Last weekend I was staying at the Hotel Sitara, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad for a Microsoft event. You can travel around the theme park, which is a functional film studio – one of the largest in the world. I went for a 3-hour (half-a-day) tour, starting at 2:30 PM, for which we got tickets at a discounted price of Rs.650/-. The theme park is huge, you need to travel between the attractions only on their shuttle bus service, which keeps running throughout the day. I found the whole film city to be well maintained, with food courts in many places, and, clean restrooms located at convenient places (a rarity in India). If you happen to visit Hyderabad, spare a day and visit Ramoji Film city – kids will love the place.
The biggest attraction was Baahubali 1 & Baahubali 2 film sets kept for display to the public until next month (Dec 2017).
BAHUBALI Sets – Town centre
Baahubali – Navagraha idols
Baabhubali – Temple Chariot that comes in the Elephant scene in part 2 opening
Baahubali – Pallvallthevan’s war machine of death
Baahubali – Where Devasena was imprisoned
Baahubali – Lifelike Horses
Baahubali – King’s throne and Gold statue of Pallvallthevan
Ramoji Film city – Live film shooting with a green screen
Next stop was the studio where Ramayana and Mahabharat shootings’ had happened.
Ramayana – TV Series
Royal court of Lord Krishna
Bhaghavatham set – Every pillar has been intricately worked
Bhaghavatham set – Exquisitely done doorway
Ramoji Film city – food court
In the film city, you can see full-size replicas of a railway station, Princess street (European city street), Japanese garden, Kripalu caves and more.
Ramoji Film City – A Railyway station that has 3 names – Vijayawada, Hyderabad, and, Chennai Basin Bridge
I certainly don’t weigh 96 Kgs!
Ramoji Film city – Garden
Ramoji Film city – Butterfly park
Ramoji Film city – Bird park
Ramoji Film city – Birds in the park
Ramoji Film city – Parrot eating coconut flesh from the shell
Ramoji Film city – entrance to Kripalu caves
Ramoji Film city – Stone carvings of Kripalu caves tastefully replicated
Ramoji Film city – Bonsai Tree
Ramoji Film city – Mughal Garden
Ramoji Film city – View of Mughal Gardens
Ramoji Film city – Mughal architecture
What’s a theme park with a show? – As the last item, they had Wildwest stunt show – a bank robbery, lots of jumping around, gun shootings, and, ending with raining of fake $$$ bills.
Ramoji Film city – Wildwest Stunt show
Ramoji Film city – Wildwest bank robbery
Ramoji Film city – Rama aiming his bow towards a raging Raavana
Ramoji Film city – Fun Rides & Games
Ramoji Film city
Ramoji Film city – Statues and landscape
Ramoji Film city – Pathway that’s come in many films
View of Hotel Sitara, Ramoji Film city
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