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In a world of VFX and fancy movie sets, the makers of Baahubali - The Beginning and The Conclusion - have also used some real locations to make the two movies of the magnum opus series. The gigantic waterfalls, the lush green hills, the insane war location et cetera which have left our jaws dropped and heartbeat racing are partly real locations.

Albeit the major part of the movie was shot in Hyderabad's Ramoji Film City, following are seven of the stunning locations used in the two movies - the second of which was released yesterday - that will blow your mind away and make your heart pump like never before.

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Kannavam Forrest in Kerala.
Kannavam Forrest in Kerala.

Kannavam Forest (Baahubali: The Conclusion)

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, Kannavam Forest is located in the Kannur district of Kerala. The evergreen forest is known to have medicinal plants that can cure a number of diseases and infections. There is a waterfall as well that comes to life during the monsoon season. The mosque inside the forest is termed highly sacred by the locals.

The forest lies near the Thalassery - Bavali route, and is pretty well connected by roads.

June to September is the best to visit Kannavam forest.

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The ancient town of Annegundi.
The ancient town of Annegundi.

Anegundi (Baahubali: The Conclusion)

Located in the Koppal district of Karnataka, Anegundi is a place with extremely rich religious history. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just like its neighboring town, Hampi. Legend has it that it was once a forest which was once a monkey kingdom. But that is not all. In the outskirts of the town is a hill called Anjanadri hill, which is said to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The place is also valued highly for its diverse artifacts. Older than Hampi, this place deserves to be amongst the most popular places in the country, which it unfortunately is not.

The best time to visit Anegundi is from November to February.

Orvakal Rock Gardens (Baahubali: The Conclusion)

Orvakal Rock Gardens is another important location where the first part of the movie was set that lies in Andhra Pradesh, and it is here where the shooting began, almost four years ago. Just 25 kilometers away from Kurnool, the naturally formed igneous rocks here looks like petite Gandikota. The formations of the rocks are interesting and is a big hit him amongst kids. It is being commercialized by the local government, and that might take away its charm.

The best time to visit Orvakal Rock Gardens is from November to February.

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Athirapally Falls (locally referred as India’s Niagara Falls) in Kerala.
Athirapally Falls (locally referred as India’s Niagara Falls) in Kerala.

Athirapally Falls (Baahubali: The Beginning)

One of the most popular locations in this list, Athirapally Falls is situated about 60 kilometers from the city of Thrissur, Kerala. At 80 feet, it is the largest waterfall in Kerala, and is casually referred as The Niagara Falls of South India. Although it is not as huge as shown in the movie, it is absolutely worth a visit. The water is known to have medicinal properties, and can be drunk. For the same reason, one cannot take a bath under the waterfall, but is allowed to bathe in a small upstream near it.

The period between June and September is the best time to visit Athirapally Falls.

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Lush Green Hills of Mahabaleshwar
Lush Green Hills of Mahabaleshwar
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A view of the river flowing by the foothills of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra.
A view of the river flowing by the foothills of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra.

Mahabaleshwar (Baahubali: The Beginning)

Calmly nestled in the Western Ghats range, nearly 120 kilometers south of Pune, Mahabaleshwar is a lush green hill station. It is surrounded by valleys, and is famous for producing scrumptious strawberries. Venna Lake, Three Monkey Point, Wilson Point, Lingmala Waterfalls, and Arthur Point are the popular places in the town. But the most famous of them all is the Needle Hole Point. It is natural wonder which looks like an elephant's trunk.

March to June is the best time to visit this euphoric town.

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The magnificent Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.
The magnificent Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.

Golconda Fort (Baahubali: The Conclusion)

Another popular location where a sequence in the movie was shot at is the Golconda Fort, in Hyderabad. Built in the 12th century, it is a huge fortress, overlooking the city. In the evening, one can experience its exquisite light and sound show. Highly visited by locals and tourists alike, it is a must visit for history or architecture buffs. For kids, the best part of the fort is the unintended slide whilst coming down.

The best time to visit Golconda Fort is early in the morning or in the evening.

Special Mention -

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An unnamed location in Bulgaria.
An unnamed location in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria (Baahubali: The Conclusion)

Bulgaria was the only location outside India where the film was shot, courtesy the post-monsoon season that brought in unexpected heavy rainfalls. The consistent rainfalls disrupted the shooting in the specially grown maize fields in Hyderabadas Ramoji Film City which had taken seven months to be grown. With employees of the Telugu Film Federation on a strike, the team decided to shoot the maize field sequence in Bulgaria. The location turned out to be better than the one that was planned. The cast crew visited Bulgaria in October, where they shot at an undisclosed location for 25 days.

So pack your bags, and visit these places before they get overly popular.

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