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Kingdom of Dreams is the ultimate destination when it comes to live entertainment. If you love Bollywood, you will love the extravagant musicals here which have all the ingredients of a blockbuster Hindi film. There are two theatres, Nautanki Mahal, where the musicals take place, and Showshaa Theatre, which showcases performances based on Indian mythology. There’s also a section called the Culture Gully which has a live arts and crafts village and pavilions selling food from different states of India.
Kingdom of Dreams, Sector 29, Gurugram, Haryana, India, +91 124 4528 000
NeverEnuf Garden Railway is a lovely park adorned with miniature train sets, remote controlled cars and boats. There’s a dedicated picnic space where you can borrow various board games, and dart boards to play with while you enjoy your meal. The park also has a special area which is home to different farm birds and rabbits. There’s never a dull moment at NeverEnuf Garden Railway and it makes for a perfect place for a fun family outing.
You’ll be spoilt for choice at Cyber Hub which hosts a number of great restaurants, cafes and bars. The famous Parsi restaurant SodaBottleOpenerWala is definitely one of the top picks. Dhaba By Claridges is another good option if you’re in the mood for north Indian food. For Asian cuisine try Burma Burma or Rred Hot Asian Bistro. For drinks, there’s the fantastic Wine Company and the laidback Beer Cafe. Apart from food and drinks, Cyber Hub also has a virtual gaming space called Smaaash.
Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Phase 2, NH 8, Gurugram, Haryana, India, +91 124 654 3103
Come summer and Oyster Beach Park will be your go-to destination to beat the scorching heat. There are some action-packed rides with equally exciting names like Lazy & Crazy River and Typhoon Tunnel but if you just want to unwind head to the Cabanas, a luxurious personal space beside the artificial beach. The amusement park also has a rejuvenation centre where you can pamper yourself with relaxing spa treatments.
Gallerie Alternatives is the leading art gallery in Gurugram displaying works by both established and upcoming Indian contemporary artists. Some famous works hosted by the gallery includes S.H Raza, M.F Husain, Nandalal Bose and Abanindranath Tagore. Gallerie Alternatives regularly organises cultural events like international artists’ meets, art and theatre workshops.
There are swish shopping malls located all over Gurugram, but there’s something about the open air Galleria Market that really endears it to the city folks. You’ll find everything here from apparels to jewellery, stationaries, sports equipment and groceries. But that’s not all. There are a range of services available as well, from courier companies to pet spas and mobile repairs shops. While shopping you can catch a quick coffee break at Pulcinella, The Café or grab a drink later at the Escape Terrace & Bar.