions. Sheroo – the tiger is the mascot of the park.

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The mascot of Nicco Park – Sheroo

Rides –

Nicco Park has approximately thirty-five rides that include the Toy Train, Tilt-a-Whirl, Magic Carpet, Paddle Boat, Water Chute, Water Coaster, Carousal, Lazy river ride, Crazy Tea Party ride, Pirate Ship, River Caves, Merry go round, Sky Diver, Caterpillar, Flying Saucer, Cyclone and Moon Raker. The Giant Cyclone, added in 2003, is among Asia’s largest ride with 750 meters in length, has seven drops and goes as high as 55 feet.

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Crazy Tea Party Ride

Other attractions –

Attractions such as the park’s Cable Cars and Eiffel Tower provide panoramic views of the park from above.

Haunted House provides a scary fun experience to the people who want to experience horror.

Oceania is a unique exhibition of under water life with seventy-five live marine animals.

Natural attractions include a rose garden and a forty feet high waterfall.

There’s also a 4D movie theatre.

A decommissioned MIG-21 fighter aircraft from the Bagdogra Airbase is on display serving as an attraction with educational value.

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MIG-21

Food –

There is a large food park selling North Indian, Bengali, South Indian and Chinese fast food. Kiosks run by various restaurants of the city like Wow Momo are also located here.

Nicco Park Boating Lake
The boating area of the Park

Shops –

Sheroo Bazar and Souvenir Shop of Wet-O-Wild are the shops where accessories such as T-shirts, coffee mugs and key chains can be purchased.

Nicco Park Free fall ride
Sky Diver ride

Water Park –

The park has also constructed a water park Wet-O-Wild inside. The five acres of water area with a winding river, a gigantic 50-ft high waterfall, simulated sea beach with rolling waves, wave runners, water slides and a large splash pool has become a spot for attracting tourists.

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Carousal ride

Bowling

A bowling alley – Super Bowl has four bowling lanes, four pool tables, an air hockey table as well as a derby game.

Bowler’s Den –situated on the rooftop of Nicco Super Bowl is an indoor 50-seater restaurant with a beautiful view of the water park.

Timings –

The park is open on all days except Holi.

Gate:    10:30 AM to 06:30 PM

Rides :  10:45 AM to 07:30 PM.

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Water Merry-go-round

Entry Fee –

Rs. 185.00 per head

(Includes 12 Specified Free Rides & Attractions in the Main Park – Mirror Maze, Crazy Tea Party Ride, Toy Train, Family Carousal, Paddle Boat, Eiffel Tower, Merry Go Round, Water Merry Go Round, Children’s Corner, MIG21, Lazy River, Pirate Ship.

Package –

Rs. 600.00 per head (Rs.415.00 + Entry Rs.185.00).

This package includes all rides in the Water Park and Main Park. Shows & Games are not included in this Package.

Nicco Park Bridge
The bridge to be crossed in the park

The personal angle –

The Park opened its doors to visitors in 1991. During the summer vacation at my maternal grandparents house in Kolkata in 1993, I had visited the park for the first time.I came back mesmerized and awestruck. Despite multiple visits to Nicco Park and various other amusements parks over the country, the place never failed to bring out the happy child in me.

Last year December when we took my two plus year old toddler for the first time to this park, his happiness knew no bounds. While he couldn’t enjoy all the rides, he had taken an instant liking towards the crazy tea party ride and the toy train. However what stole the show was this unbelievable connection with the dinosaurus model that he kept having a conversation with.

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Toddler talks with the dinosaur

Enjoy the ride until we meet tomorrow for more outings.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? Ex-Banker turned Blogger/Writer/Solopreneur. Any qualifications? A Post graduate degree in Chemistry followed by Post Graduate Diploma in Management. I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots to what I do presently. Have I done any real work? If two years in Market Research and six years in Banking (three different Banks though) as Branch Head can be considered as real work. Where do I live? After a nomadic sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Food, travel, books and my two and half year old toddler son What is this blog about ? Sonia's musings is an attempt to channelize emotions through words and pictures hoping they touch a chord with my visitors.

10 thoughts on “A dollop of Bengal – Nicco Park”

  1. That is a really cute picture of your little fellow chatting with Mr.Dino! But, one thing I would like to ask you, Sonia…Did you ride the Giant Cyclone? 😀 😀

    Every post of yours is loaded with information…as I must have said earlier, too. So, if and when someone decides to go visit Bengal, all they need to do is look up your 26 blog posts, and they will get every kind of info they will need!

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  2. Wonderful post Sonia! Nicco Park had been a hot favourite of mine and my son’s till about a few years ago when we were in Kolkata and he was young enough to enjoy these innocent rides ! Your post and photos brought back a cascade of nostalgia. Our favourites were the cable car, the dinosaur river cave ride and of course the toy train ! Good choice for N !

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  3. Sounds really exciting. I like Sheroo a lot. Looks really cute. Reminded me of the time long time back 1n 1982 when the Asiad was conducted in India. Tha mascot for the Asiad was a cute baby elephant called Appu. The rides seem to be varied and many. Good article.

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