India has been an exotic place for filmmakers as it is rich in culture, old historic monuments, large natural landscapes, forest reserves and the busy metropolises with huge skyscrapers as well as posh villas.
There is a good collection of international India themed films which gives a traveller an overview of the vast country and of course a worthy itinerary.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Udaipur
Seven Brits after retirement set un search of a special place in order have a serene time. This hotel was a 17th century palace later turned into a hotel offers a peaceful stay for older people. This is set in a village named Khempur near Udaipur.
Million Dollar Arm: Agra
A true story if how a reality television show gave fame to a sports agent who coached cricketers onto professional basketball players. The winning scene is in Agra’s Taj Mahal where one can enjoy the lovely sunset. The movie has some scenes shot at Mumbai and Udaipur villages.
The Life of PI: Pondicherry
This film is screened in Pondicherry along a French area hemmed with tea plantations which are an excellent sight..
It is about an orphan on a life boat along with a tiger. How the two get along as days pass by is a wonderful story. You will love the scenes of South India there.
The Darjeeling Limited: Rajasthan
This is a journey of three brothers who go on a train journey across India’s landscapes. The film was shot entirely in Rajasthan, Jodhpur and Udaipur. The Himalayan scenery is one you would not want to miss.
It is a British spy film released in 1983 and the 13th in the James Bond Series. Most of the movie is shot in Udaipur Palace with stunning scenes of Lake Pichola.