Top 5 Bollywood travel destinations in India
From the lively rhythms of the music to the dazzling colours of the costumes, Bollywood has become synonymous with the cinematic charm of India. As challenging as it can be to make a successful Bollywood-inspired journey through India in a couple of days, this time we've got you covered.
So, pack your bags and put on your dancing shoes because we're taking a trip to India!
Udaipur City Palace, Rajasthan
Starting off strong, we have Udaipur City Palace with its picture-perfect backdrops from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. A short walk into this place will automatically remind you of Aditi's grand wedding and Arijit Singh's legendary song Kabira. Other films like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Dhadak and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan have also added to the romantic essence of this place.
You can spend the day roaming the grounds of this palace and even dine at its restaurant with authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
Amber Fort, Rajasthan
What makes Rajasthan the ultimate holiday destination for a Bollywood fan is its multiple royal architectural beauties portrayed in numerous films. Amber Fort is another popular spot for many Bollywood movies, known for its magnificent presence, rich history, and spectacular views of the surrounding Aravalli hills.
You can walk the corridors to feel like royalties from the world of Bajirao Mastani or Jodha Akbar. But in all honesty, we are more likely to be Millie from Khoobsurat, running around the vast establishment in our own clumsy way.
A traditional outfit and your smartphone is all you need to live out your Bollywood aesthetic Pinterest life here at this Fort.
Pangong Lake, Ladakh
Remember the last scene of 3 Idiots where Phunsukh Wangdu aka Rancho aka Aamir Khan reunites with his friends? Or in Jab Tak Hain Jaan when SRK saves Anushka? Well, this is that spot.
Over the years, this place has gained attention as Bollywood films have inspired travellers and non-travellers alike to head to Pangong Lake and take in its beauty in person. Whether you're a die-hard Bollywood fan or someone who appreciates the scenic backdrops of these movies, this destination ought to be on your travel list!
Gateway of India, Mumbai
Located in the bustling city of Mumbai, the Gateway of India is a popular spot for Bollywood film shoots. Over the years, the Gateway of India has served as a backdrop for numerous Bollywood movies. The monument's timeless elegance and dramatic beauty make it an ideal location for films and it has been featured in many phenomenal Bollywood movies such as Don, Bombay, and Kal Ho Naa Ho.
Be it a romantic scene, dramatic sequence, and even an action-packed stunt, this symbol of Mumbai's enduring spirit and rich cultural heritage has added to the cinematic allure.
Marine Drive, Mumbai
This 3.6 km long stretch of road, popularly known as the Queen's Necklace, is another iconic spot in Mumbai that is synonymous with Bollywood. With refreshing sea wind and a breath-taking view of the city skyline, this scenic drive has been featured in several films, including Bombay and Munna Bhai MBBS.
The song Iktara from Wake Up Sid would be the perfect tune as you walk along the rocky shorelines or Marine Drive.