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Shooting Locations in Karnataka

Karnataka is a tourist hub attracting travellers from around the world. Karnatakas lush locations have provided the ideal setting for many Bollywood movies. The scenic beauty of Coorg, the 'Scotland of India' and Bangalore the IT hub of the country, attracts film directors to Karnataka.

Bollywood Films Shot in Karnataka
Movie Location
3 Idiots Bangalore
7 Khoon Maaf Coorg
Betaab Bangalore
China Gate Gangavathi. Movies like Nayak and Amaanat were also shot here.
Coolie Cubbon Park - 'Accident ho gaya' has been shot here. Few Scenes were shot at Big Banyan Tree, Ramanagaram & Nandi Hills.
David Udupi
Ghajini International Tech Park
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Freedom Park, Bangalore
Guru Badami Caves - 'Ek lo ek muft' song was shot at the premises
Meri Jung Vidhana Soudha. Attara Kacheri (High Court) was another location.
Pakeezah Balmuri Falls
Pushpak Bangalore
Rowdy Rathore Bangalore Palace - 'Dhadand Dhadang' song was shot at the premises. Movies like Betaab, Mard and Shalimar were also shot here.
Raja Hindustani Balmuri Falls
Sholay Ramanagaram, a small village near Bangalore.
Tezaab Mandya
Utsav Udupi

In songs like 'Dhadang Dhadang' from 'Rowdy Rathore', 'Main To Raste Se Ja Raha Tha' from 'Coolie No. 1' and even scenes in Aamir Khan's much-loved 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander' Bangalore Palace is visible.

Kannada movies like 'Patre Loves Padma' was shot at Nandi Hills. Muthina Haara was shot in Talacauvery, Coorg & 'Anna Bond' at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF). Ondu Muthina Kathe was shot at ST. Marys Island, Udupi. Mungaru Male was shot at Jog Falls, Hassan & Gadag. 'Bandana' & 'Belli Moda' were shot in Chikamagalur. 'Ondanondu Kaladalli' was shot in Belgaum.

'Kanchana Mala' song in tamil Movie 'Vandhan Vendran' was shot at the premises of Badami Caves. 'Kumki' was shot near Jog Falls.

Pattadakallu Temples, Pattadakal was one of the shooting location of Telugu movie - Magadheera. Sankarabharanam was shot at Chennakesava Temple, Belur.

R.K. Narayan's Malgudi Days whose televised version was made by Shankar Nag was shot in Agumbe. Malgudi Days is the story of 10 year old Swami, his family and neighbours who can be found anywhere in the world. Including in the make-believe town of Malgudi or Agumbe where the series was shot.

Shooting Locations in Bangalore
Attara Kacheri (High Court)
Bangalore Palace
Bull Temple
Cubbon Park
Freedom Park
HAL Aeronautical Museum
Huge Shiva in old Kids Kemp
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
Infant Jesus Church
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Kempe Gowda Towers
LalBagh Botanical Garden
Mayo Hall
Sankey Tank
St. Mary's Basilica
St Patrick's Church in Bangalore
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Ulsoor Lake
Vidhana Soudha
Visvesvaraya Museum

Beautiful Villages in Karnataka shown in Bollywood Films

Ramgarh - Sholay
Sholay, possibly the most famous film ever made, was released on August 15, 1975. Ramgarh offers a perfect backdrop against the saga of love and revenge. The fictional village gets its shooting in Ramnagar, a beautiful place in Karnataka, just around 50 kms from the throbbing city of Bangalore. Nathuakhan is a ravishing hamlet near Ramgarh at an elevation of 6,365 ft above sea level. Tourists can enjoy nature walks, meditation or can relax in the beautiful gardens. The serenity and calmness of the surroundings of Nathuakhan is blessed with picturesque forests, lush green valleys and hilly terrains.

Sundarapandianpuram - Roja
Mani Ratnam's movie Roja was filmed in Courtallam or Kutralam, which is actually a tourist place now famous for those waterfalls.

Budbuda - Billu
Priyadarshans Movie Billu movie was mostly shot in Pollachi village in Tamil Nadu whose stunning beauty has attracted the Bollywoods attention. The village has been portrayed in many a South Indian movies but it was also the setting for the Bollywood film, Billu.

Badami - Guru
Mani Ratnam chose the location of his movie Guru near Badami in Karnataka. But then it is able to capture what he wanted to portray in Gujarat. Look at those beautiful temples that make you fall in love with the Indian village. Badami Fort is a renowned archaeological site in Badami. It is located on top of a hill that stands at a distance of about 2 km from the main town of Badami in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Badami has also become backdrop for Telugu movies like Daruvu (2012), Brindavanam (2010), Dhamarukam (2012), Vikramarkudu (2006), Shirdi Sai (2012), Shakti (2011), Nagavalli (2011), Magadheera (2009). Tamil Movies like Siruthai (2011) and Vandhaan Vendraan (2011) were also shot in Badami. Kannada Movies like Veera Madakari, Sanju Weds Geetha were also shot here.

Many Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada Movies were shot in Coorg, Jog falls and Bangalore. Hollywood movies like Life of Pi (Puducherry and Kerala), A Passage to India (Savandurga and Ramadevarabetta Hills), Bloodstone (Bangalore) and The Myth (Hampi) had shooting locations in and around Karnataka.

Popular Malayalam Movies like Bangalore Days, 22 Female Kottayam, Naduvazhikal, Vandanam, No.1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North were shot in Bangalore.

Paiyaa, Udhayam NH4, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal, Vaalu, Aarambham, Pushpaka Vimana, Sathi Leelavathi and Panchathanthiram are few of the popular Tamil films shot in Bangalore. Telugu Movie Power had a song picturisaton in Bangalore.

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