Hope it will act as guide.
February 13, 2011 5:23am CST
I had started a discussion: We want to visit Ramoji Film City http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2487391.aspx?p=0 But there was not much response that could be of help. I knew there will be heavy rush and also the entry tickets rates will be higher on Saturday and Sunday, so in spite of my illness, it was viral fever, I moved with my wife, my son, his wife and granddaughter Subhee, as my elder son and his wife kids were out for 2 days. We left home at 9am, one auto dropped us at LB Nagar chaurasta, he charged 90.00 rupees, next we hired another to drop at entry gate of Ramoji film city, as per our bargained rate we paid 200.00, but I could guess it would have been around 100 to 150.00 only. We bought entry tickets there; rate was higher than that shown in their website. Adults’ ticket was 600 each and child 500 each. From there one bus of Ramojifilm city dropped at the entry point named ‘Eureka’. Here there were some free games to play were available, we took some tea and snacks and rode one of the several red colored bus for a round of the film city, a guide was there in bus to explain everything. In the film city we saw plaster replica of famous places of all countries in the world, gardens, railway stations, and air strips, banks, police stations, highways, hospitals, hotels, Ajanta caves to mention a few. They spread over 1666 acres of land. We ate in the ‘Dil se’ restaurant. Food was pure vegetarian, buffet type; eat as much as you can for 140.00 rupees per head. The food included cooked rice, sambar, veg-curries, curd, sweet spaghetti cooked in milk, salad and ice-cream. There were so many free shows too. At 6pm, their bus dropped us back at the entry gate on the high way. From there we hired another auto that dropped us home at 9pm for 250.00 rupees. The total expense was 4000 rupees only. Not bad for 4 adults and one baby. I had complained in writing at the help-desk about non-update of entry rates etc in the website. I was so happy to receive an email at 10pm, telling me that things have been updated. [i][b]It was a nice and wonderful sightseeing. The Tirupati journey was worst. Hope visitors will find this useful. If you are coming India, visit this place once. Here too we had to walk to enjoy, body pain I had to face.[/b][/i]Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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13 Feb 11
Wow, Professor...it sounds like you had a wonderful, and fairly inexpensive, day. Just a few miles north of where I live, we have a huge seasonal fairground called: Canada's Wonderland. Just to by one seasonal entry pass alone cost $79.99CDN , or in rupees...3,693.34INR...and that's just for one person! ....never mind how much it will cost to get there, and how much it would cost for food. There are other individually priced types of passes depending on the the age and size of persons, being anywhere from aged 3 to 59 years and having a height no higher than 48 inches tall. It sounds crazy to me, but I think it has to do with the type of rides they have there, and who, more or less, can go on them. Perhaps you can see why I'VE never been there? My own city (Toronto) has a summer fair called: The Canadian National Exhibition, which only opens for the last two weeks in August...just before the children go back to school after their summer vacations. It is not as expensive as Wonderland, and more international tourists attend THIS fair, than the other. It's front gate is named: The Prince's Gates...being named after Prince Charles. We also have an extensive film industry here as well, but as yet, there are no tours for any one of the major studios. I know I would enjoy your visit to Ramoji Film City. Perhaps I will be lucky enough to go and see it some day? Cheers; cdrxo
15 Feb 11
Well thank you Professor. It would indeed be an honor to visit India. You may not be aware of this, but crazydaisy (Catherine) & I live only a few blocks away from a small part of town which is named: "Little India". We enjoy the people, the culture, the music, the clothing & jewelry shops, and especially...the food! Mmmmmm!!! I can almost smell that curry right now! We must to admit, that we have never met a more friendlier, honest, and inviting group of people. Once a year during the summer, they have an free outdoor bizarre, where everyone is welcome to come see, share experiences and lifestyles, and simply enjoy a small sample of what India is really like. I love watching the dancers, while relaxing to sweet aromas of incense and the beautiful harmonic sounds of the sitar. Quite often you can find either crazydaisy or I in the kitchen, cooking up our favorite Indian dishes. commanderxo
13 Feb 11
Actually i am living in warangal district. Oftenly i am coming to hyderabad. I know about RFC, the ramoji rao is the owner. Do you know about this great business man, he tasted success in fields which he entered. He is the most successful businessman he is famous for ETV, Margadarshi finance, Eenadu news paper, priya pickles and so many.... Your information is really useful to a newbie who wants to see the RFC. Now a day all telugu (tollywood) movies are doing their production in RFC only. Many of the indian films are coming to RFC for shooting purpose. It provides all sophisticated facilities there. In the starting the fee is just Rs.150 for adults. Have a niceday, god bless you.
14 Feb 11
Hello Ramesh The fee is not 150 but 600 per head, we bought at that rate, after my complant they updated the information in their website too, you may check. I know about ETV and priya pickes.. Thanks for response Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .