Top 10 Bollywood movies on Travelling

To travel is to live. Travelling messes with you, but in all the good way it leaves you always craving for more. Every place, every trip, every person is a new adventure, pulling you deeper the love of wanderlust.

Movies act as a getaway from the tough realities of life. Those three hours spent in a dark theatre open your window to the imagination. And when those films have beautiful, picturesque locations, you just want to pack your bags and travel right now. 

Well, Sometimes Bollywood movies do more than just entertain! How many times have you seen movies and not been fascinated by the enchanting locations and picture-perfect landscapes that they are shot in? Sometimes, it’s not the story, not even the Character or the entertainment on the screen that we find ourselves falling in love with but the beautiful locales and destinations that we dream of traveling to, at least once in our lifetime.

After all, it isn’t always a bad thing to get inspired by movies, eh?

Check out the list of top 10 Bollywood movies inspiring travelling which will make you want to leave everything else and Travel Right Now

1)   Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

The film took us through a road trip to Spain. The beautiful road travel, the breath-taking deep-sea-diving, the super-fun Tomatina festival, and the liberating sky-fall were all just to die for. It makes you want to travel with your friends and discover your own self.

This film has made Spain a popular travel destination for Indians. Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol’s typical guy-trip film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ hit the right chord with the youth.

This amazing movie has sold Spain better than Spain Tourism. One car, 3 guys and a lifetime road trip, what else you need when you are with your best friends in Spain. This was one of the best movie showing different shades of Spain and stands 1 in our best adventure travel movies in Bollywood.

2) Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2014)

Admit it! You love this movie and already watched it 10 – 15 times and you probably even know the dialogues by heart, The movie also inspired many of us to take up travel as a full-time career and fulfill the thirst of your wanderlust. The first half of the movie took us through breath-taking landscapes of Gulmarg, Kashmir (portrayed as Manali in the movie) and urged the traveler in us to go hiking and trekking through the snowy hills of the Himalayas. The film’s second half captures the beautiful palaces and monuments of Rajasthan. The theme wedding in Udaipur showed that Rajasthan is so much more than just deserts.

Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) travel around the globe, shooting dazzling sites in the sexiest towns will surely make your dream about his job. Naina (Deepika Padukone) and Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) will take you through some mesmerizing locales in the film from the snow lidded Himalayas to the pleasing passages of Europe to the bountiful palaces of Udaipur.

This movie gave us some serious travel and friends goal and stand 2 in our best hindi movies based on travel.

3)   Queen (2014)

This movie redefined solo traveling and gave inspiration to many women who wanted to do solo traveling around the world.

‘Queen’ showed us that it is okay to travel solo and how your experiences can build you as a better person while you discover yourself. Queen narrates the story of Rani (beautifully portrayed by Kangna Ranaut) who is abandoned by her fiancée, a day before the wedding; however, instead of wallowing in self-pity, she takes the bold decision of going on her honeymoon trip alone. She travels to Paris & Amsterdam and as she falls in love with these glorious cities, she also learns to fall in love with herself! The same ‘Eiffel Tower’ that scares her at first and brings about unsavory memories, later enchants her and overwhelms her, as she admires its splendid spectacle by night. Taking us through the beautiful lanes of Paris, Amsterdam, and even Delhi, this movie taught us that sometimes the journeys we take by ourselves are some of the best experiences of our lives.

Queen inspires many girls to go on vacations alone and enjoy at the fullest and stands 3 in our adventure travels movies list of Bollywood.


4)   Highway (2014)

This film was a journey that you didn’t want to end. The theatre felt like a window seat of a vehicle and you just didn’t want the vehicle to stop.

This movie deals with a topic that is harsh and not pleasing, but this roughness is complimented by the rocky yet beautiful terrain of northern India. This movie stood out from mainstream cinema due to a lot of reasons. The story of Veera and Bhati is fondly remembered today for its unconventional story, ground-breaking performances from the lead actors, but most importantly for its picturizations of the beautiful locales of Kashmir and Himachal. The movie featured beautiful locales of Pahalgam, Aru Valley, Spiti and many such hidden gems situated around the hilly regions of the North. Highway would not have been the movie we know today, if not for the snow-clad mountains, the hills, and valleys of Pahalgam, the wide highways of the North, the trundling noisy trucks, the ever-flowing icy-cold rivers and the lush greenery of the beautiful Aru valley, which had a story to tell of its own and thus comes as the 4th in our list of the names of bollywood movies that is related to tourism destinations.

5)   Tamasha (2015)

What happens in Corsica, stays in Corsica!

