Bollywood has the power to make anything or anyone famous overnight. That is exactly what happened to the points of interest mentioned below. While some of these were not so well known, others witnessed a good footfall of tourists. However, after being featured in Bollywood flicks, their fame skyrocketed and with it the influx of globetrotters. Here is a list of places that you most definitely would remember from movies.
Fort Aguada, Goa
Goa is the land of sun-kissed beaches and crazy parties. There are many monuments that give a glimpse into the state’s rich cultural heritage. One of the most prominent names on this list is Fort Aguada. You may remember this expansive 17th-century fortress from Dil Chahta Hai. Other movies this splendid fort has been a part of are Rangeela, Dhoom and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Hadimba Temple, Manali
The Himalayas grace the silver screen every now and then, and the same was the case in 2013 when Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani hit theatres. While people already drooled at the sight of Ranbir Kapoor, the movie also reminded people of the beauty of Manali. The movie also added to the popularity of Hadimba Temple, increasing the footfall of sightseers manifolds.
City Palace, Udaipur
This is another gorgeous place that Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani made famous. Although the movie was shot in several locations including Gangaur Ghat, The Oberoi Udaivilas and Badi Lake, none won the hearts of moviegoers as much as the stunning City Palace. No one would argue that the marvellous palace only added to the chemistry between Naina and Bunny. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is another movie that City Palace has been a part of.
Munnar Tea Estates, Kerala
The beauty of Munnar needs no introduction, but it refreshes you every time you see it on the screen. And it did so in Chennai Express as Deepika donned an incredible saree and SRK chased her amidst the greenery. It is no surprise that Munnar has been rising on the ranks of top honeymoon destinations in India in the past several years.
Pangong Lake, Ladakh
Remember the lake at the end of 3 Idiots? Of course, you do, because who can forget that beautiful sight at the side of which Aamir and Kareena confess their love. If you plan on capturing the allure of the waterbody in real life, then you need to head over to Ladakh. The school you saw at the end of the movie has also become a prominent tourist attraction and a must-stop for people holidaying in the area.
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
The magnificent monuments of Jaipur have, for a long time, has caught the fancy of filmmakers, but none as much as Nahargarh Fort. You may remember it from the iconic beer drinking scene in Rang De Basanti. Bol Bachchan, another movie shot here, also hike the popularity of this place.
Marine Drive, Mumbai
It does not matter if you have ever been to Mumbai or not, you must be familiar with Marine Drive and will recognise it at a single sight. Why? Well, because this legendary 3.6 km stretch has been a part of countless Bollywood movies. Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Munna Bhai MBBS and several others have also made this famous landmark a part of them.
Mall Road, Shimla
Shimla is one of the sought-after hill stations in India, and it also happens to be among the favourite spots for film shoots. You must have noticed its renowned Mall Road in numerous different films. A few on this list are Bang Bang, Jab We Met, Black and 3 Idiots. Mall Road, home to Christ Church, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and The Ridge, have been the most popular shooting spot.
Athirapally Falls, Kerala
Every shot from the Bahubali film series seemed like a work of special effects. However, not all awe-inspiring locations you saw on the screen were CGI. And one such spot is the gorgeous Athirapally Falls, which you may also remember from the song Nannare Nannare song from the movie Guru. The 80-foot tall cascading waterfall is one of the highest in the state, and certainly we do not need to say anything about its beauty.
Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh
The mighty Himalayas are a wonder of nature and replete with scenic spots that are perfect for filming. Rohtang Pass, located in the vicinity of Manali, is one place that has welcomed filmmakers time and again. Jab We Met, Highway and Dev D are among the well-known movies that brought this high-altitude pass to the celluloid and urged adventurers to make a visit.
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