Hindustan Photo Film


14.1/5(11 Ratings)

Hindustan Photo Film Overview

Ranked 33 of 49 sightseeing in Ooty

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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14th Aug 16

What travellers are saying about Hindustan Photo Film

Experience scale
  • Good 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Very Good 1
  • Excellent 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Reviews and Ratings

Muthusamy Muthusamy

Muthusamy Muthusamy5.0/5

184 reviews

Famous factory

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.

Waghmare Vicky

Waghmare Vicky2.1/5

17 reviews

Good industrial place

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.

Prasath Rnm

Prasath Rnm3.6/5

3 reviews

Good in rainy season

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.

Sathish Kumar

Sathish Kumar3.6/5

13 reviews

View only from outside

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.

Swamynaidu Nv

Swamynaidu Nv4.3/5

7 reviews

Cinema at its best.

You can find many movie locations and good to see this place and it's a photographic place. You can enjoy with your camera.
  • Cinema at its best.
  • Cinema at its best.