Stunning Indian landscapes brought to life on OTT shows
From popular tourist attractions to remote locales, they form the perfect backdrop for riveting plots and various series on Netflix have captured this beautifully in some of its India original titles
2022 is finally here and we hope that this year turns out to be the best year for everyone. If there’s one thing that’s taken a back seat over the last two years, it’s been travel. But all the binge-watching on OTTs also means we’ve been treated to a variety of destinations cleverly woven into stories. From popular tourist attractions to remote, undiscovered locales they form the perfect backdrop for riveting plots, Netflix has captured this beautifully in some of its India original titles. Here are a list of places that have been seen on streaming services recently:
Himachal Pradesh: Aranyak featuring Raveena Tandon and upcoming thriller series Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein have been shot in locations such as Dalhousie, Thiksey Monastery, Manali and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.
Leh: The serenity and high-altitude mountain terrains form a part of the thriller series Bard of Blood
Uttar Pradesh: upcoming titles such as heist-comedy Choona that features Jimmy Sheirgill and Mai, which tells the story of a docile middle-aged spouse and mom, have all been shot in Uttar Pradesh. Locations such as La Martinere College, Chhattar Manzil and Shiv Garh Palace in Lucknow feature in this series
Rajasthan: Kota Factory, created by Saurabh Khanna, is the first black and white web series of India. The story revolves around Kota – its students, its people and its coaching industry. Situated in Rajasthan, Kota is a hub for many coaching centres where students come from all over India to prepare for various entrance exams
Kerala: The hit show Little Things was shot across places like Munnar, Kochi and Alleppey in God’s Own Country for its fourth and final season. While the state formed an intrinsic part of the storyline, it also gave viewers an opportunity to see some of its famous backwaters among other highlights
Mumbai: This city was given a character in the popular series, Sacred Games, which was shot across several locations in the city including a neighbourhood in Byculla. Maska captures the old-world charm of Irani cafes and South Bombay neighbourhoods evoking a sense of nostalgia among viewers
Delhi: India’s capital city Delhi features in movies like Rajma Chawal, a humorous family drama set in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi and the Emmy award-winning series Delhi Crime.