Dunki is a humorous movie which narrates the story of four friends from Punjab who use a novel way to move to England because of issues with their visas. The preview of the film shows some wonderful background locations that make cinegoers wonder where the movie has been shot!
You will be surprised to know that Dunki has been filmed at some of the most stunning places across the world—from the busy streets of London to the extraordinary attractions of Budapest, and from beautiful places located in the heart of India, Jabalpur, to the picturesque locations of Jeddah. Let us explore some of the amazing locales that have been used in the movie.
SHOOTING SPOTS OF DUNKI WORLDWIDE
Showcasing some extraordinary places, the quest of Dunki started in Kashmir in late-April. The movie includes amazing scenes from such locations as Sonmarg and Thajiwas Glacier. The four-day shooting there included a major part of a song shot against the backdrop of the Thajiwas Glacier and the blue, crystal clear waters of the Sindh River. Other locations, such as the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar and some South Kashmir areas, have also been used in the film.
Important Places to See:
Betaab Valley, Dal Lake and Gulmarg
Activities: Gondola ride in Gulmarg; snow walk on the Afarwat peaks; and stay in a houseboat on Dal Lake. Visit the beautiful gardens and valleys, such as the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden and Betaab Valley.
Ideal Time: March to August
How to Get There: Nearest airport is Srinagar, about 10 km away
Airfare ranging from 5000 to 6000 rupees for the flight
London, the United Kingdom
Some important scenes ofDunki have been filmed in London. The main characters of the movie land in this vibrant city from India. Locations such as the Waterloo Bridge and landmarks like Big Ben and the London Eye are seen as the backdrop in the movie.
Important Places to See: The Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and Big Ben
Activities: Take a ride on the London Eye to enjoy stunning views; visit museums, such as the British Museum and The National Gallery; or spend a day relaxing at Hyde Park and St James’s Park.
Ideal Time: April to June and September to October
How to Get There: Nearest airport is Heathrow, about 25 km away
Airfare ranging from 41000 to 47000 rupees for the flight
The capital of Hungary, Budapest, is one of theprimelocations of Dunki. Although the exact locations are not known yet, photos that have trickled out show Shah Rukh Khan talking to the director of the film, Raj Kumar Hirani, in one of the city’s settings. The film’s Europe venture ends in Budapest.
Important Places to See: Buda Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion and St Stephen’s Basilica
Activities: Cruise on the Danube; enjoy a relaxing bath at any of the city’s thermal spas; attend a concert at St Stephen’s Basilica and visit Margaret Island.
Ideal Time: March to May and September to November
How to Get There: Nearest airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International, around 24 km away
Airfare ranging from 41000 to 45000 rupees for the flight
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Dunki is the first Indian film shot in Saudi Arabia. The film’s 12-day shooting here includes such places as Jeddah and Neom. The film’s trailer shows stunning views of Shah Rukh Khan and TaapseePannu on a train against a backdrop of mountains in the desert.
Important Places to See: King Fahad’s Fountain, Fakieh Aquarium and Jeddah Corniche
Activities: Scuba diving in the Red Sea; shopping in traditional markets for souvenirs; and visiting such happening places as Al-Shallal Theme Park and Atallah Happy Land Park
Ideal Time: October to April
How to Get There: Nearest airport is King Abdulaziz International, about 24 km away
Airfare ranging from 21000 to 25000 rupees for the flight
Jabalpur, famous for natural beauty and striking buildings, is an important location for Dunki. Certain parts of the film were shot at the charming Bhedaghat Marble Rocks in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, near the Narmada river. The film’s preview shows its characters on a boat against the magical Dhuandhar waterfalls.
Important Places to See:Bhedaghat Marble Rocks, Dhuandhar Falls and MadanMahal Fort
Activities: Boat ride on the Narmada river; cable car ride at Bhedaghat for a unique view; and jungle safari at Kanha National Park
Ideal Time: October to February
How to Get There: Nearest airport is Jabalpur, about 16 km away
Airfare ranging from 6000 to 9000 rupees for the flight
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