The Indian films are renowned for capturing exotic destinations around the world, but many directors have turned locations in the country into top tourist attractions by showcasing its undeniable beauty in the silver screen. Here’s a look at a few of them:
The extravagance of the land of kings, Rajasthan which has a number of alluring palaces and magnificent forts is well captured in the Bollywood movies time and again. The largest of these forts with a spectacular architecture and history to share, the Fort of Chittor was impressively shown in the recent blockbuster “Padmavat”. Scenic views, fascinating complexes, unbelievable dimensions, visually-imbibing paintings, luxurious rooms are few among the many reasons to visit these historic beauties. The royal and mesmerizing constructions of Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Udaipur Palace, Chomu Palace have beautifully given an essence of the rich Indian history in movies like Bajirao Mastani, Jodha Akbar, Rang de Basanti, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Ramleela, Bhool Bhulaiya, etc.
Imtiaz Ali has been one of the directors who has showcased north India in its most beautiful form in his movies like Jab We Met and Highway. The snow-capped mountains of Rohtang Pass add a degree of both exotic view and adventurous vibe for the travelers. The mountains, green pastures, toy train, Mall road as well as riverside camps provide a perfect romantic getaway for couples at the same time also offers an equally fun trip for a group of family or friends. The picturesque of Shimla and Kullu Manali have found space in numerous movies naming Black, 3 Idiots, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Tamasha etc.
3 Idiots, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Tashan, Dil Se to Sanam Re are few of the many movies that featured the breathtaking vision of the Pangong Lake. Situated at an extremely high altitude, the enchanting beauty of this crystal clear icy lake has been quite favorite among the Bollywood directors as well as tourists. Despite the fact that the route to this location is too hostile and one may have to face a harsh weather, doesn’t affect the will of those who want to experience this nature’s blessing. The largest saline lake in the whole of Asia has become one of the most sought-after destinations in north India.
Goa is a top favorite for both Indian and foreign crowds looking to unwind and have a great time with friends or family. It’s been made a craze among the youth for bachelor/bachelorette parties and even weddings thanks to Gen-Y movies of Bollywood. The pristine beaches, raving parties, old churches and the Goan food have made their way to movies like Rangeela, Golmaal, Finding Fanny, Go Goa Gone, Dum Maaro Dum, Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, etc. The list is huge and even includes the debut movie “Saat Hindustani” of India’s biggest superstar Amitabh Bachchan. But the one movie that raised the love for Goa and especially Aguada Fort is Dil Chahta Hai, friendship finding new meanings in the backdrop of rustic Goa gave a whole new prospectus and reasons to explore this state.
Howrah Bridge set on the gushing Hooghly river with trams running across the city and the fervor of Durga Puja festival, the culture and art hub of India-Kolkata provides the perfect dramatic essence that a director can aspire for. Piku, Kahani, Parineeta, Gunday, Barfi, Yuva, Devdas are among the many movies which have captured the heart and soul of the city in a profound manner. Its a hot favorite among tourists who are interested in the rich culture and heritage of the country whilst enjoying the quintessential joyous vibe of this city.
Mumbai is the core of Bollywood movies, with Marine Drive moments being an essential part as it is to any Mumbaikar or the ones struggling to reach stars in this city of dreams. There are numerous movies that have captured the everyday life and various prominent elements of the city namely the nightlife, struggles, estranged relationships, fascinating locales, glamour, etc. It will be totally unfair to name a few, as Bollywood is born here and the city will remain to be the quintessential part of almost every alternate Indian movie.
Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, Rockstar, Delhi 6 are movies that reinvigorated the love for the capital of India. It forms a substantial part of any political, patriotic or administrative driven movie. The energetic and fun vibe of this city, extravagant clothing, interesting people, and the super delicious food have been captured in numerous Hindi films. India Gate, the war memorial dedicated to the Indians who fought in WWI, stands to be a hot favorite among directors when it comes to igniting the patriotic spirit of the audience.
Now you have watched the movies, enjoyed and loved the locales and destinations featured, then why not book tickets to these interesting places and experience the beauty for real.