10 Bollywood Movies Destinations Of The Country That Will Inspire You To Travel

Below is the list of ten Indian destinations, which are quite ordinary to look at. However, thanks to the Bollywood movies, these destinations have become spotlight. These ten destinations were quite ordinary until they became backdrop of famous Bollywood scenes and song sequence.

If these destinations were handpicked by top art directors to be the backdrop of hit movies, they really earn the fame and you ought to visit them.

1. Fort Aguada of Goa

Located in North Goa, this historic fort has made a cameo appearance in many major hit movies like Dhoom, Golmaal, Dil Chahta Hai, Rangeela and others. The Fort is famous for its idyllic location covered by sea on three sides and serene beaches.

Dil Chahta Hai

The beautiful waterfall and cliché old churches make it a premier destination to enjoy a laid-back time. This has been turned into a special romantic destination for honeymoon travelers too.

Who does not find it romantic to sit on bricks and gaze into the silence of dark sea and mild breeze?

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2. Hadimba Mandir of Manali

As a whole, Manali has been an important destination to pick backdrops for films. With the mystic rows of pine trees, wild rivers, white peaks and the cool green environment, the directors find it a painted paradise for cinematic view.

Many major films have used Hadimba Mandir of this region for a scene or two. Top movies to mention are Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Heena, Aap Ki Kasam and others.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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3. Rohtang Pass of Himachal Pradesh

Many destinations do not have the pride of being the top chosen movie destination like Rohtang Pass. Shown in many beautifully crafted movies like Jab We Met, Highway, Dev D and others, this snow-covered stretch of grey sand route has been a great view for those who want to enjoy a bike ride. It is a must visit for anyone interested in adventure activities.

Highway Movie Shooting

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4. Udaipur Palace of Rajasthan

Every filmmaker wants to show a unique place to the audience to create an authentic look. Thus, directors started to penetrate exclusive destinations too. One such destination is the royal palace of Udaipur.

This exclusive royal interior with stunning artifacts that sprinkle specialty to the view has been used in only a handful of movies like Ram Leela, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and others. The movie-enthusiasts even book this palace for wedding or for a luxurious weekend getaway.

Ram Leela Shooting

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5. Tea Plantations of Munnar

Kerala is famous for its backwaters, lush vegetation, rich coconut grooves and ready-to-harvest paddy fields and so on.

However, if you are looking for movie destinations, the tea plantation is the right place to visit. Starting from Chennai Express to Life of Pi, you can find numerous movies, which have used this carpet of tea as an iconic expression of Indian culture and beauty.

Chennai Express

Today, the tea plantations have become an important romantic destination. Many plantation owners have opened their plantations for stay and stroll for paying tourists.

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6. Pangong Lake of Ladakh

Pangong Lake is famous for its serene look, the icy cold water fluttering slightly with mild breeze and so on. Many movies have gone the heights to capture this beauty in their movies like Jab Tak Hai Jaan, 3 idiots and so on.

3 Idiots

Only a few directors are ready to fight the odd climatic conditions for travel and shooting to capture this ice beauty of Ladakh.

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7. Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur

The city of Jaipur has a slight pinkish hue, all thanks to the monuments and structures of ancient times. Jaipur has numerous forts and structures within its boundary. However, not all have captured the eyes of art directors.

Standing at the height of whooping 700 feet, the shrudded walls of Nahargah Fort will remind everyone of Rang De Basanti, Bol Bachchan and others. The number of tourists to this fort has increased several folds after the screening of these movies.

 Bol Bachchan

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8. Gulmarg of Kashmir

Kashmir is an ecstasy for romantic movies. It was Shammi Kapoor, who took Kashmir to the screens to express romance in song scenes. After the war in Kashmir subsided, the Bollywood started to camp in the valleys of Kashmir to enjoy.

Capturing the right scene in Kashmir is quite tricky. Every movie tries to cover the lush valleys and the snowcapped encapsulating mountains.

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You can have a list of movies, which have taken Kashmir to a romantic advantage like Haider, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Rockstar, Highway and others. Best spot of all is the Dal Lake of Kashmir.

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9. Doraha Fort of Ludhiana

Once Doraha Fort was a hidden getaway spot. Today, it is at the peak of tourism bloom since it’s starred in Rang De Basanti.

Rang De Basanti

Today, people reach to this hidden paradise to take photograph, enjoy adventure time and so on. Do not worry; there are no army movements in this region, like shown in the movie. It is just a hidden gem waiting for explorers.

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10. Howrah Bridge of Kolkata

Starting from Bollywood to Kollywood, every movie, which displays Kolkata or even a part of West Bengal, will show at least a glimpse of the bridge.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

Kolkata’s Durga Pooja celebration is expressed in a very colorful manner in movies like Kahani, Vicky Donor and others. Bari, Gunday, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and other movies have shown the bridge and other regions of this port city as a way to express the culture of Kolkata.

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Movies have been a part of Indian culture for several decades. Every movie shows at least a bunch of destinations. However, only a few destinations stay in the minds of the viewers. If you are planning to visit India in the near future, these are some of the destinations to add to your itinerary.