How did Kasaragod become part of Kerala

Locations

Beaches, exotic wildlife, hill stations, and backwaters are some of the best places to use for capturing any form of media. Commercials, short films, or even full-length productions would benefit from the scenic locations that Kerala has to offer. Filmmakers rave about the natural beauty of the state, and we invite you too to share and revel in the glory of God's own land.

More beauty per frame

It is difficult to avoid exaggerations and superlatives when describing Kerala. Because the beauty and diversity of this state is truly amazing - well evidenced by the beaches and backwaters, hill stations and forests that Kerala is synonymous with. But there is more for the discerning eye. Every bit of this land is beautiful, and regardless of whether it is captured on canvas, paper or on screen, its beauty shines beyond the medium to lure the viewer. And the world had plenty to choose from in Bombay, Dil Se, The Guardian of Spices, Nishabdh, and many more.

One of the ten paradises in the world - National Geographic Traveler
Beaches, Backwaters, Hill Stations, Nature Reserves, and more
A rural cultural landscape, dotted with spice plantations and rice fields
A large part of Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabdh was filmed in Munnar.

More art per shot

Kerala's natural beauty has given the country rare visual culture, which in turn has given it a rich artistic heritage. Here you will experience art everywhere - not only in museums and galleries, but also in houses and on the streets, in the courtyards and on the walls. And this visual culture finds its highest expression in the pulsating repertoire of art forms and festivals that the country conscientiously protects - from Kathakali to Kalaripayattu, from Panchavadyam to Pooram. Her richness has given life and color to many scenes, her beauty has added many inspiring moments on screen.

Strong visual culture
Immense cultural and artistic wealth
Broad repertoire of art forms and festivals
Thekkady and Munnar can be seen in Mani Ratnam's Dil Se.

More action per story

Kerala inspired! In every square kilometer of the country there is a magic - not only in the backwaters, on the beaches or hill stations, but also in the lush rice fields and spice plantations, in the picturesque towns and streets, in the monsoons. For Kerala they are living, breathing beings; an essential part of the country's social and cultural milieu; his muse. This is perhaps well embodied by the Nila Nadi (Bharathapuzha River) through whose riverbed a thousand stories and illustrated dreams have blossomed. Perhaps that is why Kerala has been able to feed many men and women who have created their brand worldwide in the field of art, especially in the cinema.

Truly inspiring ambience
Highly talented people
Rich heritage in film production
Gurinder Chadha's Guardian of Spices was filmed in part in Munnar.

More pictures per set

A unique blend of cultures, Kerala offers a variety of sights and moods, largely due to its diverse cultural styles - British, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and more - the remnants of its age-old relationships with other countries. For example Fort Kochi in the Ernakulam district, which is the ideal background for the period film Cotton Mary by Merchant-Ivory Productions, takes you back several centuries. In addition to the architecture, nature has also played its part. Munnar, for example, has the charm of Scotland; the beautiful waterways of Alappuzha beat the splendor of Venice; the Athirapally Falls have the ferocity of Niagara Falls. A variety that helps filmmakers implement their concept with complete authenticity.

Diversity in look and feel
Places that are unique in style and character
Architecture according to different styles and epochs
Fort Kochi provided the right setting for Ismail Merchants Cotton Mary.

More places per schedule

Perhaps what is remarkable about Kerala as a filming location is that all major destinations are within an hour of each other. This means that you can easily get from one place to another, well complemented by a wide network of roads and rails. A healthy climate makes traveling even more pleasant. Except for the monsoon season from June to August, Kerala offers fresh air and sunshine all year round. That also means you have at least nine months of fine weather to shoot. A picture book scenario!

One exotic place after another
Easy transfers
Comfortable climatic conditions
The historical Bekal provided the background for a song series in Mani Ratnam's Bombay.