Bollywood can turn an ordinary location into a tourist spot overnight. And as the temperature is rising up, we eagerly look forward to an escape. Indians are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a tourist destination. After all, the country is full of picturesque places, from Gulmarg in the North to Munnar in the South there are a lot of places that you should visit. Have a quick look at some of the most popular places for movie shoots in India that you must visit this summer.
The snow-capped mountains of Kashmir have been home to a number of movie shoots. Some of the greatest bollywood hits shot here are yeh jawani hai deewani, Haider and Highway also display the beauty of this valley. What’s more? Even Hollywood celeb Tom Cruize decided to shoot a scene here for his movie Mission Impossible: Fallout, but due to some political issue, it was shot in New Zealand. The beautiful hill station of Gulmarg is a particularly coveted shooting location, and it’s also a perfect place for a vacation.
Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh
Remember “ye ishq haye, jannat dikhaye” song from the movie Jab we met? Bollywood directors have picked a fancy for Manali. It has been finding a lot of screen space these days and one such place is Rohtang Pass. Movies like Jab we met, Yeh jawani hai deewani was shot in Manali. Also, it is a perfect place for newlyweds or for a family with kids.
Remember when Deepika and Ranbir trek at the top of the mountain in movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani? Whether it’s the 1960s romantic movie Love in Shimla or recent movies like Bang Bang, Shimla will always hold a special place for North Indians. Whether you are planning for a weekend escape or for a vacation, you will find a lot of things to do here.
Pangong Lake, Ladakh
Who can forget Rancho, Raju and Farhan reunion by the side of crystal clear Pangong Lake? Or the scene where Shah Rukh Khan saves drowning Anushka Sharma in Jab Tak Hai Jaan? Despite its hostile climatic and travel conditions, Pangong lake has become the favourite place of Indians. From movie Lakshya to 3 Idiots, many Bollywood movies were shot here. And hey, don’t forget about Sanam Re movie!
India Gate, Delhi
From Jannat 2 and Dilli 6 to 3 Idiots, Chak de India, and Rang De Basanti, Delhi plays a role as substantial as any other character in the movie. But one place which caught our attention was India Gate. The venue of many resolutions and protests in India, India Gate has been the top choice of filmmakers in India.
Munnar Tea Plantation
“Kashmir Main Tu Kanyakumari, North-South Ki Kat Gayi Dekho Doori Hi Saari”. You must have heard this song from the movie Chennai Express. This movie was shot in Kerela. Munnar is a perfect destination for newlyweds or for a romantic vacay!
So, pack your bags and book your trip to these places. Hurry Up!
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