On the last day of our visit to Hyderabad, we planned to go to Ramoji film city and leave for Bangalore after that. Ramoji film city is an hour drive from the city and is around 30 kms away. We reached the place at around 10 in the morning.
Guided Tour : After entry into the film city, a bus took us to the actual destination(the film city!), from where the tour began. Huge fountains, beautiful sculptures greeted us along the way. The bus dropped us to the point called Eureka, from where we had to catch one more bus painted red and which looked like it was from a fairy tale. A guided tour began from the time we boarded this bus. A guide explained the various sets made of plaster of Paris and its significance like which movie was shot there etc. It was a great feeling when we came to know that our favorite movies were shot in those locations.
|Set of Mahabharatha, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad|
It seemed like some Kannada movie was recently shot there. Would we miss our unique chance of taking a photo there? Movie sets of residential layout, airport, religious places were a feast to our eyes. Meanwhile, the soft-spoken guide was briefing us about the Hindi and Telugu movies, which were shot at various sets. People got thrilled when the guide said that in one of the sets, Siya Ke Ram, a serial, now showing in Star Plus channel was being shot! One curious location was Charisma garden, where the flowering plants would be grown, the colors of which would match the colors of heroine's costume, when shooting a song sequence. Of course, this would be done if the film city crew is informed well in advance, like say 3 or 4 months before!
|Mangalore Central at Ramoji Film City!|
|Hawa Mahal, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad|
|Japanese Garden, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad|
|Kripalu Caves, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad|
|The Mask at Ramoji's Movie Magic|
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|Panoramic View of Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad|
|Pathway of Candles, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad|
|Sun Fountain, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad|