Indians’ love for their films is well known. Bollywood ranks highest in popularity and the shooting locations of the movies enjoy some extra love by tourists. Rajasthan is the hotspot for movie shootings owing to its amazing beauty. Many movies have been filmed in the desert state and quite a lot of them became super hits. Here are some movies that were shot in Rajasthan so that you can include them in your itinerary on your next trip to the state-
A great classic, Mughal-E-Azam owes some of its beauty to Sheesh Mahal in Amber Fort. Jaipur’s Amber Fort houses a grand Palace of Mirrors and you must have seen Madhubala in each of the mirrors while dancing to the song- Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya. The movie was black and white but the song was shot in color! Some other shots of the movie were also taken at the forts of Jaipur.
The film made good use of the rustic Mandawa. The village in Shekhawati region was chosen to look like Pakistan. One of the haveli in the village was turned into a Pakistani jail. Indo Pak border area was filmed in an open field here.
3.Shuddh Desi Romance
Jaipur was shown in all its glory in Shudh Desi Romance. This film was based on characters belonging to the city so the film showed every popular spot of the Pink City including Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and old city markets.
Set in Rajasthan, Paheli showed the colors of the state beautifully. The ghost scene at Chand Baori in Abhaneri made India’s largest step-well even more popular. Jaipur’s Hotel Narain Niwas Palace was a part of the movie. Some parts of the Shahrukh Khan movie were shot in Jaisalmer as well.
5.Rang De Basanti
The peppy song ‘Khalbali’ was shot at Nahargarh fort in Jaipur. The fort was also the shooting location for the famous ‘beer-scene’ where Sharman Joshi jumps in water.
6.Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
The splendid Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel was where the wedding of Kalki Koechlin’s character was shot. The grand palace made the perfect choice and has become even more popular after the movie. The film also showed many other locations of the Lake City as well as Chittorgarh Fort.
7. Jodha Akbar
This movie was about the gorgeous princess of Amer and a large part of it was shot in Rajasthan. Many scenes were shot at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
The poster of a naked Aamir Khan with a radio was shot on a non-functional railway track in Sambhar area of Rajasthan. The church scene was shot at All Saints Church in Jaipur. Mandawa was another location that was part of the blockbuster.
Amber Fort was again the place of choice to shoot many scenes of the movie. Some scenes were also shot at City Palace and Rambagh Palace. Quite a few battle scenes were canned in the outskirts of the state.
10.Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
The awe-inspiring Kumbhalgarh Fort made the backdrop for a few shots in the family drama. Some shots were also taken at Udaipur.
11. Khoobsurat (2014)
Lallgarh Palace was shown as the royal residence in this light comedy. Khoobsurat was also shot in the majestic Junagarh Fort. The palace that Fawad Khan’s character buys was Amber Palace.
Hollywood also couldn’t stay away from the grandeur of Rajasthan. Udaipur’s lakes and palaces came alive in this 1983 James Bond movie. Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, The Monsoon Palace and Shiv Niwas Palace were part of the movie.