A popular amusement park located in Salt lakecity in Kolkata, Nicco Park opened its gates to the public in 1991, & in the years since has seen the influx of more than 2.6 crore guests. Over the years, it has become so popular, that it often referred to as the ‘Disneyland of West Bengal”. The park offers more than 35 attractions along with a green environment.
Setting Up Of The Park
As per the popular story, Mr. Rajive Kaul, the Chairperson of the Nicco Group, happened to go on family holiday to Disneyland. On his return, he was asked to justify his absence in the midst of planning for the 300th founding anniversary of Kolkata. Mr. Rajive Kaul is believed to have replied that he went to see whether it was possible to set up a Disneyland in India too. What started as a joke took root, & finally became a reality in October 1991.
Popular Rides & Attractions
Toy Train, Tilt-a-Whirl, Magic Carpet, Paddle Boat, Water Chute, Water Coaster, Flying Saucer, Pirate Ship, River Caves, Cyclone and Moonraker are some of popular attractions in the amusement park. Besides these, the park also boasts of an Eiffel Tower replica, a MIG-21 fighter plane, and a water park - Wet-O-Wild.
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