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Bollywood’s Favorite Shooting Locations in India – Have you visited them yet?

We all love watching movies especially Bollywood movies. Hindi movies are a great blend of dance, drama & emotions and so never fail to charm viewers both in India & abroad. So much so that in Europe Shahrukh Khan is the king of hearts and in former Soviet Republic countries daughters are still named Nargis  and Raj Kapoor still loved and fondly remembered.
Well, we Indians while deciding upon travel destinations have a common trait of overlooking the beauty we have in our own country and fancy places located in foreign countries like Switzerland, Paris, and more.
But Bollywood doesn’t do like that. Since Raj Kapoor era to Deepika Padukone lead modern times, Bollywood has time & again shot at some of the most beautiful & eye-catching places in India. So here is a list of jaw-droppingly beautiful places In India that are a must visit.

Sonamarg, Jammu & Kashmir:

salman-Khan-twitter-4The picturesque snow laden landscape where Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Harshali Malhotra were shown walking in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, do you remember it? Yes, this place caled ‘Sonamarg’ is in India and located in Jammu & Kashmir that’s the Heaven on Earth!

Doraha Fort near Ludhiana:


Source: OyeLudhiana

Now this location was brought into the limelight when Aamir Khan starer Rang De Basanti was shot here. I am sure most people still remember the epic scene where Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi & Kunal Kapoor jump in a quest to chase an air force jet and then the beautiful romantic number Tu Bin Bataye shot on Soha Ali Khan & R. Madhavan was also filmed here. The lush greenery around this fort makes it even more picturesque. A little spoiler here is that there is no air force base anywhere near this fort as depicted in the film!

Leh, Ladakh & Rohtang Pass:

img_6110_1It’s once in a lifetime experience to come and witness this part of India. Trust me it is as beautiful as it is shown in Jab We Met song Ishq haaye filmed on Kareena and then it has been taken to another level in movies like 3 Idiots, Jab Tak Hai Jaan & Alia Bhatt starer Highway.




Source: News18

Rajasthan being a culturally & heritage wise rich state is as a whole not to miss tourist destinations in India. There have been numerous films that have been shot in its vivid cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and more. Some of them being Jodhaa-Akbar shot in Amer Fort (Jaipur), few scenes of Rang de Basanti were shot in Nahargarh Fort (Jaipur). Sunny Leone starer Leela film was shot in Khimsar fort & Lakshmi Niwas Palace. Not to forget the classic films like Beta was shot in Hawa Mahel (Jaipur) & major portions of Sridevi-Anil Kapoor starer Lamhe was shot in Rajasthan. Also, have you watched the promo of Mirzya – the launch movie of Harshvardhan Kapoor, it has been shot in a never seen before place in Udaipur.

Athirapally, Kerala:


Source: rainforest.in

Famous movies like Bahubali, Guru & Ravaan have been shot here the latter two films had Aishwarya Rai as the main lead. The famous song Barso Re Megha from the film ‘Guru’, it was shot here.  Especially there is one resort from where one gets to have mesmerizing views of the gigantic waterfall and lush greenery.
So which all places among the above have you visited? Do these movies inspire you to visit these places and more, write to me?

One thought on “Bollywood’s Favorite Shooting Locations in India – Have you visited them yet?

  1. Nice research! Of course India has abundant places to tour which give tough competition to locations abroad. North East is one destination to die for , though i don’t remember any movie shot there.


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