What diyas are to Diwali, dandiya is to the Navratris. You don’t need to be an exceptional dancer to join in the dandiya celebrations – anyone can join in. And, do you know where you can have the best dandiya night – Ramoji Film City! Starting September 23, 2022, Ramoji Film City is celebrating the Dusshera to Diwali festival for 53 days.
As the sun sets over the Ramoji Film City, a DJ picks up the beats and the festive spirit of Dandiya takes over the park. Here’s all that you need to know about joining in the fun.
53 Days of Fun!
The Ramoji Film City Dusshera to Diwali celebrations are on from September 23rd to November 14th. It’s going to be 53 days of all-day fun. For the duration of the celebrations, Ramoji Film City will remain open till 9 pm.
Every day starts with a mesmerizing opening ceremony and ends with a carnival parade. Throughout the day you can tour the film city’s highlight sets, participate and wins exciting prizes at game stalls, get mehndi or a temporary tattoo made, take selfies at illuminated selfie booths, watch live shows and of course join the dandiya circle.
Dandiya typically starts in the evening. So, if you’re busy throughout the day, Ramoji Film Festival offers an evening package to experience the magic of the Dusshera to Diwali festival.
The Ramoji Festive Star Experience Evening
The Ramoji Festive Star Experience Evening package offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty of Ramoji Film City in the evenings. Pass holders can enter the park from 1 pm onwards. To make the most of your day, make sure you start your tour before 4 pm.
The afternoon and early part of the evening can be spent exploring Ramoji Film City. An air-conditioned bus will take pass holders to the mythical city of Mahishmati. Stand before the life-size palace walls, the chariots, the underground prison, magical staircases and more. Imagine yourself in place of the stars and enact your favourite scenes.
From the sets of Bahubali, it’s time to move on to the elegant and enchanting set of Bhagavatam. You can also witness live entertainment at Eureka- Spirit of Ramoji, Fort Frontier Wild West Stunt Show, Dome Show & Lights Camera Action, Action Theatre, Space Yatra & Film Duniya.
For children, there’s the added excitement of Fundustan to look forward to. From Borasura, Asia’s first interactive walkthrough of a magician’s workshop to Toyland and the Rain Dance, Fundustan offers plenty of experiences that will put a smile on every kid’s face.
And then there’s the Sahas Adventure Park. Kids can experience complimentary rides at Happy Hits, Kids’ Bungee, Soft Archery & Kids’ Zipline while adults enjoy Happy Hits, Sand Volleyball, Body Zorb & Sumo Suits. Some of the other rides to try include the Ranger, Breakdance, Twister, Super jet, Carousel, Frisbee and Coaster.
After these thrilling activities, it’s time for the highlight of the day – dandiya dancing!
Pick up a pair of dandiya sticks and join the circle swaying to the beats of the DJ. Now, there are many traditional steps but the beauty of dandiya is that these steps are simple and easy to learn. All you need to do is move with the circle and strike the sticks together once up and once down. It’s easy to catch the rhythm.
Dandiya is a high-energy dance that can leave you hungry. As part of the Ramoji Festive Star Experience Evening package, you can enjoy a sumptuous gala dinner with regional specialties. Sitting under the twinkling lights, enjoying this feast and watching the carnival parade go by is the perfect way to end a day of fun.
Quick points to remember
- Entry starts at 1 pm
- Park stays open till 9 pm
- Ticket for adults: ₹2034 + Taxes
- Tickets for kids(33″ Ht to 54″ Ht): ₹1834 + Taxes
- Professional photography is prohibited in the Film City
Other Ramoji Film City Dusshera to Diwali Celebration Packages
Ramoji Film City offers three all-day packages and another evening package.
- Ramoji Festive Studio Tour
This all-day pass takes you on a tour of Ramoji Film City’s highlights in a vintage bus. The ticket price is inclusive of complementary rides, live performances and a spectacular carnival parade.
- Ramoji Festive Star Experience
This is an all-day package that takes guests around the park in an air-conditioned coach and gives you express entry to all attractions. It is also inclusive of a delicious lunch buffet, access to the premium lounge, complimentary snacks and extra time to enjoy complimentary adventure activities.
- Ramoji Festive Studio Tour with Dinner
This all-day package takes visitors to the grand Bahubali sets, gives you seats for live stage performances and a chance to enjoy a delicious dinner under the twinkling lights of the Ramoji Film City.
- Ramoji Festive Evening Studio Tour
This is a budget-friendly evening package. Visitors can enjoy the park from 1 pm to 9 pm. The package provides access to enchanting sets, a delicious dinner and a chance to experience dandiya dancing to the beats of a DJ.
Getting to Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is on the outskirts of Hyderabad. You can drive yourself to the Film City or take public transport. For the duration of the festival, you can avail yourself transport from hubs like LB Nagar and Nagole metro stations to Ramoji Film City.