Transforming Manasa Amusement and Water Park: From rust to renewal

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Feb 26: The Manasa Amusement and Water Park, established in 2002, had maintained its infrastructure since its inception without significant upgrades or renovations. However, the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic in December 2019 brought about widespread disruptions across various industries, with tourism being one of the hardest-hit sectors.

Following a government order on March 22, 2020, Manasa Amusement and Water Park was closed for tourists due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, despite the challenging circumstances, the management at that time hesitated to continue operations. It was then that Eugine Wilfred Pinto, the current chairman of the organization, along with executive director Jayesh Sebastian and Sunil Raj Gopal, stepped forward to take charge and run the establishment.

All the machinery, gardens and slides that were rusted were set right. Two years have passed after the repair work was done with ten times more cost than the estimated budget. Employees for all sections were recruited and facilities were given to them too. In addition to rain dance, amusement games were installed for children.

On the first annual day, as promised, the repair work of all buildings and paintings was done. The biggest wave pool of Karnataka was repaired at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore and opened for tourists. In addition, the toddler pool for children below the age of 12 was made ready at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore and was opened officially today by parents of our director Bangaru Hanumanthappa and opened to the public.

Attractive facilities have been set up for holding private functions of people of various religions of coastal Karnataka, corporate companies and various programmes of other organizations. Many programmes like marriage, Roce and Mehendi have been already held in this facility. Parking space for 600 vehicles is available for the organizers and invitees of the programmes.

The construction of additional 17 cottages, conference with seating capacity of 250 to 300 people, view tower, wind mill and elevator facility and rooms for keeping baggage of school children are underway at an estimated cost of Rs three crore. The work is expected to be completed by March 31 this year.

The work of releasing crazy river pool for public use before April 30 is in progress. Work on the amphitheatre, which has a seating capacity of 800 to 1000 people has begun.

Construction of the biggest aquarium of the Asian continent at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore under the name ‘Manasa Marine World’ has begun. It is expected to open to the same for public by next year.

Adventure sports like zipline, zip cycling, 360 degree cycling and gyro are offered to the public at minimum rates. The management has found success in taking Manasa organization to international standard in the second year with the financial support of their director.

In addition, the organization has got membership of All India Amusement Association Mumbai and Canara Chamber of Commerce Mangaluru.

The organization was accorded ISO 14001:2015 certification on December 13, 2023. By this they have shown that they are second to none.

At present, 75 individuals are employed in Manasa and it is possible for them to run the organization with their cooperation. They have given all facilities to the employees as specified by the government. They have organized conference on various subjects for the employees and held competitive activities also. They have always monitored the discipline of the employees.

The organization would also recall the leadership and efforts of restaurant staff Sajesh, Nutan, Prajwal and others who provide delicious and hygienic food for the visitors.

The organisation, on behalf of the board of directors, is grateful to the the contribution of Praveen Naik, commissioner of Pilikula Nisargadhama Authority, secretary of the organization Chethan Naik, chartered accountant Dylan Rebello, who has taken up the responsibility recently and station officer and personnel of Kavoor police station, who help them maintain law and order throughout 365 days of the year. They are also thankful to the media who co-operate for the publicity of the organization and the cooperation of its shareholders.



Manasa Water Park,
Pilikula, Vamanjoor,
Mangalore, D.K. Karnataka, India - 575028
(+91) 70 220 24 365





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  • Alwyn, Kudla

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Water parks are looks like Disney, marinland, wonderland Canada . Keep add more to each new attraction which will more people pop in. You have enough population to visit in Mangalore. Keep reasonable prices so that people afford to visit more often and be memorable

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  • Nagesh Shetty, Surathkal

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    A Must Visit place.... Alongwith a visit to the Science centre , Planetarium , Zoo.and Botanical Garden.....Its a whole day Outing .......

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    seems to be a nice place for outing..all the best and I will be there soon...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Kuju bro, you want to visit ? How you can leave your stalls which are in central market. That day they should eat vejjjaa ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Cynthia, I can have veg with you ...

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [3]

  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    I am non veg Dotto sir....Veg for Kuju bhaiyya's customers the day he goes to pilikula.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, Feb 26 2024

    Beautiful Pictures ...

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