Gurgaon, April 16 (IANS) Imagine relaxing your body in a pool with artificial sea waves, sipping chilled beer in a shack, enjoying beach games like tug of war and volleyball and sliding down a 90 feet water slide. Beat the scorching summer heat with water adventure at getaway destination Oysters Beach here.
Around an hour's drive from central Delhi, the place is located behind HUDA City Metro Station in the Entertainment District of the capital suburb.
Being pitched as a "social space", the destination wants to promote togetherness and fun for friends and family.
"This is a social space, a picnic space where you would like to come with your friends and family and just be together. We have created a very relaxing environment just like on a beach," Ravi Madan, project director, Entertainment District, told IANS.
Spread over 10 acres of land, Oysters Beach offers a total of 15 water rides, including Skyfall, Rapid Racer, Lazy and Crazy River, Typhoon Tunnel, Float Slides, Wave Pool and Pirate Station.
For the foodies, the place also offers lip-smacking delights from a wide array of cuisines. A food court, which has four multi-specialty restaurants -- Southern Bay offering South Indian cuisine; Aroma Coast that serves Italian cuisine; Tidal Tadka from North offering North Indian cuisine and Langkawi Bay that serves Oriental cuisine.
It also has a bar that lets you enjoy a glass of chilled beer under the open sky and some little shacks and kiosks for you to munch around while splashing in the water.
The park will remain open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday and will have a special introductory offer price of Rs.599 for senior citizens and children below four feet in height. Guests above four feet in height will have to buy a ticket for Rs. 799.
Talking about the introductory offers, Madan said: "Soon we will be coming up with a package in which we will give a ticket and unlimited food -- where you pay a price, you get inside, you do all activities for free and you also enjoy the food the whole day for free."
If you're concerned about hygiene, Oysters Beach filters its water multiple times in an hour, promising its patrons a clean experience.
"We have an absolutely world class automated plant here which filters the water two or three times in an hour. We check the water four times a day. We are taking care because we are making it world standard," Madan said.
"We are going to have a lot of facilities here like a mall and everything. Everything needs water, so we will recycle, we will filter used water from sewage treatment plant (STP), want to use the rain water and rain harvest it and then use that...we don't want to draw the water from the ground... we want to be socially responsible," he added.