Hindi cinema, often referred as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term being a portmanteau of “Bombay” and “Hollywood”.
Indian cinema is the world’s largest film industry in terms of film production, with an annual output of 1,986 feature films as of 2017, and Bollywood is its largest film producer, with 364 Hindi films produced annually as of 20
17. Bollywood represents 43% of Indian net box office revenue, while Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36%, and the rest of the regional cinema constitute 21%, as of 2014.
Dadasaheb Phalke is considered the father of Indian cinema, including Bollywood. Raja Harishchandra (1913), by Dadasaheb Phalke, is known as the first silent feature film made in India. By the 1930s, the industry was producing over 200 films per annum. The first Indian sound film, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara (1931), was a major commercial success. There was clearly a huge market for talkies and musicals; Bollywood and all the regional film industries quickly switched to sound filming.
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B&B:Bed and Breakfast
DAY 1 : MUMBAI
Arrvie at Mumbai. Home to India’s most prolific film industry, the world’s most expensive home, and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone. Mumbai is India’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicenter and a pulse point of religious tension. It even has its own language, Bambaiyya Hindi, which is a mix of…everything. The heart of the city contains some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet, unique bazaars, hidden temples, and some of India’s best restaurants.
Meet and greet with our facilitator, who will assist you during transfer ans check-in at hotel.
DAY 2 : MUMBAI
Breakfast at hotel
Enjoy a Bollywood tour
08:30 am: The guide will meet you at the prior agreed time and venue and together, you will depart for the tour. The guide will deliver an overview of Bollywood with the latest news.
09:00 am: Our first and the most special stop is a taste of the Bollywood crazy! The Bollywood dance! A mixture of numerous styles, a Bollywood dance is best explained as beautiful storytelling. All our guests are encouraged to shake a leg with our instructors on a popular Bollywood song for duration of twenty minutes exclusively. Bollywood dancing is very integral to the big events of our lives such as weddings and religious festivals so it won’t be an exaggeration to call it the celebratory dance of India.
After the most fun workout, we proceed towards the studio to watch a live shoot.
10:30 am to 11:15 am: Once we arrive at our destination, the guide will help the guests explore the set and encourage interactions with the crew to help them understand finer nuances of the craft. You will observe the film shoot experience and the guide will help you achieve a deeper understanding of the process.
Following this, we proceed to watch a Bollywood film.
11:30 am – 12:00 noon: After soaking up knowledge about Bollywood, you must enjoy everything you’ve learnt come alive in the form of a Bollywood film. Since the film’s audio will be in Hindi, a language our guests aren’t familiar with, we’ll watch the film for a duration of 20 – 30 mins.
After the Bollywood film screening, we’ll depart toward the sound recording studio.
01:00 to 01:30 pm: The last stop will be the visit to a sound recording studio. You will learn about sound and music operations for films and will also be encouraged to record a Bollywood dialogue to understand better the functioning of all equipment. This stop promises a lot of fun!
Overnight at hotel
DAY 3 : JAIPUR
DAY 4 : JAIPUR
Breakfast at hotel
Morning visit Amer fort by jeep . Amer Fort, officially known as the ‘Amer Palace’, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan attracting around 4000 to 5000 visitors a day during peak tourist season. The palace was named after the small town of Amer, where it is situated - only eleven kilometres from Jaipur. Perfectly picturesque, this 16th century hillside residence is well preserved, boasting grand pavilions and mirrored halls that open onto flourishing gardens and courtyards. Although the palace’s main construction started in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh, it was added to over the years by successive rulers and continued to be occupied by them until Jaipur was built.
Return back to the hotel and relax.
Evening visit to a local home to learn some dance steps of bollywood followed by dinner.
The Bollywood Dance Workshops are exciting and colorful experience for all involved!Guests will have an opportunity to use Colorful Dupattas, Bindis and Bangles which will really bring the sessions to life.
Bollywood dancing is the style of dancing used in Indian films and is now popular across the world. The use of vibrant colors and modern Indian music make these dances intoxicating. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles include belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, Western popular, and “modern”, jazz. The unique style of dance has its roots in classical and folk dance with the occasional Latino and Arabic influence.
