For most people, the best, cheapest, and nevertheless the simplest way to experience exotic international destinations is through Bollywood movies. With a film ticket, you’ll escape only for 2 or 3 hours however witnessing those destinations where the films were shot thrills a traveller’s soul. From serene Shimla to fairy-tale Switzerland to beautiful Mauritius, common film shooting locales have created quite an impact on viewers. To the present day, it’s normal for Indian travellers to set up their vacation abroad based on certain scenes from Bollywood movies that stay etched in memory.
1. Tamasha in sun-kissed Corsica
Corsica is a Mediterranean Island off the coast of France that’s the perfect setting for Cupid to do his thing, even as in the film. Lively cities like Bastia and Ajaccio showcase old-town design and also the vibrant island life. Take a road trip across Ajaccio from Calvi, and explore the GR 20 (a scenic hiking trail). Stop by Calvi citadel to require a breather or cherish a musical aside with a neighbourhood band. Relax and unwind as you sunbathe at Porto-Vecchio. Explore Scandola Nature Reserve, hike to Lake Melo or Lake Capitello, and drive past the jaw-dropping view of Les Calanques.
2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
And its location in sunny Spain will certainly appeal to people who love traveling with their buddies. Be inspired and indulge in activities like skydiving and scuba-diving in Costa Brava, and participate in the Pamplona Bull Run if you dare! How can one forget the unforgettable La Tomatina festival where the actors had a gala time smashing each other with ripe tomatoes! Alájar and Ronda are 2 stunning cities to visit if you want to possess an unforgettable time along with yourtravel buddies. Granada will enchant you whereas Costa del Sol, a paradisiacal dream destination, will offer you a good tan.
3. A classical romance of 2 Indians in a foreign land, Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge
Starts your budding romantic journey in Europe before nudging you towards the towering Swiss Alps. This honeymooner’s paradise is well-known for the beautiful St Mauritius Church in Saanen, where you’ll conjointly get a cow-bell memento. Ogling the snow-capped mountains in Jungfraujoch, hiking through Graubünden’s Swiss national park, boating on Lake Geneva, visiting a dairy close to country house d’Œx, and wine road in Vaud are another things to do while you’re there. Don’t forget to emulate the scenic train ride from the film in the Bernina or glacier Express!
While one will get love-struck and watery-eyed looking at this film, it conjointly transports one to Prague, a town that’s magnificence personified. Landmarks like Charles Bridge, Vrtba Garden, and Státní opera house are familiar to us thanks to this movie’s songs. Karlštejn Castle is an iconic Gothic architectural masterpiece that’s fondly known as the ‘City of a hundred Spires’. Take a walk through the old town sq. or get pleasure from a historical tour of the town. Enthral your senses at the National Theatre and marvel at the Astronomical Clock. History buffs can join up for a walking tour specializing in Communist History and World War II.
4. Idyllic beaches, azure waters, glorious sunsets… these are pretty much what Bang Bang!
Should conjure in your mind. Appreciate the Cycladic design of Greece while holidaying on the white-and-blue island of Santorini. Take a dip within the sparkling turquoise Mediterranean waters, explore art galleries, go wine-tasting, and binge on delicious food. Be impressed by the film and spend a fascinating evening watching a movie screened at the alfresco cinema. Go hiking from Fira to Oia, that not solelyoffers you an Adrenalin rush but additionally provides a mind-blowing view. Wind up the day by enjoying a glass of wine while you witness a gorgeous sunset.