Heritage Hotels of India Where Bollywood Movies Have Been Shot

The colorful Bollywood movies are adored all across the globe. The fact of the matter is that we love all the fashion and drama shown by our favorite actors and actress in popular movies. Did you always wanted to visit the places your favorite movies have been shot? Do you also wish to explore some such amazing places and stay in such palatial homes which features in your favorite movies? This blog enlists such popular heritage hotels of India where Bollywood movies have been shot. These hotels are extremely well-known for offering a royal hospitality, clubbed with modern comforts. Just sit back and have a good read:

Woodville Palace Hotel, Shimla


Looking peaceful and enchanting as always, Woodville Palace Hotel in Shimla is a heritage property that dates back to the British times. Its antique allure and warm feel makes it an ideal location for the shooting of films. Its popularity can be seen from the fact that a number of movies such as Black, Raaz 2, and Raju Chacha have been shot here. Also, the wedding scene of Kareena Kapoor from 3 Idiots, it was at this place.

Span Resort & Spa, Manali


Do you remember the scene when Ranbir Kapoor (Bunny) and all his group members set up a camp in the famous movie, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani? And, the scene where he and Aditya Roy Kapoor tease Kalki while she is sleeping and Deepika also joins them? It was here, at Span Resort & Spa in Manali. Lying on the edge of the hill town, away from regular touristy rush, this resort is a tranquil beauty, lying amid wilderness, on the banks of the river, offering stunning views of the glacial peaks. Read More…

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur


No one can forget the amazing royal venue of Kalki’s grand wedding in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. This luxury heritage hotel in Udaipur played host for the team who shot the whole wedding sequence and several other scenes here at this property. If you also wish to indulge in luxury, royalty and impeccable hospitality, pack your bags and come here. Read More…

Pataudi Palace, Haryana


The home to the Nawabs of Pataudi from two generations, Pataudi Palace is a popular heritage property that now is the royal residence of famous actor Saif Ali Khan. This wonderful property in Haryana has been the venue of several Bollywood movies including Gandhi My father, Veer Zara, Mangal Pandey the Rising, Mere Brother ki Dulhan and the most popular of all, Rang De Basanti. Julia Roberts starrer, Eat Pray Love was also shot at this palace. It is an ideal getaway from Delhi and is just 3 hours’ drive away.

[Also read about top 30 best heritage hotels of India.]

Rainforest Resort, Athirapally


The lush and calm surroundings of Kerala keep alluring filmmaker Mani Ratnam and so he keeps coming back to this place to film his movies. Some of the scenes of his movie, Guru were short here lighting up the screen with green scenery, making a soothing sight. That is not all. One look at the verdant Rainforest Resort, and you are reminded of Raavan which features the popular gushing Athirapally waterfalls. If you are looking for peaceful vacations, close to nature with stunning views of the waterfall and greenery, head to this place now!

Hotel Naggar Castle, Himachal Pradesh


Whenever the playful song ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’ from Jab We Met plays on your TV, you cannot stop yourself from humming it. Put a little force on your memory and you will remember its wonderful locations. One of such amazing location is the splendid Hotel Naggar Castle. If you also wish to walk in the lobby where your favorite actor swayed, come here now. Marvel at the stunning architecture of this amazing heritage castle. Read More….

Hotel De L’orient, Pondicherry


Remember the scintillating movie Jism? It was shot here in Hotel De L’orient, a heritage property in the peaceful Pondicherry. This French architectural wonder was erected in the second half of the 1760s. This heritage hotel is the location of the popular song of Jism, ‘Shikayat Hai’. Stay in this wonderful place with French feel and French cuisine with Tamil aromas, is a must. Read More…

Baradari Palace, Patiala


Belonging to the 19th century, Baradari Palace is an imposing structure that is placed amid lush well-maintained gardens. It is the perfect place to explore the region’s history and have a comfortable stay with the loved ones. This grand palace totally fits into what Punjab is known for being- warm and welcoming. Mausam, Bodyguard, and Yamla Pagla Deewana are some of the movies that have been filmed here. Read More…

Ahilya Fort, Madhya Pradesh


Located on the banks of River Narmada in Maheshwar, this was the royal residence of Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar. Originally known as Ahilya Wada, it is now called Ahilya Fort. Shahrukh Khan’s ambitious movie Asoka, based on the life of King Asoka, is known for its charming shooting location, and the wonderful fortress, which was Ahilya Fort. Standing tall for over 4000 years, this fort still looks amazing and is maintained as a heritage hotel, welcoming guests from all around. Read More…

Hotel Narain Niwas Palace, Jaipur


Bollywood has always been popular for its fondness of producing period films, and when it comes to shooting such film, one needs a place that easily conveys a Rajputana feel. Hotel Narain Niwas of Jaipur is one such property. Films like Paheli and Zubeida, portraying some wonderful cinema, have been shot in this palace turned heritage hotel. It is one of the most popular heritage hotels of Jaipur. Elegantly carved ceiling, walls festooned with paintings and vintage furniture, all add to the charm.

[Check out top 10 heritage hotels of Rajasthan.]

Chomu Palace, Jaipur


If you like good cinema and actor Akshay Kumar is your favorite, you must have been seen blockbuster movie Bhool Bhulaiya. Did you also wanted to visit the grand fort which was shown as haunted in this movie? It is Chomu palace of Jaipur, a 300- year old palace. Today, it is a popular heritage hotel of Jaipur that now is open for guests, offering all kinds of contemporary facilities.

Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner


When it comes to shooting a grand wedding scene in a movie, what can be a better place opting for an opulent looking palace. The complete wedding sequence towards the end of the movie Band Baaja Baaraat has been shot in the imposing and striking Lallgarh palace, one of the most popular heritage hotels of Bikaner. This red sandstone structure was commissioned by Maharaja Ganga Singh. Read More…

Mandir Palace, Jaisalmer


A wonderful architecture, Mandir Palace was slowly losing all the attention, but after hit Bollywood movies Sarfarosh and Tashan were shot here, it came back into limelight. A tranquil heritage hotel of Jaisalmer, Mandir Palace is a royal beauty. This architectural marvel has delicate carvings, ornamental canopies, and balconies. Opt for a vacation in this private property. Read More…

Devigarh Palace, Udaipur


Devigarh Palace is an 18th century palace standing tall against the odds of times. Amitabh Bachchan starrer movie Eklavya: The Royal Guard was shot here. What we saw in the movie are just some of the parts of this massive palace. If you wish to explore more, opt for staying in this palace, which is one of the most popular luxury hotels of Udaipur. Read More…

Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi, Gujarat


The former summer palace of Jadeja Rajas of Kutch and the residence palace of Maharao Vijay Singhji during the 40’s, Vijay Vilas Palace is an impressive structure, spread in 450-acres of land. It was the home of Aishwarya Rai’s in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and was a British house in Lagaan. Both of these movies were blockbusters. Read More…

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Geetika Handa

is a travel writerwho has an interest in sharing her experiences with all. She provides a detailed account of any travel topic she chooses to write on. You can get detailed information and tips about choosing the right kind of holiday packages in the country from her write-ups.

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3 Responses

  1. faizi says:

    such a nice collection…

  2. MGB Hotel says:

    Very nice and useful post you have shared over here about the beautiful & luxury hotels and resorts in India.Keep Sharing!!!…

  3. Priya Meheta says:

    These hotels look just incredible. There are no words to express how awesome these hotels are. India has some of the best hotels in the world.

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