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Adventure island

entertainment Updated: Apr 21, 2011 15:58 IST
Madhav Mukherjee
Madhav Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
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On our way to the Della Adventure Park, we were expecting it to be a simple amusement park with probably a roller coaster and hoping they at least have a go-kart track. But as we pulled up in front, we were amazed. We could see that the place was filled with many more activities, all of which were very new and innovative. There was a beach volleyball court, a paintball field, a mini-golf course and even a stable filled with ready-to-ride horses.

After a hearty breakfast of pizzas and juice, we were all geared up to scout the place out. We headed to the RC (remote control) car track. It was next to a road that doubled up as a runway for RC planes that were taking off and landing. We went to the remote controlled helicopter and plane shop where the designer, a man called Mr Kiran, who had designed the helicopter used in the movie 3 Idiots, helped us to fly some models. The remote controls looked somewhat similar to that of a real plane and the models had to land and take off in the same way as a real plane. It was crazy fun flying the plane, and almost made us feel like ground pilots.

There are so many things to see and do around. So we decided to try out archery. At first, it felt a little difficult to stretch the bow, as it was a little tight. But after shooting two-three shots, we got the hang of it. It was phenomenal. For those missing a pet at home, there was also a horde of dogs, poultry animals and even dairy cows nearby to play with.

There were other cool places around, like a massage parlour to relax after walking around. You could also ride an ATV on a cool track they’ve built. They have a selection of vehicles to choose from like quads, dirt bikes and even bicycles, which you can ride on the earthen track. Other activities like zip line/flying fox, artificial rock climbing incline, obstacle course, and amphitheatre are also available. We also tried zorbing. It made us feel like a bouncing ball and was great fun.

There was a list of activities/rides which we could not manage to experience like parasailing, artificial rock climbing, horse riding, and more. We also missed out on some paragliding, a sport seldom seen in places close to Mumbai. The place is a kingdom from a fairy tale for anyone. We did everything twice and some of them four times, but it never got old. We hope to return soon and experience the remaining wonders of Della adventure once more.

5 things to do

Zorbing: The sport of rolling downhill in an orb.
Flying Fox: A cable car that’s propelled by gravity
Paint Ball: A sport in which players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by hitting them with capsules containing food colouring.
Paragliding: A very
competitive flying sport.
Parasailing: A sport where a person is towed behind a boat, while being attached to a special parachute, known as a parasail.

fun quotient
Aryan Mehta: ****
Class 6th, St. Mary’s School, Mazagoan

Madhav Mukherjee: ***1/2
Class 9th, St. Mary’s School, Mazagoan