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My Trip to Ramoji Film City

by Lakshmi Menon
(Bangalore)





Recently I had a chance to visit Ramoji Film City, the famous tourist destination of Hyderabad. Contact Tour Operator


I had planned this visit with a Hyderabadi friend. She too had not seen this place before. Our first visit was to Ramoji Film City, located about 25 km South East of Hyderabad on the NH9. We had booked our seats through AP tourism bus, at Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan, in Begumpet. Our ticket for general guided tour was Rs.750/-which was including Rs.150/- bus charge and the entrance charge of Rs.600/- to the Ramoji Film City. (There were more expensive tickets available, with more facilities like welcome drink, AC bus, lunch and more). When we went to book the tickets we didn't see much people there and presumed that it may not be crowded, and we got the tickets easily. We were asked to reach there by 8.30 a.m and was surprised to find that the bus was full of local and foreign tourists. The bus left sharply at 8.45 a.m.

After a long travel, we reached the main gate of the Film City. There was a security checking at the entrance. We had taken some food with us but had to leave it outside with them since it was not allowed inside (which of course they returned to us after our return). After passing through the security check and reaching inside, we saw the same bus which we brought us there and took us to the main place. After dropping us there, we were asked to return by 6 p.m. to the same spot. From that point, we were picked up by the red tourist buses of Ramoji Film City. There are many such red tour buses inside.




Ramoji Film City Ramoji Film City  Japanese Garden

When we entered we felt entered a new city all together with hills, gardens, lakes, and at the same time flanked with spotless modern buildings. This film studio complex covers a distance of 2000 acres, with film pre-production, production, and post-production resources of over 500 settings, including hi-tech laboratories. It is the filmmakers’ first choice as it is a single-window, press-button facility that opens up an unlimited arena of creativity for every aspect of film production.






Ramoji Film City - for children Ramoji Film City - Railway station


You can get into any of these red buses and within no time it will be full. As we go around the bus, the guide would explain to us about the various things and structures that we see on the way. When it stops at one point you can get down there and see the places as you like and hop on to another bus at your convenience. The guide will follow the same pattern and after some tours, it will stop at some point where you can get down and see the things and later hop into another red bus there. Like this, you can cover the whole area, and it depends on you how much time you spend at each point.

One thing I was really impressed was that the whole place was clean and well maintained.

For children, "Borasura", "Fundastan" etc will be their favorite places to spend their time. Some of the other most interesting things we saw include a Japanese garden, green zoo, Mughal garden, intricately carved Kripalu caves, buddha statues, a large pool, artificial waterfalls, beautiful dancers, hospital setting, a railway station, an airport terminal, mosques, churches, temples, shopping plazas, palace interiors, rural complexes, urban dwellings, a winding highway, and European and US settings.

3-star hotel like Tara, and 5-star hotels like Sitara with multi-cuisine restaurants, are also available inside the complex. In addition, great Shopping facilities are also available there.

At the end, you will reach the magical place – Ramoji Film Magic. There they showed us (inviting 3 youngsters from the audience) how films are produced, how the sounds are created and how they are combined together to get the desired effect etc.

Many films and television serials are shot here. The infrastructure is such that twenty international films and forty Indian films can be produced simultaneously in this complex.

Finally, we entered the food court and had great Hyderabad biriyani. Alampana, Chanakya, and Ganga Jamuna are some of the restaurants there. The rate was just reasonable, can’t say it was too much. It is really an ultimate leisure destination for holidays! This city of perpetual charms has every kind of color to suit your mood and temperament.

After enjoying a wonderful day there (since the weather was also pleasant in December,) we left the Film City by 6.30 pm. Actually, one day is not sufficient to see everything there, but we couldn't afford to spend more time there, as my next day was planned for seeing other places in Hyderabad.


Ramoji Film City is the ultimate leisure destination for holidays, honeymooners, corporate conferences, events, theme parties, adventure camps, family picnics, students excursion, and grand weddings. No wonder every year this film studio, which has got a place in Guinness Book Records as the world's largest film studio complex, attracts more than a million tourists from all over the world!!

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Oct 21, 2017
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Sneak Peak of Ramoji Film City
by: Your Name:Anil

If you like to see whats inside Ramoji Film City, take a quick video tour at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqlmTbBIfLw

May 15, 2017
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Superb narration
by: Neha

Thanks for giving all fine deatils as it is very helpful for the first timers lik us.

