From magical Kashmir to extraordinary Leh, from serene Ooty to lush Darjeeling, there are some places which have been a huge favorite for our filmmakers. Perfectly capturing the essence of these amazing destinations, Bollywood has definitely given us our own filmy moments to cherish. Come; take a look at these places which have a story to tell:
Jammu and Kashmir
One of the most loved destinations in Bollywood, the breathtaking landscape of Jammu and Kashmir has played a perfect host to blockbusters spanning decades. Who can forget the ever charming Shammi Kapoor romancing the beautiful Sharmila Tagore on a shikara in the Dal Lake in Srinagar
The picturesque Kashmir has been an eternal favorite for legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra who shot many of his movies here- Silsila, Kabhi Kabhi and Jab Tak Hai Jaan to name a few. Contemporary directors like Imtiaz Ali and Vishal Bhardwaj beautifully captured the pristine beauty of this place in their respective movies like Rockstar and Haider! And the show is still on…
The vibrant and beautiful Delhi has always captured the fancies of Bollywood with movies like Sarfarosh, Dil Se, Dilli 6, Rang De Basanti, Fanaa and Aisha offering a slice of the local Delhi life. There is so much to explore and experience when you are here! So what are you waiting for? Search and book flight to Delhi and plan a trip now!
Interested in meeting Jaadu from the movie Koi Mil Gaya? Well, plan a trip to the picturesque Nainital to meet him and his gang of friends. The movie captured the essence of this hill station and its adjoining areas to the hilt.
Other notable films which were shot here included Rajesh Khanna starrer Kati Patang and Naseeruddin Shah’s Masoom.
The quiet, serene Pondicherry have also been a favor favorite our filmmakers with movies like Life of Pi, Saat Khoon Maaf and Jism that perfectly captured the beauty of this place.
The magical planet Leh was untouched by tourists till 3 Idiots happened in 2008! The blockbuster highlighted the surreal beauty of this place like never before. Especially the alluring Pangong, which played the perfect host for the movie’s climax. Some other famous movies shot in Leh are Dil Se, Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Sanam Re- all of these beautifully captured the breathtaking landscape of this place.
The “Queen of Blue Hills” has many movies to its credit- ranging from the 80s Sadma to 90s Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi to Raaz of the millennium. The gorgeous landscape of Ooty has been perfectly shown in all these bollywood blockbusters. In fact, the climax of Sadma was shot at the Nilgiris Mountain Railway and is ranked one of the Bollywood’s top 50 most memorable scenes by CNN-IBN.
Always loved Rajesh Khanna singing “Mere Sapno Ki Rani” from the movie Aradhana? Well, the song changed everything for the actor and brought the pretty hill station to the world map. The movie was majorly shot in Darjeeling covering attractions like the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Batasia Loop, Monasteries and local markets.
Come 2012! The lovable Ranbir Kapoor a.k.a Barfi made us fall in love again with the picturesque Darjeeling, singing “ala ala matwala barfi”!
Plan a trip to these gorgeous destinations to have a slice of your favorite Bollywood flick!
Author Bio:- Pratima Sharma is a writer by profession. She loves to read, travel and occasionally, take pictures. She is a day-dreamer, nature lover, believer of destiny, and follower of stars.