Karnataka is a tourist hub attracting travellers from around the world. It's history and architecture has helped its growth as one of the best tourist destinations of India. Its lush locales have provided the ideal setting for many Bollywood movies. The scenic beauty of Coorg, the 'Scotland of India' and Bangalore the IT hub of the country, attracts film directors to Karnataka. Let's take you to a few places in Karnataka where these famous Bollywood films were shot.
Guru – Badami Caves in Badami
If you've watched this movie, you would've probably come across a song Ek lo ek muft where Abhishek Bachan dances at the premises of an architectural structure. This song was shot in the rock-cut sandstone cave temples of Badami in Karnataka.
7 Khoon Maaf – Coorg
The Bollywood movie 7 Khoon Maaf was shot in Coorg, the Scotland of India. The silent and serene atmosphere of the location attracted the crew to this place.
Rowdy Rathore – Bangalore Palace in Bangalore
The song Dhadand Dhadang from the movie Rowdy Rathore was shot in the famous Bangalore Palace in Karnataka. The other movies shot here include Betaab, Mard and Shalimar.
Photo Courtesy:Sankalp Varshney
Sholay – Ramanagaram
Most of the all-time hit movie Sholay was shot in and around Ramanagaram, a small village near Bangalore in Karnataka. The village is also known as the Sholay Town among movie buffs.
China Gate – Gangavathi
Gangavathi is a town in Koppal district of Karnataka. The place has been shown in several Bollywood movies that include China Gate, Nayak and Amaanat.
Coolie – Cubbon Park in Bangalore
The song 'Accident ho gaya' has been shot at Cubbon Park, a tourist attraction in the city of Bangalore.