Ever imagined if you could be part of the shooting locations used in the popular Bollywood movies? One of the best way to indulge in this crazy fantasy of yours is to travel to these wonderful shooting locations and experience it first-hand. You could be there with your loved ones or go solo, whatever stimulates the Musafir in you, and unleash your concealed creative side while you witness these legendary locations...
We share with you some of the best and trendy Bollywood shooting locations which you must visit at least once in your lifetime!
Pangong Lake - Ladakh
Sprawling in the Himalayas is the mesmerising Pangong Lake which extends from India to Tibet. If you recall, this enticing lake is the one where Pia (Kareena Kapoor), in her stunning bridal outfit, is seen riding a scooter in search of Phungsuk Wangdu (Aamir Khan). When you are here, you can experience the magic of this climax scene or capture some romantic moments with your partner. Do remember to click the heavenly hues of this hypnotising lake as it is truly a photographer’s paradise.
Druk White Lotus School - Ladakh
Nestled in the Shey town (Ladakh) is the inspiring Druk White Lotus School. Yeah you are right, this is the same creative school where Phunsukh Wangdu (Aamir Khan) taught the village kids. Imagine when you visit this place, what would you like to do? Maybe the creative in you would pop up and you could surprise yourself with some new inventions or if your kids are accompanying you, you could indulge in fun moments teaching them on this fabulous land. But with kids of today’s generation, you never know they might teach you something new!
Howrah Bridge - West Bengal
Situated over the Hoogli River is the busy Howrah Bridge also popularly known as Rabindra Setu. This marvellous bridge was picturised in the melodious song ‘Piyu Bole’ from the movie ‘Parineeta’. The characters Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan) and Lolita (Vidya Balan) are seen singing on the ferry in the ambience of the stunning sunset. Here you could indulge in the picturesque beauty and hum your favourite song!
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Buñol - Spain
The popular song ‘Ik Junoon’ celebrating the La Tomatina Festival was shot in the town of Buñol. Wasn’t it fun watching the song ? You saw everyone involved in the tomato fun fight and enjoying like kids. Now its your turn, if you want to recreate fun moments of this amazing song your way, you should visit this place on the last Wednesday of August when this place is bustling with life in the celebrations of the La Tomatina Festival.
Alájar - Spain
The foot-tapping song ‘Señorita’ from the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ was filmed in the Alájar town of Spain. Here you saw three best friends Kabir (Abhay Deol), Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) celebrating their friendship, dancing, singing and enjoying life to the fullest as if there is no tomorrow. So, when you are at this place with your friends or family, do every little small thing you wish to do and make it your moment. You could also visit the glorious San Marcos Church which is located in this town.
Charles Bridge - Prague (Czech Republic)
The filming location for the song ‘Hawa Hawa’ from the musical movie ‘Rockstar’ was Charles Bridge in Prague. Here the characters Heer (Nargis Fakhri) and Jordan (Ranbir Kapoor) are seen dancing and enjoying with the local troops. Here you could capture the breathtaking panorama of this mesmerising bridge and soak yourself in the beauty of the glorious castles.
Dam Square - Amsterdam (Netherlands)
The happening Dam Square in Amsterdam will help you explore the Royal Palace, Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. For the romantic comedy (romcom) fans, the popular song ‘Ladki kyu’ from the movie ‘Hum Tum’ was shot here. In this playful song, the characters Karan (Saif Ali Khan) and Rhea (Rani Mukerji) are debating over reasons why girls are not same as boys. While you are having a great time here with your partner, family or friends, you could try cracking out this age-old gender puzzle!
So, what are you waiting for? Give it a shot and create your own memories in these popular shooting locations!