It’s carnival time! If you are listing top things to do this summer, then we have got you covered. The Ramoji Holiday Carnival started on April 21st and will continue till the 5th of June. It’s 46 days of unlimited fun and entertainment for everyone. A visit to the Film City in Hyderabad is a great experience on any day but for the duration of this carnival, there are a few highlights that make it even more special. Here are 21 things you must do.
- Witness The Grand Welcome At Highway
The fun begins right at the entrance with a grand welcome by Sunny Dude, Sheru, Dadajinn, and other costumed characters. There’s an Emcee too with pom-poms, tick tacks, whistles, and more. Put on a mask and join in the revelry!
- Soak In The Carnival Ambience
Walk down Princess Street and take in the vibrant décor. From musicians and stilt walkers to costumed mascots, magicians and ice cream carts; there’s a festive vibe everywhere you look.
- Take A Selfie At The Carnival Selfie Stations
There are countless spots that invite you to take a selfie. From selfie booths to the beautiful wings waiting for you at Askari Garden, make sure you strike a pose at every stop. The sets come alive too with photo opportunities. When you’re walking through the city of Mahishmati, don’t forget to take a photograph with the mighty bow and arrow. Out of all activities, you must add these to your top 21 things to do this summer bucket list. Flaunt your best poses this carnival and get a featured on Ramoji Film City’s social media handles.
- Participate In A Mock Shoot & Experience Song Filming
Ramoji Film City is all about the magic that happens behind the scenes. Watch a mock shoot at the railway station and discover how movies are made. You might even get to participate in the shoot!
- Dance With Geishas
The Japanese gardens is a special attraction during the carnival. Watch Geishas and dragons dance in the pagodas and take a photograph with them. It’ll feel almost like you’re in Japan!
- Bow To The Shaolin Monks
Make your way to the eco Zone with the Kripalu caves and the Pond Pagoda where the Shaolin Monks will dazzle you. Watch carefully as they show off their martial arts skills in mock fights and demonstrations. They’re here only for the duration of the Holiday Carnival.
- Visit Sheru’s Ice Cream Castel And Dadajin’s Chocolate Factory
There’s nobody who can say no to ice creams and chocolates! Walk in to Sheru’s Ice Cream Castel and Dadajin’s Chocolate Factory for an experience unlike any other. Who says kids should have all the fun?
- Enjoy The Special Entertainment
In addition to the usual shows, you can enjoy a number of special shows too during the Ramoji Holiday Carnival. There are freestyle hip hoppers, close-up magicians, cowboy characters and more. There’s enough to keep you entertained throughout the day!
- Participate In Fun Activities & Win Goodies
Throughout the Holiday Carnival, Ramoji Film City will be organizing a number of fun activities and competitions in the park and online on their social media handles. Participate in the Talent hunt, mock shoot and win grand prizes at the end of the day.
- Indulge At The Food Stalls
Take a break and stopover at any one of the food stalls or the restaurants. Enjoy a variety of cuisines, street snacks, cool drinks and desserts. From popcorn and cotton candy to chat and pav bhaji, there’s something for everyone!
- Get A Caricature Sketch
Now here’s a unique keepsake to take home with you – sit with a caricature or a cartoon artist and become the subject of a work of art. Pose by yourself or with your friends – this is artwork, you’ll treasure forever.
- Play Games At The Fun Zone
Play carnival games at the Fun Zone and bring out your inner child. It’s great fun for the whole family. Try your hand at a variety of classic, skill-based games and you could win some exciting prizes! Hop in at the Carnival prop shop to try out variety of poses.
- Amp Up Your Style Game
If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with tattoos or nail art, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Visit stalls at the flea market for a complimentary face painting, nail art and temporary tattoo experience.
- Participate In The Rise To Fame Talent Show
Step up for your moment in the spotlight at the Rise to Fame Talent Show. Whether it’s singing, dancing, stand-up comedy, mimicry or a ramp walk, get 60 seconds to show off your talents.
- Transport Yourself to Majestic Rajasthan
Experience the regal beauty of Rajasthan without a plane ticket. Just for this Holiday Carnival, Ramoji Film City showcases special tour attractions like Hawa Mahal and cultural events like the Rajasthani Gachigodi. You can even take a selfie with a safa!
- Catch LIVE Stage Shows
Be entertained by special performers at the main stage every evening. Inspired by international festival stages, the Ramoji Film City main stage is a sight to behold in itself. Experience the stage come alive with the magic of musicians in lit-up costumes, dancers with burlesque costumes and props and more.
- Take The Sahas Adventure Challenge
Ramoji Film city isn’t just about movies, there’s an adventure park too. Choose the Holiday Carnival Sahas Combo package and explore the sights of the Ramoji Film City and enjoy a curated selection of adventure activities. Try out the big Zip Line or the Bungee Ejection or maybe, a round of compound archery… Don’t forget, there are prizes to be won every day!
- Shop At The Flea Market
Complete your carnival experience with a walk through the flea market. Pick up merchandise and souvenirs for yourself and your family and friends to remind yourself of the day you spent at the Ramoji Film City Holiday Carnival.
- Gaze At The Illuminations
As the sun sets, the Ramoji Film City takes on a whole new avatar with twinkling lights. It’s not just the trees and the buildings, you’ll see mascots too weaving their way through the crowd in illuminated costumes.
- Watch The Carnival Parade
Every evening, you can see a parade of theme-based tableaus and floats with Sheru, Dadajin and Sunny Dude from Eureka to Sun Fountain. What’s more, the parade has musicians, dancers, stilt walkers and plenty of aerial fireworks.
- Enjoy A Gala Dinner
End your day with a soulful Sufi dinner around the sun fountain. If you’re planning your visit post lunch, this dinner is included in the Holiday Carnival Twilight Delight and Holiday Carnival Star Experience Evening Package.
The Ramoji Film City Holiday Carnival is a must-visit this summer. If you are search the web for top things to do this summer then, you must add Ramoji Holiday Carnival to the bucket list. Choose between all-day, evening and combo packages. There are special discount packages available for school and college groups. What are you waiting for – book your tickets today!