Prepare to enter India’s Kingdom of Dreams

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Martin Moodie
Martin Moodie is the Founder & Chairman of The Moodie Report.

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Delhi’s new Terminal 3 is not the only spectacular tourism-related infrastructure development due to open in Delhi in the near future.

So is Kingdom of Dreams (http://kingdomofdreams.co.in), possibly the most dazzling tourism attraction I have ever seen – and that’s an assessment made while the facility is still a construction site.

When it opens next month, Kingdom of Dreams – dubbed ‘An Incredible Indian Experience’ – will become, its developers claim, “the ultimate entertainment and leisure destination”.

Having gained an exclusive sneak preview of the complex today, The Moodie Report was amazed and impressed in equal measure.

I was here today with my close colleague at Airports Council International (ACI) Andreas Schimm (below) to check out a potential social venue for September’s big conference that The Moodie Report and ACI are organising in Delhi dedicated to airport commercial revenues. Themed ‘The Power of India’ the event will be hosted by GMR, the lead shareholder in Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which is developing Terminal 3.

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Here’s what the publicity brochure says – and for once the hype seems sure to be lived up to: “Here the carnival that is India is distilled into one iconic destination. The fabulous Kingdom brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, crafts, cuisine and performing arts… all with the technological wizardry of today”.

The attractions include Nautanki Mahal – an opulent, cinematic theatrical musical experience, Bollywood style; Culture Gully – an exotic, pan-Indian arts, crafts and food boulevard; Showshaa Theatre, featuring epic pageantry, “a big, fat Indian wedding show” and the great Indian talent circus; and IIFA Buzz – “Indian cinema of a platter”.

Put September 22-24 in your diary now. We’re determined that ‘The Power of India’ will also show you the brilliant tapestry of India. And Kingdom of Dreams fulfils that role brilliantly.

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Even with workman (and women) crawling over the site, and construction going on everywhere, it is already apparent that this will be an Indian destination that will capture the imagination of the world. Just like Terminal 3.

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