Way back in 1975, when ‘Amusement Parks’ and ‘Theme Parks’ were hitherto unheard of in India, the founders of VGP set about creating a unique entertainment idea that was very popular only in countries abroad. Our late founder, Mr. V G Panneerdas visualised a new concept of leisure in India and brought his vision to fruition, thereby pioneering a whole new experience.
It was named ‘VGP Golden Beach’, and very quickly became the most popular name in Southern India. The transition from just a family outing place to a full-fledged Theme Park was massive undertaking. However, the promoters, with their wide exposure to Theme Parks around the world, worked to bring in the best of rides from USA, Italy, Japan and other countries. Re-christened in 1997 as ‘VGP Universal Kingdom’, 40 years on, the Kingdom remains India’s largest theme park and is a thriving hub of fun, sun and sparkling good times!
The park is spread out over a massive 45 acres of beautiful property, complete with a private beach. It homes to 45+ scream-out-loud rides, a huge Water Park complete with massive slides that drop into 5500 gallons of swirling water, and an array of exhibits including the Snow Kingdom, the Petting Zoo, and the Statue Man (side note, there’s a bounty to be won if you can get him to move). All of it set against a backdrop of lush greenery and the azure sea. Truly the kingdom of Fun!
Our mascot, Kutti Raja is the king of Fun and Quirk. His unimpeachable mandate, unadulterated fun for everyone! Along with his army of herculean ‘Chutti Sepoys’, they are harbingers of fun, cheering you on through the many exciting rides and attractions.
A rich history, a colourful legacy and many more thrills to come! At VGP, we take the business of fun very seriously – in fact it’s our credo!
Address: East Coast Road, Injambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041