Destinations made popular by movies

Have you ever watched a film and wondered about the reel destinations portrayed in it? Here are some classic movie locations that might awaken the vagabond in you. (Complied by Lakshmi T.R.)

Manjummel Boys- Kodaikanal

“Devil’s Kitchen” most popularly known as the “Guna Caves”, in Kodaikanal is the new sensation among travel buffs and the credits certainly lie in the hands of the crew of the recent Malayalam film, “Manjummel Boys”. The caves are located between three huge pillar rocks, surrounded by Shola trees, 2,230 metres above sea level.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani- Manali, Udaipur

This film captures the true essence of the snowy landscapes of Manali and the architectural beauty of Udaipur. A contrast of aesthetics can be seen in the two halves of the movie. The first half portrays snow-capped mountains, sparkling rivers and all the charm of Manali whereas, in the other half, we get to see majestic palaces and intricate architecture with serene lakes and sunsets as a picturesque backdrop.

Roja- Kashmir

Roja showcases a picturesque Kashmir valley in North India. Kashmir, with its snow-capped mountains and lush valleys, is surely a visual treat for the viewers. The ethereal beauty of the place perfectly matches the emotional pace of the film. Even 32 years after its release, watching the movie makes one experience the surreality on their own.

3 Idiots- Pangong Tsu Lake

The Bollywood movie 3 Idiots prominently features the Pangong Tsu Lake, located in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The waters known for its key feature of changing colours throughout the day have been a very attractive tourist spot since the release of the film. The lake is breathtakingly beautiful along with the scenic, rugged mountains.

Badrinath- Badrinath, Uttarakhand

The Telugu movie starring Allu Arjun is primarily set in the scenic countryside of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand, known for its landscapes and the majestic Himalayan peaks, is for sure a “must-visit” on the bucket list of all wanderlusts. Badrinath, the place after which the movie is named is a well-known pilgrimage site in India.

Dil Chahta Hai- Goa

Goa serves as a vibrant backdrop in the movie. The location represents youthfulness and adventure, prompting the young audience to pack their bags and plan a trip. The beaches and the shores lined with palm trees, and the bustling markets with scenic landscapes portray an authentic image in the minds of the viewers.