Fun things to do in the city to keep yourself cool.

first_imgFly High Worlds of WonderWorlds of Wonder Amusement park For those of you who fancy themselves as adrenaline junkies but rarely find the time to break out of a mundane lifestyle or find an adventure, Worlds of Wonder in Noida, promises to be an exciting destination. The rides at this,Fly High Worlds of WonderWorlds of Wonder Amusement parkFor those of you who fancy themselves as adrenaline junkies but rarely find the time to break out of a mundane lifestyle or find an adventure, Worlds of Wonder in Noida, promises to be an exciting destination. The rides at this amusement park quite literally sweep you off your feet. Beware, these aren’t for the faint hearted though. But for those who arent quite the fans of the traditional amusement park rides, a boat ride in the park’s lake, a heavy meal at the many eateries here or a simple family picnic also makes for a satisfying outing Price Rs 1,500 for two children and two adults At Plot No. A2, Sector 38A, Behind The Great India Palace Mall, Entertainment City, NoidaWater Fiesta Oysters Beach Water Park Looking for a place to get wet and wild to beat the summer heat? Head to Oysters Beach Gurgaon with your friends and family. From large pools and lazy rivers to multi-passenger rafting adventures and speed slides, you’ll find water rides and experiences for everyone at Oysters. Those looking for a thrill, can either head to the Sky Falla 90 feet free-fall water slide or the Aqua-Loop, where one whooshes down the steep tunnel with full throttle. It may take several visits to experience all of the rides here, but the park’s tour de force is the Wave Pool, a swimming pool with artificially generated large wavesyes, just like the real ocean. Price Rs 1,200 per person At Oysters Beach Water Park Sector 29, Huda City Metro Station, GurgaonWinter Wonderland Ski IndiaPhotograph by Rajwant RawatWith summer at its peak and temperatures going up to an unforgiving 45 degrees, every Delhiite only has snowcapped mountains on their mind. But what if you were told you need not enviously flip through the album of a friend’s recent ski trip and instead get to touch and feel the snow from within the confines of the city? Ski India, an indoor snow park, one of its kind in the subcontinent, is a respite from a scorching summer afternoon in the city. Built to replicate conditions of frozen mountains, the complex maintains a temperature of -15 degree Celsius. You will be provided with an insulated jacket, gloves and trusty boots. The biggest draw here is the ski slope to get a momentary feel of mountain skiing. Price Rs 1,200 for an hour and a half At Mall of India, Sector 18, NoidaadvertisementPlayful Utopia Kidzania Remember the make believe world you lived in as a child? One where you were already all that you always wanted to be a fire fighter, a baker, policeman or even a judge, and perhaps this sweet chain of thought was always interrupted by impending homework and much dreaded school assignments. We can’t bring back your childhood but recreating its magic is what Kidzania, an international chain of children focused entertainment, has set out on a mission for with its new Noida outlet. Enter the building and you will surprisingly mistake the lobby for a fancy airport, the Kidzania International Airport.Take the Departure terminal and find yourself transported to the Republic of Kidzania, a miniature town run solely by children. If you expected mayhem, then you will be proved wrong. Citizens of Kidzania work in harmony in its various shops–a barber’s salon, a fashion boutique, a dentist’s clinic and even a biscuit making factory. They earn money (a unique currency only found in this town) and spend it as they like on developing a plethora of skills, from acting, sculpting, singing to even learning how to drive (toy cars) after passing quite a tricky driving test. Price Rs 600 for three hours At Gate No.11, Near Great Indian Palace Mall Entertainment City, Sector 38, NoidaSweet Surrender Watsu Therapy at Six Senses Spa at Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort Watsu aquatic therapy is a massage every wellness enthusiast would want to strike off their bucket list. The therapy, unique to North India and performed at the Six Senses Spa in Greater Noida, is an experience that would “take one back to the gentle sleep inside their mothers womb,” assures Dr. Rajneesh Kumar, the manager at the spa. His claim might sound bizarre, but the many benefits of this therapy include curing insomnia, stress and anxiety.Don’t expect to be sent to massage rooms, instead, you will be taken to a private pool not more than two-and-a-half-feet deep with water at 35 degreesto match the body temperature. The therapist will attach fl oats on your legs and thighs to make you buoyant and ask you to surrender to the gentle tides of the water. Close your eyes and allow the therapist to embrace you in a warm hug.advertisementYou are pulled with the tides around the pool in a dance choreographed to relax the muscles with the body partially submerged with only lips and nose outside the water. The lukewarm water, the sounds of nature are enough to put you in a stupor or even deep sleep. The therapist will then perform the ancient Shiatsu, deep tissue muscle relaxing massage while constantly cradling you. There is a feeling of rebirth as you wake up from the hypnotic trance as the massage ends. Price Rs 5,300 for 50 minutes At Six Senses Spa Greater Noida at Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa ResortRest Assured