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6 Bollywood Locations in Rajasthan that are Absolutely Irresistible

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Colour, heritage, mystery or exoticism, you name the essence and it’s all present in the air of Rajasthan. And that is why, Bollywood can't get enough of the state and its vibrant backdrops.

Whether it’s the spirited Aamir Khan stealing clothes from dancing cars in PK, the feisty Kalki choosing to get married in all regality in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani or Rani Mukherji being courted by King Khan in Paheli, they all scream versatility. Here’s your definitive guide to decoding Bollywood’s fascination with Rajasthan!

1. The Many Colours of Rajasthan in Paheli!

The Many Colours of Rajasthan in Paheli! Share source: shutterstock

If you’re looking for the perfect showcase of everything Rajasthani, Paheli is where the buck stops. One of the most low profile movies of Shah Rukh Khan, Paheli has a color palette that speaks and tells you volumes about the diversity of Rajasthan.

From the stunning Chand Baori and the camel race, to the colourful houses of the Shekhawati region and the vibrant puppet shows, Paheli is a glorious showcase of Rajasthan's beauty!

HolidayIQ reviewer Sunil says, “The place Mandawa and Jhunjhunu in the shekhawati belt of Rajasthan are quite popular for their old world havelis. Most of the owners got settled in other parts of Rajasthan and hence their typical havelis were soon or later got converted/renovated into hotels.”  

2. Get Jealous of the Royal Lifestyle in Khoobsurat

Get Jealous of the Royal Lifestyle in Khoobsurat Share source: shutterstock

One of the smashing hits of 2014, Khoobsurat had people talking about it thanks to a peppy track and picture perfect locations. The cinematography was particularly appreciated, specially the beautiful depiction of Bikaner and Rajasthan’s royal lifestyle!

The Lallgarh palace was shown as the residence of the king and the movie also featured a road trip along Bikaner, giving the audience a glimpse of the beautiful countryside.

HolidayIQ reviewer Gautham says, “This is one of the many heritage hotels in Bikaner. From what they say it is a palace which has been converted into a hotel. It is a cool place to hang out with family or friends or to go on a quiet vacation.”

3. A Song That Captures the Pink Spirit of Jaipur!

A Song That Captures the Pink Spirit of Jaipur! Share source: shutterstock

Most people know that Jaipur is also known as the ‘pink city but have you watched the groovy Bollywood song that talks about it?

Yes, we’re talking about the song ‘Gulabi’(means, pink) from the movie Shuddh Desi Romance, which is a one of a kind celebration of the beautiful streets of Jaipur and the various hues of pink it is bathed it.

The song starts with a panoramic view of the pink city from the Nahargarh fort and proceeds to show all famous places of Jaipur like the Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal and the old markets. The song is basically a crash course in all the beautiful places of Jaipur!

HolidayIQ reviewer Sudheer says, “Jaipur is a city of glory with its great history. It has many beautiful places to visit  and is also called the pink city. The people of this city have very good behaviour, so it is very safe to visit here.”  


4. In search of Manjulika’s ghost in Chomu palace- Bhool Bhulaiya

In search of Manjulika’s ghost in Chomu palace- Bhool Bhulaiya Share source: shutterstock

If you want to go back in time to when the royalty lived in incomparable luxury, Chomu Palace with its 300 years of history is great place to start. What’s the catch? You might also get to experience firsthand why it’s a hot favourite among Bollywood directors as a shooting location!

Who can forget Vidya Balan’s brilliant turn in the movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa, most of which was shot in this palace. Another famous movie shot here was Bol Bachchan, starring Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. The best part about this palace-turned-heritage-hotel is how well-preserved all the artifacts and rooms are.

HolidayIQ reviewer Ra M says, “The look of the hotel is incredible regal. This hotel used to be a palace earlier and is the venue for many film shoots.When the Durbar Hall is lit up, it is absolutely beautiful. Great architecture and colours.”

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5. Chasing PK Along the Sambhar Lake- PK

Chasing PK Along the Sambhar Lake- PK Share source: shutterstock

One of the most successful Bollywood movies to ever grace the silver screen, Aamir Khan’s PK, has a significant portion in the first half hour that was shot around the Sambhar lake and a quaint village called Mandawa.

The infamous poster shot of Aamir holding a radio, standing on a railway track, almost naked, was shot near Sambhar and hilarious sequences of him getting acquainted with this planet, country and its traditions happen to be shot and around Mandawa.

HolidayIQ reviewer Gaurav says, “If you are looking for a quick getaway from New Delhi then Mandawa is the right place for you. It has temples, castles and above all it has tasty lip smacking food. We went with family and friends and we had a chance to see Bollywood movie stars during our stay too.”

6. Get Married Like Kalki in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani!

Get Married Like Kalki in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani! Share source: www.oberoihotels.com

Ever wanted to have a marriage ceremony all you friends will remember forever? Don’t worry for now your dreams of getting that fabulous Bollywood marriage can come true.

Remember ‘Kabira’ and other stunning sequences of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani that take place during Kalki’s wedding? All of that was shot in Oberoi Udaivilas, which is without doubt one of the most regal hotels in the country. Get ready to experience the best of both worlds- enjoying unmatched luxury and living your Bollywood fantasy!

HolidayIQ reviewer Soumya says, “One of the best ever. Class apart. An experience to remember. The royal touch and state of art service are the high points of the place. The food is sumptuous. The architecture of this hotel resembles a palace.”

So what are you waiting for? Trace the steps of your favourite stars and you never know, chalte chalte ‘janey kya dikh jaye’!

Disclaimer: All the information given in this article has been compiled by the HolidayIQ content team. Department of Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan is not responsible for any factual error.

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