June 28, 2022
CM Content Team
There is no denying that the world is smitten by Bollywood movies! These movies have a massive fan following all over the world. Of course, the movie makers meticulously choose the locations and spend a lot of money on them. Some of the movie scenes have made many places so iconic that they have become a popular travel destination in India.
Have you always been inspired by the beautiful locales you see in Bollywood movies and wanted to visit them? We have put together a list of some iconic shooting locations that are a must visit.
One of the most scenic places in India, Ooty is every tourist’s delight and a favourite Bollywood location. Nature has been particularly over generous in blessing this place with abundant natural beauty. The picturesque locations are immortalised in many Bollywood movies like Saajan, Dil Se, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Barfi Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and more.
The majestic hills, the vast tea gardens and the magnificent valleys have been showcased in many movies since a long time and till date it continues to be a favourite spot for filming romantic songs among many art directors, cinematographers and directors in Bollywood.
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Bollywood movies are quite popular for their grandiosity and the Udaipur Palace is a perfect place that spells grandeur and royalty from every corner. It has been one of the most widely used Bollywood film shooting locations in India and is a dream for every filmmaker. It has been a backdrop for many iconic scenes in Bollywood blockbusters like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ram Leela, especially for scenes that showcase the big fat Indian wedding.
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The unmatched natural beauty of Rohtang Pass deserves every bit of attention it gets from the tourists and in Bollywood movies. The snow-clad mountains, the vast valleys and the blue skies make you feel like you are in a different world altogether.
Many superhit Bollywood movies like Jab We Met, and Highway have scenes captured at this beautiful place near Manali. But, it is best advised to visit this place to revel in its beauty. It will surely leave you in awe!
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When you are in God’s own country, you know that there is beauty all around you. Munnar is the perfect destination that amplifies Kerala’s status as one of the most tourist-friendly states in India.
The vast slopes of tea plantations, the majestic hills, and the lush greenery all around seem picture perfect and almost too good to be true. And, it is no surprise that such scenic beauty all around is one of the most popular Bollywood filming locations in India. Some of the most popular movies that are shot here, including Chennai Express and Life of Pi.
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You can write a book to describe the ethereal beauty of Goa. The serene beaches, historical forts, colonial churches and the beautiful lanes have been regularly featured in many Bollywood movies. And, who can forget one of the most favourite Bollywood locations in India, the Chapora fort, which became an iconic and a tourist hotspot after the superhit movie, Dil Chahta Hai was shot here.
The fort is a great place to hang out with your friends and enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the Arabian sea from the vantage point. The best time to visit the place is in the evening; you can enjoy watching the sun set. As the sun fades into oblivion, behind the sea, it paints the sky and the cool water of the sea golden. It is sight to behold!
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Apart from these locations mentioned above there are many other places that frequently play a cameo in Bollywood movies, like Ladakh in 3 Idiots, Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Marine Drive in Mumbai, etc. So, there are many places in India that are a popular shooting location for Bollywood movies. Pick your destination and head to one of these beautiful places and you can recreate your favourite scene that was shot there with your group of friends.
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