We, Indians are die-hard fans of our very own Bollywood movies. Whether it’s a romantic drama, a comedy, a thriller or a periodical movie, we just love them all. Hindi cinemas have always romanced the mountains and valleys and showed us some incredibly breathtaking visuals to enjoy. Bollywood actors with flagging careers found stardom in the lap of Himalayas.
Grab some popcorn as we bring to you 10 films that were shot in the exotic mountains.
#1 Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
The most obvious movie on the list, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge is the quintessential Bollywood film with a Swiss connection. And mountains and snow are all that come to our mind when we think of Switzerland. The movie that rewrote the rules of romance in Bollywood was primarily shot in the exotic Alps.
This one will touch your heart and make you feel like you’re actually in Kashmir. And no, it’s not because of the story but the location. Of course the story is a beautiful one, but what seems to be the protagonist of the movie is the breathtaking location where it has been shot.
A magnum opus of Imtiaz Ali and Alia Batt, Highway is a retreat to eyes for all people who love to travel. Shot at different locations of Aru Valley in Kashmir, Spiti Valley in Himachal and also Punjab and Rajasthan, the movie will leave you wanting for more of North India.
#4 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Another must-add to the list, this one takes you to a dream trip through Manali and Kashmir (even a dreamy wedding at Udaipur). Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani gives the ultimate goal of enjoying life to the fullest through treks with friends to some ultimate destinations in Himachal.
Taal se Taal Mila – we all remember Aishwarya Rai dancing enticingly in the rain against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful valleys in India. Chamba Valley is endowed with lush green landscape and looks extremely refreshing and beautiful. You’ll realize what wonders of nature have to render in India only when you visit the place.
Kashmir is famous for being the paradise that it is and Santosh Sivan has manage to show us why in this beautiful movie. The serene whiteness of the snow beautifully envelopes the stark rugged mountains thus reflecting life in Kashmir precisely.
#7 Golmaal Again
Golmaal franchise’s fourth installment has been shot in Ooty amidst the beautiful tea gardens and hills. The multi-hued beauty of this hill station is a reason enough to pack your bags and travel to Ooty.
#8 3 Idiots
An unforgettable story of three friends, 3 Idiots covered quite a few regions, especially Himachal, yet the lake in Ladakh from the movie’s last scene got etched in our minds, somewhere. The Pangong Lake might pose harsh travel conditions on your way, but the beauty that hits you instantly is definitely not a thing to miss.
#9 Jab We Met
The adventures of Geet take you on a North India tour that kick starts from Mumbai and goes up all the way to Shimla, Manali and Rohtang Pass. The movie undoubtedly makes you fall in love with mountains. I mean, we still can’t forget the beautiful locations shown in ‘Ye Ishq Haye’ and ‘Aaoge Jab Tum’.
Koyla is one of the very few movies that exploited the ultimate beauty of Arunachal Pradesh. Shot primarily in Tawang, the movie captures the hidden beauty of dense forests and perfect wilderness of Arunachal that is surrounded by mountains on all sides.