Movie sets are a common sight in Karnataka. Whether you are in Bengaluru or Udupi, some places are reminiscent of a movie set.
It's not just the beautiful landscapes and natural beauty that make Karnataka a tourist hotspot. The state also has some of the most iconic film locations in India, which are perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway.
Here are five places that feel like they have been ripped from a movie set:
Gundlupet is a place that attracts tourists from all over India because of its natural beauty and historical significance. This is one of the most popular tourist spots in Karnataka bordering Kerala. It has been featured in many movies and TV serials. Gundlupet has a beautiful marigold and mesmerizing Sunflower farms as far as you can see. If you go there in the right season you will feel like making reels in every corner and click amazing pictures for your Instagram profile after which your friends will ask you, Which movie set are you at!
Best Time to Visit: June to September.
The second spot that feels like a movie set is Yana, another small village in Karnataka that is famous for its cleanliness and has two rock formations called Yana rocks. Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and Mohini Shikhara. These two crystalline rock monoliths are gaining the attention of Hindu devotees and adventure seekers. 50 km away from Gokarna, the main attraction of this place is that it has no pollution whatsoever and hence makes it an ideal place for picnics, relaxation or photography.
Best Time to Visit: October to January.
Heritage Winery, Ramanagara
3) Heritage Winery, Ramanagara:
Another picturesque location is the beautiful and happening Heritage Winery at Ramanagara which is approximately 60 km from Bangalore. There are many activities that you can do at this place including winery tours which include tasting sessions that allow you to sample various types of wines produced by them. Majorly they produce kadu wine. And the best part is they share their profit in the conservation of Karnataka's wildlife as Karnataka has 14% of India's Tiger population. Good to know facts is that the heritage winery comes under Sula.
Best Time to Visit: October to February.
Shimoga is one of the most beautiful places to shoot movies in Karnataka. Shimoga has many heritage buildings and places that can be used for shooting movies. This is a beautiful place with lots of greenery and lakes, so it makes an ideal location for any kind of film or TV show production like "Malgudi days". World famous Jog falls is there in this region which has been featured in many movies after which it has become so popular.
Best Time to Visit: October to March.
5) Mirjan fort:
Mirjan fort is located in the beautiful hillocks of Karnataka, 21 km from Gokarna. It is a famous tourist attraction and attracts a large number of visitors from all around the world. The fort is surrounded by dense forests and jungles which make it an ideal place for trekking and wildlife photography sessions and hence it will feel like a movie set. There are several waterfalls near this fort, some of them are very close to each other where you can take pictures right at the foot of these waterfalls without getting wet or dirty!
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year.
Exploring places that are so beautiful that you feel like is it even real or a movie set is bliss. Fortunately, we have such breathtaking places in Karnataka, India which you can easily witness on weekends with your friends and family. So, if you are in Karnataka, Visit these locations which will give you an amazing traveling experience of a lifetime.