DAY 5 : JAIPUR
Breakfast at hotel
Morning city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture.
Jantar Mantar - In 1734, the year of its completion, the Jai Singh Observatory was the last outpost of medieval science. From the outside, the eighteen fixed observational instruments look more like playground apparatus than sighting devices, but they were used to measure the position of the sun, stars and planets. Built by Jai Singh, the first Maharaja of Jaipur who founded the city in 1727, the observatory is one of a handful. Jai Singh, fulfilling a lifelong interest in mathematics and astronomy, built observatories in Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Benares. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of these.
Hawa Mahal - One of Jaipur’s most recognised buildings, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) is known for its iconic façade. Small windows, decorated with intricate latticework create a honeycomb-like appearance. The original intention of the lattice was to allow the royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. The cooling effect, provided by the breeze passing through the small windows, gave the palace its name. Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the unique construction was originally designed to look like the crown of Krishna. A panoramic view of Jaipur can be had from the top of the building.
Evening enjoy a Bollywood movie show at Raj Mandir movie hall. Raj Mandir is the place to go to see a Hindi film in India. This opulent cinema looks like a huge pink cream cake, with a meringue auditorium and a circular foyer somewhere between a temple and Disneyland.
Rajmandir was the dream of Shri Mehtab chandra Golcha who wanted a cinema hall that will cross the boundary of traditional cinema and will showcase more than just movie. He wanted a cinema hall that could hold his audience for his style and elegance. A cinema that will make his audience feel like that they are the royal guest of a palace and are invited for a complete entertainment.
DAY 6 : NEW DELHI
Breakfast at hotel
Drive to Delhi, arrive and check-in at hotel.
Evening visit to IIFA buzz café at Kingdom of Dreams for farewell drinks & snacks followed by a Bollywood show.
Taking off from the hugely popular Brand iifa, the iifa Buzz Cafe is planned as a complete Bollywood experience. Thematic décor, props, music and special effects adds to the excitement of the place, Larger-than-life moments of reel life in the form of posters, records, props and star memorabilia.
DAY 7 : NEW DELHI
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning at leisure & check out from your hotel by 12 noon.
Get transferred to the airport to board flight to onward destination.
Breakfast at hotel
Your adventure begins this morning in Old Delhi, the Mughal capital established by Shah Jahan in 1638. At the famous Red Fort, where Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the flag of newly-independent India on August 15, 1947, trade the vehicle for bicycle rickshaws. Weave through the warren of crooked, congested alleys off Chandni Chowk, one of India’s oldest and busiest bazaars, where you will see the traditional workmanship for which India is well known and still thrives.
Visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s serene and evocative cremation site and the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. The majestic Jama Masjid – meaning world-reflecting’ mosque – is Old Delhi’s principal place of worship, and the largest and most renowned of its kind in India. Built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan – who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort – it’s an elaborate structure featuring an expansive geometric base topped with globe-shaped minarets crafted from strips of red sandstone and white marble, and a massive courtyard that can hold up to 25 000 people. Later proceed to visit the colonila delhi.
Later proceed to visit the Sikh temple. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a beautiful temple located in Delhi, India. Before the structure was turned into a temple, it was the residence of Raja Jai Singh. This golden-domed temple's name is dedicated to Guru Harkishan Sahib, who was the 8th Sikh Guru. Today it serves as a place of worship, a hospital, a museum, and a school.
This afternoon visits the Qutab Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a stunning 240-foot minaret, the tallest in the world, surrounded by an elaborate complex built in the Indo-Islamic architectural tradition.
Later visit to a hand printer Bollywood poster shop at Hauz Khas village. Here lies a treasure trove of good old Bollywood film posters, vinyl records and everything that still holds charm of the bygone era — a visual arts shop. The place can entice any passer-by with its recherché hand-painted posters of Bollywood blockbusters.
DAY 8 : END OF ITINERARY
Breakfast at hotel
In time transfer to the Delhi international airport to connect with the flight for your onward journey.