The Ramoji Film City (Telugu: రామోజీ ఫిలిం సిటీ) in India is located in Anajpur village, Hayathnagar Mandal in Hyderabad, Telangana. At 1666 acres, It is the largest integrated film city in the world.
It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. The Outer Ring Road Phase 2 has acquired lands at the entrance and is set to intersect the city
Ramoji Film City is located around 25km from Hyderabad and is accredited as one of the largest incorporated film studio complexes in the world. It was opened by the Indian Film Producer Ramoji Rao in the year 1996, as a tribute to the captivating magic of cinema and is now a dream destination for entertainment, recreation and tourism. Millions of tourists from all over the world swarm the Film City every year to get down in its never-ending leisure and recreation options.
Spread across thousands of acres of land, Ramoji Film City consists of both artificial as well as natural attractions. These include some beautiful gardens, hills, lakes, artificial waterfalls, amusement parks, and striking architecture, making it one of Asia’s fastest growing tourism destinations. There are live performances and shows within the complex amphitheatre.
Ramoji Film City has amazing outdoor attractions, like the Mughal Gardens, Sun Fountain, Majestic Garden, Enthraller – amphitheatre, just to name a few. The complex also has urban backdrops of the US and Australia, with Amazon Army Base being the newest additions to the place. Other highlights are the dancing Ballerina Fountain, Animal Kingdom, Hawa Mahal, the ETV planet, an airport terminal, a railway station, churches, mosques and temples, and imposing palaces resembling the real ones. Other entertainment sections especially for kids are various thrilling rides, Fundustan – a fantasy world, Dadajinn's Ark – a video games parlour, Thrillville – an adventure land, Wonderville – a toy land, Timberland – a play zone, and Borasura for a scary experience!
If you cannot visit the leading studios of the world, you can still have a SILVER SCREEN MAGIC experience at Ramoji Film City! Ramoji Film City is literally a fantasy world created for the celluloid, with every conceivable set and location. The tour takes one full day if you hop on the coaches provided within the complex, and the tour provides the visitors an insight into the making of Cinema and the fragility of the magnificent sets, and the make belief of various aspects of cinema are very well captured and presented.
And if you are a shopping buff then there is a lot for you to pick from at the outlets here, some of which include handicrafts, pottery, paintings, and jewellery.
Best time to visit
Winter is the best time to visit Ramoji Film City as Hyderabad gets very hot during summers. Ideally, one should visit Ramoji Film City from October to February, when the weather is cool and at its best.
Ramoji Film City is certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest film city.
Ramoji Film City is spread over 9000 acres, i.e. 36km of land, and it is believed that it takes almost three days to explore the entire complex!
Ramoji Film City is open on all days from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The ticket counter closes by 2:00 pm.