Run by Great Indian Nautanki Company (GINC), Kingdom of Dreams (KOD) is finally off our list of places to be visited when we are in Delhi. GINC is run by a joint venture between Apra Group and Wizcraft and was started in 2010 in Haryana (Gurgaon’s, Sector 29).
Finally when we got a chance we made sure we spent the maximum time inside this great place.
KOD is mostly a complex of auditoriums built in 2010 to endorse Indian culture and performing arts.
According to the founders of KoD, this place is India’s response to the Opera House in Sydney, the Esplanade in Singapore and the Royal National Theatre in London.
Spread across six acres, the complex received more than 7 million visitors annually. I could also see that there were plenty of foreign visitors also in the complex.
With different attraction and famous in-house creations such as Zangoora, Zhumroo and Cultural Gully this place has lot of places to spend time, eat delicious indian cuisine and most important lot of photo moments.
What annoyed me the most is the sky rocketing prices of food items inside. But i guess the owners have to maintain the high prices to maintain the beautiful place. I have no complains and i enjoyed the food in lucknow nawab food.
In delhi you can find places from all states in Delhi Hut at a single place. KOD is the second best option. But if you want to feel the indian culture along with the food then KOD is the best option.
One thing to remember is that for entering inside KOD, you need to pay fees. Also KOD enforces you to spend inside. for example you need to buy a ticket of Rs 750 and out of this Rs 600 is for food coupons.
The show was just amazing. Some of our friends had said that on the weekends shows are performed by bollywood stars Hussain Kuwajerwala, Gauhar Khan and Kashmira Irani and not other actors. But we were not lucky.
I have no reasons to complain as the show was done in a great professional manner. We enjoyed each and every bit of it. It was as if a live movie was running. It had all the typical masalas of a bollywood movie
Zangoora is, in many ways, one of those common sleep time stories you would have heard from your elders. A newborn prince, took away by a supporter when the king and queen are killed by a minister. He is brought up by gypsies only to find out the reality in adulthood. He then seeks vengeance to claim his correct place on the sovereignty, and also finds his sweetheart along the way. And everyone survives favorably thereafter.
The show is performed in a theatre that holds a hydraulic stage, automated fly bars, and a matrix sound system that makes the theater familiarity real.
For food enthusiasts, there is always the famous Cultural Gully
The food lawn is spread across 100,000 square feet, with eateries and live kitchens from 14 states of India, represented with their illustrative style and design.
Each state building’s architecture has something exclusive.
For example, the arrival to Mumbai is through a local train stall that resembles the Victoria Terminus while the Kerala stall has a house boat design serving Kerala delicacies.
Other than regional elegances, the state buildings also host street shows, artistes and craft stores.
This “Indoor street of India” has a magical center and bodywork center that provides “Dry” massage.
The entrance to the interior mall is through a 20 ft (6.1 m) gateway, made with Golden lotus petals glittering with minute mirrors.
In addition, the Culture Gully also houses two sprawling bars – ‘The Mehkhana Bar and the Kerala Bar.
If you are photography enthusiast, then please hold. Strictly no photography is allowed inside the theatre. However you can click photos at the Culture Gully.
For bookings and more info about KOD please visit kingdomofdreams.in
I did manage to click some beautiful photos at night also in KOD. The lightnings makes KOD look very nice.
keep reading. some tips are below.
When you get your car, the Valets will take care of your car. Do not worry about looking spot yourself.
For people travelling using metro, the nearest stop is IFFCO metro station (Yellow Line). Once you get down at the stop, you can either wait for the free shuttle service provided by KOD every 15 minutes from Metro or walk towards KOD. It is hardly 15 minutes walks. Rickshaw drivers ask for Rs40-Rs60 usually.
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