Entertainment in Uttarakhand
Bestowed with immense natural beauty and mesmerising environs, Uttarakhand beckons souls across the length and breadth of the globe. Tourists, pilgrims and adventure enthusiasts throng this space in multitudes for reasons, which are beyond their normal and mundane reach. With cities cluttered and turning into mere concrete maze, malls, theatres and gaming zone, the fragrance of fresh air, the whisper of the gentle breeze, the feel of grass are all long gone and the most yearned for. It is for the very purpose of staying connected to mother earth, people visit places which gives such an opportunity, Uttarakhand
, is one such. Hence, it may be inferred that entertainment and nightlife takes a back seat. However, there are a few places which gives you a glimpse.
Entertainment is often referred to as an activity that can delight, captivate and hold the attention of its audience. In Uttarakhand nature does it all, since tourism
is the main attraction of Uttarakhand, people are often seen occupied with this. There are a few places like theatres, pubs, lounges, cafes, theme parks and gaming zones mostly frequented by the locals. Here are a few of them
Amusement Parks in Uttarakhand
Fun and Kingdom
: This amusement park is a perfect place for unique, full-on entertainment and fun in Dehradun
. With lush green parks, fun rides and many water games, this place is fit for people belonging to all age groups. Rain dance, wave pool, water slides, disco fountains and kids’ pool are some of the major attractions apart from many other high tech rides.
Address: Village Kohlupani, Nanda Ki Chawki, Near Prem Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.Crystal World
: This amusement and entertainment park is in the holy city of Haridwar
. It is spread over 18 acres with more than 40 thrilling and adventurous rides. Jungle-themed multi-slide water towers, family pools, tsunami, mini twister, pirate pool and gorilla slide leave you wanting for more. The multi-cuisine restaurant flaunts many lip-smacking and mouth-watering dishes.
Address: Haridwar – Delhi NH 58, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. Fun Valley
: This amusement park houses India’s longest water slide. It is a one-stop destination for all kinds of recreation. It has a resort, cottages, water park club facilities, amusement park, multi cuisine food court and a shopping complex – all under one-roof. The special attraction for children being the ‘Go-karting’ zone and the wave pool. There are many other adventurous and scintillating rides which will leave you mesmerised.
Address: 28 Km stone, Haridwar Road, Lal Tappar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, IndiaArea 51, Pintball Fields
: This is India’s first counter strike scenario paintball field. With this international game fast catching up it is very famous amongst both the locals and tourists. If you think bunkers, tunnels, trenches, guns, capturing the enemy are all wartime parlances, you will be mistaken, since Area 51 gives you a scintillating opportunity to a wartime scenario. Do not miss it.
Address: Sudhowala, Near Government Polytechnic, Nanda Chowki, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.Lazer Wars
: Located at Dehradun, it is a favourite haunt amongst the younger generation. It has a wide range of virtual games ranging from Golf, basket ball to laser sniper. Laser tag is a warfare game, which is a significant crowd puller.
Address: Shop no:69, 2nd Floor, Krishna towers, Opposite Meedo Grand, Rajpur Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.Shoot out at gamevilla
: Paintball is an interesting and adventurous sport which is played internationally. This entertainment and adventure zone in Dehradun has simulated artificial terrains, battle fields, camouflage tents, ropes, trained professionals, referees and equipments which elevate the whole atmosphere of the game. The players get to brush many skills, which include plotting strategies, physical, mental agility and tact. Next time you are Dehradun, do not miss out on the opportunity of playing paint ball!!
Address: Rispana Raipur Road, before Sahastradhara crossing, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.Hi Jinks
: Hi Jinks is a major gaming zone and a huge bowling alley situated in Dehradun. It remains to be a favourite hangout amongst the locals. It has a snack bar and ice cream parlour along with many other interesting video games and car racing too!!
