Seychelles is a beautiful island country and most Indian film directors are attracted to the silver beaches and blue waters that this country offers. Several romantic songs, breezy party songs have already been shot along the beaches in Seychelles. The country also offers good infrastructure and accommodation facilities – mix of low budget hotels for the crew and high-end hotels/suites for the stars.
In addition, the government is keen to promote their country as a travel destination, and recognizes the importance of Bollywood films in doing that. That’s why their government goes out of its way to help film crews and offers excellent bargains in terms of freight, flight, hotel accommodations and so on.
The Seychelles Tourism Board is also planning to conduct roadshows in India to educate the Indian travel & trade community about Seychelles as a tourism destination, and also to facilitate interaction between the Seychelles’ private sector and Indian travel agents.
Bollywood Movies Shot in Seychelles
Bollywood movies shot in Seychelles include Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Ram Jaane, Papa Kehte Hain and Fareb.
Ghar Se Nikalte Hi (Song) from ‘Papa Kehte Hain’
Popularity of Indian Films in Seychelles
Indian-origin people (mostly from Tamil Nadu & Gujurat) constitute around seven percent of the island’s population, and they’re really fond of Indian movies. The first ‘Seychelles India Day’ that was held in Oct 2013 showcased India’s music and movies to Seychelles.
Indian businesses are also quite active in this country with firms such as Bank of Baroda, Polaris Software Lab, Bharti Airtel and Telecommunications Consultants of India having a presence here. The TATA group has supplied most of the buses for public transport in Seychelles capital Victoria.
Tourism is a very important industry for Seychelles with about 15 percent of the formal work force directly employed in the tourism sector. Other industries such as construction, banking, transportation, and other activities are also closely tied to the tourist industry.
Tourists love Seychelles’ coral beaches, Wildlife (in the archipelago) & water sports opportunities.
The Seychelles islands have a lot to offer for holiday makers on a honeymoon; family vacation; and adventure, eco-tourism, and luxury holidays. Besides the island’s flora, fauna, ethnicity, architecture, cuisine, traditions, and activities, this place is also known to offer excellent diving, fishing, trekking, eco-holidays, spa and wellness, and golf.
Seychelles diversity of cultures can be best seen during events like the Carnaval International de Victoria (held in April) and the Creole festival (held in October). Seychelles has the world’s best beaches and two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Official languages: French Language, English Language, Seselwa Creole French Language
Currency: Seychellois rupee
Dialing code: 248
Checkout this video of Destination Seychelles.