Dec 21, 2016
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Good Narration
by: Name

Its good to hear from your words.

Nov 28, 2016
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ramoji
by: Name

Very nicely narrated post.

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Oct 27, 2016
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Informative
by: GM

Thanks for the information. Ur write up cleared many doubts of mine

Sep 29, 2016
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Good and Informative
by: reddy

Thanks for the info.

Good and enough information packed nicely for first timers.

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Sep 07, 2016
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Nice information
by: Anusha Dixit

Very nicely narrated post. You guys must had fun out there. Ramoji film City is announced as largest film city in the world. Such a lovely place to visit. Explore all best places for shopping in Hyderabad also at: https://www.ixigo.com/shopping-in-hyderabad-lp-1140401


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Sep 05, 2015
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Aug 07, 2015
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Thanks and please help
by: J Das

Thanks for sharing useful information, Recently planning to visit Ramoji Film City, We will take Genral Sightseeing package at cost of rs 900. Can we get sufficient food as per our choice from food court by paying extra money? From your experience we came to know it is almost full day tour and foods are not allowed to be entered inside. Please mail us at jayjitd20@gmail.com

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As far as I know we can't take any food inside. Now I don't know whether there is any change in the rule. During the time we visited there, we were not allowed to take any food inside.

Aug 06, 2015
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by: Name

Thanks for sgaring useful info
.recently planning to book general package at rs 900.pls let us know whether we can take food as per our preference means by paying xtra money apart from rs 900 can we hv an option of taking food , Kindly mail us at jayjitd20@gmail.com

Mar 02, 2015
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can we take picture in general ticket
by: ranjan

can we take picture in general ticket or photo graphy is prohibited?


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What I remember is all are allowed to take photography of the place. There is no restriction. However, please check their website for latest information.

-Lakshmi

Dec 01, 2014
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No.of days
by: Lakshmi

Hi Pavan, I think 2-3 days should be sufficient to see all the things there. Since you are a local resident you can be there at the office starting time itself. But I think you will have to take ticket for each day. You can just enquire in the Tourism office, or with the RFC directly.

Dec 01, 2014
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Best Way of seeing places at Romoji
by: Pavan

I am a local resident of Hyderabad

How many days we need to see all the places without staying in any hotel inside the city

Jul 10, 2014
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Thanks
by: Lakshmi

Thanks Rajesh for visiting this page.

As per your request, I tried to send you the mail to the email id you left here, but it bounced back.

Jul 09, 2014
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well narrated
by: Rajesh

Thoghroly narrated. Really interesting. I have only one day, currently I'm in kondapur, planning to visit Ramoji filmcity today with 4 friends but don't have any prebooking.
Can you pls guide me hoe should I start my day as to from where n when I can get govt bus to RFC. Don't want to hire cab or auto as they as asking big money.
You can call me on 09930567409 or write me on rajeshjsoni1986@gmail.com.

Oct 05, 2012
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RAMOJI FILM CITY
by: PUSHPA RAGHURAM

The Travelogue is very picturesque. If and when I go to Hyderabad, it will be one of the places worth visiting.
Thanks for your vivid description.

Mar 31, 2011
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Thanks Vimala
by: Lakshmi

Thank you Vimala with a hearty smile, for taking time to read this travelogue and leaving your encouraging comments.

Mar 31, 2011
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Informative
by: vimala ramu

As usual, your travelogues are very informative and interesting. Hurrah for the Indian version of Universal Studios!

Feb 13, 2011
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This is one of the Best places i ever see
by: Anonymous

Well planned, atmost maintenance...bad part can't cover whole lot in a day.

Jan 16, 2011
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Thanks Isabel
by: Lakshmi

Thanks Isabel for taking time to read and comment my travelogue. Pre-retirement and/or after retirement is the best time to visit the places which your always wanted to visit, but had no time to visit earlier.

Jan 12, 2011
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this place is...
by: Isabel


As per your narration this place is an interesting to be... It will be on my long list of places to visit on my retirement or my pre-retirement age, before my bones becomes too weak/ osteoporotic to enjoy the long scenic walks. In the meantime I shall enjoy looking at the pictures you've provided.

Thank you for sharing.

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