Eating out in Colaba



Cultural events

The affordable art mela in Bombay

  • Ashish Balram Nagpal Gallery hosts The Affordable Art Mela, throughout the year.

    Open daily from 0900 hours to 2100 hours.

    Ashish Balram Nagpal Gallery, B 1/A Juhu Apartment, Juhu Lane, Santa Cruz West. Phone: 022-6601967

Food news

Happy hours on weekdays

Thai me up, Bombay, hosts Ek Pe Ek, happy hours on weekdays.

The restaurant offers a complimentary drink and vegetarian starters with every drink. The starters include mixed vegetables with sesame seeds, vegetable spring rolls, vegetable tartlets and Thai moneybags.

Happy hours are from 1830 hours to 2030 hours, on weekdays only.

Thai Me Up, 203-A, Lamington road, near Apsara Cinema. Phones: 022-3077980, 3093388.

China Garden's new avtar

China Garden has reopened in Bombay at south Bombay shopping centre, Crossroads, where Biscotti was (Biscotti has closed down). Piano Bar has also reopened at Crossroads too, in place of Cafe Ole, across the Crossroads atrium from China Garden.

China Garden, in its second avatar, looks somewhat like the restaurant that was housed at Om Chambers, Kemps Corner, with an accent again on red, green and white. Unlike the old restaurant, which occupied several floors, the new China Garden is spread over one level and has a spacious look, with expanses of black marble and a prominent bar. The restaurant is decorated with Chinese artefacts and the view into the Crossroads atrium is framed with delicate white lace Chinese curtains. It will accommodate 300 covers.

China Garden@Crossroads will have the original China Garden menu, with a few new dishes added. China Garden hot favourites are prawns wrapped in bacon, crispy Peking chicken, crispy beans, Shantung prawns, gin chicken, hakka fish.

Lunch will be served from 1200 hours to 1500 hours and dinner from 1930 hours to 2400 hours. Alcohol will be served. All major credit cards accepted.

China Garden, Crossroads, Pt MM Malviya road, near Haji Ali. Phones: 022-4955588, 4955589, 4955590.

Bombay has a new restaurant. Rewind, located in Fort, offers continental, Mexican, Chinese and Thai cuisine.

The lunch buffet includes of a soup, salad, main course and dessert and is priced at Rs 200, per head, including taxes. For the non-vegetarians there is chicken stroganoff, chicken steak peppernota, roast tenderloin and fish and chips. For the vegetarians, there is pastas, cottage cheese and dry fruit and nuts steak, lasagne Florentine and rosti pizza.

The restaurant also has a bar, offering cocktails, mocktails and the regular alcoholic drinks, priced at Rs 105 onwards.

The restaurant has 10 tables. It has an old Hollywood look, with pictures of Hollywood stars, old cameras, antiques and old Hollywood melodies.

Lunch will be served from 1230 hours to 1500 hours and dinner will be served from 1800 hours to midnight.

Rewind, near Sterling Cinema, opposite Fashion Bistro, Fort. Phones: 022-2075427, 2076779.

Ever tried a chicken dosa? Or a prawn dosa?

Dosa Diner located in Bandra, Bombay, offers a variety of dosas.

The menu includes vegetarian, chicken, prawns and chinese filling with the dosas. Masala dosa, mysore dosa, sada dosa, rava dosa, neer dosa, paper dosa, idlis and upma are also available.

The dosas are priced at Rs 25 and the fillings are priced at Rs 35 onwards. A 12 per cent tax is also charged.

The menu also includes fish thali, crab thali and chicken thali, priced at Rs 120.

The restaurant has 40 tables.

It will remain open from 1130 hours to midnight.

Dosa Diner, Turner road, opposite Popley Plaza, Bandra. Phone: 022-6404488.

Mexican mazaa throughout the week

Casa Mexicana, Oberoi Towers, Bombay, offers exciting menus throughout the week:

On weekends, it offers a lunch buffet, priced at Rs 375 per head, taxes included. The spread includes fajitas which is chicken or mixed sea food sizzlers, torta vegiduras which includes seasonal vegetables, Mexican rice and salads and finish off with cheese cake, fruit salad, chocolate mousse and bread pudding.

Lunch will be served from 1230 hours to 1445 hours.

On Mondays and Tuesdays, the chef will make your choice of tacos at the Taco Bar with chopped tomatoes, vegetable salsas, tenderloins, cabbage, mushrooms, sour cream and fried beans. It is priced at Rs 225 per head, taxes included.

