Despite the growing trend of couples heading to foreign countries, Shimla remains the hottest destination for honeymoon couples. Same is the case with Bollywood movies! Despite huge budgets and trending foreign destinations, the picturesque Shimla attracts Bollywood cameras and has been doing this for ages.

A 1960 movie that gave Bollywood the veteran actress ‘Sadhna’ was not only shot in Shimla but also named after Shimla. The movie was called ‘Love in Shimla’. Despite many other shooting locations developed in India and abroad Shimla has not lost its charm for the film-makers due to its natural beauty.

It feels great when you visit a place with which you are already familiar with. So, get acquainted with the movies and scenes shot in Shimla before planning your trip and booking flight tickets from Delhi to Shimla on Yatra. Here is a list of 5 Bollywood Movies shot in Shimla.

Bang Bang!

The 2014 Bollywood movie starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif was shot in the picturesque Shimla. Katrina Kaif, the lead actress, has played a Shimla girl, Harleen Sahni, in the movie. The scenes of the movie were shot at different locations in Shimla namely Ritz, Kufri, Mall Road and Lakker Bazar. The shooting at Shimla was done for straight six weeks. Due to some reasons, a song and few action scenes were shot in Film city, Mumbai, by recreating Shimla.

3 Idiots

The revolution-creating Bollywood movie 3 Idiots have many scenes shot at Shimla. Various scenes of the movie were shot in town hall and Ritz at Shimla. The famous Woodville Palace of Shimla was shown as the house of Ranchhod Das Shammaldas Chanchad. The wedding scene of Kareena Kapoor from where she elopes with R.Madhwan and Sharman Joshi too was shot in the locales of Shimla. The mesmerising hill-station of Shimla has been captured in various frames for the movie. ‘Behti hawa sa that wo’ song was shot with Christ Church of Shimla in the frame.

Jab We Met

The enchanting Bollywood movie starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor had many scenes shot at Shimla and its neighbour Manali. The main locations of shooting of the movie included the beautiful Rohtang pass, Shimla-Kalka toy train and Shimla Mall Road. The romantic song ‘aaoge jab tum o saajna’ shows the serene beauty of Shimla on the silver screen. It was shot at the Mall Road. The summer hill area along with the mountain railways too has made the film beautiful with their significant presence.

Gadar Ek Prem Katha

The 2001 movie based on a love story suffering due to the partition of the nation, too has captured the mesmerising beauty of Shimla for the audience of Bollywood movies. The convent school shown in the movie is a convent school-based in Shimla. You might have guessed it was the famous Bishop Cotton’s School of Shimla. Few other locations too were used for the shooting of the film.

Main Tera Hero

It is interesting to note that David Dhawan, the director of the movie, shot many scenes in Shimla for the movie because he believes Shimla is a lucky location for him. Varun Dhawan starred the movie along with Nargis Fakhri and Ileana D’Cruz. The director captured St.Lawrence School, Shimla in the movie.

Is the movie lover inside you jumping with excitement to visit the beautiful locations of B-town movies’ shoot? Are you craving a visit to Woodville Palace, Town Hall, Mall Road, Shimla-Kalka toy train, Rohtang Pass and other similar locations? Then what are you waiting for?

Plan an affordable trip on Yatra and go for online booking of tickets from Delhi to Shimla or look for cheap flights from your location to Shimla. You can use Yatra for planning your affordable journeys.

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Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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