Gujarat government has approved $2 billion Disneyland style theme park near Surat. The theme park has already been approved by Gujarat tourism. The site chosen for the theme park is Suvali Beach, 20km from the Surat.
In July the news was first broke that leading theme park operators like Disney World, Wonderland Canada, Sentosa Singapore and Genting Malaysia. These companies are planning a theme park similar to Disneyland that could be bigger than Disneyland in Paris, Tokyo and California.
Atlanta Infrastructure Development and Real Estate, an Mumbai based company hs got approval from the Gujarat government to set up the theme park. The 13 square km park would spread around the 3.3 km Suvali Beach and will feature theme parks like amusement park, water park, beach park, nature park, ice skating, numerous restaurants, hotels and villas.
The first phase of the project will start in April 2012. Once completed this theme park would become a major tourist attraction in India. It will give huge boost to the Gujarat tourism. There aren't many good theme parks in India, certainly not a single one that could be compared to this one. It could potentially attract over 100 million domestic tourists each year.
Apart from India, this park could also attract tourists from neighboring countries. Foreign tourists won't have to travel to expensive destinations like Tokyo or Paris to enjoy a vacation at world-class theme park.