The verdant greens of Kerala have always been a hot favourite for Bollywood movie makers- especially when it is drenched in rain. With Valentine's Day just round the corner we bring you a list of some popular Bollywood movie locations to which you could whisk your loved ones to – and enjoy some quality time with each other.
Backwaters of Alappuzha
Awara from the movie Alone
Now, watch this video of a sizzling hot Bipasha Basu romance the handsome hunk Karan Singh Grover in the Bhushan Patel movie 'Alone' which hit the screens in 2015. These are the famed backwaters of Kuttanad, in Alappuzha. Hiring a houseboat for the weekend could get a bit expensive, but then, why not splurge a bit? Valentine's Day comes just once in a year, right?
If you are someone keen on keeping an eye on your expenditure, it is ideal to stay in a hotel and go on a day cruise. It will also give you an option to explore the land famous for paddy cultivation and coir industry. And a chance to indulge in the local cuisine.
If you are in a hurry and need to travel around Alappuzha,here is a list of places to visit.
Alappuzha is connected by rail and roads with the rest of the state. The nearest airports are Cochin International Airport which is about 85kms away and the Thiruvananthapuram airport which is about 148kms away.
Katra Katra song from Ijazat
Bollywood has been fascinated with lake and the forests surrounding Thekkady for decades now. Perhaps the first outing was when Nasserudin Shah romanced Rekha in the movie Ijazat in 1987. The list has, over the years grown to include a bunch of top heroes and heroines. You can go boating in the lake, watch the elephants and other wildlife from close quarters.
Thekkady is not connected by rail or air. Kottayam, about 114 km from Thekkady is the nearest railway station. Cochin International Airport is about 190kms away
Behne De From Raavan
From Mani Ratnam to Santhosh Sivan and others, Athirappilly Waterfalls is a very popular destination for movie makers. Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, the list is endless. To know more of Athirappilly as a tourism destination click here.
Is about 80 kms away from Kochi on the SH-21 which connects Kerala with Tamil Nadu. Nearest railway station is Chalakudy. Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 45kms away.
Katra Katra song from Alone
The rolling hills and the mist covered hills at Vagamon beckons the visitors to this part of Idukki. A tourist haven, many movies have been shot here. If you are planning on a trip to Vagamon now – that is before end of March, you could try your hand at paragliding.
These are not the only places where Bollywood movies have been shot across Kerala. Manoramaonline in association with Kerala Tourism has come out with a website called Kerala Movie Locationsthat offers you a list of places where movie makers from across the globe has panned their cameras in on Kerala.