There are few important factors that take a film close to reality. The shooting location is the one of the major factor. Films are made in studios and real shooting locations. There are so many beautiful places in this world that people want to see. It is not possible for everyone to visit all those locations. This is why viewers feel more attached to films which are shot in beautiful locations.

The Indian film industry has its audience spread all across the globe. Thousands of films make it up to the silver screen every year and the size of audience watching these films is just infinite. Bollywood is, therefore, one of the best mediums for promoting tourism in India. The stupendous topography of India makes it a charismatic location for shooting films. There are a lot many picturesque locations in India and films play a major role in making the people aware of these locations.

Here are 7 most famous shooting locations of Bollywood movies in India.

1. Rajasthan


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Rajasthan city has got many places and historical monuments. Rajasthan is the state which still maintains the old culture and the living of Rajputana. There are many cities in Rajasthan that is most suitable for filming locations. This state is not only liked by Bollywood film makers it also attracts Hollywood film makers to shoot their films. Some of the popular film shooting locations in Rajasthan are Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Ranakpur, Kota, Jodhpur, and Mount Abu.

2. Ladakh


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Pangong Lake in Ladakh might not necessarily ring a bell but if we say the river at the banks of which 3 Idiots’ last scene was shot or the icy cold river from which Shahrukh Khan saves a drowning Anushka Sharma in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, then it would become very obvious. Call it the resurgence of travel as a genre in Bollywood or the sheer beauty of the place, Pangong Lake has become the darling of Indian film makers and one of the most sought-after travel destination despite its hostile climatic and travel conditions.

3. Mumbai


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Mumbai is the centre of Bollywood, most films of Bollywood are made in this city. Earlier, filmmakers used to make the whole film in the Mumbai but now they prefer the different city to shoot for the film. There are so many shooting studios in Mumbai. Films that are based on a metro city life are being filmed in Mumbai. The first shot of camera would have begun from this city itself. Munnabhai MBBS, Slumdog Millionaire, Dhoom, Saagar, Talaash, Ek Deewana Tha and there is no end to this list!

4. Ramgarh


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The shape of Bollywood would have been completely different without this movie. And it is Ramgarh that offers a perfect backdrop against the saga of love and revenge. The fictional village gets its shooting in Ramnagar, a beautiful place in Karnataka, just around 50 kms from the throbbing city of Bangalore. Visit this village to observe the unsullied vistas of natural beauty.

5. Dehradun


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This 2012 Karan Johar blockbuster was hands down the most glamorous movie of recent times. Apart from the three new faces and a dozen new artists he launched in the film; what caught the eye of many was the larger than life college and resplendent lives of students portrayed which made everyone hate their not-so-fancy colleges. The college shown in the movie was a fictitious St. Teresa College which in reality was the Forest Research Institute of Dehradun. The vibrant environment, beautifully designed edifices, contemporary libraries, gave just the perfect feel to the movie and naturally fascinated the young audiences.

6. Delhi


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Aamir Khan, whom you’ve already met above in the first movie 3 Idiots, is now in the key role of a much smaller film as a Delhi tour guide who falls in love with a blind girl, Kashmiri, who is Muslim . The movie had raised some difficult political issues concerning Hindu Muslim relationships in India. It is a beautiful film that you should definitely watch. The relationship between the two characters is woven into the background of Delhi and takes you to a magical journey.

7. Amritsar


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Amritsar is located in Punjab. Films that are based upon Punjabis are surely being filmed in this city. This location is not only liked because it is in Punjab but it is liked because this city is beautiful. Busy streets, the Golden Temple, The Jallianwala Bagh, and other spots are filmed in the most films. Films based on history also were filmed in this city. The busy lanes of the city, the Golden Temple, the Jallianwala Bagh and the Khalsa College are favourite shooting spots for the directors. Movies which have been filmed at these locations are Gadar, Bride and Prejudice, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Veer-Zara and Legend of Bhagat Singh to name a few.

Shooting in India is not only way more convenient than the foreign locations but is also quite budget-friendly.

These are the most favourable shooting locations of Bollywood film makers. There are many other cities in India that is most suitable to filming. But in this list we have added the cities are most used in films. Add your favourite shooting locations in the comment.