The opulence of Vegas meets the pizzazz of Broadway – all with a Bollywood bent.
This theme-based complex, created by the Great Indian Nautanki Company, offers a fabulous place filled with delights, Indian style.
The Kingdom of Dreams features four separate options within the complex. The Nautanki Mahal, Showshaa Theatre, IIFA Buzz café and the Cultural Gulley. Each of these spots offer a unique style of entertainment ranging from a Bollywood Broadway style play to theater which showcases ancient Indian Epics, Indian talent circuses to an amazing exposition of Indian culture and food.
The show we saw was called Zangoora, which was a heart-thumping, spell binding state of the art, 4-D show that dazzled the way that only Bollywood can!
It will be showing till mid December 2010. Do not miss it!
Apart from all the mind boggling entertainment, Bollywood set designer Omung Kumar has created the Culture Gulley which is an intricate concourse of culture, arts & crafts and cuisine under India’s first ever sky dome.
It really reminds me of the Venetian in Vegas or Macau except that it represents the cultural diversity right here in India.
There are 14 states represented in this Indian street style venue where one can sample the delicious offerings of local cuisine, traditional handicrafts, artisan performances and even common Indian street experiences such as fortune telling and hair massages!
Do try the Misal Pav and Bombay Sandwich at the Maharashtra stall. The Kerala kitchen offers some really good non-veg delights such as the Pepper Chicken and Fish Fry. I also really enjoyed the Puri Aloo from the West Bengal stall.
So leave reality behind for a couple hours and come to, eat, drink and be enchanted, as I was, here at The Kingdom of Dreams.
Here is some of what we ate: