Badi Lake of Udaipur
Udaipur’s Badi Lake

Bollywood has been a big fan of Udaipur city since ages. Movies, daily soaps, songs, reality shows, and what not. Udaipur is perhaps the only city in India where a movie maker gets all kind of locations for various scripts. Fabulous gardens, well-maintained palaces, historical temples, modern malls, and pollution-free places nestled in the undulating lap of Aravali hills.

A beautiful Tunnel between Rajsamand and Udaipur road
A beautiful Tunnel between Rajsamand and Udaipur road

The city has enough of these facilities that an entire movie can be shot here. Remember Phool Bane Angaray?
From legendary Waheeda Rehman to Deepika Padukone to Jhanvi Kapoor, all have shot here, and luckily all these songs have been chartbusters. And not just movies, reality shows have also been shot here. Remember Rakhi Sawant’s marriage reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar?

The city’s lakes and hotels were highly appreciated when the movie Octopussy was released. Known as a James Bond movie, Octopussy was a thriller film that proved that the quiet city of Lakes could also produce some adventure.


The hit comedy movie Dhamaal was shot in the hills of Aravali in Udaipur. If you watch the film, the background locations give you an impression of a hill station, but that was pure Udaipur. Dhamaal cast included Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary and Javed Jaffrey.

Here’s a list of amazing songs that were shot in Udaipur. And the list is not comprehensive of course but yes, it gives you an idea of how beautiful the city of lakes and palaces is.

Piya Tose – Guide

Achcha to hum chalte hai – Aan Milo Sajna

Badtameez dil – Bachna Aye Haseeno

Title song – Dhadak