Hyderabad is a city popularly known for its historical landmarks as well as deliciously spicy cuisine. However, there are many more attractions in this city that never fail to attract tourists. For example, this south Indian city is home to the largest film studio in the world – Ramoji Film City, which is a top attraction to visit in Hyderabad. This expansive studio complex, spread across a massive area of over 2000 acres, has also earned a place for itself in the Guinness Book of World Records!
If you are traveling to Hyderabad from San Francisco, do include a tour of Ramoji Film City (RFC) to your list of places to visit in this city. What can you do here? You can witness the larger-than-life movie sets, explore many natural and man-made attractions such as caves, parks, recreational centers, and shopping avenues, watch live shows, enjoy themed tours, and much more. Here’s how you can reach this place and the best things to do on a Ramoji Film City tour.
How to Reach Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad, at a distance of nearly 28 km from the city. Its location falls along NH 9 (Vijayawada Highway route). Air travelers landing at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport can reach this themed amusement park in about an hour via the outer ring road. For those arriving by train, state-run buses from Secunderabad station and Koti Bus Station (the nearest bus stop to Nampally railway station) are another option to get to RFC.
Visiting Hours and Ticket Price
Ramoji Film City is open on all days of the week, usually from 9 am to 5.30 pm. But when the theme park hosts carnivals and other celebrations, the visiting hours will be extended to 9 or 10 pm the night.
The entry ticket fee to RFC is INR 1350 (minus tax) for adults and INR 1150 (minus tax) for kids. Customized day tour packages are also available for visitors. There is the ‘Ramoji Star Experience’ package that costs INR 2549 (excluding tax) for adults and INR 2349 (excluding tax) for kids.
Best places to see & things to do on a Ramoji Film City tour
Ramoji Movie Magic
Movie Magic Park is an absolute delight for film buffs. At the Filmy Duniya, you can walk through the beautifully created sets of Paris streets and other international locations. The Action Studio offers you a variety of thrilling experiences – you can feel earthquake tremors and try free fall simulation. These are among the exciting things to do on a Ramoji Film City tour. And you must not miss out on the Space Yatra which allows you to experience what it is like to travel to space.
Sahas Adventure Park
With a number of adventure and fun activities on offer, Sahas Adventure Land is known to be the largest adventure park in Asia. One can indulge in several adrenaline-rushing adventure sports such as bungee ejection, acrobat climbing, zorbing, quad bike riding, high rope courses, net courses, paintball, archery, and shooting among others. If you love to challenge yourself and push limits, then you will have a blast at Sahas Adventure Park within Ramoji Film City.
Wings – The Bird Park
A top family-friendly attraction at RFC, Wings (the Bird Park) is home to several species of birds, both native and exotic species. You will spot swans, ducks, ostriches, macaws, parrots, and many more birds. The vast green expanse resembling the natural environment teems with chirping birds and roaring waterfalls. You can also buy beautiful bird handicrafts from the merchandise shop at this bird park
One of the best things to do on a Ramoji Film City tour is to attend the scintillating shows that take place here regularly. Spirit of Ramoji, The Wild West Stunt Show, and Dadajin Live are among the popular shows you must attend. Apart from these, many live stage shows and opening and closing ceremonies happen at RFC, adding to the vibrant atmosphere of the place.
Borasura at Fundustan goes a little beyond fun to offer you a spine-chilling experience of walking through a horror house, the workshop of an evil magician called Borasura. As you make your way through the 7200 sq. ft maze of mystery, you will encounter many scary moments that you will end up screaming at the top of your lungs.
There are countless attractions at Ramoji Film City and a full day is not enough to explore it all. Have you been to this place before? What is your favorite attraction? Share with us your experience by commenting below.
Ramoji Film City, the largest film studio in the world, is a top attraction to visit in Hyderabad. Check out the best things to do on a Ramoji Film City tour.
Advice for visitors to Ramoji Film City
Plan to go with lots of people to enjoy it more.
Winter is the best time to travel because the heat of summer makes it harder to travel.
Take the guided tour between 3 and 4 in the afternoon so that you have time to wander the gardens when the tour is over. You won’t enjoy gardens as much around noon, so spend that time seeing an indoor show.
Be ready to deal with crowds and lines everywhere. Every day, thousands of people come here to visit. If at all possible, try to visit during the week when it will be much less busy.
No matter the tour you choose, be prepared for a lot of walking. Finally, in specific locations, buses