The Kingdom of Dreams (KOD) in Delhi is India’s first live entertainment, theatre and leisure destination that made its mark in India in 2010. KOD is a perfect destination to get away from the drudgeries of daily life! It’s designed on a grand scale, weaved around a magical world that fascinates people of all age groups. But it’s the Culture Gully at KOD that definitely needs a special mention.
What’s In It?
Culture Gully at KOD is an ‘indoor street of India’ which has a captivating aura of its own. It’s a kaleidoscope of India’s unique cultural diversity where there is a lot to witness like:
14 State Pavilions
Live Arts & Crafts Village
The India Tea House & Library
Ethnic Jewellery Store
Indian Home Decor Store
Carnival of Indian Folk Art & Dance every day
Asian Curry House
A walk around Culture Gully at KOD is a visual treat where you can witness vendors selling arts, crafts, and food. From craftsmen selling ethnic items to restaurants serving traditional dishes, you can experience fantasy and fun in every way. Culture Gully is a long boulevard at the Kingdom of Dreams which is fully air-conditioned and spread across 100,000 square feet under a breath-taking skydome.
Culture Gully at KOD is loaded with themed restaurants and live kitchens from 14 States of India. There is so much for all your senses here that it’s all too overwhelming. You’d want to see everything all at once. The quality of beauty, art & entertainment that this vicinity affords is simply well worth the entry fee.
The fabulous Kingdom of Dreams brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, and cuisine all under the same roof. Today, the Kingdom of Dreams has successfully completed nine long years. This broadway style arena offers anything and everything to promote Indian culture.
Entertainment Zones At KOD
KOD has three distinct entertainment zones –
Showshaa Theatre and,
Nautanki Mahal is an 864-seat auditorium within the complex and is designed like a grand palace. The auditorium holds a hydraulic stage, automated fly bars, and a matrix sound system that makes the theatre experience real. It opened its first original live Bollywood musical Zangoora.
In 2012, they launched a musical comedy Jhumroo which is a tribute to Kishore Kumar and his legacy to music and Bollywood. The musical comedy features 19 retro songs of Kishore Kumar’s. Nautanki Mahal has the Maharaja Lounge that serves snacks and drinks during the show interval.
Showshaa Theatre is a 350-seater covered amphitheater, complete with a soaring tent. Multiple theatrical performances take place here including productions based on Indian mythology.
Culture Gully at KOD is an elaborate boulevard of culture, arts & crafts and cuisines under India’s first-ever skydome. It brings to life the hustle-bustle of a busy Indian bazaar.
Pavilions Bringing Out The Best Of Architecture
Kingdom of Dreams is an attempt at bringing different cultures of India via 14 state pavilions. The pavilion of each state has an architecture that is truly unique. Other than regional delicacies, the state pavilions host street performances, artisans and handicraft stores.
Each carries its trademark like- Punjab with a colorful truck and cycle rickshaw, Mumbai with the dabbawalas, clock tower and old movie posters, Kerala with the houseboat, Rajasthan with an overdose of royal colors and so on. The entrance to the gully and the décor inside is dominated by lotus motifs. Another highlight is the 110-feet figure of a sleeping Buddha at the entrance. This “Indoor street of India” also has a mystic center and massage center that provides dry massage too.
Indulge In Delicious Indian Cuisine
The Culture Gully at KOD also gives you various options to treat your palate with various Indian cuisines. What makes this space worth drooling for, is its food stalls with food from different state capitals of India. This street is a visual feast (too). Shaped in the form of an actual local train, the Mumbai stall offers traditional savories like Puran Poli with Shrikhand, Mutton Keema Pav, Kanda Bhajia and Maska Pav Bhaji.
Where live stage shows like Zangoora and Jhumroo received their share of the limelight, it’s the Culture Gully at KOD that people still are yet to experience with its entirety. It’s truly the vibrant indoor street of India. Culture Gully at KOD has left behind Dilli Haat and achieved its own spot. So a visit to the Culture Gully at KOD must be on your to-do list this weekend.
Address: Auditorium Complex Near IFFCO Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
Entry Fee: ₹5oo/- on Weekdays, ₹750/- on Weekends
Timings: 12:30 pm to 12 am (Monday Closed)