EsselWorld is an amusement park located in Gorai on Dharavi island, Mumbai.[1] It is operated Pan India Pariyatan Ltd.[citation needed] It covers an area of 65 acres along with Water Kingdom, and was opened to the public in 1989.[2][3] Along with Adlabs Imagica, EsselWorld is one of the largest amusement parks in India.[4] The park has been temporarily closed until further notice since April 2022.[5]


EsselWorld is located in Mumbai
EsselWorld is located in Maharashtra
EsselWorld is located in India
Coordinates19°13′55″N 72°48′22″E / 19.232°N 72.806°E / 19.232; 72.806
Operating seasonYear-round

EsselWorld has been involved in multiple controversies. The original land acquisition for 700 acres was mired in controversy and claimed to be illegal.[6] Additionally, there have been allegations of illegal destruction of mangroves and violation of coastal zone regulations.[7]

The park's catchphrase is "EsselWorld me rahunga mein, ghar nahi jaunga mein ", which means "I will stay in EsselWorld, and do not want to go home".

References edit

  1. ^ "Essel World Mumbai".
  2. ^ "Riding on amusement". Hindustan Times. 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Reconsider decision to shut Esselworld, says government". Mumbai Mirror.
  4. ^ "Top 5 theme parks in India". 21 July 2022. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  5. ^ "Mumbai's Essel World Shut Down? Temporary Closure Of The Amusement Park Makes Twitter Nostalgic". News18. 3 May 2023. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  6. ^ "HC pulls up Rane over land for Esselworld". Mumbai Mirror.
  7. ^ "MPCB washes its hands of 'mangrove destruction' by Esselworld". 17 July 2014.