Bollywood movies have influenced the travel plans of Indians since forever. We all know how the 1990s flick Dilwale Dulahniyan Le Jayenge (1995) inspired many to explore Switzerland. The Global tourist offices have ever since done everything they can to rope in a popular Bollywood saga. In fact, lately the Bollywood has been exploring the travel genre in the movies as well like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani etc. There are so many movies and hence so many destinations to choose from!
Here is a small list to make things easier for you.
Ladakh – Earth’s Paradise
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Nobody can forget that iconic last scene of the movie 3 idiots where Pia (Kareena kapoor) finally meets Rancho (Amir Khan). The scene was shot at the famous Pan-gong Lake in Ladakh. The tourism in Ladakh saw a huge increase after the movie and Ladakh did not disappoint anybody! The beautiful lake is world famous for its extraordinary view.
Jab We Met In Shimla!
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Today, Bollywood ventures have found endless destinations. But once upon a time, Shimla used to be Bollywood’s go-to-place and a lifesaver! Don’t we all remember Saif Ali Khan and Kajol dancing to “Ole Ole” in the middle of the Mall Road in the movie Yeh Dillagi? Of course we do. Another iconic movie shot in Shimla’s lush green hills is the blockbuster film- Jab We Met.
Manali – For A Memorable Trek
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The movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ instantly bit us all with the travel bug. We were all fully inspired and determined to plan a trip to Manali with our friends. The whole trek shot in the film is full of beautiful sceneries, snow-capped mountains, funny instances, feel-good charm, and what not! So what are you waiting for? Go and grab your Kabir and Naina moment!
Prague, Czech Republic – For A ROCKING Trip!
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Imtiaz Ali’s 2011 film ‘Rockstar’ was not just about Ranbir Kapoor’s acting, extraordinary music, captivating story, artistic portrayal, and Imitiaz Ali’s charm. But, it was also about Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The movie is beautifully shot in the streets of Prague and we couldn’t help but notice the magnificent church spires, cobbled roads and the colorful Bohemian culture of Prague. If you pick Prague as your next abroad trip, remember to rock the streets on foot. That’s how it’s done in Prague!
Kerala – To Make Some Romantic Memories In Its Charming Green World
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Kerela is another favorite spot of the Bollywood industry. Innumerable movies have been shot here because of its beautiful never-ending greenery and divine backwaters. The blockbuster movie Chennai Express starring Deepika Padukone and Shahrukh Khan has flawless scenes depicting The God’s own country in its full might. There are amazing Kerela tour packages available for you to choose from.
If You Are Travelling To Pamplona – Spain, Toh Zinda Ho Tum!
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Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara made Spain our dream destination. All of us, as of today, wish to visit Spain and relive the special moments of this iconic movie. Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara (2011) partnered with the Spain Tourism Board for its promotions. As the movie captures an extraordinary trip of 3 best friends, it beautifully promotes the ‘Tomatina Festival’ and ‘Running with the Bulls’. If Spain is on your list, we understand why!
Do not delay your vacation further by giving excuses like “we are not able to decide where”. Here’s the perfect list, just choose one and pack your bags already!