From gardens to waterfalls and forests to palaces, India is home to the gorgeous locales. Films explore these places and give audiences a breathtaking tour of the country.
Following are some of the notably famous spots seen in pictures like Barfi, “
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
’, ‘Kilukkam’, "
’, Deiva Thirumakal, “
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1. Ooty has been the hot choice of the backdrop in Indian movies for quite some time now. It owes this popularity to the serenic forests studded with picturesque Eucalyptus trees, the maginificent lakes to name a couple. These surreal locations make a statement in movies like ‘Dil’, “
Maine Pyar Kiya
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
2. Mr. Perfect, the Telugu movie has some key scenes shot at the Pykara Falls, 30 km from Ooty. The clear water provides for actors to beautifully blend-in-with the backdrop. Crowning the waters are the forests and mountains which form major attractions here.
3. A place that deserves a special mention are the Pine forests of Ooty. The scene in Barfi starring
Ileana D Cruz
’ where they go on a cycle takes us through the breathtaking forest. The woodland evokes peace and solace and hence forms a major tourist attraction.
4. The popular dance number 'Chaiiya Chaiiya' from Dil Se, with Malaika Arora Khan and
Shah Rukh Khan
shaking a leg on the top of a train, owes its popularity to the scenic tracks that the train runs.
5. Nilgiri Mountain Railway A ride on the Toy Train across the Blue Mountains is a popular attraction all over the world. It takes you through the most famous heritage sites in the region. The train made an appearance in movies like Classmates and '
Summer In Bethlehem
6. The movie ‘Sajan’ saw
in love. The key song of the film, Dekha Hai Pehli Baar, has been popular for years now. The number shot at Doddabeta which has since then gained immense popularity regarding honeymoon destinations and holidays for lovers. The cool air evokes refreshment and makes us fall in love with the place.
7. Botanical Garden
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai had a significant part of the movie shot here, remember the camping sequences? The green stretches of land adorned with indigenous vegetation make it a hot spot for family holidays and picnics. The location has been immensely popular with the Tamil and the Telugu Industry, making notable appearances in Geethanjali and Priyadarshan's Kilukkam.
8. Ooty doesn't cease to awe us. Another place that deserves a special mention is the shooting point Misty Clouds. The movie ‘
gave audiences chills down the spine with this location complimenting the genre perfectly.
9. Another appearance of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was in the UK when the BBC made three documentaries on the Indian Hill Railways in 2010. The series, directed by Hugo Smith, Nick Mattingly, and Tarun Bhartiya, bagged the UK Royal Television Society Award. Need we say more?
10. One of the most ornate and magnificent of all historical sites is the Annamalai Temple. The gorgeous architecture got depicted amazingly in movies like ‘’ and ‘Dalapathi’.