Amidst all these lockdown blues, where one has to stay confined to the four walls of his or her own house, it gets very difficult for those free souls to breathe. However, realising the magnitude of this virus, people have embraced their fate and are eagerly waiting to tread the streets of freedom again.
Though you all have been cooped up, it can be no reason for you free souls to be gloomy about. We are here to take you on a trip to iconic locations, which were initially popularised by Bollywood’s arrival but it captured your concealed imaginations all the same and gave you a flight of fancy. So hop in your arm chair, buckle up your seat belts, for we are going to take you through ten idyllic destinations that will shatter your blues.
1. DC-3 Plane Wreck, Iceland
This location was a classic case of “too good to be true” as the fans initially believed that this was just a wallpaper.
However, the DC-3 Plane Wreck is an iconic tourist location im the Black Sand beach which was initially under the wraps. Once Gerua got shot there, it started flooding in with tourists, thereby adding to the beauty of the already picturesque Iceland.
2. Doraha Fort, Ludhiana
If you are a reticent person, trying to add some historical legacy to your pensive mood, you won’t find something better than the Doraha Fort.
Tu bin bataye from Rang De Basanti was shot in this incredible location. It is known for its signature calm.
3. Chitorgarh Fort, Mewar
Yeh Jawani hai Deewani beautifully chronicled travelling sequences, spanning from one spectacular location to other.
However, the audience went crazy, when Bunty and Naina captured an enthralling sunset, speaking their hearts out on the top of Chittorgarh Fort, Mewar.
This fort has its historical salience in the pages of Indian textbooks, as Rani Padmini committed the Jauhar in this very fort, ending her life rather than giving in to slavery.
4. Waddeson Manor, England
The Raichand House in Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham was none other than the Waddeson Manor in Buckinghamshire.
It is a major tourist attraction in England and stands royally against the backdrop of natural beauty.
5. Hadi Rani ki Baori, Rajasthan
Paheli found itself flying through this historic location, flaunting its regal muscles, where Rani Mukherjee met a spectre.
In fact, this place goes down as a haunted location in the Indian chronicles and created a lot of fuss after being subjected to shoots.
6. Chain Bridge, Budapest
Indians weren’t aware of this amazing spectacle unless Sanjay Leela Bhansali played the pivot, using the bridge as a backdrop for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Including the climax, there were a couple of scenes shot in this iconic location, drawing Indians to the spot.
7. Pangong Lake, Ladakh
Pangong Lake has played host to two illustrious movies. Three Idiots being the first where Kareena and Amir kiss for the first time and the movie wraps up on a happy note. The second being Jab Tak hai Jaan, as Anushka Sharma took a skinny dip in this very lake before kick-starting proceedings.
8. Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi
Known for its scenic unfolding, Agrasen ki Baoli is one of the most sought-after locations in India. Tagged with impressive historic legacy, this place has played host to Sultan’s training ground and PK’s lonely carrot-eating scene.
Also, if you have a thing for ghosts, you are welcome.
9. Fort Chapora, Goa
Goa is like a never-ending fantasy for the young generations, which was further beefed up after Dil Chahta Hai made Fort Chapora an exclusive location for friends to create the iconic scene of bonding.
10. Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
Are you a beer-buff? You have this crazy wagers raging wild inside you? Do you want to recreate Rang De Basanti’s beer contest between Amir Khan and Sharman Joshi?
This is the place where the scene unspooled with its characteristic majesty. Try once and you will love it.