Boy meets girl and fall in love. This typical Bollywood plot becomes more enjoyable when the cinematography is beautiful. South India offers many such locations. Here are our favourite places to visit.
A feast for your eyes
- Badami, Karnataka
Remember the beautiful locations where Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pranced like a peacock in ‘Barso se’ from Guru? From the beautiful caves to the splendid Shivalaya temples, it’s a feast for your eyes and soul.
Reminisce the beats of SRK’s Chaiya Chaiya
- Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu
Take a train in the Nilgiri hills and let your heart dance to the beats of Shah Rukh Khan’s Chaiya Chaiya from Dil se. Who said that the train to Paris is the only train worth travelling?
Forests and streams
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- Athirapally, Kerala
Athirapally is a beautiful combination of forests and streams. Remember that fall Aishwarya took in Raavan? Well, we definitely do not advise taking the same leap, but how about taking a walk in this exotic southern locale?
Kashmir of South India
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- Munnar, Kerala
Also known as the Kashmir of South India, Munnar is one of the most beautiful places in India. Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, it has been a Bollywood destination. Nishabd and Chennai Express, even the Hollywood flick Life of Pi were shot here
The city of palaces
Mysore, also known as the city of palaces, has a long love-affair with the Bollywood. Brindavan Gardens have been a hot favorite for decades now. The many palaces in Mysore often serve as a mansion for a wealthy character in films. Recently, the Lalitha Mahal Palace was featured in a famous song from Akshay Kumar starrer Rowdy Rathore.