PHOTOGRAPHY, MOVIES & FILM SHOOTING
Ladakh is a haven of picture-perfect views. The mountainous terrain provides
ample opportunities to those looking to mix romance with dramatic natural
beauty for their pre-wedding photo shoot. Here are our top six photo shoots
that took place in lovely Ladakh.
exquisitely shot film by photographers and cinematographers Wedding Nama,
with music exclusively produced by the same, stunning cinematic experience
with gorgeous outdoor shots. Shot in the beautiful region of Ladakh, the
film shows this location in the state of Jammu and Kashmir from a different
At Wedding Nama, we focus a lot on creating
personalized expressions in photographs and film. We're known as
trendsetters and this reputation comes from presenting ideas that have not
been done before. In today's internet-of-everything world, people are
content with picking up references and replicating them. But we'd rather
work to create unique, original concepts like last year, when we shot a
proposal/save-the-date video entirely underwater. As we chatted with this
couple, we realised they wanted elegance and class and so we came up with 'Talaash',
as a concept. We would need stunning backdrops to tell the story perfectly
and that is how we decided to shoot in Ladakh.
Movies Shooting in
Ladakh can be both physically challenging for crew members (due to hi
altitude) as well as logistically challenging given the extreme changing
weather and terrain conditions. we can provide a team that fits your budget.
Films can also take advantage of the local aesthetics of Ladakh, we are a
resource of Ladakh and Tibetan talent, costumes, decor and artisans.
No permission is required for ordinary photography or video cameras.
However, for movie filming in 16 mm/35 mm, a special permit is necessary.
The procedures are fairly complex, so please apply at least a year in
advance. The application should be made at the Indian Embassy or Mission in
your country of residence. The Indian government requires complete details
of the synopsis of the film, location, exact period of shooting schedules,
bio-data and passport details of the crew members and a complete list of
equipment to be imported.
Every location in Ladakh is picturesque. Keep
your eye out for the offbeat along the way to avoid the tourist crowds in
places like Pangong, Tso Moriri and Nubra Valley at sunset.
Ladakhi sunsets are stunning so try and find a place where you can avoid the
tourists and focus on the dramatic shadows on the mountains and changing
colours of the lakes. Look at weather forecasts before you plan. Ladakh is a
very peaceful place, so please be respectful.
Bollywood Film Shooting
A landmark movie in the history of Bollywood, your desire to travel to
Ladakh will be intensified thousands of times, when you see this movie.
The Idiots finally reach Rancho's (phunsukh wangdu's) school, which is
actually the 'Druk white lotus school' in ladakh
The beautiful Pangong lake in Ladakh, where Kareena Kapoor finally meets
Aamir Khan. So does the water really look so clear and blue? Well…almost,
although they do touch it up (to make it look better) while editing.
JAB TAK HAI JAAN
SRK in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' riding
across the Indus Valley in Ladakh. The army uniform makes him look even
smarter, isn't it?
FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS IN LEH:
Capital of Ladakh, Leh has been traditional
and important junction on the famous Silk Route of the antiquities.
It has enjoyed close trade relations with Central Asia.
Leh Palace: This 17th century. Singee
Palace dominates Leh town.
Japanese Stupas made for world peace, sets
picturesquely on the hilltop above Leh.
Hall of Fame :
This is a glorious museum constructed by
Indian army. You can see biographies of eminent defense personalities,
images and weapons used during Kargil war, Siachen and its heroes and their
daily instruments and lifestyle of Ladakhi people.
FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY AROUND LEH:
Hemis Gonpa is considered as the
largest and richest monastery in Ladakh. The famous annual festival day
called 'Hemis Tsechu' has been declared as the state holiday.
15 Kms. south of Leh, Shey was the seat of power of the King of Ladakh. And
Three-storey statue of Shakyamuni Buddha is only of its kind in the region.
Stok Palace and Museum:
Stok Palace was constructed after the Ladakh lost to Zorawar Singh in 19th
century. At present Royal family resides here at Stok. Stok Palace has
museum of Royal dresses, Kings Throne and Thankas.
Thiksey Gonpa is famous for its
three-storey Maitriya Buddha's statue and the photogenic view of the Gonpa,
which looks alike Potala Palace of Lhasa in Tibet.
Alchi monastery was founded by the
great translator Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo in 11th century AD. The exquisite
murals of Alchi Choskor are world famous and it is said that the artists
were specially brought from Kashmir.
Lamayuru Gonpa is the oldest monastery
in Ladakh, which is around 125 Kms from Leh on Leh-Srinagar Highway.
Surrounded by picturesque moonscape Lamayuru Gonpa belongs to Drigung sect
of Tibetan Buddhism.
FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY AROUND NUBRA VALLEY
Nubra means 'Valley of flowers' situated on Pakistan Border across
Khardongla Pass 18,380 ft, the highest motorable road in the world.
Administrative headquarters of Nubra valley, and offers variety of
accommodation to travelers. It has a monastery atop a hillock from where you
can also enjoy panoramic view of the valley. Deskit sand dunes and
double-humped camel ride reminds of silk route tradition.
Sumur is a village across the Shayok River along lush green meadow.
Samstanling monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism with historical
and religious significance attracts both devotees and tourists.
Famous for hotspring and it was a major
stopover for Caravans of Silk Route before continuing further journey
FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY IN LADAKH REGION
Tsomoriri Lake is located in
Changthang approx. 240 Kms. from Leh. The Lake is around 28 Kms. long and
around 8 Kms wide at an altitude of 14,000 ft, above the sea level. It
harbors many species of migratory birds including Brahmini Duck, Rudy
Shelduck etc. The Korzok village settlement with a monastery close to the
lake has its own appeal.
A twin lake Tsokar and Tarsaphuk tso
form the part of a wide picturesque valley with many wildlife including
migratory birds, wild asses (Kyangs) and Changpa nomads with thousands of
livestock including sheep, goats and yaks live in their tents around the
lakes in the vast expanse of pasture.
is approx. 140 Kms. away from Leh, situated
at an altitude of 14,000 ft. above the sea level. The Pangong Lake is around
71 Kms. long but only 25% of the Lake is in India rest falls in the share of
China. The vast and serene lake displays a spectacular color variation from
dark blue to turquoise green during the day.
Kargil, headquarter of Kargil district, is the central meeting point between
Srinagar, Leh and Zanskar with almost equal distances from all sides. Shia
Muslim populated town has hotels and guest houses for tourists traveling
between Leh, Zanskar and Srinagar.
Located on Leh-Srinagar highway is second coldest inhabited place on earth.
A magnificent view of Tiger Hill can be enjoyed from the main road. It has
memorial museum of Kargil Heros and 10th century rock carved Buddhist
A lush green valley on the way to Zanskar with Shia population is famous for
magnificent closer view of Nun Kun glacier peaks and giant rock carved
statue of Buddha.
Zanskar is most isolated region of Ladakh, situated in the Kargil district
of Ladakh region, approx. 430 Kms. away from Leh Town. Large number of
Buddhist monasteries such as Karsha, Phuktal, Zongkhul, Stongdey, Sani and
Bardan etc. and the interesting folklores, myths and startling natural
beauties attract thousands of tourists to this land.