While travelling on the Mumbai Local is entertaining, if youre seeking a place to have some real fun, then try out Smaaash at Lower Parel. Launched in 2012 by cricketing God Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbais Smaaash has grown bigger and better with each passing year and become a site for wholesome entertainment and unforgettable memories. So if youre wondering what the hubbub is about, then let us enlighten you. For heres what makes Smaaash a smashing success!
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Lets begin with the basics. Contrary to the popular belief, the name of the place is Smaaash with three as. It is not Smash Mumbai or even Smaash Mumbai. If you think that were being perfectionists, then the brand ambassador of Smaaash is Sachin Tendulkar, enuff said. But irreverence aside, the brands popularity is growing by the minute and they already have outlets in Hyderabad, Gurgaon and Bengaluru. The Mumbai outlet is spread over 120,000 sq feet and is the only one of its kind in the city.
While there is no entry fee at Smaaash in Lower Parel, the individual games at the entertainment zone have their own rates and are usually between Rs 250-2500.
The Mumbai outlethas the following attractions:
Exclusive to Mumbai
XD Interactive Theater: While 4-D and 5-D theatres have now become commonplace for Mumbaikars, you have not truly experienced the medium until you have been to Smaaash! Like the movie Inception, it will make you question reality. Yeah its that good.
Price: Rs 250 (weekdays), Rs 300 (weekends)
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Sky Karting: Go-karting is pass. Its time for skykarting which is basically go-karting done at high speeds. And by speed we mean, scream-your-lungs-out-and-pray-to-your-favourite-God speed.
Price: Rs 400-2500 (depending on the time and experience levels)
Zipline: If youre too lazy to travel to Lonavala/Khandala to suspend yourself mid-air, then try the one at Smaaash. Youll come out with an ear-to-ear smile plastered on your face.
Price: Rs 150 (1 ride), Rs 250 (2 rides)
Snow Rush: Technically Mumbai has only two seasons, Monsoon and summer,and this leads to the need for snow (NFS anyone?) So if youre looking for a place to chill (literally), then head to the Snow Rush in Smaaash. The zone has ski carousel, sledge carts, igloos and, wait for it, a snow war room.
Price: Rs 400
While Smaaash has no dearth of games, weve picked out the classics:
Cockpit 360: Your childhood fighter plane fantasies end here as the game will put you right into the middle of the action of apocalyptic World War. As Gandalf said Fly you fools!
Smaaash Cricket: Virtual pitch with s state-of-the-art simulator that will make you feel Dale Steyns Yorkers! Game for some?
Goalie Guacamole: The motto to follow here would be to keep calm and score. Because penalties arent pleasant when the goalkeeper moves faster than an F1 car (cue-devious background music).
Walk the Plank: Ever had that feeling in your nightmare where youre perched precariously on a tightrope and are about to fall. No? Well you will probably have it after you walk the plank at Smaaash.
Twilight Bowling: Getting high at a place titled Smaaash might seem obvious, but when you have neon-lit bowling tracks that glow like Pandora, you know were not kidding! One of the key attractions at Smaaash, Lower Parel, a single session here will cost you Rs 400-500 depending on whether it’s a weekdayor aweekend.
Mighty Small: Continental cuisine, Rs 1200 (meal for 2)
Big Fat Treats: dessert Bar (Rs 150-200 for a dessert)
One can get a beer here for Rs 49 (Yes,you read that right).
Play all games at the zone for Rs 699 (only students with valid ID cards can avail this offer)
The main image for this article has been sourced from Wikimedia. Image by Derzsi Elekes Andor/ CC BY-SA 4.0