The Westin Sohna Resort and Spa Imagine lounging in a hammock, surrounded by palm trees and the gentle calmness of nature around you. What if we told you that you don’t have to make expensive trips to quaint beaches around the world, but hit the road for an hour’s drive away from the city to step into an oasis of serenity? The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa is that perfect getaway that scoops you away from the monotony of city life and transports you to lush green space that allows your lungs to breathe better and your mind to meditate.Wellness remains at the heart of Westin’s philosophy at the Sohna Resort that includes the brand’s six pillars– fell well, work well, move well, sleep well and play well. Besides an invigorating Balinese massage at the Heavenly Spa by Westin, one can go for an energising run on the running tracks that covers the breadth of 37 acres of verdant land on which the resort is situated, or take a dip in its lap pool, made for the toughest swimmer.But if you just want to laze around, the estate also has a picturesque lake that it recently opened for its guest. This man made wonder boasts of a vast choice of flora and fauna and is an excellent spot for fishing enthusiasts to gather and indulge in fishing. Price On request At Vatika Complex, Karanki Road, Dhaula, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana Tel 01247112233Rope Walk If this unrelenting heat keeps you away from trying your hand at adventure sports, there’s good news for you. At the Delhi Rock, you can do a host of adventure activities in the usual comforts of city living. So picture yourself climbing a rock (under expert guidance) without sweating it out in the open. And if you’re interested, there are a host of other activities including acroyoga, KravMaga and Qi Gong.This ‘climbing gym’ was founded by Anuraag Tiwari, 36, in 2014. “I have always felt that Delhi enjoys incredible access to the outdoors, vis-a-vis the Himalayas, and that the gap was a place to train indoors during the summer heat, which makes it hard to sustain a practice year-round. India, in general, is an incredibly rich country for outdoor sports, and this is very much in its infancy, so it’s exciting to help be a part of a movement that gets people out safely,” says Tiwari. Price Starts at Rs 1,500 for a two-day programme At Opposite M 39, GK II Contact delhirock.comadvertisementRest AssuredChef Rishi BharadwajYoung and dynamic chef Rishi Bharadwaj, 29 and and pastry expert Janeya Khanna, 28, are the creative minds behind Holy Belly, a unique food boutique and gourment catering service in Delhi. The talented duo says that this venture was “conceptualised out of their love and passion for all things gourmet”. Holly Belly has recently introduced a new, exclusive offering, the Chef’s Table, where the duo host you and your partner at the HolyBelly kitchen in Shahpur Ja for a fresh, off-the-stove gourmet experience, with the chefs creating your favourites exotic dishes with a twist of their own.This is one-of-it’s-kind concept offers you privacy while you indulge in some delectable delicacies away from the maddening crowd of regular restaurants–and you can see how the dishes are made too. “We work closely with the clients to create a picture-perfect setting and menu. It’s the whole experience that counts,” says Khanna.Apart from the customised selection of entrees, main course and desserts, HolyBelly offers a great selection of delicious and delightful FrenchEuropean Cuisine including exotic aged lamb bitter-ballens, homecured salmon gravlax, chocolate ganache with pomegranate, chilled soups, Eton mess with seasonal fruit compote,custard pots,cheese platter with Holy Belly gourmet chutneys and compote served with their very own artisanal breads, goat cheese and comfit onion puffs, HolyBelly signature aragula , Figs and Goat Cheese Mousseline Salad. Tel 9811088127; 9999278127 Contact holybelly.inDestination De-stress V Resorts Farm Stay, Delhi This farmstay, located in a small village called Mandi Gaon, about 9 km from the busy Chattarpur Metro station is a quiet green haven–your home away from home where you can let go of your everyday worries and unwind in the lap of nature. The drive to V Resorts itself is like a mini-adventure–through quaint villages and winding roads lined with lush trees, till you reach the 4.3-acre property studded by an huge Amaltas tree in full bloom.Park your car and take some time to explore the property, which boasts of a state-of-the-art Bonsai collection, verdant gardens, pretty pathways, fruit orchards and two water bodies covered with lovely lotus flowers in purple and white. The resort also has its own vegetable garden where they grow organic produce which they use in the meals.The food here is delicious-full of homemade goodness. From the set menu, do try the Indian fare-melt-in-your-mouth chicken makhni, grilled stuffed green peppers, tomato raita, crunchy mixed vegetables, smoky dal makhni and soft thin rotis–all simple and flavourful. The resort can also arrange fun activities such as camel ride and tractor ride and pottery making for those who’re interested, or you could head to their in-house therapy room for a relaxing massage session that’s bound to leave you rejuvenated and fresh.At 2 Seesham Lane, Dera -Mandi Link Road, Mehrauli, New Delhi Price Premium Room (Double Occupancy) Rs 6,000 (inclusive of breakfast), Rs 6,500 (breakfast, lunch or dinner), Rs 7000 (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Website

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