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Mayuresh Saraf Nov 17 2013

Is May the right month to visit Ramoji Filmcity?

Anupriya Bedi Nov 18 2013
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If the United States has Universal Studios, then India has Ramoji Film City, the world’s largest integrated film studio complex. Spread over 2,000 acres of land studded with hills and lakes, it is India’s filmmakers’ first choice when it comes to making their films as it is essentially an unlimited area of creativity for any major or minor film production. Every facility a filmmaker could ever want can already be found here: 50 studio floors, support systems, high-tech laboratories, outdoor locations, up-to-date technology, greenery, and the wonderful hillscapes.

Photo of Ramoji Film City (by Rahul Ravi)

The month of May is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures in hyderabad, with daily highs around 38°C throughout the month, exceeding 41°C or dropping below 34°C only one day in ten. So, it can get a bit sweaty and tiring because of the glazing sun and rising temperatures. The best time to visit Ramoji Film City is in Winters from October to February. There are multiple options to do train ticket booking, with the use of the apps in your smartphone, being the easiest and quickest way. Besides, if you wish you can go to the railway ticket counter and book tickets in the old fashioned way.

Photo of Ramoji Filmcity (by Rahul Ravi)

Tourists can visit some of the attractions that includes a Japanese garden, an accurate reproduction of an airport terminal, artifical waterfalls, churches, mosques and temples, palace interiors, and a winding highway, among others. Tourists can also go to the Hawa Mahal, which is build along the lines of the Golconda Fort, on top of a hilltop. From there, visitors can see a bird’s eye view of the whole studio.

Film City coaches can also take visitors on a tour of the whole facility; each tour will give the tourists a chance to get in close with the locales, among which are sets of various blockbuster films and gardens where famous Indian song sequences were choreographed. There is also a prop shop, Parade, where the costumes worn by actors as shown in various films can be ordered, as well as a nursery called Shangrila, where the visitors can take exotic plants back with them. Various restaurants are also available for those who may want to satiate their hungry stomachs.

Ramoji Film City is located 35 kilometers away from Hyderabad, towards Vijayawada, on National Highway 9. Local transport can be used to get to the facility. To know more about the prices of different tours and operational timings, you can check out our page about Ramoji Film City and also find out about other places to visit in Hyderabad.

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