Ladakh has emerged as the new favourite destination of Bollywood. The rough mountain slopes, azure blue sky and serene landscape of the place have inspired many filmmakers. The breathtaking vistas of this place have been captured and immortalised in many Bollywood movies. Here is a list of the movies that were shot in Ladakh:
1. 3 Idiots
This movie has stunningly captured the beautiful and barren landscape of Ladakh. Do you remember the scene where the two friends of Aamir Khan set out on a car to search for their long lost friend? Do you remember the slender roads and the beautiful valley through which they drove? That was shot in Ladakh. Not only that, the school where Aamir Khan taught in the film was actually the Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh. And who could forget the amazing lake where Kareena Kapoor met Aamir Khan in the last scene of 3 Idiots! That beautiful lake was Pangong Lake in Ladakh.
2. Jab Tak Hai Jaan
This is yet another movie that captures the essence of Ladakh in a few of its scenes. The Indus Valley in Ladakh formed the beautiful backdrop of the scene where Shah Rukh Khan was seen driving a bike in uniform.
3. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
This famous biopic was partly shot in the magnificent landscapes of Ladakh. The most important training shots in the film were shot in the beautiful locales of Ladakh.
Major scenes in this bollywood flick were shot in Ladakh. In an interview, director of Lakshya, Farhan Akhtar admitted that his 5 months stay in Ladakh has taught him many things. He admitted that travelling to Ladakh, staying there and adapting to its environment was a lifetime experience for him. Many of the scenes were shot at Tanlang La pass at a height of 17,800 feet above sea level. The high altitude and the extreme harsh temperature sometimes made it very difficult to shoot the scenes as the actors and the crew had to depend on oxygen cylinders.
5. Dil Se
The Shah Rukh and Manish Koirala starrer film were exquisitely shot in the locales of Ladakh. The song Satrangi Re from the film captures the grandeur of the ruins of Basgo Monastery, standing tall with ancient history buried deep inside its heart. The most breathtaking scenes of this song were shot in the beautiful Pangong Lake with the white and gray mountains lining its horizon.
This movie was also shot in Ladakh and captures the natural beauty of Ladakh in its purest forms. The movie also captured the beauty of the monasteries, revealing the unique tradition and way of life in Ladakh.
Ladakh has truly become an explorers paradise. We hope that this list will make you pack your backpack and set out for Ladakh. In case you are contemplating a trip to this mountain desert, then check our Ladakh tour packages. Book now to get attractive deals and enjoy your trip to the fullest.