Tamasha brought to life the beautiful city of Corsica for us Indians. The film showed the place so beautifully that each frame looked like a picture postcard. It looked like a perfect getaway for the characters and felt like it would be perfect for us as well. We couldn’t believe an island could be so perfect; turquoise blue waters, glittering bays, stunning landscapes, lush greenery, craggy peaks but most of all, a unique culture bursting with local flavor and medieval charm. The local flavour was just enough to make Corsica your dream destination, a place where nobody would know you and you won’t know anybody either. The movie also featured the cultural hotspot of Delhi, Hauz Khas village which was featured in a heartfelt song.

Deepika Padukone’s and Ranbir Kapoor’s characters meet very first time will make fall in love with the place. This island is considered one of the most beautiful Islands. There are lots of places to explore, food to try and culture to see, which makes this place in the top of our bucket list of bollywood travel movies.

6)   Anjaana Anjaani (2010)

This film is a dream! Two rather good-looking strangers come together to make the final trip of their life before they commit suicide.

Two rather good-looking strangers decide to end their lives but before that, they must travel a little. Travelling is just the best way to live and what better place to go and explore Las Vegas. The road trip they take from New York to Las Vegas is just stunning to look at. And the barren lands look breathtaking. Love is inevitable in the process! Covering places like New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and some parts of Malaysia and Thailand, Anjaana Anjaani will inspire you to take that trip to the U.S you have been long planning.

This movie showcase stunning locations around the US. Whether it be the financial district of New York or the glittering Brooklyn Bridge in the background, the city of lights gives off a welcoming, lovable vibe. As the two leading characters (  Priyanka Chopra and Ranbeer Kapoor ) travel from New York to Las Vegas, you are exposed to the magnificent barren lands of America. In particular, the contrasting landscapes of the red rocks of Valley of Fire State Park and the Jean Dry Lake in the song “Hairaat” create for a scintillating prospect.  

7)   Qarib Qarib Single (2017)

This is a fun yet the adventurous story of two strangers who meet each other on a dating site. The best element of the film besides the innocent chemistry between the lead role in their journey to different places in India. This movie makes Hardwar, Rishikesh, Gangtok and even Rajasthan looks inviting enough to make us want to leave everything behind and rush for a vacation now.

This dramedy takes you on a visual journey to the ghats of Rishikesh, beautiful roads of Delhi, golden sands of Bikaner and much more. Places like Dehradun, Alwar, Roorkee, and Gangtok have also been beautifully shot.

8) Chennai Express (2013)

Chennai Express is a romantic comedy that is not directly based on travel but it takes you on a beautiful journey of India, from the north to the south. It charms the viewers with beautiful landscape views on the journey.

North meets South in this quirky movie that takes you on an epic journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. On this amazing train journey, you get a chance to witness the breathtaking Dudhsagar Falls of Goa and the rolling lush green tea estates of Munnar. The movie also gives us a glimpse of the picturesque Devikulam hill station in Kerala, Pollachi town in Coimbatore and the Vattamalai Murugan Temple in Tamil Nadu, where Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) carries Meenamma (Deepika Padukone) up a long flight of stairs. The famous Pamban Bridge is also featured in the movie, which is India’s first sea bridge that connects the town of Rameshwaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. The film’s locations are so amazing and motivate you to go on to these beautiful places right now.

9)   Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

This film has set travel goals for a whole generation, who watched this incredible movie released in 2001, wanted to pack their bags and head off for a road trip to Goa with their friends. 

While the movie is remembered for a whole lot of other things, the idea of friends traveling to just chill on the beaches of Goa is stuff vacation goals are made of! Such was the influence of the movie, Goa became the national holiday spot for the young generation and still remains so.

This is one charming Bollywood movie where three young friends decided to go for a road trip in Goa, India. They share a lot of fun together on the road. The particular spot from this movie in Goa became a popular holiday spot after releasing the movie. So travel movies play an important role to make one destination became popular

10) 3 Idiots (2009)

Which location comes to mind when you think of 3 Idiots? That’s right! The one & only, Leh Ladakh. This movie played an important role in popularizing the tourism of Leh Ladakh. The final climax of the movie, where Pia (Kareena Kapoor) finally meets Rancho (Aamir Khan) takes place on the banks of the Pangong Lake – a stunning Himalayan Lake that stretches between the expanses of two countries, India and China. Some scenes from the movie were also shot in Druk White Lotus School which is also popularly known as the ‘Rancho School’ now!        

A light-hearted entertainer with a message, Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots is shot across numerous scenic locales across India. From Chail Palace in Shimla (shown as Javed Jaffrey’s residence) to the campus of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore(depicted as the Imperial College of Engineering, Delhi), the film is peppered with realistic locations. Shot at the Pangong Lake, the climax flaunts Ladakh’s daunting peaks and turquoise-blue lakes.

This covers our Top-10 bollywood movies on travelling. Start with your first travel adventures with outdoorventures.

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