Travel Review

Ramoji Film city tour, Hyderabad

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

BAHUBALI Sets – Town centre

Baahubali - Navagraha idols

Baahubali – Navagraha idols

Baabhubali Chariot

Baabhubali Chariot

Baabhubali - Temple Chariot that comes in the Elephant scene in part 2

Baabhubali – Temple Chariot that comes in the Elephant scene in part 2 opening

Baahubali - Pallvallthevan's machine of death

Baahubali – Pallvallthevan’s war machine of death

Baahubali - Where Devasena was imprisoned

Baahubali – Where Devasena was imprisoned

Baahubali - Lifelike Horses

Baahubali – Lifelike Horses

Baahubali - King's throne and Gold statue of Pallvallthevan

Baahubali – King’s throne and Gold statue of Pallvallthevan

Ramoji Film city - Live film shooting with a green screen

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

Ramayana – TV Series

Bhagavatham characters

Bhagavatham characters

Royal court of Lord Krishna

Royal court of Lord Krishna

Bhaghavatham set - Every pillar has been intricately worked

Bhaghavatham set – Every pillar has been intricately worked

Bhaghavatham set - Exquisitely done doorway

Bhaghavatham set – Exquisitely done doorway

Ramoji Film city - food court

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

Ramoji Film City – A Railyway station that has 3 names – Vijayawada, Hyderabad, and, Chennai Basin Bridge

I certainly don't weigh 96 Kgs!

I certainly don’t weigh 96 Kgs!

Ramoji Film city - Garden

Ramoji Film city – Garden

Ramoji Film city - Butterfly park

Ramoji Film city – Butterfly park

Ramoji Film city - Bird park

Ramoji Film city – Bird park

Ramoji Film city - Birds in the park

Ramoji Film city – Birds in the park

Ramoji Film city - Parrot eating coconut flesh from the shell

Ramoji Film city – Parrot eating coconut flesh from the shell

Ramoji Film city - entrance to Kripalu caves

Ramoji Film city – entrance to Kripalu caves

Ramoji Film city - Stone carvings of Kripalu caves tastefully replicated

Ramoji Film city – Stone carvings of Kripalu caves tastefully replicated

Ramoji Film city - Bonsai Tree

Ramoji Film city – Bonsai Tree

Ramoji Film city - Mughal Garden

Ramoji Film city – Mughal Garden

Ramoji Film city - View of Mughal Gardens

Ramoji Film city – View of Mughal Gardens

Ramoji Film city - Mughal architecture

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 Stunt show

Ramoji Film city - Wildwest bank robbery

Ramoji Film city – Wildwest bank robbery

Ramoji Film city - Rama aiming his bow towards a raging Raavana

Ramoji Film city – Rama aiming his bow towards a raging Raavana

Ramoji Film city - Fun Rides & Games

Ramoji Film city – Fun Rides & Games

Ramoji Film city

Ramoji Film city

Ramoji Film city - Statues and landscape

Ramoji Film city – Statues and landscape

Ramoji Film city - Pathway that's come in many films

Ramoji Film city – Pathway that’s come in many films

View of Hotel Sitara, Ramoji Film city

View of Hotel Sitara, Ramoji Film city


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