Address: No 9, Ashley Hall, Rajpur Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
Cafes and lounges in UttarakhandVibeez the Lounge
: This bar lounge in Dehradun is a musical theme based space. Stunning rock performances, refreshing cock tails and mock tails, scintillating DJ, lip-smacking Chinese, Italian and Mexican cuisines being the icing on the cake. It offers a perfect ambience where one can relax and chill.
Address: 189, Rajpur Road, Bangia Tower, 1st floor, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.Sun Burn Bistro
: A tea lounge which specialises and flaunts over 37 varieties of tea. One can have a great and rejuvenating experience, sipping one of those herbal or any tea infusion fluxed with contemporary music churning in the background. The charm and the relaxing set up of this tea lounge will keep you coming.
Address: No: 3, Old Survey Road, Cross Roads Mall, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.La Mia Casa Cafe
: Be it a rainy day, a boring day, a bright sunny day or just any normal day, this cafe is sure to entice you with its cozy and stunning set up. A little away from the city’s hustle and bustle, La Mia is the ideal place if you want to hang around with your favourite book from its collection. It serves great Italian cuisines and interesting varieties of coffee. If you want to enjoy the warm set up and stay within its elegant indoors or bask in the sun at its exterior set up, all depends on your choice, since it caters for both.
Address: No 159-E, Rajpura Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.Seven Peaks
: This bar is located in the premises of the Ranikhet club. It has a colonial charm and is a part of the heritage hotel. Wooden flooring, royal interiors and magnificent chandeliers add to the stunning and elegant look. It also has a dining hall, ‘The Queens Court’, which serves great food.
Address: Ranikhet Club, The Mall, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand, India.Raja of Sheikpura
: Windsor lodge a part of the Welcome Heritage Group is reminiscent of the striking colonial beauty. The Raja of Sheikpura is a terrace lounge which serves a wide range of beverages and quick bites. The tea lounge another wing of the heritage group specialises in serving flavoured tea and freshly brewed coffee varieties. The serene environment, the scenic beauty of the very location and the multi-cuisine restaurants make it a sought after space by the locals and tourists.
Address: Welcome Heritage, Kalika estate, Dadgallia, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand, India.Viceroy
: Be it a high tea, a glass of wine or a fine malt Viceroy, a part of ‘The Manu Maharani’ hotel, cheers you up with its old fashioned and traditional glamour. It offers a great view of the lake. It also arranges for ghazal evenings, cultural events and musical performances on request.
Address: The ManuMaharani, Grassmere Estate, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.The Nainital Boat House Club Bar
: This bar is more than a century old and was built by the Britishers. This is a part of the Nainital Boat house club and is the second oldest club in India. During the peak tourist season it opens its dance floor, which remains to be a major attraction. You can enjoy your favourite drink facing the serene and magnificent view of the lake.
Addres: Mall Road, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
Theatres in Uttarakhand
Here is the list of the theatres in Uttarakhand.
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- Chawla theatre - National Highway 74, Udham Singh Nagar, Rudrapur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
- Glitz Cinemas - ISBT, Near Haridwar Bypass Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
- Rama Palace - 176, Dehradun Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
- Sargam Cinema - Rampur Road, Rampur, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India.
- Silver City Cinemas - Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
- Suncity Cinemas - Priya Plaza Mall,Kashipur, Uttarakhand, India.
- Neelam Cinemas - Civil Lines, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
- PVR Cinemas - Pacific Mall, Rajpur Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
- 7D Cinemas - 2nd Flooor, Shri Angad Devi Ji Complex, Nainital Road, Rudrapur, India.
- Wave Cinemas - Pentagon Mall, Multiplex Cine Division Pvt Ltd, Plot No 1, Sector 12, Integrated Industrial Estate, Ranipur, Haridwar.
Entertainment has been taking different forms and crossed ample thresholds. People with unlimited imagination and immense potential discover new arenas to muse. However, nature has been one aspect, which has intrigued human minds, and the pleasure sought cannot be recreated. These small pockets of entertainment adds a little flavour to the whole experience. Uttarakhand is a destination which will leave you mesmerised with its captivating beauty.