August 4, 2013

VGP Golden Beach

Site Name: VGP Golden Beach
Site Type: Beach
Location:  Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: One of the oldest and popular amusement parks of Chennai city
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: All varieties all over the city
Restaurants: Many options across the city

VGP Golden Beach is one of the oldest charms of Chennai city in South India. Now, there are so many amusement parks and theme parks located in many cities in India. However, 15 to 20 years ago, there were hardly any such parks in the entire country. VGP Golden Beach was started in the 1980s and it is one of the oldest theme park not only in Chennai but in the entire country.

Although there are few such theme parks in Chennai today, there are still people from and around Chennai city who visit this oldest charm located in the much happening ECR. The theme park is nowadays called as VGP Universal Kingdom and it also has a separate water world called Aqua Kingdom within its complex.

The statue man, a man with the royal costumes standing like a statue is a main attraction of the park. In those days, this man never used to blink even his eyes. No matter whatever is done or told, no one could succeed in making him move. Well, we can't expect the same quality anymore now. :-) That has become a good old story; however, you can still find the statue man for the name sake.

There are so many rides both for children and adults in this park. They are similar to that of any other theme park in this country. In those days, there used to be a long queue waiting for these rides. Nowadays, you could find hardly 2-4 people in each of these rides even during the weekends. The city has got so many theme parks and the other attractions. Golden Beach is no more the prime attraction for the Chennai citizen as it used to be two decades ago.

There are many modern day sculptures and sculptured pillars and even a castle like structure all located in this park; nothing extraordinary when compared to the sculptures of this heritage rich state.

Don't miss the secluded beach as it is difficult to find a beach in the city where it is not crowded.

If you are residing in this city or nearby, you can try this attraction for one weekend. It will be fun for your children if not for you at least. 

Happy travelling.

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