From the palaces of Udaipur to the tea estates of Darjeeling or from the Ghats of Varanasi to snowy hills of Kashmir, Bollywood has always managed to find inspiration in rich history, culture, and natural landscape of these destinations.
All these ordinary locations have now become a tourist spot overnight because of Bollywood movies, of course.
We are presenting you with a list where you can discover the most famous Bollywood locations in India. It is to be noted that some of these locations were totally unknown and some of these were famous for a different reason altogether. Whatever the reason be it, the fame of these locations has increased ten folds. Check them out!
1. Chapora Fort
Also known as Dil Chahta Hai Fort. The fort in Goa, lies on the top of a steep hill. The view from the summit is of the sea and that’s breath-taking. Most of the tourists aren’t even aware of its real name, given the popularity of the movie made in 2001.
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2. Hidimba Devi Mandir
This temple lies in the hill station of Manali, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is devoted to Hidimba Devi, who was the spouse of Bhima, one of the protagonists of Mahabharata.
The temple has a beautiful structure and nestled amid a thick cedar forest. The romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and critically acclaimed 1992 drama Roja were shot near this temple.
3. Pangong Lake
This lake in Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir, has found several admirers within the film fraternity. The fascination for this location started back in 1992, with the movie Dil Se. However, most people remember this location because of the super hit movie 3 Idiots. Next time, you are planning to go to Ladakh, Pangong Lake should definitely be one of the places you visit.
Gulmarg is in Kashmir and is a popular destination for skiing. Bollywood used the snowy hills of Gulmarg to shoot several films. Saat Khoon Maaf and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (apparently) was shot at this location.
5. Rohtang Pass
It is one of the geographical marvels which is there on the periphery of Manali. This place is located at a high altitude of 51km from Manali. The iconic movies like Jab We Met, Highway, and Dev D have immortalized the raw and snow-clad stretches of this place. Thus, this place is perfect for bike enthusiasts.
6. Udaipur Palace
There are virgin destinations which offer stunning views however haven’t been put up on big screens. It did not take much time on the part of filmmakers to camp up in Udaipur to find a place that exudes royalty. Ever since movies like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ram Leela has been shot at this palace, the number of tourists has shot up. So be it a destination wedding or a weekend getaway, we won’t run of excuses to take a plunge in the royalty of Udaipur.
Well, if you haven’t been to these locations, then you should definitely add them to your list and visit them. Of course, these locations looked amazing on the big screen, and now imagine, how they will really look when you see it in reality.
Come on, gear up and have a vacation at one of these destinations. Have a great time and do share your experiences with us.