Have you ever wished to travel the exotic places where bollywood movies were shot? If yes, then you are in luck! Bollywood always finds a way to unravel locations that no one bothers to travel. After seeing these locations in movies, people tend to get excited and often make travel plans for such gorgeous destinations. The contribution of Hindi cinema in promoting tourism in these locations cannot be ignored at all.
Why travel to Switzerland, London, and other foreign locations when we already have phenomenal places in India. Thanks to Hindi movies, these iconic bollywood shooting locations have inspired travelers and wanderlusts to undertake a life-altering journey. Visiting these locations is absolute fun to begin with and on a positive note, you get to click some insta-worthy pictures. Without any delay, let’s ignite the movie buff in you and shed a light on bollywood movie locations worth visiting in India.
Munnar- Chennai express
The movie ‘chennai express’ made Munnar the hottest destination in India and contributed largely in promoting tourism. Although several south Indian movies were shot in lush meadows of Munnar, the place got fame only when SRK and Deepika Padukone danced to the tune of “kashmir mai tu kanyakumari”. Surrounded with exotic wildlife, tea plantations, sparkling streams and breathtaking landscapes, Munnar is a place to pamper yourself to the fullest with invigorating ayurvedic massage and spa therapy. Don’t forget to sing the song as you explore tea plantations to feel the madness of the movie. The emerald green backdrop is going to make you fall in love with Munnar.
Pangong Tso Lake- Jab Tak Hai Jaan, 3 Idiots
Who can forget the epic story of 3 friends (3 idiots) taking a jibe on the Indian education system? The quest to find ‘rancho ak.a phoonsukh wangdu’ lead raju, farhan and chatur ramalingam to Pangong Tso lake where the major plot is revealed. Pangong tso lake earned popularity owing to two of the iconic bollywood movies- 3 idiots and jab tak hai jaan. Remember the dive ‘anushka sharma’ takes in the chilled lake and our charming shah rukh come to her rescue? Well, a major part of the movie was shot in the mysterious land of ladakh. Ladakh has ever since fascinated travel freaks to embark upon a journey full of adventures.
Udaipur: Yeh Jawaani hai deewani, Yaadein, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Udaipur is a place that has always charmed Indian filmmakers due to its unparalleled beauty and grand luxurious palaces. From the dramatic wedding scenes of YJHD to the ‘cham cham cham chamakati shamm’ song of the movie yaadein, Udaipur has shown cinema lovers its enchanting places that cast its magical spell on you when you travel to these locations. Some scenes of the movie ‘ram leela’ and ‘prem rattan dhan payo’ were also shot in Udaipur. Being a quintessential location for movies, Udaipur has so much to offer to tourists too even if they are not a big fan of bollywood movies. Plunge into the land of royals and experience one-of-a-kind hospitality.
Jaipur: Jodha Akbar, Bajirao Mastani, Khoobsurat, Bhool Bhulaiya, Paheli
Rajasthan is a perfect location for shooting movies which is why Indian filmmakers prefer to explore this state before jumping to a foreign location. Jaipur is one such place that has attracted bollywood biggies towards it since the inception of Hindi cinema. Some of the iconic periodic movies like ‘Jodha akbar’, ‘mughal-e-azam’ and ‘bajirao mastani’ among others were filmed here. The charming palaces, pristine lakes, colorful houses, rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan are the things to be captured with your own eyes. The indescribable beauty of Jaipur is something meant to be felt not to be read.
Arunachal Pradesh: Koyla, Rangoon
Arunachal Pradesh is an offbeat destination in India that got into limelight owing to the bollywood movies like koyla and Rangoon. The land of the rising sun is loaded with untouched natural beauty that can spellbind anyone. Even our Hindi cinema filmmakers couldn’t resist the charm of Arunachal Pradesh. How can any bollywood lover forget the iconic song “tanhai tanhai” from the movie koyla where madhuri and SRK tap their feet to this tune and express their love? Talk about love, Arunachal is one place that you must visit with your beloved in this lifetime. The romantic air, mesmerizing scenery, glittering streams will strengthen your bond.
Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, Qutub Minar- Fanaa, Jannat 2
Delhi is a mecca for bollywood movie producers and directors as it is full of inspiration. With real-life stories, dingy places, narrow streets, lavish estates, gardens, and monuments Delhi is a favorite shooting location for movies. Not only this, the nightlife of Delhi gives competition to the Newyork ones. If you have seen the movie ‘fanna’ and ‘jannat 2’, then you’d clearly have seen humayun’s tomb, qutub minar and purana qila too. The movies were shot in other locations as well, but who can forget the mind-soothing songs shot like ‘chand sifarish’, ‘tu hi mera’ shot in these legendary locations?
Athirappilly waterfalls – Bahubali, Guru
Let’s talk about the most happening shooting place in the country right now! Yes, it’s none other than Athirappilly waterfalls in Kerala- the one that became an overnight hottest destination after releasing of the movie Bahubali. The magnum opus of Rajamouli took the world by storm with its stunning scenes and picturization. It is Athirappilly waterfalls where the scene was shot when bahubali transport Shiva Lingam that send shivers down our spine. The song ‘barso re’ from movie Guru where aishwariya rai stole our hearts with her amazing dancing skills was also shot here.
Feel like living those epic scenes of bollywood movies? Don’t hesitate to travel to these places for unforgettable memories. Live like a star, feel the essence of songs, and free your imaginations when visiting these places to ignite the movie buff inside you. These iconic bollywood shooting locations will leave you in wonderment. If you have already travelled to any of these places, do let us know your experiences through the comment section.