On more than one occasion, industries such as Hollywood have set their sights on an Indian country whose unique contrasts become the best cinematic claim. Do you want to travel to the subcontinent through the following movies shot in India?


Best films shot in India

Eat, pray and love

Based on the famous best-seller Elizabeth Gilbert, Come, pray and love speaks of the journey of a journalist ( Julia Roberts ), who fed up with a mediocre life decides to look for herself through a trip through Italy, Bali and India . For his stay in this last country, the team moved to places like Delhi or Pataudi , where the famous ashram is located where the protagonist made a vow of silence.

Slumdog Millionaire

Winner of 8 Oscars, Slumdog Millionaire is one of the best films of the 21st century . A fable of love, destiny and magic that tells the story of Jamal, a boy who pursues the love of his life throughout the Indian subcontinent. Although one of the most iconic (and funniest) moments of the film took place at the famous Taj Mahal in Agra , much of the story takes place in the cosmopolitan Mumbai. Undoubtedly, one of the best films shot in India.

The Dark Knight Rises

Surely many remember that moment of the third installment of the saga The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan  in which Bruce Wayne aka Batman had to climb a well as a final test of his training. A stage whose stepped interiors drink from the baoris (or staggered wells) of the Rajasthan area , as well as include exteriors of Mehrangarh Fort, in the blue city of Jodhpur .

The exotic Marigold hotel

Ideal for all those who seek to reinvent themselves among the colors of India , The exotic Marigold hotel is an English film starring actors of the stature of Judi Dench that narrates the journey of a group of sexagens to Jaipur and their stay in a hotel that happened to better glory. A film that connects us to India through different scenarios Jaipur and Jodhpur or events such as the now famous ” La  India is like one or the : if you resist, you down; if you dive in the the  will take you swimming to the other  the do “.


Awarded with 8 Oscars in 1983, Gandhi’s biography featured Indian-born actor Ben Kingsley as the Mahatma. A journey through the life of the great peacemaker of India and the reality of a country subjected to the yoke of the English Empire and aimed at achieving its independence in 1947 . Essential for every Indian lover looking to look at their reality and history, the film includes locations ranging from New Delhi to Mumbai , Bihar or Pune , through the birth state of Gandhi, Gujarat .

life of Pi

Famous adaptation of Yann Martel’s multi-award-winning book , Vida de Pi is an ode to hope and faith. A story that forces a child and a Bengal tiger to coexist after a shipwreck occurred between the coast of South India and Canada. Although the first thirty minutes of the story are set (and filmed) in the town of Pondicherry , in Tamil Nadu , part of the plot takes place in a (literal) sea ​​of ​​stars and boats overflown by moonfish. Magical

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

The fourth installment of the saga starring Tom Cruise was set in many places around the world. But one of the most striking was the city of Mumbai , where a meeting between spies takes place during a dinner at the splendid Taj Mahal Palace .

The Bourne myth

Surely many of you wished you could run on an exotic beach like this, located in the tropical Goa .


One of the James Bond films starring Roger Moore was filmed largely in Udaipur . One of the most glorious cities of Rajasthan where we could see agent 007 navigate to the famous island of Lake Pichola where, currently, one of the most important luxury hotels in India is located .

The Darjeeling Limited

Three brothers travel through India on one of their famous trains, immersing themselves in a most picturesque environment. Starring Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody , this independent film is set in Rajasthan , especially in cities like Jodhpur , Udaipur or the unknown Osian , where a famous scene takes place in which the train stops in the desert. Strange, but ideal to know the most curious side of that “vintage” India.

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