Bollywood or the Indian Film industry is recognized for its colourfully engaging and dramatic films that can leave the spectators and the audiences, impressed and awed. The Indian film industry came up with varied cinema that transported us into a different dimension, rich stories and the most beautiful and exotic locations the world has in store. The audiences would have the glimpse of the foreign lands, exotic and popular tourist destinations through their television screen. Movies like ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ have set tremendous travel goals for the audiences and have encouraged them to travel more and explore the beauty the world has to offer and the treasured destinations and spots that every nation holds in store. Such movies surely leave us excited and dreaming of international trips and vacations, where we would like to meet the crashing waves of Maldives, spend a night in the twinkling city of Paris enamored by the glorious Eiffel Tower or the grandeur of Venice.
But before the modern movies filled us with wanderlust and made us dream of the international trips and vacations, the sparkling oceans, the dreamy cities and vibrant cultures and portrayed how amazing travelling is in general. a film produced in the 90s won the hearts of the audiences years ago and was way ahead of its time. Released in 1995, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ or DDLJ was a hit and highly appreciated movie in the box office and rightfully swept the audiences off their feet with its attractive visuals. The film was drenched in romance and drama but the scenic locations where the sequences were shot and the story developed, stole the hearts of the audiences. Starring the finest actors and actresses in Bollywood, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge showed the beautiful glimpses of Europe and the breathtaking Switzerland and inspired thousands of people to flock over to the nation and experience the iconic locations and the beauty of Switzerland themselves. The film received many awards and recognitions from all over the world and remains the most loved movie to this day!
The film starts with Raj and Simran, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, the two non residents of India (NRI) and happen to come across each other in their vacations and gradually fall in love. The film portrays and presents travel and vacations and shows the majestic beauty of Switzerland. Here are the iconic locations of Switzerland, where ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ was shot that inspired and encouraged millions of audiences to give in to the wander lust.
- Zweissimen in Switzerland
Zweissimen in Switzerland is a serene and quiet village, basking and flourishing in the laps of hills. The village is drenched with a scenic view of the mists and clouds covering up the hills and the yellow rays of the sun peeking through. The tranquil green fields of the village will surely please your senses and leave you mesmerized with its simple and soothing beauty. The rustic simplicity of this quaint town deserves to be seen and praised and should be in your bucket list if you are heading out for a vacation in Switzerland.
This is the place where one of the most iconic scenes of the ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ was shot. In the scene, Simran and Raj miss out on their respective trains and are left stranded on the railway station without their friends and their belongings. The characters are seen arguing and worried in this beautiful location, where they lose track of their time and let go of the punctual train of Switzerland. The simplicity of the Zweisimmen railway station can be seen in the movie and seeing it in person will certainly leave you mesmerized. Zweissimen is the town that you should not miss on your trip to Switzerland.
Gstaad is a highly popular resort town in Switzerland, surrounded with mighty snowclad mountains in the grey and white winters. The scenic beauty and the twinkling streets of Gstaad would surely make you come back for more, again and again. The location looks like it came straight out of a dreamy fairy tale. The beauty of Gstaad will surely leave you awestruck. The location is highly popular among the tourists for skiing and hiking. If you are planning for a trip to Switzerland, a few days in Gstaad will surely fill your vacation with great adventures and thrills. Skiing through the fluffy white snow and hiking and trekking in the beautiful grey mountains of Gstaad will surely present you with greatest memories and rich experiences. Watching the sunrise and golden sunsets from the Swiss Alps would give you a priceless experience that you would certainly cherish for the years to come.
In the film, this is where the characters celebrate their budding romance with music and dancing, creating a jolly and fun visual for the audiences, keeping the beauty of Gstaad in the background.
- Saanen Bridge: the Iconic Palat Scene
Saanen Bridge in Switzerland gained popularity among the Indian tourists after the film was released and quickly became a popular spot for thousands of couples, who would flock over to this bridge and celebrate their love by getting their pictures clicked and taken on this iconic spot.
The beautiful mountains and the lush green wood can be seen from the bridge. It is a beautiful spot that surely deserves all the attention, praises and appreciation. You can also see the river, silently flowing below the bridge, creating a picture perfect ethereal view. Saanen bridge truly seems to be engulfed with romance and the beauty of nature. In the film, the location portrayed the characters, Raj and Simran being deeply enamored with each other. In the scene, Raj confesses his love for Simran, where she denies and rejects him with regrets. In this romantic scene on the Saanen Bridge, Raj is seen anticipating the next actions of Simran and hopes she would look and come back to him.