18 Bollywood Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel

To travel is to breathe. Travelling is almost like a healing exercise which heals us with the beauty and experiences of the unknown world. We meet various people; intermingle with different cultures and the remembrances we carry back are just precious.

Movies act as a getaway from the harsh realities of life. Those three hours spent in a dark theatre open your window to dreams. And when those films have gorgeous, scenic locations, you just want to pack your bags and travel. After all, it is not always bad thing to get encouraged by movies.

Here’s a list of Bollywood movies that will make you want to leave behind everything else and just travel:

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Release date: 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


The movie took us through a road journey in Spain. The lazy road travel, the breath-taking deep-sea-diving, the super-fun Tomatina carnival, and the energizing sky-fall were all just to die for. It makes you want to travel with your buddies and find your own self. In fact, this movie has made Spain a trendy travel destination for Indians.

Queen
Releasing Date: 2013

Queen

This movie takes the central character and our imagination to Paris and Amsterdam. She finds her own identity and learns that you don’t essentially need a partner to have fun in your life. She does not let her honeymoon tickets go unused and opts to take the trip solo and this understanding changes her life forever. She gains a new viewpoint about living life on her own terms.

Tamasha
Release date: 2015

Tamasha

Tamasha brought to life the lovely city of Corsica for us Indians. The movie took the place so brilliantly that each frame looked like a picture post card. It looked like a picture-perfect getaway for the characters and felt like it would be ideal for us as well. The local flavor was just enough to make Corsica your dream destination, a place where no one would know you and you won’t know anyone either.

Dil Chahta Hai
Release date: 2001

Dil Chahta Hai

This movie has set travel goals for an entire generation. While the movie is recalled for a whole lot of other things, the idea of friends going to just chill on the beaches of Goa is stuff vacation goals are made of! Such was the impact of the movie, Goa became the national holiday spot for the new generation and still continues so.

Jab We Met
Release date: 2007

Jab We Met

The movie starts off with a train journey from Mumbai and makes some exciting stops at Ratlam, Kota, Bhatinda, Manali and Shimla. Every city act as a stop-over for the characters and the story of the movie. This movie made train journeys look really cool!

Chalo Dilli
Release date: 2011

Chalo Dilli movie

Two personalities from drastically diverse backgrounds have to travel all together by road and train. The destination is Delhi and the road trip makes them both see what they have been lacking in their lives. The highways they take and the individuals they meet is what traveling around is all about – having new experiences.

Chennai Express
Release Date: 2013

Chennai Express

Chennai Express might be well-known for numerous other (not-so-flattering) reasons but the movie was certainly a visual treat. From the magnificent Dudhsagar Falls in Goa to the leafy hill town of Munnar in Kerala, every frame of the movie was a sight to behold in this film. The landscape shown in the movie will certainly make you want to be there in person.

Dil Dhadakne Do
Release Date: 2015

Dil Dhadakne Do

This movie was shot on a cruise ship which traveled through Turkey, Spain and Tunisia. The series on the cruise ship had gorgeous ocean in the background and exquisitely dressed people in the foreground. And you’re still looking for excuses to set off for a vacation?

Finding Fanny
Release Date: 2014

Finding Fanny

Finding Fanny demonstrated Goa like no other movie. There were no rave parties in this one, as an alternative it showed less significant known outskirts of the state. The untouched locations in the movie became popular overnight. If you are preparing a quiet trip to the state, this movie will totally inspire you.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Release Date: 2013

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Surrounded by dense forests and glittering in their white glory, Gulmarg’s snow-clad peaks are just breath-taking. Even though Gulmarg was passed off as Manali in the movie, the film encouraged bag-packers to leave behind everything aside and go on a trek with friends in this area. The movie’s second half portrays the beautiful palaces and monuments of Rajasthan. The theme wedding in Udaipur revealed that Rajasthan is so much more than just deserts.

Piku
Release Date: 2015

Piku

A father-daughter duo goes with a taxi company owner from Delhi to Kolkata in this road trip movie. The highways they cover make us want to be on a road trip ASAP. We watch them halting in Varanasi which looks gorgeous at night and when they ultimately reach Kolkata, the city’s landscape is suddenly likeable.

London Paris New York
Release Date: 2012

London Paris New York

This film is the journey of two personalities through these three cities. They initially meet in London while waiting to catch the next flight. They meet again in Paris and then in the end get united in New York. These three cities are possibly on the bucket list of all of us and the movie just captures that dream to perfection.

Anjaana Anjaani
Release Date: 2010

 Anjaana Anjaani

The central character decides to end their lives but prior to that they must travel a little. Travelling is just the best way to live and what better place to go and discover Las Vegas. The road trip they take from New York to Las Vegas is just amazing to look at. And the barren lands too look breath-taking.

Raanjhanaa
Release Date: 2013

Raanjhanaa

The holy city of Varanasi demonstrated in this movie felt so pure in its spirit. The spiritual divide, the local culture and color of the city was brilliantly captured in the first half of the film. Even the language used in the film was true to the city. Varanasi was not just a place for this film, the city was featured like a personality.

Road, Movie
Release Date: 2010

Road, Movie

Vishnu (Abhay Deol) is on a voyage across the scenic state of Rajasthan to deliver his father’s antique, colourful truck to a local museum. The trip shows transformative for every traveler, but particularly for Vishnu who finds life, love and laughter on the Indian highway. This film presents you to a different Rajasthan. It is rustic, rural & yet mysterious.

Lootera
Release Date: 2013

Lootera

Lootera was a story set in the ’50s and made us understand the beauty of Manikpur, a small town in West Bengal. The second half of the film showcased the irresistible snow-clad mountains of Dalhousie. If a laid-back vacation is your thing, Lootera is just the encouragement you need.

Highway
Release Date: 2014

Highway

This movie was a journey that you did not want to end. The theater felt like a window seat of a vehicle and you just did not want the vehicle to stop. A bride-to-be is abducted by a regional goon who takes her across roads she has never seen before. It takes the remote Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh and drives over to the Aru Valley and Chandanwari near Pahalgam. And it’s not just the picturesque beauty of the mountains, the spirit of the movie is travel and is brilliantly conveyed even in the plains of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Release Date: 1995

This is where the travel trend started. Raj and Simran meet on a Europe trip, fall in love and after a short trip to the mustard fields of Punjab, live happily ever after. The panoramas of Europe are rich, and the movie captures that brilliantly. Even the second half of the film, which is shot in Punjab, has encouraged a generation to get a picture clicked in the mustard fields.

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