Film shooting in Uttarakhand has been exciting and always lured film makers and directors to do more movies here like Dulhan Ek Raat Ki, Kati Patang, Arman, Student of the Year, Koi Mil Gaya, Rehna hai tere dil mein, vivah etc. The green and scenic beauty of with lush green landscape and Himalayan view, oak and pine forest increase its beauty. As per new amendment of policy by Governor K K Paul who has exempted all the films shot in the state from shooting charges, as per a government order. Samhills India – Film Line Production in Uttarakhand
There are various suitable locations for film shooting as mentioned below:
1. Ali Bugyal
2. Chopta Valley
4. Bedni Bugyal
Ali Bugyal: The captivating view of greenery and scenic beauty of the place makes it perfect for romantic movies to shoot here. Trekkingin Bedni Bugyal or Bedni Kund and Ali Bugyal, Roop Kund, Trishul Peak are few to name attractions of this place.
Chopta Valley: Magnificient view of the place surrounded by Himalayas and greenery makes it irresistible place for film shooting. Tung and chandrashila are the best locations to shoot.
Ranikhet: One of the top tourist place and hills,mini bunglow, calm terrains, Himalayan view define the true beauty of this place. This place is also known for temples like: Jhula Devi Temple, Haidakhan Temple, Up at golf Course, Dunagiri Temple.
Bedni Bugyal: Located at border of Garwal and Kumaon this place is one of the beautiful destinations in Uttarakhand with oak forests, enthralling treks adding value to this place. Bedni kund and Roopkund places are must watch.
Auli: It is located very close to Kashmir and gives the the feel of winters. Few places to experience here are Auli Ropeway, Narsingh Temple, Kwani Bugyal, Chattrakund, Joshimath and Gorson Bugyal.
Harsil: Located on the banks of Bhagirathi River and fall. Gangotri too nearby makes the place more beautiful and eye catching. The place is so divine with the presence of Goddess Durga temple was brought here to protect it from adverse snowfall. Also, Dharali, Sattal Harsil, Wilson Cottage, Gangnani make it exceptional.
Almora: This place is perfect for nature lovers. The location is best to shoot some crime thriller and dense forest and markets adds value to this place. Nanda Devi Temple, Deer Park, Kasar Devi, Kalimat, Simtola are main attractions one can visit anytime.
Gwaldam: This place ought to be convenient for film making as it is located on lower height. Angora Farm, Buddhist Khamba Temple, Macchi Tal are few of the best locations one can explore.
Apart from these locations, Tihari is the city in Uttarakhand where Shahid and Shraddha kapoor starrer “Batti gul meter chalu” film shooting has been going. “RifleMan Jaswant Singh Rawat” and “Student of the Year2” are few more to shoot in Uttarakhand.
Munsiyari: one of the best location for film shooting comedy and romance based movies. Some of the prominent places to watch Birthi Falls, Nanda Devi Minsiyari, Madkot Village, Thamri Kund, Khaliya Top.
Rishikesh: Divine city and best known for temples is suitable to shoot fantasy or mythology movies. Some of the places one must visit are Lakshman Jhula, Ganga Aarti, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev.