Who doesn’t like taking a break from life’s mundane chores and spending some carefree moments with his/her close pals away from all complexities? The answer to that would be everybody. And for the aforesaid purpose, we do need some getaways where we could shun the doors on all matters that give us a wrinkle. If you are in Guwahati or plan to be there soon, here’s a checklist of places that are sure to take your worries for a ride and give you a whale of a time.
The first and the largest water cum amusement part of north east India opened its gates in 2005 and with it gave wings to the long cherished dream of the people of the city to have a water park amidst them. The adrenaline pumping park has since then been one of the most desired destinations for Guwahatians and the general population of the entire north east whenever one is in the city. Some of the instant crowd magnets of the park include The Pirate Ship which is a multi level water play station, Colombia, African Pythons, Aqua Thrills and Tornado, which is a one of a kind water coaster. For people with a less adventurous appetite there’s the Sky Train, which gives the rider an aerial tour of the park, Vortex Maze and also a bumber car zone. So if you are from the region and haven’t had a first hand experience of the park, do mark your dates for the park will surely blow you away!
DREAMLAND AMUSEMENT PARK
Courtesy: Dreamland amusement Park
Almost a decade after Guwahati got its first water park, the city warmed up to more good news as Dreamland opened its gates to the city. The second amusement park of the city was inaugurated near the Koinadhara area of Khanapara in Ri Bhoi district. It is starkly different from its predecessor in the way that it boasts of a Go karting zone and a snow house apart from the usual amusement park fare. The park also has a Doll museum. The park regularly hosts poolside festivals, DJ and Karaoke nites making it a happy hunting ground for those with an eye for partyzones.
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ANURADHA 7D THEATRE
Courtesy: King SRK Assam FC
Situated at Bamunimaidan in Guwahati, Anuradha Cineplex is one of the most popular and oldest cinema Halls of the city. But what has caught the eyeballs of the crowd is the 7D theatre the movie centre now boasts of. It’s a one of a kind experience for the audience who not only get to see the movie in 3D but also get to feel the physical effects, move with the help of motion seats and smell the various scents associated with the ongoing incidents in the motion picture. It’s an interactive form of cine experience that gives you the thrills and the screams. It literally leaves you gasping for more!
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REGIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE
Now, who says learning can’t be fun? The Science Centre in Guwahati provides you with an unique amalgamation wherein you not only learn and get a first hand experience of the various scientific principles and how they were stumbled upon but you also get to do it the fun way. Interactive science games, quizzes, a life size dinosaur, a state of the art pre historic park, an experience the earthquake zone are some of the attractions that have enthralled your writer and an entire generation of kids during their growing up days. New attractions have ensured it stays the same way.
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HAUNTED HOUSE, Central Mall
The newly opened Central Mall in Guwahati is a popular hang out zone for those belonging to ‘Youngistan’ and one of the prime attractions of the mall is the Haunted House situated therein. The effects and the sounds are quite scary which gives you icy cold vibes throughout your doomed walk through the house. Now, it might not be ‘pee in your pants’ scary for those with a higher threshold level for scary stuff but for kids and chickenhearts , my only advice : BEWARE!
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