Brahmpur: Where was A Suitable Boy filmed?

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The new BBC six-episode miniseries A suitable boy is set in 1951 in a lovely fictional city in North India called Brahmpur.

The story is an adaptation of the book written by Vikram Seth of the same name, following a university student after post-independence and post-partition India.

A Suitable Boy actors

In the novel, Brahmpur is located along the Ganges river between Banares and Patna.

The BBC series boasts beautiful period filming locations, most of them shot in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state.

Brahmpur University
The Brahmpur University is the King George Medical College, situated in the heart of the historic city of Lucknow.

The cricket nets and polo fields were filmed in La Martinière College private school. Some establishing shots show the Ghanta Ghar, the tallest clock tower in India.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of BBC One and KGMU - Map

The Brahmpur station pictured at the beginning of the first episode is the Lucknow Junction or Charbagh Railway Station.

Constructed between 1914 and 1923, this large building with a garden in the front facade, looking like a palace, is considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the country.
Image courtesy of BBC and Mohit and Google Maps

Where was A Suitable Boy filmed
According to CN Traveller, it was not revealed where are located the Kapoor house and the Chatterji family home in Calcutta used in the show.

The producers only pointed to suburbs of Lucknow where period buildings are best preserved.

Fort Ahilya in Maheshwar
Lata and Kabir take a boat trip in Fort Ahilya, a Major Attraction in Maheshwar sitting high above the sacred Narmada River.

This temple complex was the residence of the Holkar rulers during the 18th century. In the year 2000, the palace was converted into a guest residence, the Ahilya Fort Hotel.
Image courtesy of Jean-Pierre Dalbéra and Map

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  1. Where was the temple shot taken?

  2. Fantastic location. I'm just halfway through the series. Really glued to the screen.


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