The Kingdom of Dreams or KOD is India's first live entertainment, leisure and theatre destination. Located in sector 29, Gurugram, it offers a taste of contemporary and modern India with the mix of a technological masterpiece. Culture Gully, India's first-ever skydome has stalls capturing the culture of fourteen different states with local fine arts, cuisines and street arts. With two international standard theatres and advanced state-of-art technology, it promises to take you on a mystical and an unforgettable journey of diverse culture, lifestyle and traditions of different parts of India. This iconic attraction showcases Indian arts, crafts, heritage, culture, cuisine and performing arts with the promise of an unparalleled experience.
The eclectic melange of entertainment and theatre, Kingdom Of Dreams was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda, lyricist Javed Akhtar and the composers of the musical show Zangoora - Ehsaan and Loy on 29 January 2010. This grand project is the brainchild of The Great Indian Nautanki Company which is jointly owned by Apra Group and Wizcraft International Entertainment. This popular entertainment place has received a lot of flak for not paying the artists performing in their stage show productions.
As its name suggests, Culture Gully is probably the most interesting 'gully'(street) in the country. Showcasing the culture, traditions, and cuisines from fourteen different states of the country; this air-conditioned and the only 'indoor street of India' spread over a massive area of ten thousand square feet under a splendid dome. It houses themed restaurants, street bars, arts and crafts village, The India Tea House and Library and massage centre. The state pavilions also host traditional street performers and artisans.
This is world's first cinematic theatrical experience with a combination of technology and creativity giving an entertainment extravagance. It is a huge auditorium that can hold about 835 people at one time. This place mainly sees many national as well as international theatrical productions. A famous Bollywood style musical, Zangoora, brings out the different flavours of India and the magic of Indian Cinema with a stunning spectacle. Jhumroo, a musical comedy is a fitting tribute to Kishor Kumar and his legacy. The story revolves around a guy named Bhola, aspiring to become a Bollywood singer who professes his love to Meena. It features nineteen of Kishor Da's retro tracks.
Zangoora-The gypsey prince: This grand Bollywood Musical is written by Javed Akhtar and the music has been given by the very talented, Shankar Ehsan Loy.
Jhumroo: A musical comedy show dedicated to the evergreen Kishore Kumar. It is a rollercoaster experience on a huge set with unparalleled technology and 19 of Kishor Da's retro tracks.
Beyond Bollywood: A musical journey about love and legacy opened at the London Palladium and has played successfully all across Europe. Premiering in Mumbai, the musical has received tremendous appreciation.
Showshaa Theatre: This state-of-the-future theatre is one of a kind not just in the city but the entire country. With retractable, versatile seating, it has the best hydraulic central revolving system and takes you away from the monotony of life.
IIFA Buzz: This themed bar gives one a complete Bollywood experience. Thematic decorations, special effects, and music are an adrenaline filled experience. It was launched by Salman Khan.
Maikhana Bar: Set up in an old Mughal Delhi style, this bar will treat you like a royalty. With impressive lighting and seating arrangements, you'll feel like having a drink in the Mughal era.
INR 2,999 per person (Diamond) on weekdays
INR 3,999 per person (Diamond) on weekends
INR 2,499 per person (Platinum) on weekdays
INR 2,999 per person (Platinum) on weekends
INR 1,999 per person (Gold) on weekdays
INR 2,499 per person (Gold) on weekends
INR 1,499 per person (Silver) on weekdays
INR 1,999 per person (Silver) on weekends
INR 1,199 per person (Value) on weekdays
INR 1,299 per person (Value) on weekends
INR 1,099 per person (Economy) on weekdays
INR 1,199 per person (Economy) on weekends
INR 1,249 per person (Bronze) on weekdays
INR 1,499 per person (Bronze) on weekends
Children with a height of fewer than 4 ft need not pay the entrance fees.
Jhumroo Show Timings:
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: 7:00 PM
Wednesdays & Fridays: 2:30 PM
Sundays: 1:30 PM
Zangoora Show Timings:
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: 2:30 PM
Wednesdays & Fridays: 7:00 PM
Sundays: 6:00 PM
A convenient way to go to Kingdom of Dreams would be through the metro. The nearest metro station to this destination is IFFCO Chowk which falls on the yellow line. You could either take a stroll or book a cab/auto rickshaw to the venue. Other than that, you can hire a taxi or travel by a bus. There is a DTC bus stop at the IFFCO Chowk metro station.
If you are planning to take your vehicle, and coming from New Delhi, take the exit 6 of the NH8. Parking facility is available at the venue.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION Things to see: There are three things to see. i) Zangoora, a live stage show. It is a musical act worth watching once. Usually they have one show per day. The show is of nearly 2 hours duration. ii) Jhumroo, a musical comedy similar to Zangoora and iii) Culture gully- it is inside a big hall. Something like a mall with a theme. The hall is completely covered and air-conditioned. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops. All are decorated in different themes from different states of India. There are puppet shows, dances, music etc. Worth watching once. Inside the campus of KOD, there are three theaters. One each for the above three (zangoora, Jhumroo and Culture Gully). Parking: They have a huge parking space within the campus and it is free. I found a lot of open parking spaces even on a Sunday. In the worst case, you have another huge open parking jus outside the entrance of KOD. Entry, tickets and other expenses: From May 2018, the revised ticket norms are as follows. There are two kinds of entry tickets. One for the show (Zangoora or Jhumroo) and the other for the culture gully. Minimum entry fee is Rs 600. It includes entry to the culture gully. In the culture gully you can redeem the entire Rs 600 for food. Cost of food is a bit exorbitant. A dosa costs Rs 165. Carry your own water bottle. Water is costly too. If you buy a ticket for a show (like zhangoora), you have complementary entry to the culture gully, but no complementary food. You have to buy everything you eat there. Even if you do not eat anything, culture gully is quite a nice place, where you can spend a few hours. Puppet shows etc are free and open to all. There are games for kids also-they are not free. Tickets for zangoora or jhumroo cost nearly Rs 1000 to 3000 per head. There are different types of tickets (bronze, silver, gold..), details of which are there in the KOD website. I found that silver and bronze seats are also fine. Ask for seats closer to the stage. The view from the seats even on the extreme sides are also great. However, view from the upper deck (balcony) is probably not that great. Tickets for shows are nearly Rs 500 costlier on weekends. There is also a musical fountain near KOD (not part of KOD). Include it in your itinerary. I strongly recommend Zangoora. Senior citizens and kids will also enjoy. Sound levels are a bit high inside the theatre and may not be good for kids below 2 years. For a weekend trip, you have to spend nearly Rs 2400 per head (show ticket Rs 2100 (silver), 1 dosa in culture gully- Rs 165 and a vada-pao during the show in the theater-Rs 80).
what's the difference between different kinds of package. Do every package cover every events?
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