India is a beautiful country. And we Indians love watching movies. In fact, Bollywood is nothing less than a lifeline for all of us! The producers and directors have endeavored to showcase the enthralling charm of India’s beauty through their films. The ten most loved of these destinations are:
1. India Gate, Delhi
An iconic monument of our country, located in the heart of the national capital, India Gate has found a place on screen in a lot of Bollywood movies. Rockstar, Dilli 6, Rang De Basanti, Jannat 2, 3 Idiots, Chandni, Fanaa, Chak De India and many more!
2. Fort Aguada, Goa
Besides being the favorite tourist and honeymoon destination among Indian youth, Goa seems to be a much loved place among Bollywood producers and directors. Many movies such as Golmaal, Dhoom, Honeymoon Travels, Dil Chahta Hai, Rangeela, etc. have been shot in and around Aguada Fort in Goa.
3. Udaipur Palace, Udaipur
The grandeur of Udaipur Palace appears even grander on the big screen in movies like Ramleela and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. In fact, Octopussy, the only Bond movie shot in India so far has also given Udaipur Palace a space in Hollywood in a way that highlights its royalty and majesty.
4. Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh
Bollywood movies like Highway, Jab We Met and Dev D have perfectly captured the charm of the splendid ice-covered stretches of Rohtang Pass.
5. Golden Temple, Amritsar
Golden Temple in Amritsar is a divine place which has always held and will continue to hold a special place in the hearts of Indians. Owing to its sanctity, beauty and serenity, many producers and directors of Bollywood have featured it in movies like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Rang De Basanti, Veil of Tears, Khushiyaan and The Legend of Bhagat Singh.
6. Athirapally Falls and Resorts, Kerala
It was the backdrop of the song ‘Barso Re Megha’ in Guru that caught all the eyes. Many more films have been shot around these ravishing and lively waterfalls such as Ravan, Dil Se, Pukar and Madras Café.
7. Amer Fort, Jaipur
Remember the magnificent setting of the sword fighting scene between Aishwarya and Hrithik in Jodha Akbar? Many of its scenes have been shot in Amer Fort. The World Heritage Site is one of the most desired locations in Bollywood. Many movies, such as Bajirao Mastani, Bol Bachchan and Veer, have been shot in different areas of the fort.
8. Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Suspended over the Hoogly River of Kolkata, Howrah Bridge is an iconic structure of our country and its worth has been truly realized and showed by our beloved Hindi film industry. Kahaani, Gunday, Barfi, Piku, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, and Yuva are some of the films shot around here.
9. Sonmarg and Gulmarg, Kashmir
Who wouldn’t have heard about the mesmerizing beauty of Kashmir? Then how could it be missed by our own B-Town? From new movies like Bajrangi Bhaijan, Haider, Highway, Rockstar, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani to oldies like Jaanwar, Kashmir ki Kali, Junglee, Silsila, Ram Teri Ganga Maili and many more, they have perfectly captured the charm of Paradise on Earth.
10. Tea Plantations of Munnar, Kerala
Seems that God’s Own Country is full of nature’s wonders! Most appropriately capturing the beauty of tea plantations in Munnar are the movies Chennai Express, Life of Pi, Nishabd and Chennai Express.