Gurgaon beats summer fury, takes a plunge
Facing extreme heat conditions and frequent power cuts and water shortage adding to the woes, city residents are finding solace in various swimming pools that are showering visitors with water games and other activities. Chetna Dua reports.india Updated: Apr 30, 2011 00:11 IST
Facing extreme heat conditions and frequent power cuts and water shortage adding to the woes, city residents are finding solace in various swimming pools that are showering visitors with water games and other activities.
Residents have a range of options to take a dive in water parks or neighbourhood clubs .
“We go for a swim every evening and also play water games,” said Simran Khungar and Nandini Arora, students of class 5 and 6, who live in Beverly Park-2. They are also preparing for a swimming competition to be held in the community next month.
“Though there is no extra charge for residents, we don't encourage guests,” says Anita Kapoor, vice-president of the resident association.
Clubs in DLF City Club in Phase-4, Patio Clubs in South City and Huda Gymkhana Club in Sector 29 are favourite hangouts of youngsters who don't have a swimming pool in their community.
The pool at DLF City Club and Patio Clubs are open to members only. Guests of members have to shell out R150 to R200 at Patio and R250 to R300 at City Club to swim for an hour.
The Huda Gymkhana Club, however, offers economical packages for swimming. Non-members can join for R2,000 per month while beginners can learn the skill for R800.
The Fun ‘n’ Food Village situated at the Kapashera border offers much more than just a swimming pool. With six wave pools where artificial waves carry you from one end to the other, bucket pool, rainbow pool with a shower, rain dance pool and 21 slides, there is enough for you to explore throughout the day as the kids enjoy themselves in the fresh water pool that is only one feet deep.
The Wet ‘n’ Wild resort situated in Sector 78 also has six pools with water slides and rain dance shower to help you beat the heat. Open all through the week, it offers an welcome water retreat.