Bollywood has always had a profound influence on our lifestyle choices. From fashion to relationships, we've always looked up to Bollywood for answers. Travel is no exception to this. These evergreen Bollywood travel movies that give us major travel goals, be it solo or with friends and loved ones, should be enough motivation to pack your bags and get going on that much needed vacation.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Zoya Akhtar's road film starring Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol , Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin set travel goals for an entire generation. This movie has the groom-to-be Abhay, the workaholic Hrithik and Farhan travel to Spain on a road trip and meet Katrina there. The movie takes us on a virtual tour of Spain and has the trio take up many adventures such as deep sea diving, bull run and sky diving. The movie ends on a festive note at the La Tomatina festival. This movie was responsible for making Spain a popular tourist destinations among Indians.
This movie is a journey in itself. Starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, this movie was written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. The movie portrays Alia as a bride to be who is abducted by a goon and their journey across North India. Highway was shot across six states and takes us on a tour through different terrains, from the sands of Rajasthan to the mountains of Kashmir. AR Rahman's soulful music adds essence to the movie and also makes for a perfect travel playlist. The strong characters played by Alia and Randeep stick with you long after the movie ends.
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (2013)
An adventurous trek with friends in Manali, a tour around the world,a destination wedding in Udaipur, name it and this movie has it. Directed by Ayan Mukherjee and starring Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead roles, this story of four friends touched hearts. The movie shows what change one trip can bring about in your life and leaves you craving to pack your bags and leave on one with your friends. The playlist of this movie has a separate fan base of its own.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
A film that reached cult status, this movie is still immensely popular among youngsters. Goa trips and road trips with friends gained popularity only after this movie. Three school friends, played by Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Khanna meet after a few friends and embark on a journey. This movie explores strained relationships in a very beautiful way. Probably the best thing about this movie is how we are able to relate to something or the other in it. The music and top notch acting add to the excellence of this coming of age film.
Winning many accolades and many more hearts, this comedy was directed by Vikas Bahl and has Kangana Ranaut in the titular role. Kangana plays Rani, a naive girl who gets left at the altar. She then decides to go on her pre-planned honeymoon all by herself. The movie traces her journey to Paris and Amsterdam. She faces a lot of struggles on the go due to her lack of experience but also ends up meeting a lot of interesting people. This movie sets major goals for solo women travelers and for women in general.
A romantic comedy starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, Tamasha has the couple meet on a trip to Corsica. This movie made this Mediterranean island a popular tourist destination among Indians. Apart from exploring the scenic island, this movie also shows glimpses of the scenic mountains of Shimla. The movie and its music definitely leaves you longing for a much needed break from a monotonous life. Imtiaz Ali directed this movie and it has music by the phenomenal AR Rahman.
Jab We Met (2007)
You cannot call yourself a fan of Bollywood if you do not know Geet from Jab We Met. This movie has Shahid Kapoor playing the role of a suicidal business tycoon in a failed relationship who meets the bubbly and cheerful Geet, played by Kareena Kapoor on a train to Delhi. The movie then has Geet take him to meet her family in Bhatinda and a series of events that happen after they run away from there. The fields of Punjab and the scenic locations of Manali and Shimla are shown beautifully in this movie. Energetic with a splash of color, this is a go to movie for some travel inspiration.