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Did you know these movies were shot in Kashmir?
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Country : India

Travelling is indeed a very amazing way of increasing one’s knowledge ultimately makes the person prosper in their life. India is indeed incredible in the true sense; here one will find diverse natural resources like the Beautiful Himalayas, evergreen jungles, the Great Indian Desert, the pristine beaches of the Indian Peninsula.

The State of Kashmir is located in the Northernmost of the Republic of India. It is rightly known as the angler paradise and one of the most amazingly beautiful places in the world. Kashmir is the favourite destination among tourists from all over the world. A Kashmir tour package is a treat to the eyes and the best place to experience nature. The beauty of Kashmir was once described by Emperor Jahangir as “Agar Firdaws ba roy-i-zamin ast, hamin ast-u, hamin ast-u, hamin-ast.” This means that “If there is a Paradise on Earth, it is this, it is this, it is this.”

With being a perfect honeymoon destination, the scenic valley of Kashmir is also the hot favourite shooting spot for Bollywood movies. Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Srinagar, Pulwama, and many other stunning places are the favourite shooting location for the movies to direct some of the perfect shots. Many Bollywood movies be it long or short are shot in Kashmir further defining the perfect picture of the beautiful valley. With its beautiful scenery and picturesque location, several romantic scenes of movies are shot in Kashmir.

Bollywood Movies Shot in Kashmir

Bollywood directors love to shoot movies in Kashmir as the snowy mountains and the exotic scenery are quite romantic and picturesque. Since the 1960s, Kashmir is the favourite spot for shooting movies. The list of movies shot in Kashmir are:

  1. 3 Idiots (2009)
  2. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
  3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
  4. Haider (2014)
  5. Highway (2014)
  6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
  7. Phantom (2015)
  8. Fitoor (2016)
  9. Raazi (2018)
  10. Notebook (2019)

1. 3 Idiots (2009)

We are a big fan of ‘3 Idiots’ movies, especially the last scene where Kareena Kapoor comes riding a yellow scooter on the white sands. This scene was shot at Pangong Lake and is one of the unforgettable scenes from the movie. The lake situated in the State of Jammu and Kashmir is indeed a very beautiful and sought-after destination among Tourists from all over the world. The romantic scene at the end of Aamir Khan  and Kareena Kapoor becomes more engrossing because of the pleasing landscape behind them. The other shooting location of 3 Idiots movies is “Druk White Lotus School”, a road journey from Delhi to Leh via Shimla and Manali. Today many tourists come here to not only enjoy the scenic beauty around but to click a picture at the movie spot and remember the star cast of 3 Idiots – Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi too.

2. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

The Yash Chopra directed movie ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ was releasing in 2012 starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. Many scenes of the movie were shot in Ladakh and Srinagar. The storyline of the film is about a bomb disposal officer who in search of his lady love and is posted in the Kashmir region. The shooting location of Jab Tak Hai Jaan was in the areas of Srinagar, and covering places like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Ladakh. The popular song ‘Jiya Re’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma showcases the marvellous beauty of the place and valley. Kashmir is the favourite movie location for director Yash Chopra to shoot most of his movies here.

3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Many of us think that Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has been shot in Manali, but to clear the misunderstanding, the movie is shot in Kashmir. The movie is directed by Ayan Mukherjee with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, and Kalki Koechlin being the star cast of the movie. The song scene and the gang exploring the mountain areas were shot in Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir and were the main shooting location of the movie- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The movie showcases the amazing scenic attributes of the beautiful landscapes and snow-capped mountains of the Kashmir region.

4. Haider (2014)

Haider movie is entirely shot in the valleys of Kashmir. The director of the movie is Vishal Bhardwaj with the main star cast of Haider movie being Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, and Shraddha Kapoor. The main shooting locations of Haider movie are Sun Temple, Nishat Bagh, Dal Lake, Sonmarg, Martland Sun Temple, Qazigund, Mattan, Anantnag, Aishan Sahab Zaina Kadal bridge in old Srinagar, and Pahalgam. The storyline of the movie depicts the unhappy relations of India and Kashmir and the unsatisfied and ongoing family issues. The whole movie gives us the flavours of Kashmiri culture, language, and tradition.

5. Highway (2014)

The direction of the movie Highway was done by Imtiaz Ali and was shot in the valleys of Kashmir showing some of the great views in the film. The star cast of Highway Alia Bhatt was praised for her exemplary performance and gave a turning point to her career. The film is about the kidnapping of Alia Bhatt and she travels in all the corners of the country with her kidnapper- Randeep Hooda. The shooting location of the movie Highway has scenic and stunning areas from Pahalgam and Aru Valley, and the location of the movie kept the crowd engaged in the movie. The Aru Valley is also known for breath-taking beauty and trekking.

6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

This super-hit movie of child artist Harshali Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor, and Salman Khan was shot in some of the picturesque locations of Kashmir. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is directed by Kabir Khan and showcases the scenic landscapes of snow-capped mountains, green meadows, green valleys, flowing rivers, and dense pine forests. The major shooting location of Bajrangi Bhaijaan is places like Zoji La and Sonmarg. The last scene of the film was shot near the Thajiwas Glacier located at 10,000 ft. sea level and some of the areas covered are Zoji La, Attari Wagah Border, Nizamuddin Dargah, and Mandawa Shekhawati region.

7. Phantom (2015)

The star cast of the Phantom movie is Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif and was directed by Kabir Khan. The shooting location of the Phantom movie covers the areas of Gulmarg. Gulmarg is a popular destination among tourists and known for the stunning mountainous views, valleys, and landscapes. The place also provides opportunities for skiing and other adventure sports.

8. Fitoor (2016)

Kashmir and Bollywood have a deep connection between them for decades now. And, the Fitoor movie perfectly shows the beauty of the stunning valleys of Kashmir. Fitoor is an immense love story starring Aditya Roy Kapur Tabu, and Katrina Kaif, and Kashmir is the best place selection by the producer that itself is a “Paradise on Earth.” The shooting location of the Fitoor movie is the red chinars, Dal Lake area, snow-capped mountains, and green meadows.

9. Raazi (2018)

Alia Bhatt is one of the successful young actresses in Bollywood and gave a stunning performance in the movie the Raazi. The shooting location of the Raazi movie was in the Aru Valley, regions of Pahalgam, Srinagar, and other scenic places of Jammu and Kashmir. The main star cast of the Raazi movie was Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, under the production of Dharma Productions and Junglee Pictures. Alia Bhatt played the role of Kashmiri woman and before the release of the film Alia Bhatt also shared her experience of shooting at the stunning areas of Kashmir.

10. Notebook (2019)

Notebook movie was entirely shot in the valleys of the Kashmir region. The story is the complicated love story between Zaheer Iqbal and Prantuan Bahl and for the audience, it was the love for the stunning views of the Dal Lake. To lure the crowd, the Notebook was shot amidst the meadows, lake with boats, mountains, and the charming Kashmir weather.

This list of movies shot in Kashmir doesn’t end here. There are other old movies such as Junglee, Kashmir Ki Kaali, Rockstar, Jab Jab Phool Khile, and many others too. The beauty of this place is just amazing and beyond one’s imagination. Many Bollywood directors prefer the mountains of Kashmir instead of Switzerland to shoot beautiful and romantic scenes. So, start planning a tour to Kashmir now, and for further assistance, you can visit our website at Flamingo Transworld Pvt. Ltd or contact our experienced travel consultants now.

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One thought on “Did you know these movies were shot in Kashmir?

  1. Aman Sharma says:

    I loved reading this blog!!!
    Jammu and Kashmir is really a very beautiful state.

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