BUCKET LIST: filming locations you can visit

There are several well-known movie locations that you can actually visit. So you can recreate the enchantment of the movie even though you might not be a magician or archaeologist in search of lost riches. Here are 51 well-known movie locations you should add to your must-see list for the year, so pack your bags and get ready for an adventure straight to the big screen.

Christ Church College, Oxford: You’d travel to Pennsylvania if you wanted to pay homage to the inn where Bill Murray kept waking up in ‘Groundhog Day’. Bad. The perfect hostel is in Illinois, and yes, you can stay there. It just goes to show that filmmakers will use their imaginations to locate ideal filming locations for their productions. After all, how well a film’s setting matches its story can influence audiences’ ability to suspend disbelief. Check out our list of 50 Iconic Filming Locations to see where some of your favorite movies were filmed if you’ve ever wondered where they are. You might want to add some of these places to your travel wishlist.

Pangong Lake, Ladakh: Over time, this place has gained notoriety as Bollywood movies have made many non-travelers pack their bags and head to Pangong Lake to admire its beauty. This site should be on your to-do list if you enjoyed the final scene of 3 Idiots or the setting of the Jab Tak Hai Jaan moment where SRK saves Anushka Sharma. Pangong Lake is frequented by Indian tourists and filmmakers despite the unfavorable weather.

Gulmarg, Kashmir: Kashmir has fascinated Bollywood for a very long time. Kashmir continues to be a favorite in Bollywood today. Many people have been motivated to leave their comfort zone and travel to this beautiful place thanks to depictions of it in movies. Haider, Highway, Rockstar and many more films have only deepened our love for Kashmir.

Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan: The locations of Leonardo DiCaprio’s psychological thriller were remarkably authentic, despite the fact that most of the action takes place in the viewers’ unconscious. The cast and crew traveled to six countries on four continents to film it, with Kyoto’s Nijo Castle being one of its most famous locations.

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland, UK: The Glenfinnan Viaduct, also called the Harry Potter Bridge by many (including Google), is a sight to behold. It is surrounded by beautiful vegetation and an old historic church is not far away. And luckily for you JK Rowling lovers, there is a parking lot for quick access to the bridge.

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