Tuesday, November 5, 2013

KINGDOM OF DREAMS – Gurgaon (NCR)

I heard a lot about Kingdom of Dreams Gurgaon. In spite of staying very close to it, I was not able to take out the time to visit the same. On my elder daughter’s Birthday I was on leave. After the Pooja & lunch we decided to visit some wonderful place so that we all can enjoy, especially my kids. They only insisted to visit KOD,so I accepted the Birthday girl’s request and we left for the same around 2 o’clock.. The place is very approachable , people who come from Delhi can use metro & get down at IFFCO Chowk, from IFFCO Chowk one can walk down or take a rickshaw which will cost hardly Rs.15 – 20 /-.


Kingdom of Dreams - Nautanki Mahal




Kingdom of Dreams - Culture Gully


Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon, is India’s first live entertainment, theatre and leisure destination, and is located in Sector 29, Gurgaon , near the Leisure Valley Park. 


Kingdom of Dreams

It was inaugurated on January 29, 2010 by the Chief Minister of Haryana and opened to public on September 18, 2010 by Union Minister of Tourism, Kumari Selja, with special preview of the Bollywood musical, Zangoora, starring Hussain Kuwajerwala, Gauahar Khan, and Kashmira Irani.


KOD - Entrance

Spread over 6 acres, and built at a cost of over Rs. 200 crore, it is run by the Great Indian Nautanki Company, a joint venture between Apra Group and Wizcraft, and consists of two theatres, Nautanki Mahal and the Showshaa theatre, and a cultural and cuisine area, known as Culture Gully.



Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was named the global ambassador of Kingdom of Dreams on 19th September, 2010. The 2010 Commonwealth Games’ official theme song, Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto by composer A R Rahman was launched in the complex.



Outer wall - KOD

Kingdom of Dreams has two major attractions:-

1) Nautanki Mahal
Nautanki Mahal is a 848-seat auditorium within the complex designed like a palace. It opened with Zangoora. It is India’s first 4D live entertainment Theater.

Kingdom of Dreams Timings
Monday – off
Tuesday to Friday (one show only) – 7.30 PM to 10.00 PM
Saturday (Two Show ) – 3.00 PM to 5.30 PM & 8.00 PM to 10.30 PM
Sun. (Two Show) – 2.30 PM to 5.00 PM & 7.00 PM to 9.30 PM

Charges
Bronze Weekdays (Tues. to Friday) 750/- Weekend (sat. & Sun) – Rs.1000/-
Silver Weekdays (Tues. to Friday) 1125/- Weekend (sat. & Sun) – Rs.1500/-
Premier Weekdays (Tues. to Friday) 1500/- Weekend (sat. & Sun) – Rs.2000/-
Gold Weekdays (Tues. to Friday) 1875/- Weekend (sat. & Sun) – Rs.2500/-
Balcony Weekdays (Tues. to Friday) 2250/- Weekend (sat. & Sun) – Rs.3000/-
Diamond Weekdays (Tues. to Friday) 2625/- Weekend (sat. & Sun) – Rs.3500/-
Platinum Weekdays (Tues. to Friday) 4500/- Weekend (sat. & Sun) – Rs.6000/-
Children below the height of 3.6 ft. are not allowed inside the theater.

2) Culture Gully

Culture Gully is an air-conditioned boulevard spread across 90,000 sq. feet was opened in July 2010. the entrance to the indoor boulevard is through a 20ft gateway, made with Golden lotus petals sparkling with tiny mirrors. Here you can see the blend of all cultures under one roof. There are theme restaurants from 14 states of India (Assam , Sikkim, West Bengal, ,Kerala, Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kashmir and Rajasthan & Karnataka). Apart from the Local Cuisine one can enjoy the traditional Handicrafts & street performance by Artists.


 Golden lotus petals at the entrance of Cultural Gully


Kingdom of Dreams

When we entered we saw a truck and a rickshaw parked at Punjab’s Stall at the right hand side which was giving the ambience of village.


Punjab Stall



Punjab Stall

On the left hand side we enjoyed the Masala tea of Assam. All the furniture was traditionally created.


Assam Stall



Assam Stall



Assam Stall

Delhi stall was given a look of Red fort.


Delhi Stall

In the Mumbai’s stall one can find a BEST bus with a facility of ATM from bank of Baroda. One can enjoy the shopping from the shop inside the coach of local train of Mumbai.


Mumbai Stall



Mumbai Stall



Mumbai Stall

A royal look was given to Lucknow stall , sitting on the sofa placed here gave the feeling of being a Nawab.


Lucknow Stall



Lucknow Stall


Nawabi Thath


Lucknow Stall


Lucknow Stall


Lucknow Stall

One can feel the ambience of Beach at Kerala stall , they have created the restaurant inside a traditional house boat , where we sipped our south Indian coffee. Kids played with sand spread there.



Kerala Stall



In a Relaxing Mood :-)



Playing with sand

Goa restaurant wall was decorated with fenney Bottles.


Goa - Restaurant

Chennai stall was given the look of a temple.


Chennai Stall
Huge puppets on the outer wall of Rajasthan were the biggest centre of attraction for the visitors.


Rajasthan Stall


Rajasthan Stall

Timing & Charges
Weekdays (Tuesday to Friday)
13:00 to 18:00 : Rs 500 per person

Rs. 500 is inclusive of:
Rs. 100 as entrance fee not refundable
Rs. 50 deposit for the Smart Card is refundable
Rs. 350 has to be spent at Culture Gully; this amount is not refundable, even if the customer does not spend this amount at Culture Gully.

18:00 to 00:00 : Rs 750 per person

Rs. 750 is inclusive of:
Rs. 100 as entrance fee not refundable
Rs. 50 deposit for the Smart Card is refundable
Rs. 600 has to be spent at Culture Gully; this amount is not refundable, even if the customer does not spend this amount at Culture Gully.
Weekends (Saturday to Sunday)

13:00 to 00:00 : Rs 750 per person
Rs. 750 is inclusive of:
Rs. 100 as entrance fee not refundable
Rs. 50 deposit for the Smart Card is refundable
Rs. 600 has to be spent at Culture Gully; this amount is not refundable, even if the customer does not spend this amount at Culture Gully.
Free entrance for Children below 4ft in height.


Sleeping Budha

To take your refundable amount, don’t come out of the hall . The refundable counter is at Rajasthan Pavilion only.


Kingdom of Dreams

I tried to put the information as best of my knowledge . For any queries , please feel free to contact.

2 comments :

  1. No doubt it is an awesome place but worth to visit only once.

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