Hotels are not just exquisite locales for tourists but also happen to become cool shooting locations for movies. Given the cultural history of our country, a lot of magnificent royal palaces have been well preserved and converted into hotels. And Bollywood has always been stepping into these picturesque palaces, adding to their overall charm.
The grand palace where Kalki Koechlin‘s big fat Indian wedding happens at the end is The Oberoi Udaivilas, a significant locale in the city of lakes.
Remember the place where Ranbir and Deepika dip their feet in a pond? This is where it was.
Also known as Ibrahim Kothi, the palace is actually a sprawling villa owned by Saif Ali Khan that has now been turned into a heritage hotel.
Its colonial architecture amalgamated into the warmth of the capital was last seen in Veer Zaara.
This sandstone masterpiece is one of the few royal palaces of Rajasthan where you can have a real-life taste of Rajputana culture and experiences.
It was featured in Khoobsurat, where Mili goes to visit her patient Shekhar Singh Rathore.
The song ‘Yeh Ishq Haye Baithe Bithaye‘ from the movie has been shot at hotel Naggar Castle, a typical Himachal architecture that added so much to the otherwise beautifully choreographed song.
The hotel is located in Kullu and is just beside the river Beas, and is mostly constructed with wood from whole trees. A civil courtroom during the British era, the place is now a heritage tourist hotel.
The heritage hotel of Chail is actually a royal cottage that stands amidst the Himalayas. It was the same place where the character of Ranchoddas played by Javed Jaffrey lived, the place where they have the fight with the urn!