Lunch will be served from 1230 hours to 1445 hours and dinner will be served from 1945 hours to 2345 hours.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays evenings, a complimentary Margarita is offered with every Margarita, priced at Rs 375, taxes included.

Served between 1945 hours to 2345 hours.

On Fridays, the lucky person will win a complimentary tequila slammer, brought the hosts. The slammer is a traditional, boisterous way of drinking Kalhua liqueur topped with coke.

Casa Mexicana, Oberoi Towers, Nariman Point. Phone: 022-2324343.

Exotic Thai buffet

Sanuk Thai, Bombay, offers Sunday buffet lunches for Rs 299 per head, taxes included.

You can start off with Plaraad Prik, which is fried Bhakti fish with sweet and spicy red chilly sauce, Phad Thai Je, which is stir fried noodles with vegetables, Phad Thai Gai which is noodles with chicken and cream curry with vegetables and finish with fresh friuts, water chesnuts in coconut water and steam custard. You can also enjoy a complimentary pint of Fosters beer, or a glass of wine or Pepsi.

Lunch will be served from 1200 hours to 1500 hours.

Sanuk Thai, opposite Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda. Phones: 022-2044233, 2044239.

Crabs, lobster, squid, oyster...

A new seafood restaurant has opened in Bombay. Bay of Bombay, located at Marine Lines, offers seafood prepared in whichever manner you choose. You can choose the sauce in which you want the fish to be served.

Starters - Crevete basket which includes king prawns served with lemon tartar sauce and home fries, raw oysters, Bali satey which is chicken served with peanut sauce.
Menu specials - You can choose from prawns, salmon, lobster, oyster, crab and squid with either garlic butter sauce, lemon butter sauce, oriental with hot and spicy sauce, poached wheat burre blanc sauce and steamed sweet and sour sauce.
For the vegetarians, there is vegetable pasta, whole-wheat crepes with mushrooms and vegetable ghassi.
Desserts: Byculla soufflé, duo of chocolate mousse, fresh fruit sabayon, peach gateau and triple sundaes.

The starters are priced between Rs 95 and Rs 165. A main course dish is priced between Rs 195 and Rs 750. Deserts are priced between Rs 95 to Rs 115.

The restaurant has two floors, catering to many people at a time. Major credit cards will be accepted. Alcohol served. Lunch is served from 1230 hours to 1500 hours and dinner from 1900 hours to 2330 hours.

Bay of Bombay, near Metro Cinema, Marine Lines. Phones: 022-2056173, 2058397.

New food at old haunt....

Soul Kadi, Bombay, has revamped its menu. You can enjoy a fish thali, which includes fish curry, rice, dal and chapatis for Rs 70 and a special thali, which includes Bombay duck fry, clam masala, fish curry, rice, dal and chapatis for Rs 90. Taxes extra. You can also enjoy Pomfret Maharani, Kori Roti, Mutton Masala Wada and Chicken Xacuti, a la carte.

Lunch will be served from 1230 hours to 1530 hours and dinner will be served from 1930 hours to midnight.

Soul Kadi, 17 E, Phoenix Mills complex, 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Phone: 022-4953484.

Domino's pizza?

Dial 1600-111-123. Domino's Pizza can now be ordered by dialing a single phone number at any city in India with Domino's outlets.

Unlimited Sunday lunches

Sea Princess, Bombay hosts the Sunday Fiesta, offering unlimited buffet lunches with entertainment programmes including a magic show, water games and lots of prizes.

The spread includes Indian and Chinese food and is priced at Rs 300 per head, taxes included, for adults and Rs 275 per head, taxes included, for children between three and 12.

Timings: 1130 hours to 1500 hours.

Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Beach. Phone: 022-6611111.

More fish. Not only fish

A new seafood restaurant has opened in Bombay. Koliwada, located at Worli, offers seafood prepared in whichever manner you choose -- Chinese, Thai, Mangalorean, Punjabi, tandoori.

Menu specials -- prawn gassi, prawn dum biryani, tandoori crab, tandoori prawns, garlic butter crab, neer dosa, veg korma. Desserts: ice cream, fresh mangoes. Standard Punjabi, tandoori and vegetarian dishes are available as well. A main course dish is priced between Rs 75 and Rs 100.

The focus of the decor at Koliwada is a giant picture window created from a fish tank. The restaurant offers 14 tables. Credit cards are accepted. Alcohol served. Lunch is served from 1130 hours to 1600 hours and dinner from 1800 hours to 2330 hours.

