Bollywood Loves Darjeeling- Films Shot in Darjeeling

Bollywood Loves Darjeeling- Films Shot in Darjeeling

Bollywood Films Shot in Darjeeling

Darjeeling a premium destination for Bollywood shootings

Darjeeling in West Bengal has earned much popularity of being among the most beautiful and most visited hill stations all over the world. The unique landscapes, unending tea gardens, pleasant weather, and delicious local food all have played their part in promoting tourism in Darjeeling. The government of West Bengal advertised Darjeeling as a whole district instead of the Darjeeling town only.

Visit Darjeeling & explore the impression of these famous personalities along with the mesmerizing view of the surroundings. Pay a visit to this breathtaking hill station to witness what these famous personalities witnessed & appreciate it firsthand. If you want to enjoy a smooth trip to Darjeeling, then connected with a reliable travel agency in Siliguri Eastern India Holidays. We offer Darjeeling tour packages at very reasonable rates. Roam among the breathtaking sightseeing locations, get a taste of the authentic delicious food and return with unforgettable memories at affordable Darjeeling package rates.

Since 1960s many Bollywood films have been shot in Darjeeling. Famous film personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rajanikanth have frequently visited the “Queen of the Hills”. Such is the impression of Darjeeling that, almost 23 films have been shot in this beautiful hill station.

Let us discuss the Famous films personalities and their films that have been shot in Darjeeling

1-Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hain

Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Film Shot in Darjeeling

Dev Anand and Asha Parekh starrer Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hain became the biggest hit of the year 1961 which was shot in Darjeeling. The famous song “Jiya Ho Jiya Kuch Bol Do” which was shot in the locales of Darjeeling stands out to be one of the most loved songs of Bollywood.

2-Hariyali Aur Raasta

Followed by the footprints of Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hain, Director Vijay Bhatt shot Manoj Kumar and Mala Sinha starrer film Hariyali Aur Raasta in the year 1962 in Darjeeling. The film was shot entirely in the hills of Darjeeling.


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Shammi Kapoor and actress Kalpana starrer Professor was shot in Darjeeling in the year 1962. The famous song “Main Chali Main Chali” was shot in Batasia Loop and Chowrasta on Mall Road which is now a famous spot for trade.

4-China Town

China Town film by Shakti Samanta
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Another famous Bollywood film which was shot in 1962 in the hills of Darjeeling is China Town. Shakila, Helen, and Madan Puri starrer China Town went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year. The film directed by Shakti Samanta was shot entirely in and around Darjeeling.

5-Aaye Din Bahar Ke

Aaye Din Bahar Ke | Asha Parekh
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Aaye Din Bahar Ke shot in 1966 in the unending tea gardens of Darjeeling became a major hit of the year. The popular song “Suno Sajna Papihe Ne” which was sung by Lata Mangeshkar in the Dharmendra and Asha Parekh starrer Aaye Din Bahar Ke became an all-time favorite song of Bollywood.


Neele Gagan Ke Tale
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In the year 1967, the famous music thriller Hamraaz was shot in Darjeeling which included big star casts like Sunil Dutt, Mumtaz, Madan Puri, Raj Kumar and Balraj Sahani. “Neele Gagan Ke Tale” went on to become one of the most loved songs of Bollywood which was written by Sahir Ludhianvi.

7-Baharon Ki Manzil

Baharon Ki Manzil was shot in the year 1968 in Darjeeling featuring Dharmendra and Meena Kumari. Baharon Ki Manzil directed by Yakub Hassan Rizvi gave Dharmendra the popularity of being among the most romantic hero of Bollywood and became a massive hit. The song “Yeh Daman Ab Na Chootega Kabhi” sung by Lata Mangeshkar is still one of the most loved Bollywood songs.

8-Jhuk Gaya Asmaan

Jhuk Gaya Asmaan 1968
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Rajendra Kumar and Saira Bano starrer Jhuk Gaya Asmaan is another film which was shot in Darjeeling in the year 1968. It was directed by Lekh Tandon who also directed Professor in 1962. The film was a remake of the Hollywood film “Here Comes Mr. Jordan”. “Kaun Hai Jo Sapnon Mein Aaya” was the most popular song of the film.


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When we speak of films shot in Darjeeling, Aradhana is one such film which must not be ignored. The famous song “Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Ayegi Tu” was shot in Darjeeling, where we see Rajesh Khanna in a jeep following Sharmila Tagore who is in the world heritage Toy Train.


Yeh Dooniyawale Poochenge - Film Mahal
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Mahal is another Bollywood film which was shot in the mystic surroundings of Darjeeling which added a little bit more suspense to the plot of the film. Dev Anand and Asha Parekh starrer Mahal became a major hit of the year. “Yeh Dooniyawale Poochenge” is the most popular song of the film.


