Travel back in time with Asoka as it takes you back through the centuries, not just through its story, but also through the places where it has been filmed. The film captures enchanting natural beauty as well as intriguing manmade structures. Here, we explore five locations from Madhya Pradesh and Odisha that promise to leave you spellbound.
Marble Rocks, Madhya Pradesh
These rocks are blue- and brown-coloured on either side of the river Narmada. Cable car rides and boating are popular activities here. In the film, the sultry song “Raat Ka Nasha Abhi” was shot here.
How to reach: You can get here by road from Jabalpur.
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Known as the ‘Queen of Satpura’, this is an outstanding hill station in central India. The song “Sansanana” was shot here.
How to reach: It can be reached by road from Bhopal. The nearest railway station is at Pipariya, and the closest airport is in Bhopal.
Fort Ahliya, Madhya Pradesh
The fort was built for the great Maratha Queen Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar. It has now been converted into a heritage hotel. It served as the palace of Asoka in the film.
How to reach: It can be reached easily by road from Indore. The closest train station and airport are in Indore.
Udayagiri Caves, Odisha
These caves have carvings which date back to the 2nd century BC. Some of the caves are natural and others are artificially created. In the film, this is where Kaurawaki learns of her past from the senapathi.
How to reach: It can be reached by road from Gwalior.
Mukteswar Temple Complex, Odisha
The Mukteswar Temples are an example of hypnotic architecture. Dating back from the 10th century, they have a five-sectioned pancharatna form. In the film, Kaurawaki practices sword fighting at this location. The temples also host the Mukteswar Dance Festival each year.
How to reach: You can easily reach here by road from Bhubaneshwar.