Thursday, February 19, 2009

Arun K. Chittilappilly





Arun K. Chittilappilly, Managing Director, Wonderla Holidays Pvt Ltd
February 19, 2009, 1 pm




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Mr. Arun K. Chittilappilly is the Managing Director of Wonderla Holidays Pvt. Ltd. He has been a key architect of Wonderla, the India's biggest amusement park from the V-Guard Group. Arun was actively involved in the strategy and planning of the Wonderla Park. Arun is armed with Masters in Industrial Engineering from Industrial Research Institute of Swinburne University (IRIS), Melbourne, Australia.

Apart from being passionate about cars and adventurous sports, Arun loves traveling.
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The Amusement & Leisure Industry in India is on the verge of an explosive growth and the Amusement park industry is estimated to grow by 10 percent per annum till 2009-10. Unlike the western countries, amusement parks industry is still at a nascent stage in India. However, the industry has been recognized and demand for adventure sports and adventure tourism entertainment has been growing.



There is a huge potential to the Indian amusement park industry. The annual turnover of the Indian amusement park industry is Rs.15 billion ($308 million). According to industry sources, it is poised for a 25 percent year-on-year growth. Realizing the opportunities and facts, the fastest growing market in the world where the rate of growth is five times of that of North America several global players are entering to the country.



At present the size of Indian amusement park industry is 4,000-crore and the leisure industry expects fresh investment of Rs 10,000 crore by the year 2020. By then this industry can be also a chunk employment provider to the nation by generating six crore man-hours per month.



Wonderla Holidays Pvt. Ltd., is one of the largest and safest amusement parks in India. This has been spearheaded by Mr. Arun K. Chittilappilly, Managing Director, Wonderla Holidays Pvt. Ltd.,
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Wonderla is the largest and safest amusement park in India located near Bidadi, 28 kilometres from Bangalore. It has been promoted by the well-known V-Guard Group. It is the second theme park project from the group and has been operational since October 2005. It has been set up with a total investment of over Rs. 105 crores. Within a short span of three years, Wonderla has attracted more than 20 lakh people from all over India.



Wonderla has 53 land and water based rides. Theme park has the highest number of imported high thrill rides in India. Wonderla also features India's biggest 5.5 diameter clock deployed on the 15 floor Sky Wheel tower. Wonderla has implemented international safety standards and 30% of the rides are imported.



Wonderla is the only park in India where Reverse Osmosis Treatment Technology has been adopted to remove hardness of the entire water that is used in the park including the water slides & pools. It is the only park in India that provides heated water in all its pools during winter. To ensure the quality of water used in all pools, the park has a full –fledged water quality assurance laboratory in the park.



The heart throbbing high thrill rides, the refreshing water rides, a spectacular musical fountain, exciting laser show, thrilling Virtual Reality Theater showcasing unusual cinematic experience are just some of the unique attractions at Wonderla.



Environment Friendly



Wonderla has always tried its best to retain and utilize natural resources to the optimum. The company has planted more than 2000 plants in order to develop natural shade in the park & grow vegetation. They have also installed Roof Water Collection and Rain Water Harvesting Tanks for the collection of Rain Water.
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