With constant reminders about following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks to fight Covid-19, travelling seems like the last thing on our minds right now. However, no pandemic can rob us of the yearning to reach new regions, explore stunning locales and visit the countryside.
International trips have become a long-forgotten dream as borders of most countries have been closed for tourists. So, why not look inward and visit the gorgeous locations of our country instead. Therefore, we thought of listing down 10 destinations around India that were made famous by Bollywood.
And in case you were wondering why now, we want to ask, why not now? There’s still time till we finally travel, so grab that pen and list down all the places you have ever wanted to visit. And once this all is over, pack your bags and travel!
If there is heaven on earth, then it is in Spiti and if you don’t believe us, google a few images. A few movies that were filmed at this scenic valley are Highway, Paap and Kesari. This Himalayan beauty is as beautiful in the winters, as it is in the summers. Tiny hamlets and serene monasteries are sprinkled across this desert mountain valley, and it is situated at a height of 13,000 feet.
Rohtang Pass has always been fancied by filmmakers looking for a location that truly depicts the marvels hidden in the laps of the Himalayas. And films like Jab We Met, Dev D and Highway have immortalised the snow-clad stretches of Rohtang Pass on the big screen. It is a perfect choice for those who are yearning to take their bike out to the hills.
Pangong Tso Lake
Remember Kareena Kapoor riding a yellow scooter dressed in wedding attire in 3 Idiots or Shah Rukh Khan in Jab Tak Hai Jaan? Well, both those films were shot at this pristine blue lake with the stunning backdrop of magnificent mountains in Ladakh. These two movies put this beautiful place on the map of travellers once again. Of course, we’re guessing by the time this pandemic is over and free-flow travel returns, China will also be done with its mischiefs in the area. When you plan a visit to this unforgettable destination, be considerate of the locals and the ecosystem of this beautiful cold desert.
This was first posted on https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/travel/story/where-to-travel-to-post-covid-19-try-these-10-indian-destinations-made-famous-by-bollywood-1701945-2020-07-18