Known for drama, romance and action, Bollywood movies play a major role in boating tourism too by presenting some of the most beautiful locations in an extraordinary way. While Kashmir has always been a major favorite among Bollywood producers, the upcoming artists know how to shoot in the remotest locations as well. Where movies like ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ and ‘Haider’ were shot in heavenly Kashmir, ‘Laga Chunri Me Daag’ and ‘Raanjhanaa’ captured the simplicity and richness of Varanasi ghats in the most amazing manner.
If you are someone who loves to click pictures with your beloved in the golden mustard fields or if you love to recreate those remarkable scenes from movies, here is a list of few locations for a fabulous India trip during which you can fulfill your Bollywood Dreams.
Highway: Roadtrips in North India
Imtiaz Ali has given us some of the most interesting stories shot in real life locations with simple yet mesmerizing backdrops. Be it Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, Socha Na Tha, or the recent blockbuster Tamashaa! However, there is a reason that I chose to talk about Highway because the word itself evokes wanderlust in all the road-trip lovers. We all envy Alia Bhatt journeying across the highways of North India, from Delhi, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh, all the way to Kashmir! One of the must discover India trips ever!
3 Idiots: Breathtaking Ladakh
While 3 Idiots remains one of the most celebrated and widely-loved movies, the last scene is something that managed to catch eyes of everyone alike. The Pangong Lake in Ladakh is the most enchanting location to visit and that is where the last scene of this superhit was shot.
It is a long stretched lake in the Himalayas extending it’s 134 kilometers length from India in its eastern end to Tibet (China) in the west. Besides, some of the scenes were also shot in Himachal Pradesh. Probably, one of the most sought after India trips by travellers worldwide.
Haider: Snow-capped Mountains and Dal Lake
A modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Haider is another major Bollywood hit which got both audiences’ and critics’ applause for outstanding production, direction and filming. Shot in stunning Kashmir, Haider surely is a story of romance and revenge.
From snow-capped mountains to the mesmerizing Dal Lake, everything looked just perfect as usual. We definitely loved Shahid’s acting as much as we loved the location.
Raanjhanaa: Varanasi’s Ghats
While JNU came back in news with Raanjhanaa movie scenes being shot there, we all loved the Varanasi lane and ghats even more. The movie was shot in the streets and lanes of Varanasi and most of the Tum Tak song was filmed at Assi Ghat. No matter how modern you are, there is something irresistible about simple, rustic life that you cannot avoid.
Veer-Zara: Golden Amritsar
Capturing the love between the borders and the golden mustard fields of Punjab, Veer Zara is another celebrated movies by Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra movies are known for their picturesque locations, unconditional love, and conquering societal obstacles. Apart from the beautiful fields, the city of Amritsar and the Wagah border have been beautifully shot in the movies.
Chennai Express: Banke Titli Dil Uda Kahi Door
And your heart will definitely fly away to places and gardens. The breathtaking shot of the Dudhsagar falls, Vattamalai Murugan Temple, Pamban Road and Munnar Tea Gardens will force you to pack you bags and visit the ever-enchanting Munnar. And every traveler dedicates this song to his beloved: “kashmir main tu kanyakumari”
Eklavya: The Princely State of Rajasthan
Shot in the princely state of Rajasthan, Eklavya is a historic tale about an old guard’s loyalty to his dying dynasty. The forts, palaces, deserts and the royal atmosphere provide just the perfect backdrop for this historic movie. This is one of the must India trips that you shouldn’t miss at any cost!
Jab We Met: Romance in the Hills
Another fun love story by Imtiaz Ali, Jab We Met is shot at some of the most beautiful locations in the country. Geet proudly declares “sikhni hoon me Bhatinda ki” and Bhatinda’s spirit has been beautifully captured in the movie.
The major parts of the movie were shot in Bhatinda, Shimla, Mumbai and Rajasthan and all the places seem so inviting in the movie that you cannot suppress the wanderlust awakened by the locations.
The city of Sandesh and sweets, Kolkata has been marvelously captured in the movie Lootera. Starring Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Kapoor, Lootera shows Kolkata in its full spirits and glory. If you love sweets and art then you must visit Kolkata no matter what!
Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Ladakh to London
The last movie that was produced by the legend Yash Chopra, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ was shot in Ladakh and Kashmir besides London. The movie has some of the most beautiful scenes and like any other Yash Chopra movie, it does full justice with the picturesque locations. If you want to experience beauty, peace and nature at its best then you must visit Kashmir and Ladakh.