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9 Best Movie Shooting Locations in India (must Visit)


Cinema is not only about story but rather a character-driven story where every character is a depiction of that character you may be aware of. The character where he lives defines its nature and that drives his actions. Having the right and best movie shooting locations in India is necessary for any good movie.

You have seen so many locations in movies. Some stay in our hearts due to its beautiful portrayal. Any locations are a Village, landscape to mountains, and river valley, they used to be normal to everyone until it was shown in the movies which makes him a famous and desirable destination.

Here we are presenting a list of the 9 best movie shooting locations in India where you want to shoot your masterpiece or may want to explore it. These locations will make you fall in love with them. 

What’s in it for me

  1. Rohtang Paas, Himachal Pradesh
  2. Gulmarg, Kashmir
  3. Marine Drive, Mumbai
  4. India Gate, Delhi
  5. Pangong Lake, Ladakh
  6. Udaipur Palace, Rajasthan
  7. Chapora Fort, Goa
  8. Shillong, Meghalaya
  9. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
  10. Conclusion
  11. FAQ

The order in this list is not defining anything related to beauty parameters. Remember, each one of the shooting locations has its beauty and importance. You should only focus on exploring the beauty of nature. 

Rohtang Paas, Himachal Pradesh

Only Kashmir and Manali are not the only prime locations to shoot and show mountains. This location also comes into the list of filmmakers. It has its own geographical wonders.

Jab we met has explored these locations through its song but highway movie has eased this location through its brilliant cinematography. It will give you a chilling experience once you reach here.

It is located at a high altitude only 51 km away from Manali. You will go to Joginder Nagar as its nearest station. The best time to travel to these shooting locations would be from May to October.

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Do you remember the scene of the movie “Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani” where Ranbir Kapoor forced Deepika to climb the highest altitude of the mountain? This location belongs to Gulmarg.

Snow-covered mountains and chinar trees have increased its beauty. The best thing Bollywood has done is to shoot every bit of its locations. The location has become a regular place for movie shooting and dance routines.

Movies like Haider, Highway, Rockstar, and Bobby have preferred this location and spotted the very beautiful memorizing valley.

This location is 56 km away from Srinagar and the best time to visit this location is March to June.

Marine Drive, Mumbai

Mumbai is like a home for Bollywood movies. Around 80% of Bollywood movies are primarily made in Mumbai due to the rise of VFX elements. It is hard to shoot any movie near a prime location in Mumbai.

Still, Marine Drive is the most sought location in movies which have made it too famous. Everyone who visits Mumbai has always visited the marine drive to experience its beauty. Marine drive is the most iconic location.

You will get a glimpse of it through numerous movies. The freshness of these shooting locations can be seen in movies like Munna Bhai MBBS and wake up Sid where they realize something on this beach.

Any time to travel is best but my recommendation would be march to may.

India Gate, Delhi

India Gate is not only a shooting location but rather a revolutionary pathway Where everyone has made an impact on his life and others’ lives through legal battles and by raising voices against injustice.

Be it Rang De Basanti, Jannat 2, Dilli 6 and 3 idiots. The locations have ease through their primary characters. Delhi has played a major role to bring a change in the life of every individual where everyone gathers to show their support.

How can anyone forget the movieRang de Basantiwhich plays an important role in the whole movie?

Pangong Lake, Ladakh

This lake will always be Iconic for its location and people who live here. You may remember these locations by the experimenting nature shown in 3 idiots movies or maybe you have seen Shahrukh Khan in Jab Tak hai Jaan saving the drowning Anushka. 

This Shooting location has become a love interest of many filmmakers and they wanted to do movies here. It has seen that after the portrayal of these locations, the lake has become the prime location of travelers who are coming here to see its hostile climate and travel conditions.

Best time to travel is May to September.

Udaipur Palace, Rajasthan

The Udaipur palace is mostly known for its marriage and pre-wedding shots in India. The location is not exposed until it was shown in movies like “Ramleela” and “Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani”. They have shot some of the iconic movie shooting locations which are stored in your mind. 

The location which was untapped earlier but has stunning visuals. This shooting location has become a hub of travel enthusiasts and they came here for long weekends. You will find many reasons not to leave this beautiful location which is calling for various directors.

If you plan to visit this beautiful palace, it recommends you to visit here in the month of September to March.

Chapora Fort, Goa

How old are you when you first watch the movie “Dil Chahta hai”? The movie is full of a blend of love, friendship, and sometimes a lack of understanding between friends. You also had made plans for Goa sometime and every time you & your friend had canceled it due to any reasons.

If you ever make any plans related to Goa travel. Don’t forget to visit this location. The location has become a symbol of friendship since this movie shots.

The brick wall is half-hearted and view of the Arabian sea where you are sitting with your friend discussing life and death.

Best time to travel is December to March.

Shillong, Meghalaya

If any of the Shooting locations has maintained its charm since its existence, that has to be Shillong. It is among the most loved locations all over India.

The mystic landscape and majestic high mountains. The attraction and beauty is something which works like a magnet to many filmmakers in very recent time.

If you want to visit this place as a tourist or want to spend your honeymoon. This is your purest hill station. The best time is September and May.

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Hell down my friend, here are your charming and brightest movie shooting locations ever you have visited. The beauty of Ooty lies in its nature and variety of colors of nearby houses. This iconic location has given us songs like “Chaiya Chaiya” from Dil Se made him look gorgeous.

Watch the movies “Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani” and understand the simplicity of this location. I will not invite you to watch the location. But if you ever make your mind to visit the location, the best time to travel is from October to June


These movie shooting locations in India we have mentioned here are not only beautiful but rather memorizing. You will thank me later. 

But I will recommend you to visit every location of India including these to discover the most brilliant nature and its beauty.

I will not take so much time to explain this because as a human, we are driven to attain these exotic locations.

I hope you like my article and if you did then share with your friends to let them experience all this beauty and travel with your family and friends. So that they can experience this sceneries.



What is the most famous filming location?

Central Park, New York

Where in Mumbai are most of the films shot?

1. Juhu Beach
2. Colaba Causeway
3. Gateway of India
4. Film City
5. Bandra
6. Dharavi

Which is the best time to visit any place?

it’s mostly November to March



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