Hindustan Photo Film, Ooty
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Hindustan Photo Film

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Rank 29
Ranked 29 of 48,
in Ooty
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5.5 / 7 1
11 Ratings & 5 Reviews

About Hindustan Photo Film

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    • Entry: Paid
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Hindustan Photo Film or HPF is a public sector enterprise and the chief industrial unit of the district. It is situated around 5 km from Ooty railway station and covers a wide spread area of 300 acres. This plant is situated close to the Ooty-Mysore road and the golf links. Tourists visit this firm to catch glimpse of the entire production process.

In January, 1967, this industrial plant was officially inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Currently, the plant produces various types of Indu roll films that are helpful in taking photographs. The unit also produces Indu bromide papers that are used for printing the photographs. This unit also specialises in producing the best quality Indu X-ray films.

In addition, industrial X-ray film, Induaerographic for defence and geological mapping, CAT film and oscilloscope direct print papers are produced in this unit. Laser recording film, photo typesetting paper, chemicals for film processing and special film for space photography can also be found here.

This company is equipped with the latest technology for manufacturing graphic arts, medical X-ray and black & white products, conforming to the international quality standards.


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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5 traveller reviews for Hindustan Photo Film

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  • anngr
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 122 photos
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"Famous factory"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2016
This is one of the famous factories of British era. A visit inside is not allowed even then we can have a panoramic view of the factory where photo films were manufactured.
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Waghmare Vicky

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  • Waghmare Vicky
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 15 Reviews
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"Good industrial place"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2015
HPF or Hindustan Photo Films owns a large landscape having Eucalyptus gardens where it procures its tree back to produce the photo films. The local road pass through the garden of the company and you can see the factory entrance. Good place for college students to look for industrial visit.
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Prasath Rnm

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  • Prasath Rnm
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Good in rainy season"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2014
Near Ooty-Mysore Road 5 Km From Ooty Railway Station, Ooty, India. Quite possible that the view point may be awesome when it's monsoon, but in summer, there's nothing to be seen. Check with the locals before you decide on going here. The drive to this place is quite something.
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Sathish Kumar

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  • Sathish Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 13 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
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"View only from outside"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2013
Good to know Central Government owned it and that film reels and CDs are made from there. But, the view is only from the outside.
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Swamynaidu Nv

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  • Swamynaidu Nv
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews
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"Cinema at its best."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 5, 2013
You can find many movie locations and good to see this place and it's a photographic place. You can enjoy with your camera.
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