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20 Best Bollywood Travel Movies That Will Give You The Travel Fever

Published on 03 Jun 2021

20 Best Bollywood Travel Movies That Will Give You The Travel Fever

To not travel is to confine and, to travel is to liberate your soul. Travel and inspirational experiences strut together and give you a glimpse of the vast world awaiting your presence. Often we need a travel quote, travel movie scene or, travel song to jump off our bed and book the next flight, train, or road trip to faraway hills and majestic viewpoints. 

We have gathered the 20 best travel movies, Bollywood, to nudge a travel day-dreamer to the other side of manifestation! 

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobarra (ZNMD) (2011)

ZNMD, with its heart-wrenching friendships, romances, and life lessons, also reflected the importance of traveling and getting over our fears before they eat us. 

A road trip to Spain by three out-of-touch friends to them figuring out their life together instilled us with a newfound respect for our loved ones and injected the travel fever for years to come.

The cameo of travel scenes such as the Tomationo festival, scuba diving, jesty sky diving, drool-worthy locations, and fun-filled memories made all of us crave travel in life.

If you ever find yourself in a job, relationship, or life centered-dilemma, then ZNMD might be the best Bollywood road trip movie to mull over!

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Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

This travel film laid down travel goals for a whole new generation and made us crave that one Goa Trip.

From defining moments of friendship, love, and life to swaggy vacation scenes of Goa beaches, we all learned a lot from Dil Chahta Hai. And many of us still recreate them with our best friends on the best road trips ever possible.

Queen (2013)

A travel film capturing the beauty of Paris and Amsterdam, as well as the inner-self, goes to Queen. The protagonist of this Bollywood travel movie takes us on a journey of self-healing and love while discovering herself along the way. A testament to all the solo travelers and dotting proof that all you need is self-love! 

Tamasha (2015)

With the backdrop of stylishly captured coastal towns, dense forest, and craggy peaks, Tamasha did a commendable job at making us covet travel to Corisca and hate routines. The storyline plays out beautifully for the character’s getaway while teaching us the meaning of getaways to places where strangers become friends!

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) (1995)

The official Euro-trip buzz started out when Simran’s Bau Ji agreed and let us all relish in Simran’s trip’s glory. The rustic train rides to snow-capped mountains following a dreamy couple’s love story has made a home in the hearts of many Indians. Even the mustard fields of Punjab lensed during the second half of the film fares high on every traveler’s bucket list.

Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Cruise travel covering the ambiance of Turkey, Spain, and Tunisia tangled in family drama, and chicly dressed cast showcased the luxuriant journey and picturesque oceans. This film sequences call out to the travelers to plan their next vacation ride amidst the lap of emerald blue oceans. Hands down, one of the best travel movies of Bollywood for all to immerse!

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (YJHD) (2013)

Royal resorts of Udaipur, snow-drenched Gulmarg passed off as Manali, and a trekking trail romance, YJHD is the travel movie of Gen Z’s and millennials. Every solo traveler’s dream and a travel paradise, the sequences of YJHD did not miss a beat in calling out to the old back-packers and introducing new ones to take a risk!

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Jab We Met (2007)

Well, after watching Geet’s high-spirited soul turning Aditya into another, we all would love to miss our train. Every pitstop in their love story lensed the most beautiful travel locations of India, such as Ratlam, Kota, Bhatinda, Manali, and Shimla. Their travel journey has inspired the coming generation to let loose and explore their heart out. 

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Chennai Express (2013)

The milky falls of Goa (Dudhsagar Falls) to the thriving greenery in the hills of Munnar, Kerala, Chennai Express was a traveling spectacle and a wake-up call to explore the calming South India

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Highway (2011)

A commendable plot and scenic landscape encompassing many trails touched us all in a meaningful way. The Stockholm Syndrome was not the only new concept. And the journey through Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh over to the Aru Valley and Chandanwari near Pahalgam and the plains of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Punjab conveyed the beauty of travel in a way unknown to many. 

Finding Fanny (2014)

A travel movie of Bollywood untouched by rave parties and the cray-cray life of Goa is the essence of Finding Fanny. This film brought out a side of Goa where the peace and serene winds were the rulers. One of the top Bollywood travel movies urging us all to take a peaceful road trip

Piku (2015)

A stubborn father, his level-headed daughter, and a whimsical driver embark upon a mind-boggling road trip from Delhi to Kolkata. The songs, scenes, and views are a sight to behold as the trio passes from several hilarious hurdles and encapsulates the perfect way to go about a highway road trip!

Anjana Anjani (2010)

The story unfolds as two strangers decide to end their lives after they fulfill their last wishes. Henceforth a journey of the character’s lifetime, as well as our virtual travel, commences. The duo traverses to Las Vegas from New York and adventures through barren lands, sleazy motels, and a bucket full of memories. We not only get the message to savor our life but sprinkle it with the travel named spice as well!

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Lootera (2013)

Set in the tone of the ’50s, Lootera is a peaceful visual treat for laid-back travelers. The breathtaking landscapes of Manikpur, a small village in West Bengal, and the snow-laden hills of Dalhousie call out to us to pack our bags and plunge into the arms of nature.

Swades (2004)

A film that exhibits the warmth of rural India, and beautiful gems unseen by many. Swades tells the tales of the vibrancy of Indian culture embedded into the roots of rural landscapes and simple ways to a life lived by its citizens. It is not only one of the best road trip movies of Bollywood, but also, showcases the majestic rides of a caravan journey through the village. 

Barfi (2012)

Filmed in the mystic streets of the hill station Darjeeling in West Bengal, Barfi’s heartwarming plot will take you through a ride of emotions and of his cycles. Cycling his way through life, Barfi (the protagonist) hops around Darjeeling’s charming streets featuring rolling tea estates, lush green forests, and mist-covered peaks. The Clock Tower, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, and Glenary’s Cafe are a few landmarks that make a cameo!

In the later part, we witness the quaint town of Kolkata carrying its colonial charm. This movie might be the travel call you were sitting around for.

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London Paris New York (2012)

The tale of two nestled amidst the world's three cities- London, Paris, and New York- debuting on every travel enthusiast’s bucket list. The viewers traverse the fashion of Paris, the regality of London streets, and the buzz of New York while the two characters figure out their love for each other. 

A movie that will make your heartache for exotic experiences for years to come!

Rang De Basanti (2006)

An iconic film integrating patriotism, history, friendship, and politics is RDB. Shot in Delhi, Jaipur, and Punjab, Rang de Basanti features several famous tourist attractions such as Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, where the groovy song ‘Masti ki Pathshala’ was created. The beautiful mustard fields of Punjab, the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar, Hola Mohalla Festival of Anandpur Sahib, and famed Durga Sarai Fort of Ludhiana will stumble upon your travel itinerary itself!

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Fanna (2006)

Fanna takes you to the best of both worlds by featuring exploring the architectural wonders in Delhi – Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, and Purana Qila in the first half. 

Moves to the snow-capped Himalayas, mystic wooden houses in Kashmir, and chinar trees in the latter. 

Love Aaj Kal (2009)

A movie knocking on your door to leave your home and go on a travel expedition to faraway countries and the nearest cities goes to Love Aaj Kal. This movie has numerous bouts of enamoring visuals of London, Delhi, Kolkata, Punjab, and San Francisco. Be it the colorful Old Delhi streets, the quaint ambiance of Punjab, mystical neighborhoods of Kolkata, enchanting locales of London, or a glimpse of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in Kolkata. This Imtiaz Ali film is a traveler’s paradise and non-travelers' wake-up call!

Plan your next travel destination already!