Baahubali 2, the most anticipated and awaited film of the year is now released. On the one hand it is breaking the record at box office across the globe while on the other hand people are going gaga for watching this legendary movie. The huge sets with magnificent architectures, exotic ranges of specially designed jewelries, spectacular performances and outstanding locations, all these ingredients are perfectly blended to form the majestic Kingdom of Mahishmati.
So most of you must have watched Baahubali 2 by now and have unveiled the truth behind why Kattappa killed Baahubali. Yeah, right!! So as now this magnum opus has released I have decided to take you on India tours around the country and check-in into those places that gives the look and feel of epic land of Mahishmati.
- Hampi in Karnataka
- Chitrakot Waterfall in Chhattisgarh
- Orvakal Rock Gardens in Andhra Pradesh
- Athirappilly Falls in Kerala
- Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra
1. Hampi in Karnataka
Known as the temple town Hampi is listed among the UNESCO world heritage sites. The place once served as a capital of Vijayanaga Empire. When you will visit Hampi, the place will make you remember about the magnificent Mahishmati. The huge architecture of this place will tell you many glorious stories of the bygone era of Vijayanagara Empire. Particularly, the Vijaya Vittala Temple in Hampi, Karnataka is a perfect example to witness the grandeur of Baahubali in real life. This 15th century temple is the largest and one of the oldest temples of the city. The architecture of the temple boasts three elegantly carved magnificent chariots of stone with musical pillars that is supporting the main temple itself. Here are some of the major attraction in and around Hampi, these are – The Lotus Palace, Elephant Stables, Narsimha idol cut out of rock and Hemakuta Hill.
2. Chitrakot Waterfall in Chhattisgarh
Do you remember that eye catching seen from Baahubali part first, where a huge and majestic waterfall was shown, off course how can one forget that spectacular scene. Well, if you wish to experience the same charm, I must suggest you to visit Chitrakot Waterfall in Chhattisgarh. The grandeur of this waterfall is such, that it is often referred as the Niagara Falls of India. The broadest waterfall of the country is a must see during the season of monsoon. Wrapped around with the plush green surroundings, the place got its water from the Indravati River in Chhattisgarh. The rickety rock on the top and the lush green forest in the bottom just adds value to your magical experience. The Kanger Valley National Park wrapped the waterfalls water within itself. One can also enjoy boating at the bottom of the waterfall and can see many Shiv Lingas on the edge of the pond below the waterfalls.
3. Orvakal Rock Gardens in Andhra Pradesh
Come with me to one of the ancient state of South India, Andhra Pradesh. The state houses a unique and one of its kind’s gardens, the Orvakal Rock Gardens that boasts charismatic natural rock formation along with the small water bodies. These intrigue carved rocks will take you to the village near Mahishmati Kingdom where Baahubali grown and spend his childhood. The rock areformed with quartz and silica which makes a spectacular settings similar to many scenes from Baahubali. Very few know but many of the scenes from Baahubali were actually shot here. This is among few places in India where Baahubali was shot. Being a prominent tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh the place house many cottages, restaurants and hill garden with many metal sculptures of animals.
4. Athirappilly Falls in Kerala
Kerala has a prominent position in South India tourism. The place because of its intrigue beauty and natural abundance often called “God’s own country”. There is Athirappilly Falls in Kerala where travellers can enjoy the scenic and mesmerizing beauty of the place, which will make you feel as if you are standing on the land of Mahishmati. This waterfall is actually a place where many scenes were shot of Baahubali. The cascade is lying on the Chalakudy River on the edge of Sholayar hills and its’ stream flows down through rock, river and meet the river below. One can find more than 80 species of fishes of freshwater here along with the rare and endangered species of animals such as Indian Grey, Hornbill, Big cats and many more.
5. Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra
The scenic beauty of Mahabaleshwar is renowned for its virgin natural abundance and spectacular views and is listed among best hill stations in Maharashtra. Do you know, Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra is among the few places in India where scenes of Baahubali were shot? Mahabaleshwar was once served as the summer capital of the British. The major attractions are the viewpoints of this place along with the nearby areas such like Panchagani. You can stroll through the lush green hills or the ancient monuments such as Mahabaleshwar temple, Patapgad, Lodwick Point, Venna Lake and many other tourist attractions.
Hope all these five places will fill you with the feelings of being a dweller of the Mahishmati Kingdome. The actual places where the movies were actually shot are something that will bring you more close to the film in real life. So start packing your bag and get ready to explore the fantasy world of Baahubali.