The picture dazzles and the real piece of architecture takes you to the times of kings with huge kingdoms and palaces. But this is the 21st century and there are no kings in Gurgaon. Yet there is a kingdom that transforms you to the dreamland, to the rich land. This is the “Nautanki Mahal” in Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. The show that I have been raving about, Zangoora is performed here. Read about Zangoora here. It is indubitably India’s answer to Sydney’s Opera House, Paris’s Moulins Rouge and London’s Broadway.
The origin of the term ‘Nautanki’ lies in the olden times in the folk performance traditions of Bhagat and Raasleela of Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, and Khayal of Rajasthan. The term basically means presenting a form of theatre art, be it dance, music, singing or drama. That’s how the name for this place comes from. It houses all such shows that can be classified as Nautankis, in the 21st century fashion. One can see a grand kingdom like palace which houses an auditorium, iconic Elephants at each side, Buddha at one side and lot of fascinating sculptures and splendid carvings all around the palace. This is a perfect place for the photographers to capture the beauty of old era like kingdom with the modern architecture.
This video gives you a sneak peek into the Nautanki Mahal.
This magnificent piece of art has been crafted by Omung Kumar . Check out the pictures from the time it was being made till it was transformed into this miraculous palazzo.
To reach Kingdom of Dreams, please see the address below –
Kingdom of Dreams
Great Indian Nautanki Company Ltd.
Gurgaon – 122001.
For any other queries, you can contact them here –
+91 124 – 4528000
I am sure after reading about the histrionic place, you are tempted to visit this place. Don’t wait for the right time, because this time is the best; the present time.
Stay tuned to this space. I shall be back with a new insight of Zangoora in the next blog post. Thanks for reading !!