Koliwada, next to Sunville hall, Dr Annie Besant road. Phone: 022-4969076, 4900738, 4900737

Chinese in your belly

Chopsticks, Bombay, is offering a Chinese buffet lunch for Rs 175 per head, taxes included. You may start with sliced lamb, chicken cabbage, tofu with ginger chilly and oyster sauce, fish cooked in Szechwan sauce, vegetable ball Manchurian and sign off with ice cream. The buffet includes a free glass of Pepsi.

Chopsticks, Veer Nariman road, near Hotel Ambassador, Churchgate. Phone: 2049284, 2832308.

Fries by the lake

McDonald's has opened yet another outlet in Bombay. Its 10th outlet in Bombay is located in Thane.

McDonald's, near the Masunda Lake, near Thane railway station,Thane. Phones: 022-5393482, 5393483.

Shopping news

Planet M has a new outlet!

Planet M has now opened in Shopper's Stop, Bombay.

Spread over 4,500 square feet, the store has over 30,000 titles in music, with special sections for Western classical, jazz and Indian classical music in addition to pop, rock and Indian popular music. This store also has CD-Roms, audio accessories like headphones and CD racks and memorabilia, which includes Planet M T-shirts, Planet M mugs, stress balls and basketball nets.

Open from 1030 hours to 2030 hours daily.

Planet M, Shopper's Stop, Andheri. Phone: 022-6240451, 6240452, 6240453.

Sale of books...

India Book House Limited, Bombay, is having a sale of toys and books till this year end. The store offers a discount of 15 to 35 per cent on fresh stock and 50 to 70 per cent on seconds. The sale will be open from 1200 hours to 2000 hours.

India Book House Limited, Fleet building, next to Star TV building, Marol Naka, MV road, Andheri East. Phone: 8508644, 8597014.

Athletic shoes...

Nike, Bombay, is offering a 40 per cent discount on shoes and garments, in all its factory outlets. The sale is open throughout the year, from 1030 hours to 2030 hours.

Jai Niketan, 16th Cross Road, Khar Danda road, Khar West. Phone: 6498470.
6, King's building, 151 Dr. Ambedkar road, next to BPC Petrol pump, Parel.

New addresses to shop at

Finally, Bombay has a mall

Crossroads, the new shopping mall in Bombay, is spread across 1,50,000 sq ft. The shopping complex has four floors in buildings A and C and building B houses Jammin', the fully equipped family entertainment centre.

The mall house outlets of casual and formal wear with brands like Levis, Pepe, Benetton, Pantaloon and Osh Kosh B'Gosh, designer wear by leading designers like Rohit Bal, Suneet Verma, Manish Malhotra and Krishna Mehta apart from music systems, Shyam Ahuja carpets, refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, cosmetics, perfumes and designer jewellery and even Murano glass. Fountainhead, the book chain is opening a large outlet in the mall as well.

Jammin' the entertainment centre is spread across three floors and will be equipped with pool tables, a bowling alley, a video games parlour, bumper car rides, go-kart racing and a food court with seven outlets including Cafe Ole, the sports bar, Biscotti, the Italian restaurant and McDonald's, the very popular fast food joint. The shopping complex is connected to the entertainment arcade by atrium bridges.

Crossroads will house 130 shopping outlets with related products in close proximity thus making it easier for shoppers to select the shop of their choice.

Crossroads is open from 1000 hours to 2200 hours.

Crossroads, 28, Pt M M Malviya road, Haji Ali. Phone: 022-4945890, 4945891.

Land on Planet M

Bombay has a new music store -- Planet M!

Spread over 8,000 square feet, the store -- the city's largest -- has over 30,000 titles in music, with special sections for Western classical, jazz and Indian classical music in addition to pop, rock and Indian popular music. This large store also has a books section with 10,000 titles, CD-Roms, a DJ console, a stage, a cards corner and a cafeteria on its premises. The cafe is located in a gallery on the first floor and is decorated with photographs of hand and foot prints of famous stars.

Open from 1000 hours to 2200 hours daily.

Planet M, Times of India Building, DN road. Phone: 022-2620271.

Have you been to these Bombay music stores?

Hand painted ceramic ware

Earth Signs, Bombay, offers an exclusive range of hand painted ceramic ware, coated with non-toxic paints from Germany. The ceramicware is oven and microwave proof.

Earth Signs, Shop no 7, Khatau Mansion, 99/D Warden road. Phone: 022-3670960.

Reasonable Reeboks

Reebok gear is now available at factory prices at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.

At this new outlet every purchase worth Rs 1,000 earns a Reebok T-shirt free.

Reebok, 48, Ring road, Lajpat Nagar III.

Deshi department store

Westside, a new department store has opened in Bangalore, Bombay, Madras and Hyderabad.

Run by the Tatas, these large stores stock a wide variety of clothing, gifts, household goods and accessories. Westside is open daily, even on Sundays, from 1030 hours to 2030 hours, except in Hyderabad, where the shop remains closed on Mondays.

Commerical street, Bangalore. Phone: 080-5550938.
39 Hughes road, Bombay. Phone: 022-3841730.
Spencer Plaza, Madras. Phone: 044-8410577.
Fateh Maidan road, Hyderabad. Phone: 040-243597.

Shyam Ahuja at bargain prices

Shyam Ahuja, the furnishing store, has opened a discount shop called S A Surplus in Thane, north Bombay.

Rugs, cotton furnishings, curtains, towels, upholstery, cushion covers, tableware and accessories will be available at discounts between 20 and 70 per cent. The store is open daily, except Sunday, from 0900 hours to 1700 hours. This store also stocks its entire carpet collection. Its branches at Crossroads and The Oberoi stock more limited selections of dhurries.

S A Surplus, opposite Murphy Radio, Hajuri road, off Eastern Express Highway, Thane. Phone: 022-5822155, 5822549, 5823614.

Your clothes don't fit?

Big and Beautiful has opened in Fort, Bombay. This boutique offers salwar-kurta sets, lingerie, evening wear and late evening wear (nightgowns) for larger and taller women. Prices range from Rs 500 to Rs 3,500 for salwar-kurta sets to Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 for evbening wear and Rs 175 to 600 for lingerie. Open daily from 1100 hours to 1930 hours, except Sunday.

Big and Beautiful, Bombay Mutual Annex, Cawasjee Patel street, Fort, Bombay. Phones: 022-2612469, 2641681.

Miscellaneous news

One more alley

A new bowling alley, Super Drome, has opened in Tardeo, Bombay. The two level centre is spread across 10,000 square feet and has a four lane bowling centre, a pool room with eight tables, a video arcade, a giant television screen and Cantorian, a restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine.

The bowling rates:

  • Rs 75 per game from 1200 hours to 1800 hours daily.
  • Rs 100 per game from 1800 hours to 2400 hours daily.
  • Rs 125 per game from 1200 hours to 2400 hours on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The pool rates: Rs 100 per frame.

The alley and centre is open daily from 1200 hours to 2400 hours.

Super Drome, Film Centre Building, Tardeo. Phone: 022-4912313.

Wanna know where the action is happening in Bombay? Check out Bombay: Where the fun is.


Cultural events

The show has changed

The sound and light show in Purana Qila, New Delhi, has changed its timings till April 2000.

The Hindi show will be from 1900 hours to 2000 hours and the English show will be from 2030 hours to 2130 hours.

After April 2000, the time will change back to it's original time, that is, the Hindi show will be from 1930 hours to 2030 hours, and the English show will be from 2100 hours to 2200 hours.

Tickets will be Rs 25 per person. Children below five years is free. Group bookings will be given a 25 per cent discount. Tickets will be available at the venue and at the Delhi Tourism office.

Purana Qila, Mathura road, next to New Delhi Zoo.
Delhi Tourism Office, N-Block, Connaught Place.
Delhi Tourism Office,Coffee Home, Baba Kharag Singh Marg.
Delhi Tourism Office, Ashok Travels and Tours, L-Block, Connaught Place.
Delhi Tourism Office,Ashok Hotel, Chanakya Puri.
Delhi Tourism Office,Janpath Hotel, Janpath.
Delhi Tourism Office, Lodhi Hotel, Lodhi road.
Delhi Tourism Office, Ashok Yatri Niwas, Janpath.
Delhi Tourism Office, Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Janpath.
Delhi Tourism Office, Jawahar Vyapar Bhavan, Janpath.

Food News

Happy hours...

Golden Dragon, New Delhi, offers a discount on alcoholic drinks and snacks during its happy hours. You can enjoy spring rolls, cottage cheese, fried wantons and chicken drumsticks along with any alcoholic drink of your choice. They also have a one plus one scheme where you can order one alcoholic drink and get another one free.

