Bollywood films shot in Himachal Pradesh (Simla, Manali, Dharamshala, Rohtang, Naggar)

Bollywood films shot in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal boasts of several scenic locations at places like Simla, Manali, Dharamshala, Rohtang, Naggar, and more. Here’s why Bollywood and tourists are fascinated by Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh, the northern Indian state located in the Himalayas, has always been a popular tourist destination, thanks to its scenic mountain towns and resorts, and for activities such as trekking, climbing and skiing. Himachal Pradesh also has a strong Tibetan presence (its home to the Dalai Lama).

The film fraternity has always been excited about filming in Himachal, and more often than not, film shoots get diverted to Himachal whenever the situation in Kashmir becomes tense.

Music composer Vishal Dadlani & actress-host Sarah Jane Diaz will embark on an expedition to the less explored regions of Himachal Pradesh as part of the travel show ‘Great Escape’.

“I like unfamiliar situations. I like challenges and I enjoy doing things that I haven’t done before, so I had a lot fun constantly. My only real problem on the entire trip was waking up at 5 A.M for shoots,” Vishal Dadlani.

Bollywood Films Shot in Manali

Salman Khan’s Tubelight (directed by Kabir Khan) has scenes that were filmed in Manali in Himachal Pradesh.

A large crowd gathered at Bhuntar airport near Kullu town to receive Salman, who was wearing a Himachali cap.

Salman Khan’s sister Arpita’s husband Aayush Sharma’s hometown is in Mandi. Aayush is grandson of former telecom minister Sukhram.

Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 also has scenes that were filmed in Manali. Akshay Kumar is highly impressed with the beauty of Manali in Himachal Pradesh, and wonders why Indians opt to vacation abroad and don’t go to places like Manali more often.

Here’s Akshay tweeting about his experience in Manali.

Films Shot in Naggar Castle

The Naggar castle is set atop a hill, and its one of the oldest monuments around Manali. Its known for its quaint old houses.

The peppy song ‘Yeh Ishq Haai’ from Jab We Met had a few scenes that were shot at the beautiful Hotel Naggar Castle.

Watch: Yeh Ishq Hai from Jab We Met, shot at several places in Himachal Pradesh (Rohtang Pass in Manali, Naggar Castle in Manali)

The Naggar Castle is a great place in Himachal to experience authentic western Himachali cuisine and some historical architecture.


Another popular place in Himachal is the picturesque Himalayan hill station of Dharamsala. The place lures thousands of Westerners every year (since Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama settled here in 1960).

Watch: The scenic Dharamshala stadium located in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

Watch: Landing at Dharamshala Airport (Gaggal Airport)


Simla is one ofthe most popular places in India- for tourists as well as a film destination.
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