Joshila starring Dev Anand and Hema Malini, one of the most successful films in Bollywood, has been shot in Darjeeling town. A song featuring Dev Anand and Rakhee has been captured at the magical backdrop of the great Kanchenjunga, sung by Kishore Kumar.


Film Sagina
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Sagina was the Hindi version of Sagina Mahato directed by Tapan Sinha in the year 1960. The star cast of the film included the veteran actor Dilip Kumar, Aparna Sen, Saira Bano, Anil Chatterjee, etc. The film was shot in Kalimpong which is a part of the Darjeeling district and is also a magnificent destination.

13-Do Anjaane

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Do Anjaane was the first film which was shot in Darjeeling in the year 1976 starring the all-time legend of Bollywood, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. Along with Amit Ji, there were some other skilled actors in the film, like Rekha, Prem Chopra, etc. Directed by Dulal Guha, Do Anjaane proved to be a huge hit at the box-office.


Mere Dil Ne Tadapke
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Anurodh is another film which was shot in Darjeeling in the year 1979 featuring Rajesh Khanna who was considered to be the first superstar of Bollywood. Anurodh was a remake of the Bengali film Deya Neya starring Uttam Kumar and Tanuja. “Mere Dil Ne Tadapke” sung by Kishore Kumar was shot in the astounding tea gardens featuring Kaka (Rajesh Khanna) and Dimple Kapadia.

15-Lahu Ke Do Rang

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Though Lahu Ke Do Rang was an average grosser at the box-office, it was among those films which had a great plot in Bollywood. It was shot in Darjeeling in the year 1979. Binod Khanna, Shabana Azmi acted in the film along with Ranjeet and Danny Denzongpa and the film was directed by the famous director Mahesh Bhatt.

16-Barsaat Ki Ek Raat

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Barsaat Ki Ek Raat featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee was shot in Darjeeling in the year 1981. The Bengali version Anusandhan was a huge hit at the box-office. The outdoor scenes of the film were shot in Darjeeling. “Apne Pyaar Ke Sapne Sach Huye” and “Amar Swapno Je Sotii Holo Aj” both became huge hit sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.

17-Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman

Sharukh Khan in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
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It was in 1992 that Bollywood revisited Darjeeling and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman starring Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla was filmed here. The film was relatively based on Raj Kapoor’s Shree 420. The film went on to become a huge hit and “Loveria Hua” is still one of the best songs in Bollywood.

18-Chor Aur Chand

Film Chor Aur Chand
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Chor Aur Chand was shot in Darjeeling in the year 1993 featuring Aditya Pancholi and Pooja Bhatt.

19-Bada Din

Anjan Dutt who is a popular name in the Bengali film industry today directed Bada Din in the year 1998. Anjan Dutt spent many years in Darjeeling as he was a student of St Pauls School. “Meri Ankhon Mein Tum Ho” is a popular song from the film, Bada din.

20-Main Hoon Na

Main Hoon Na is the most successful and the most known Bollywood film which was shot in Darjeeling in the year 2004. The Shah Rukh Khan starrer film became a huge hit at the box-office and “Kiska Hain Tumko”, “Chali Jaise Hawayein” and “Tumse Milke Dil Ka Hai Jo Hal” are among the most heard songs of Bollywood. Most of the part of the film was shot in St. Pauls School. Along with Shah Rukh Khan, Susmita Sen, Amrita Rao, Kiran Kher, Zayed Khan and Nasiruddin Shah worked in the film.

21-Via Darjeeling

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Arindam Nandy directed Via Darjeeling which was filmed in 2008. Kay Kay Menon, Rajat Kapoor, and Vinay Pathak worked in the film which was based on a couple who went to Darjeeling for honeymoon and the husband vanished on the day of return.


Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi shot in Darjeeling, is one of the greatest films of Bollywood which won numerous awards and critical acclaim. Along with Ranbir, Priyanka Chopra, Jishu Sengupta, Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla worked in the film. “Itni Si Hasee” is a great song of the film.


Directed by Divya Khosla Kumar Yariyaan was shot in Darjeeling in 2014. The Himanshu Kohli, Rakul Preet Singh, Nicole Faria and Gulshan Grover starrer Yariyaan became a huge hit at the box-office. “Aaj Blue Hain Pani Pani’ sung by Honey Singh is an amazing party song of the film.

Visit the magnificent hills of Darjeeling and relive the moments of the popular film stars.

Bollywood Loves Darjeeling- Films Shot in Darjeeling
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