Happy hours daily from 1200 hours to 1900 hours.

Golden Dragon, opposite Panchshila Club. Phone: 011-6560582.

Kebabs, shashlik and lots more...

The Fourth Floor, Le Meridian, New Delhi offers unlimited vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet dinners priced at Rs. 550 per head with a special discount of 50 per cent for children below 12 years.

The spread includes chicken malai kebab, tangri haryali and seekh kebab for the non-vegetarians. The vegetarian spread includes tandoori ghobi, aloo bharwan, bhaji tak-a-tak and paneer ka sulas.
The Continental menu has grilled chicken, tenderloin shashlik and fish steak in non-vegetarian section and cottage cheese shashlik, baked potato and buttered vegetables in the vegetarian section.

Open from 1930 hours to 0000 hours, daily, except Tuesdays.

The Fourth Floor, Le Meridien Hotel, 1, Windsor Place. Phone: 011-3710101.

Excellent Kashmiri takeaway

For genuine and tasty Kashmiri food try Ahad Sons, New Delhi. This tiny outfit supplies gently simmered and accurately spiced ristas, gushtabas, kebabs and much more prepared by a family of Kashmiri cooks.

Ahad Sons, Masjid Moth village, behind Uday Park market. Phone: 011-6253642, 6256017.


An art studio for books

Timeless The Art Book Studio has opened in South Extension, New Delhi.

This studio will offer only art books on India, art, craft, carpets, archaeology, interior decor, gardening, landscape gardens, sculpture, photography, fashion, paintings and history in a well furnished, two storey art studio. Unusual books and museum catalogues from all over the world are available. A selection of the best picture books on India are on sale. Its USP is to allow book connoisseurs the best environment for browsing.

Timeless The Art Book Studio, 46 Housing Society, South Extension, Part I. Phones: 011-4632903, 4690513. Fax: 011-4610576. Email: The Art Book Studio

Miscellaneous events

Nine pins

The best places to go bowling in New Delhi. Know any better places? Don't hesitate to write in.

32nd Milestone, Delhi-Jaipur By Pass, Chander Nagar. Phones: 0124-332571, 332512, 332514:

Charges: Rs 75 per game for games played between 1200 hours and 1700 hours on weekdays. And Rs 100 for games played after 1700 hours on weekdays and on holidays and weekends.

Open 1200 hours to 0100 hours (or later).

32nd milestone has 4 lanes. Alcohol and snacks -- sandwiches, burgers, tikkas -- are served.

  • Leisure Bowl, Kishangarh, JNU road. Phones: 011-6895247, 6121574, 6894229:

    Charges: Rs 125 per game.
    Open from 1100 hours to 2300 hours.

    Leisure Bowl has eight lanes. Alcohol is not served. Chinese and Indian food and soft drinks are on offer.

    Planet Bowling, Classic House, A-38, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate. Phones: 011-6959612, 6959146, 6959563, 3314940, 6959665:

    Charges: Rs 100 a game on weekdays and Rs 125 per game on weekends and holidays.

    Open from 1000 hours to 0200 hours.

    Planet Bowling has eight lanes and does not offer alcohol. Chinese food and soft drinks are served.

    Qutab hotel, Shaheed Jeet Singh marg. Phones: 011-6511063, 6511241, 6511273:

    Charges: Rs 100 per game.

    Open from 1100 hours to 0100 hours.

    Qutab hotel bowling alley has four lanes. Alcohol is not served, but soft drinks and snacks like pizza and sandwiches are on the menu.

    Surya hotel, Rajouri Garden, 14D DAC Centre. Phones: 011-5122880, 5122881, 5822882, 5122883:

    Charges: Rs 125 per game.

    Open from 1130 hours to 2400 hours.

    Surya hotel offers three alleys. No alcohol, but burgers and sandwiches are provided.



    Attention: Bookworms!

    Cyberbooks Browse is Calcutta's book supermarket.

    The store is spread over 1,500 sq feet, with separate rooms for fiction, for the children's section, for computer books and more. There is a software library and a 'multimedia playground'.

    The focus is on Indian writing in English, European, African and Latin American literature.

    There are discounts on English books by Indian publishers on Sundays.

    Browse also offers personalised giftwrapping and messages on greeting cards, mail order service and library services. This is in addition to the seminars and signings by the author during book releases.

    Cyberbooks Browse, 1 Tilak Road, next to Priyadarshini Park.

    Charnock City in Calcutta, near the Salt Lake stadium has great variety of goods.

