Are you aware of these local heritage sites used in Hindi films like Dil Chahta Hai, Bhool Bhulaiya, and more?

If you are a Hindi Cinema lover and love everything about Bollywood movies, you must know these local heritage sites used in Hindi films that are mentioned below. Have a look!

India is a country with a rich local heritage and sites that oftentimes become a great gateway for people to explore. But not only us, but even filmmakers also find such local places, a great spot to shoot and showcase stories through the medium of films. Herein, we are taking you on an amazing journey to the local heritage sites used in Hindi cinema that we will never forget!

1. Sheesh Mahal- Mugal-E-Azam (1960)


How can we ever forget the iconic movie, Mugal-E-Azam! But the most memorable thing of that movie one can think about is the song, ‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’ where Anarkali (Madhubala) dances her heart out in the love of Salim (Dilip Kumar), and her reflection comes from the end number of mirrors which makes Akbar angry. Those mirrors are part of Sheesh Mahal, Amer Fort, which is situated in Jaipur!

2.  Chapora Fort – Dil Chahta Hai (2001)


Remember the movie that gave major friendship goals as the three friends (Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Akshay Khanna) suddenly pack their bags to Goa? Of course, you do, and we too. But do you know that the movie was shot in Chapora fort of Goa which, after the movie, started getting called by the name, ‘Dil Chahta Hai Fort’!

3. Chomu Palace –  Bhool Bhulaiya (2007)


Oh, that chilling effect of Teesri Manzil where no one in the movie was allowed to go! How can we forget the haunted Mahal in that movie where Manjoolika (Vidya Balan) was a dancer! That not-so-haunted Mahal is none other than the Chomu Palace of Jaipur, whose foundation was laid in between 1606 to 1621 A.D.!

4.  Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb – Fanna (2006)


There is no doubt that the local heritage used in Hindi films authenticate any plot around which the movie is based. Like, in Fanna, where Kajol, along with her friends, reaches Delhi and the major tourist places of Delhi, is thus, seen in the first half. And, where Aamir Khan, being the fake tourist guide, shows the tourist places to the group, along with flirting! The movie has well captured Qutub Minar, Red Fort, and Humayun’s Tomb through the songs and other scenes.

5. Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal Palace, Nahargarh Fort – Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)


One of the most popular tourist attractions, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal Palace, and Nahargarh Fort are a must-visit for every traveller who goes to Jaipur. And, it has been showcased well in ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ starring Late Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, and Vaani Kapoor. Remember the song, ‘Gulabi’?

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