Gujarat is the 6th largest state in India, located in the western part of India with a coastline of 1600 km (longest in India). It is one of the most popular tourist regions in the country. Gujarat, a state with world-wide fame for tourism is blessed with rich wildlife, stretches of deserts, beaches, magnificent palaces, numerous water resources, and many heritage destinations. Film makers across India are eyeing Gujarat to shoot movies of different genres. Not only the movies of the recent times but few Bollywood movies of yesteryears have also been shot in Gujarat.
There are number of reasons that have made Gujarat one of the most happening shooting destinations for film makers across India. Cities like Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat are very well connected by road/rail/flight to cities like Mumbai and Delhi. Gujarat houses a number of heritage hotels/resorts and heritage palaces, infrastructure improvement over the years, reasonably priced accommodations, and many unexplored areas in Gujarat which are picture perfect.
Rajasthan is the largest state of India by area and is located on the western side of India bordering Gujarat. It is also arguably the most popular tourist destination in the country. The palaces of Jaipur, the lakes of Udaipur, the desert forts of Jodhpur, Taragarh Fort (Star Fort) in Ajmer, and Bikaner and Jaisalmer rank among the most preferred destinations for many tourists both Indian and foreign. From palaces to forts, lakes to deserts, temples to dargah’s, the state has everything.
The sheer variety of natural settings that are available and the artistic possibilities that they offer in creating the authentic atmosphere in a film many times makes the difference between good cinema and great cinema. That is the main reason why some of the best directors of Bollywood as well as Hollywood have made some great landmark movies in Rajasthan.