India is a mosaic of different cultural experiences, diverse nuances of arts, music, crafts, cuisines, religious faith, and precious heritage. It encompasses an area that extends from the snow-covered Himalayas to the tropical rain forests down south. The country has a distinct identity in the Asian continent. No doubt, India ranks amongst the top countries in the world to travel and explore. The quintessential traveler can have the best of both worlds in India. Enjoy a beach retreat, head to the mountains, explore the golden Thar, delve into the regal forts, castles, and palaces, or admire the greenery at backwaters, India has myriad options for each type of traveler.
Each nook and corner of the country has its charm to be explored. Considering the western part of India, the state that conveys vibrant colors, rich culture, and exquisite architecture, is Rajasthan. Rajasthan tourism proudly promotes its rich culture, historical forts, and palaces, the largest desert in India, wildlife, opulence, and colorful festivals. There is so much to see in each part of this state that while planning your Rajasthan Tour packages, you will be compelled to extend your vacation as it is quite magnified to miss out on. Follow the guidance of the destination specialist at Flamingo Transworld, to create a complete tour package of this beautiful state.
Narrowing down to one of the cities in this colorful state, let’s discover Jaipur, very aptly known as the Pink City of India. Traveling to Jaipur is a very significant aspect to experience the state. During this pandemic, when all of us are restricted to travel and were inside our haven, most of us would have sought solace in watching travel shows and movies. There are tons of movies shot in Jaipur, which tempts the traveler in us to just get set go. So, as soon as the pandemic ceases, do not miss the chance to refresh yourself with a Jaipur trip in 2021.
There is something about Jaipur that intrigues one and all. Not just us, but even Bollywood seems to be intrigued by this pink city, so we can’t blame the film producers for various movies shot in Jaipur. For ages, the city has been the fantasy for many filmmakers across the globe. With its historical forts, rich cultural heritage, all things ancient and beautiful, the city is nothing short of a dream. Bollywood’s romance with Jaipur will continue forever. Before you get a chance to visit this pink city, catch a glimpse of Jaipur in its entire splendor through this list of Jaipur films.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is renowned for larger-than-life and flamboyant movies, with extravagant sets. Out of the numerous films based on this concept, one of the popular ones is Bajirao Mastani, released in the year 2015. The Bajirao Mastani Cast includes Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra. The Bajirao Mastani shooting locations included many beautiful places of the country, wherein one of the popular songs of the movie – Mohe Rang Do Laal was shot at the Amber Fort in Jaipur. The song setting is aesthetically pleasing and showcases the opulence of the fort.
Shuddh Desi Romance was a romantic comedy-drama movie released in the year 2013. The cast of Shuddh Desi Romance includes Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor, and Sushant Singh Rajput. This movie didn’t appeal much to viewers, but the songs of this movie were quite popular, especially the song Gulabi Yeh Shaher. The Shuddh Desi Romance movie shooting locations include many places in the pink city such as Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Raj Mandir, and the colorful streets of Jaipur.
Delhi 6, a Bollywood movie that has a storyline wherein an NRI returns with his unwell grandmother to India. The movie showcased a mosque-temple dispute in the capital city. Delhi 6 cast includes Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor. One might be surprised to know that Delhi 6 shooting location was not in Delhi but rather the terrace that overlooks the streets of Chandni Chowk is in reality shot at Sambhar near Jaipur. This fact was very smartly replaced with images of Delhi during the post-production stage.
One of the best period films ever made in India is Jodha Akbar. This movie was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and features some beautiful picturesque shots. The Jodha Akbar cast includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan. One of the Jodha Akbar shooting locations is Amer Fort in Jaipur. Remember the scene in the movie wherein Jodha Begum-Aishwarya Rai is cooking food in a big Kadai, this huge cooking pot is at Amer fort. This fort can also be seen when she is walking on the rooftop of the fort. You too can click pictures with this big kadhai, when you visit the fort. Plan your holiday including this fort with the help of a travel consultant at Flamingo Transworld.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a Hindi-language horror comedy psychological thriller film directed by south fame director – Priyadarshan and was a huge hit in the year 2007. No one can overlook the splendid acting of the Bhool Bhulaiyaa cast, Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja. The shooting locations of Bhool Bhulaiyaa include Chomu Palace in Jaipur. This 300-year-old historic palace is apt for a haunting setting of a film. The palace was designed based on Vastu Shastra principles. This palace has now been renovated into a luxury hotel. Do visit this palace and relive the movie memories.
