No doubt India is a great country bustling with a number of tourists who travel here for a variety of reasons ranging from grand monuments, gorgeous landscapes, delicious food, diverse customs, scenic beaches, temples and the list goes on.
Whether you are willing to travel to India or you have some misconceptions about India, any way you should research about the place in such a way that there remains no doubt about the incredibility of India.
What better way to research than to see the country live by watching some great movies? Continue reading to know some amazing movies!
1. The Darjeeling Limited
A story of three brothers who in the search of their mother go up to the beautiful mountains of Darjeeling through a train journey having fun and many crazy adventures meanwhile.
Comedy, suspense and thriller, the movie is not only fun to watch but also covers many Indian places including Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Udaipur and some Himalayan destinations including Darjeeling.
The movie portrays some real experiences including a train ride, shoe scam, real destinations and is a real treat for the eyes. The Darjeeling Limited is the perfect characterisation of the colour, vigour, diversity as well as some problems one might face in the country.
2. Slumdog Millionaire
We don’t want to scare you away but to keep yourself away from getting into any kind of problems, we advise you to watch these million awards winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire.
The film is very realistic in portraying the dark side of the city of dreams – Mumbai by taking you through Juhu slums and highlighting the truth of mafias, beggars as well as the slum life.
Though the content of the movie may be dramatized to an extent but most of it is the reality. Some moments of the movie might be heart breaking but the great ending will make it up for you.
3. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Showcasing the grandeur, culture, royalty and riches of the pink city of India – Jaipur is the movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Though some people might not find the plot line of the movie very engaging but the way the movie picturises Jaipur is totally different and beautiful. Mainly shot at the famous City Palace of Jaipur, the story basically revolves around a 17th century palace being turned into an equestrian hotel.
Today one can find many such heritage hotels in the historic towns like Jaipur and Udaipur. So, if you love luxury, royalty and palaces, then make sure that you watch the movie as “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” itself is a hotel in the movie which a young boy opens for the old English people to come and enjoy.
This critically acclaimed Bollywood movie directed by the talented Imtiaz Ali captures the beauty of many hidden and remote locations of India like the Sangla valley of Himachal Pradesh, Chandanwari and Aru Valley near Pahalgam.
Like the name of the movie suggests, some of the scenes of the movie were even shot on the road highway connecting Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. The movie is about a girl who gets more freedom in the hands of a kidnapper rather than her own home.
An interesting storyline, wonderful locations as well as superb acting, the movie is a must watch as it will instantly inspire you to drop everything you are doing to pack your bags and go on a long trip!
We hope that these interesting movies about India will finally give you enough inspiration to Viajes a la India!
Getting Around India By Luxury Train
The best way to see India is not on a plane at 35,000 feet, but on the ground of an incredible Indian railway system. You can safely forget the media images of overcrowded suburban trains of people sitting on the roof.
Long distances on the AC seat or AC1 or AC2 sleepers, all seats and berths are reserved, which is a safe, civilized, cheap and comfortable way to come to India. You can also choose the World best luxury train, The maharajas express. You can check the maharajas express route map and fare from the official website of the train.