    A multi-storied air-conditioned shopping complex provides a range of goods -- books, music, women's clothing, leather accessories, men's store, children's clothing. The complex is equipped with a cafeteria and a car park.

    In case you are wondering at the choice of name... Charnock City... Job Charnock founded Calcutta.

    For more information contact:
    Charnock City, near Salt Lake.

    Miscellaneous events

    Disco days

    Are you in Cal? Are you looking for a place to dance?

    Incognito, Taj Bengal, 343 Belvedere Road, tel # 2483939: The only night club in Calcutta.


    Food News

    Garam gulab jamuns? Or sizzling green pasta

    Matchpoint, Madras offers an international cuisine lunch buffet , priced at Rs 325, plus taxes. It will be served from 1230 hours to 1530 hours. Dinner, a la carte, will be served from 1900 hours onwards.

    The buffet will include some of these specials: green pasta, roast chicken, sautéed string beans, cottage cheese crepes, and pommes parsley, apple pie, chocolate or strawberry mousse and gulab jamuns.

    The restaurant offers tours of its unique 'open kitchen' and live performances by some of the finest bands.

    Matchpoint, Taj Coromandal, 17, M G road, Madras. Phone: 044-8272827.

    Madrasi fare

    A new vegetarian restaurant, Akshara, has opened in Madras. The menu: asli South Indian cuisine 'prepared by masters in the hotel trade'.

    Akshara, 78, Lattice Bridge road, Adyar.

    Asli nawabi food

    The Promenade at Hotel Abu Palace, Madras, offers authentic Nawabi food, prepared by Abu Mir Hussain at special prices.

    Promenade, Hotel Abu Palace, 926, Poonamallee High road. Phone: 044-6412222.

    Cultural events

    Loooking for a cultural excursion in Madras?

    Art and culture buffs could drive down to Kalakshetra, on the outskirts of the city. Or check out the day's programme at the Music Academy, hub of cultural life in Madras. In season (December to January), the various Sabhas featuring the best talents in Indian classical music and dance are also worth a look-in.


    Deshi department store

    Westside, a new department store has opened in Bangalore, Bombay, Madras and Hyderabad.

    Run by the Tatas, these large stores stock a wide variety of clothing, gifts, household goods and accessories. Westside is open daily, even on Sundays, from 1030 hours to 2030 hours, except in Hyderabad, where the shop remains closed on Mondays.

    Commerical street, Bangalore. Phone: 080-5550938.
    39 Hughes road, Bombay. Phone: 022-3841730.
    Spencer Plaza, Madras. Phone: 044-8410577.
    Fateh Maidan road, Hyderabad. Phone: 040-243597.

    Miscellaneous events

    Madras water parks

    MGM Dizzee World, Madras has a water section that offers seven slides and a water roller coaster.

    Its rates:

    • Rs 120 for those below 4'4".
    • Rs 200 for those above 4'4".

    MGM Dizzee World, East Coast road, Muttukadu. Phone: 09841072514, or in Madras dial 915-45491, 915-45493.

  • Kishkinta, Madras too offers places to splash around in addition to an amusement park. Seven water rides including a wave pool, aqua slide, water scooter, white water ride, water merry go around, water roller coaster, river rides are all to be found at the park.

    Its rates:

    • Rs 250 for those above 4'4". Offers access to all rides except two. Rs 60 will be charged extra per ride on the water scooter and Rs 30 per ride at the go karting track.
    • Rs 150 for those below 4'4". Offers access to all rides except two. Rs 60 will be charged extra per ride on the water scooter and Rs 30 per ride at the go karting track.
    • Rs 150 for those above 4'4". Offers access to 14 rides only.
    • Rs 90 for those below 4'4". Offers access to 14 rides only.

    Hours: Open from 1000 hours to 1900 hours from Monday to Saturday during summer. Open from 1100 hours to 1900 hours from Monday to Saturday during the rest of the year. Open from 1000 hours to 2000 hours on Sundays and holidays.

    Kishkinta, Tambaram. Phone: 044-2367244.

  • Black Thunder, Mettupalayam, 40 km from Coimabatore offers 43 rides including some hair-raising ones like the Surf Hill and the Wild River Ride. The park is equipped with a hotel, where fun lovers can spend the night enroute to Ooty or Coimbatore.

    Its rates:

    • Rs 150 for children below 10. Rs 200 for those above 10.

    Black Thunder, Ooty road, Mettupalayam.