Rang De Basanti is a Bollywood film written, directed, and produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in the year 2006. The cast of Rang De Basanti movie had some prominent actors such as Aamir Khan, R.Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi. Apni Toh Paathshala, Masti ki Paathshala, this song had almost become an anthem for youngsters. Rang De Basanti Shooting Location is the popular Nahargarh Fort. There is a legend associated with this fort, that it is haunted by Nahar Singh Bhomia
Paheli, the Oscar-nominated Indian film, illustrates Pink City without any flaw. The cast of Paheli movie had Shahrukh khan, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan, and was directed by Amol Palekar. One of the shooting locations of Paheli was Rani Ki Baori, an architectural marvel, built during the 12th century; it also has a history that this place has some supernatural forces. The Kangana Re song too was shot in Jaipur at another beautiful location, the Narain Niwas Palace.
Abbas-Mastan directed the movie Humraaz and was released in 2002. He preferred Jaipur as one of the locations for this movie. One of the shooting locations of Humraaz, especially the fight scene at the climax was shot at Cheel Ka Teela at Jaigarh Fort. This spot is popular for the best picturesque views of the city from the top. Jaigarh Fort is a Redstone structure and was also once renowned for the largest cannon on wheels. The star cast of Humraaz includes Amisha Patel, Bobby Deol, and Akshaye Khanna
Seems like Abbas-Mastan is fond of Jaipur a lot, hence one more thriller movie Ajnabee, directed by them was released in the year 2001. The star cast of Ajnabee includes Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Bipasha Basu, and Bobby Deol. Remember the popular song from the Movie- Meri Zindagi Mein, which showcased the giant chess set, was shot in Jaipur. The shooting location of Ajnabee was the famous Jaigarh Fort. The Jaigarh fort is situated on the Cheel ka Teela located on the Aravalli range. From here you can see the Maota lake near Amer, and the Amber Fort. The fort was designed by architect Vidyadhara and was named after King Jai Singh II. In the initial days, this fort was used as a watchtower.
Lamhe, a commercial Bollywood movie, directed by Yash Chopra, wasn’t much successful at the box office but was quite critically acclaimed all over. The cast of the Lamhe movie had Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Anupam Kher, and Waheeda Rehman. The house that was showcased in the movie as Anil Kapoor’s haveli is the Rambagh Palace. Not just one, but other shooting locations of Lamhe movie includes the beautiful garden Kanak Vrindavan, this location was used to shoot the popular song of the movie Mohe Chedo Na Nand ke, this garden is located in a valley surrounded by Aravali Hills. This garden comes on the way while going to Amer Fort. The Vrindavan garden is around 275 years old and was built by Kachchwaha Rajput Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur.
King Man Singh built the Sheesh Mahal palace in the 16th century. This palace is quite famous due to the legendary Bollywood movie –Mughal-e-Azam. The iconic Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, and Prithviraj Kapoor were the star cast of Mughal-e-Aazam. Madhubala enacted the role of Madhubala in the film. Mughal-e-Aazam shooting locations included many spots, but for one of the most evergreen songs of all time – Jab Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya- it was shot in Sheesh Mahal. The classic combination of beautiful Madhubala, with the backdrop of mirrors, worked wonders for the movie. Do not miss visiting this mesmerizing place.
Jaipur has many facets, it is a symbol of unequaled architecture, grand edifices, the forts of the Pink city not just provide the classic backdrops for each Instagram clicks, but are quite popular amongst Bollywood production houses. Due to the current scenario of the pandemic, it has given us the best opportunity to binge-watch these movies to explore the Pink City from the comfort of your haven. And, after watching all these movies, you would be craving to travel to Jaipur, get in touch with destination experts at Flamingo Transworld Private Limited, who are updated with the recent travel regulations and other details to make your trip a safe and memorable one.
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