Film Tourism

From snow-covered trails to secluded villages and from bustling cities to majestic Himalayan peaks, Uttarakhand has a variety of locations where movies and television serials can be shot. Add to it hassle-free permission for shooting and financial benefits. These are reasons why Uttarakhand has been declared as being the most film-friendly state in the country. 

Substantial portions of many recent Bollywood releases, including 'Kabir Singh', 'Student Of The Year' and its squeal, and 'Batla House' have been filmed in Uttarakhand. The Forest Research Institute in Dehradun was the site for the shoot of the Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer Student of the Year.

Not just the scenic locations of Uttarakhand, even the people of the state have been depicted by actors on the silver screen. For example, in the film 'Batti Gul' lead actors Shraddha Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor were inspired by local dialect and culture. Similarly, actor Tiger Shroff enacted the role of local boy. The movie 'Kedarnath' directed by Abhishek Kapoor was also shot in the Uttarakhand, in which Sushant Singh Rajput played the role of a local porter and spoke the local dialect.



K.S. Chauhan, Deputy Director

Nodal officer, Uttarakhand Film Development Council

Phone: +91 7055007005



State Highlights

Awards & Recognitions:-

Award Name Award Category
National Film Award-2017 Special Mention Certificate for Film Friendly Environment
Under 'The Most Film Friendly State Award 2017'
National Film Award-2018 First Prize
Most Film-Friendly State
Under 'The Most Film Friendly State Award 2018'

Shooting locations

No matter what genre of movie you are making, Uttarakhand has a lot to offer: religious, romantic, adventure, horror, or heritage.

  • Single-window permission system for shoots
  • Quick approvals
  • Subsidies of upto INR 1.5 crore to shoot in the state
  • No fee to shoot in state
  • Scenic locations
  • Varied sites: temples, mountains, snow-covered paths, forests, meadows, rural backdrop 
  • Unexplored and unseen locations