Ramoji Film City : Lights, Camera, Action!

Ramoji Film City Hyderabad

Ramoji Film City Hyderabad | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

A very renowned tourist destination held by the city of Hyderabad is the Ramoji Film City. I was very keen to pay a visit to this place and hence grabbed my camera and went forward towards it. The Ramoji Film City is stretched over 1666 acres of land and is located at Anajpur Village in Hayathnagar Mandal of Hyderabad. It is accredited as the largest integrated film city in the whole world.

Entrance of Ramoji film city

Entrance of Ramoji film city | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

Apart from its significance for film makers from all over the country as well as abroad, the Ramoji Film City is open for public access. It is a very famous centre for recreation and tourism. It also incorporates an amusement park for visitors along with several natural as well as manmade attractions.

This site was established in the year 1996 by the famous Indian film producer, Ramoji Rao, who is also the head of the Ramoji group. This facility has been recorded as the world’s largest film studio complex by the Guinness Book of World Records. It has witnessed films produced in a variety of languages ranging from Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali as well as it is a popular film making institute for many international film industries.

Film Set At Ramoji

Film Set At Ramoji | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

This film studio complex hosts a series of events to attract tourists all the year round. For instance this summer it is organizing the Summer Carnival 2015, which would be an invigorating time for visitors. It also offers block buster packages which enables tourists to book themselves on a planned holiday trip which is a perfect blend of entertainment, rejuvenation and luxury. Another distinctive feature of the Ramoji Film City is the program called the Corporate Fragrance which ensures corporate endeavors to be an exciting and entertaining affair.

Inside Kids Park

Inside Kids Park | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

The other attractions of the film making destination are the Movie magic park, a bird park called the Wings, an Eco Zone, and the Kids Park. This place is so expansive that one day might fall short to enjoy all the segments of this city of dreams. I was quite exhausted till the end of the day but I surely relished each moment of my stay at the film city.

Tourist Bus At Ramoji film city Hyderabad

Tourist Bus At Ramoji film city Hyderabad | Image Resource : twitsnaps.com


Destination Of The Week : Alambagh Market Lucknow

Alambagh Market Lucknow

Alambagh Market Lucknow | Image Resource : formertourist.com

Alambagh Market Lucknow :-  I always enjoy shopping from markets rather than huge malls. Markets offer a large variety and you have an option to bargain on the prices. Even people with a small budget can afford to shop from markets. The Alambagh Market, Lucknow was a thrilling experience for me and I enjoyed it.


Photo Of The Day : Janpath Market Lucknow

Janpath Market Lucknow

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Janpath Market Lucknow :- If I didn’t have extra time, I wouldn’t visit the Janpath Market of Lucknow and would have really missed out a lot of excitement. I shopped like crazy in this market. The shopkeepers were humble fellows who sold local wares at cheap rates. I enjoyed the shopping spree.

Image Of The Day : Aminabad Market Lucknow

Aminabad Market Lucknow

Aminabad Market Lucknow | Image Resource : edge.ixigo.com

Description :-  Planning to buy wares from the roadside? Then you must pay a visit to the Aminabad Market of Lucknow. They display a great variety of articles, accessories, clothing footwear and things you wouldn’t expect. The rates are also affordable and you can bargain on the price to have your stuff for the price you think is right.


Destination Of The Week : Hanging Garden Mumbai

Hanging Garden Mumbai

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About Hanging Garden :- I have always been amused as a child imagining a boothouse and having an opportunity to visit a boothouse brought back my childhood memories. I really enjoyed my visit to the Hanging Gardens. There were several kids playing in the garden. It was fun to watch them roam about enjoying themselves.

Enjoying Powder Snow At Mountain Apharwat And Gondola Gulmarg

From Srinagar, we headed for our next destination that is mountain Apharwat and Gondola Gulmarg .Gulmarg is a beautiful, snow laden city in Kashmir and is famous for owning one of the worlds highest cable car-Gondola .We hired a Prepaid taxi from Srinagar and started our journey to Gulmarg, which was about to take 2-3 hrs. On our way we could see snow capped mountains. Landslides block the roads sometimes, but we were fortunate enough to did not come across any. Raman had been there once and was acting as our guide now. He was telling us about all the sports that we can enjoy in Gulmarg.

Cable Car Gondola

Cable Car Gondola | Image Resource : beinhimalayas.blogspot.in/

This small place of Gulmarg is positioned at 2’650m on a leveled plateau below the Mt. Apharwat mountain ridge. This mountain is shaped as a table-top and has long crest that provides many prospects for runs and sports over open and wide snow fields.The main magnetism of the place is the Gondola that runs up to the amazing heights of 3995 meters. I was scared after knowing the heights. We opted for a sight seeing trip to the top of the gondola up to the stage two. I was a bit scared but with my friends besides me, I was having fun and was enjoying the dense snow.

Mountain Apharwat

Mountain Apharwat | Image Resource : flickr.com

Gulmarg undoubtedly has some of the astonishing treks of world. The snow conditions were fabulous. The major activity in Gulmarg for the tourists is skiing and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The high slopes of the mountain just added to the adventure. Though Raman was the only one amongst us who knew skiing, rest all of us were beginners and tripped over endless times.Gulmarg is like a powder snow resort and is one of the best in the world. The regular and substantial snowfalls in the region provide it with the available long and perfect riding conditions.

Powder Snow At Mountain Apharwat Gulmarg

Powder Snow At Mountain Apharwat Gulmarg | Image Resource : bigstorieslittlehouse.wordpress.com

We enjoyed the place a lot. It was snow everywhere and was very cold. After participating in almost all sport activities, we were feeling numbness in our toes and fingers, and then we opted for a glass of beer to keep us warm. I cherished this lovely place.



Spending the Day at Omaxe Mall Patiala

After what seemed to be an enjoyable day at Patiala, I decided to spend the rest of the day and also have my food at the only operational shopping mall in town. The Omaxe Mall Patiala is one of the most popular destinations for the residents of this quaint town and it houses all the popular brands from around the world. It is a large structure with a glass front and quite an impressive piece of modern urban architecture. Out of the total space of over three lakhs square feet, the operational area of the mall includes a total of two lakhs square feet.

Omaxe Mall Patiala

Omaxe Mall Patiala | Image Resource : patialvis.blogspot.in

It was an interesting destination and there was a flurry of activity everywhere. It seemed that in the small town, most of the people were spending their leisure at the mall. There were excited shoppers at every corner and they were all busy looking at the displays and commenting on the wares to their companions or on the phone. There were too many shops and no matter where I turned, it was a marketing paradise. The food court had struck my fancy being starved from all the sightseeing. There were all the popular food brands and restaurants that I heard about and saw in commercials. I settled myself for quite a filling meal which despite being mostly junk food excited my taste buds thoroughly. It was a gala at the mall and from what it seemed there was a gala every day. The souvenirs still needed to be bought and I made my rounds around the mall searching for the perfect item.

Inside Omaxe Mall

Inside Omaxe Mall | Image Resource : patialvis.blogspot.in

The gift shop at the mall served my purposes and I stayed browsing through other shops till the late evening and headed back to my hotel slowly as the night began to set in. The roads were busy with people returning from their jobs for a quiet evening back home and I reminisced of my own job, which awaited me in Jaipur. My train was set for the following morning and I looked forward to one last night of relaxed entertainment. No doubt, my stay in Patiala has given me wonderful memory.