After this we were hurried to the Kripalu caves which were basically replicas of the Ajanta and Ellora cave systems at Aurangabad. And brilliantly replicated at that. It was so good that the visitors including us took quite some time watching those. This is probably why we got a bit delayed at lunch.
Lunch was a sumptuous affair. We had a separate veg and non-veg buffet laid out for us in a luxury restaurant.
The post-lunch shows were even better. The Wild West frontier stunt show is an amazing stunt show concept which is performed live in front of an audience. Post that you get to experience the magic of a Hollywood UV light show in the dark theatre. This was followed up with a live action dance show called spirit of Ramoji which was a nice icing on the cake that was the entire day.
We were mostly done by early evening but our tour guide advised us to wait for the evening parade show. With the lights and colourful parade, and the buildings having been decorated with all the lights you can imagine, it is a must-stay-for show. One can shop for souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones from their scores of shops inlaid on the routes inside.
Despite the long day, we weren’t tired even as we left Ramoji at around 7:30 p.m. It was a long drive though, back to the hotel and with Hyderabad usual heavy evening traffic it took us an hour extra to reach there.
I might not go back for repeat visit but you have if you haven't done it before it is a must do. Your visit to Hyderabad is incomplete without a trip to Ramoji. Have fun!