Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil
Innsbruck is the setting for the Indian soap "Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil". TV celebrity Drashti Dhami tries her luck in the Capital of the Alps: surrounded by centuries-old European history and stunning mountain views. Drashti Dhami and Arjun Bijlani are thrilled to be shooting in Innsbruck. Check out the highlights on this page.
Innsbruck captivates with urban alpine charm
A perfect combination of nature and city life
Clean air, clear water, high mountains, culture dating back centuries and impressive nature: Innsbruck is truly unique and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. It is located in the state of Tyrol in the heart of the Alps and captivates both local residents and guests from all over the world. People even come from all over Austria to spend their holidays in the city and enjoy its wonderful fresh mountain air. Innsbruck also boasts its very own vibrant urban flair. A walk through the city reveals medieval history, Tyrolean architecture and Austrian heritage. Innsbruck is even home to a former residence of the Royal House of Habsburg, which is still open to visitors today. Wherever you go, you can always see the mountains and you can take the lifts and cable cars from the city centre up to the peaks in just 20 minutes. That means you can leave the urban setting and immerse yourself in the over 2000-metre-high Nordkette mountain range in an instant. Alternatively, you can enjoy the beautiful mountain views while strolling through the city centre or enjoying a spot of shopping, for example in the sparkling world of Swarovski. The unique thing about Innsbruck: all of the comforts of the city are just a stone’s throw away from the untouched nature of the Alps, making it a true urban alpine holiday paradise.
Innsbruck’s beautiful panorama is truly the stuff of dreams: Rugged mountain peaks soar up into the sky while sheep and cows graze on the luscious green alpine pastures of the lower slopes. Dark-green coniferous forests provide plenty of shade and a multitude of walking and hiking trails invite visitors to explore the area. The routes are suitable for people of all fitness levels, from pushchair-friendly family walks to medium-difficulty walking trails or difficult hikes. Guests can also discover the most stunning locations in Innsbruck’s mountain paradise on the free tours led by trained mountain guides that are offered as part of the free mountain hiking programme.
Pure mountain water
The quality of life in Innsbruck really is one of a kind. This is partly thanks to the city’s wealth of natural resources like water, which makes its way through layers of rock in the surrounding mountains before running directly into the water supplies of local houses. As a result, every tap in the city provides top-quality drinking water. Water also adds to the city’s attractive appearance. An emerald-green ribbon flows through Innsbruck like a main artery and forms part of the city’s name: the river Inn. It is an important landmark of the city, as is the Golden Roof – a glittering building that was constructed for Emperor Maximilian 500 years ago.
Climate and seasons
The four seasons bring varying climatic conditions and transform the Innsbruck experience. Spring, for example, remains slightly reminiscent of winter. A bit of snow normally still glistens on the mountain peaks but the sun warms the valley below and the trees and meadows start to bloom in the lower areas. Easter is right around the corner and an Easter market held in the centre of Innsbruck is full of customs, traditions and decorations. Summer in Innsbruck remains rather moderate. It gets warm in the city centre but temperatures remain pleasant in the shade. For a feeling of total refreshment, simply head up high into the mountains, where the weather remains cool on even the hottest of days. From September onwards, autumn transforms the trees into a blanket of beautiful colours. Temperatures start to cool and the landscape shines in shades of yellow, orange and red. Autumn is also the ideal season for hiking and walking in the local area. At the end of the year, winter sets in and remains until February. Temperatures below freezing become the norm and the ski season gets underway. There’s also plenty to do away from the pistes, for example tobogganing and cross-country skiing. Furthermore, visitors who choose to come to Innsbruck in December can enjoy Austrian Christmas flair at the Christmas markets. A multitude of charming little huts create a very special atmosphere and serve traditional delicacies such as hot mulled wine with special spices.
"Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil" is a daily soap opera scheduled to debut on Star Plus during the first week of November 2016, attracting over 70 million viewers. The soap features Drashti Dhami playing opposite Arjun Bijlani in a love story set in Innsbruck.