About Us

About Us

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!

Awards

Over the years, VGP Universal Kingdom has accumulated a bounty of awards and accolades from government and industry bodies for excellence and outstanding service. And while this recognition means the world to us, it also drives us to constantly better your experience with us.

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Year

Awards

2005

National Award of Excellence - Winner

2009

National Award of Excellence - Winner- Events - Park Operators- Spectacular Aquatic Show

2009-10

IAAPI Amusement EXPO - Winner Event of the Year

2010

National Award of Excellence - Winner- Event of the Year

2010

National Award of Excellence - Winner- Innovative Promotional Activity Through Media

2011-12

National Award of Excellence - Park Operators - Event of the Year -Polynesian Show -Winner

2011-12

National Award of Excellence - IAAP I Amusement EXPO - Total Number andVariety of Rides- Runner Up

2011

National Award of Excellence - Innovative Promotional

2012-13

National Award of Excellence - Park Operators - Electronic Media TV, Channel & Radio - Runner Up

2012-13

National Award of Excellence - Events -Winner

2015-16

National Award of Excellence - Innovative and Attractive Facility- VGP Snow Kingdom - Runner Up

2015-16

National Award of Excellence - VGP Universal Kingdom- Event for the Year- Runner UP

2015-16

National Award of Excellence - VGP Universal Kingdom- Electronic Media- Runner Up