Ramoji Film City
We all are inspired by the celluloid world; well at least most of us are in one way or the other. Taking this inspiration, charm and enigma to an all new level is the Ramoji Film City near Hyderabad. Spread over a sprawling 1666 acre, the Ramoji film city is the largest integrated film city in the world. Yes, it has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the largest film studio complex of the world.
History of Ramoji Film City
First things first – the Ramoji film city is the largest film studio till date. Famous film producer, Ramoji Rao, who is also the head of the Ramoji group, is the man behind this great tourist and recreation attraction. He opened this facility for tourists in 1996 and the rest as they say is history. The idea of Ramoji film city was the brainchild of the Group's association with Indian cinema courtesy Usha Kiran Movies.
About Ramoji Film City
It was set up in 1996 and ever since it has been one of the most popular tourist attractions of Hyderabad city. Each year the studio attracts over a million tourists from all over the country and world. The complex has restaurants, guest houses and hotels to accommodate artists, technicians and visitors. The complex has some luxurious hotels that offer great holiday packages ensuring your comfort. A special visitor’s coach shuttles tourists around the various studios and sites on a guided tours. From film sets to gardens, streets and lakes, Ramoji film city has a lot to offer. It is a magical world and gives the visitors a chance to have an up close experience of film making. The guided tour is one thing that needs to be experienced. A plethora of films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Bhojpuri and even English are shot in the numerous studios of Ramoi film city every year. It is also one of the most preferred locations for shooting ad films, thus each year a lot of advertisements are also shot in Ramoji film city. You would be amazed to know that some of your favourite TV serials are also shot in Ramoji film city itself. Some of the most popular sites of Ramoji film city include –
- Entrance of the film city
- American Old West
- Streets of the Mauryan and Mughal Empire
- Delhi’s Mughal gardens
- Airport set
- Railway station set
- Japanese Garden
- Vrindavan garden of Mysore
- Hollywood sign on the hill
- Miniature of the Golconda fort
- Hawa Mahal replica and many more…
Another attraction that is loved greatly by the visitors is the Ramoji tower which gives the bird’s eye view of the entire film city. ‘Movie Magic’ is a short film show that visitors enjoy. It gives the insights of film making and enhances the overall experience of the visitor. The technicians there depict various aspects of film making like sound mixing, lighting etc. through this show.
Apart from film making, Ramoji film city is also a great family getaway that guarantees fun and frolic for the entire family. Corporate events for business partners, employees and even customers can also be planned and successfully executed at Ramoji film city premises. In addition to all of these, Ramoji fim city is a great venue for theme weddings. From engagement to wedding – one can have a fairy tale like wedding at the venue. Walk onto the path of your new life with a smile, the film city offers great deals on honeymoon packages as well. So for all the love birds, this is the perfect place to give your love life the filmy flavour.
How to Reach Ramoji Film City
Ramoji film city is located near Hayathnagar and Peddamberpet in Ranga Reddy District near Hyderabad city. It can be easily reached through an hour long drive from Hyderabad city on the Vijaywada national highway. Since it is such a popular tourist attraction, it is well connected with public transport. You can reach Ramoji film city via buses, cabs or private vehicles very easily.
Ramoji Film City Packages
Ramoji film city offers various kinds of packages like general day tour, honeymoon package, corporate package etc. You can choose a package depending upon your needs and requirements. For the ease of tourists the packages are now available through online bookings as well.
General Day Tour Package (Ramoji Festive Celebrations) is the most popular package. The entry fee is 700/- for an adult and 600/- for a child (3 – 12 years). The services that are included in this package are guided tour of Ramoji film city in a vintage non A/C bus, Movie Magic, entry for all shows at Eureka, carnival parade, skating, rain dance, Adventure Park at Fundustan and complimentary rides.
The special Silver package is a higher version of the basic package. The entry fee for this package is 1099/- for an adult and 899/- for a child. In addition to the facilities in the general day tour this package offers DJ, dining and evening entertainment services.
The entry fee for the Gold package is 2299/- for an adult an 1899/- for a child. The services include welcome drink on arrival, redemption coupon, soft drink coupon, 1 bottled drinking water, buffet lunch, evening tea and coffee, guided tour in an A/C bus among the other basic facilities of the basic tour package.
Some of the other services that Ramoji Film City offers for an enthralling experience are –
- Cinemagic – Video Shoot
- Cinemagic – Photo Shoot
- Floral Fantasy
- Rides and Fun Games
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad – 501512
Andhra Pradesh, India
Andhra Pradesh, India
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