Travelling not only teaches us the benefit of exploring new places and meeting new people, it also gives us a break from our mundane lives. And what better source to draw travel inspiration from than Bollywood movies! From the snow-capped Swiss mountains in ever Yash Raj film to the serene beaches and exotic locales from every Zoya Akhtar film, bollywood movies just make us want to pack our bags and leave! Here are 9 bollywood films that will give you major travel goals.
1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
This movie is a treat for anyone who has a travel bucket list. From Manali’s winding roads to the beautiful treks amidst thick snow, the movie was full of India’s most beautiful destinations. The second half of the film also showed Ranbir Kapoor travel to some of the most amazing cities in the world, which gave us major #workgoals.
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2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara
Three guys, one car and a bachelors’ road trip that covers all of Spain - ZNMD’s gorgeous foreign locales promise to give you goosebumps! This movie is a fine example of letting go - of a relationship that bothers you, a job that sucks and letting go of every feeling that brings you down. Call your girlfriends, save up and plan now!
3. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
THE movie that made SRK and Kajol everyone’s favourite jodi, DDLJ made solo travel a thing. Simran sets off on a Euro trip and meets Raj who she falls in love with. The best par? This beautiful film ends closer home in Punjab’s sarson ke khet. ;)
What happens in Corsica, stays in Corsica - another movie that encourages solo travel, Tamasha unveils Corsica - a beautiful French island in the Mediterranean sea. It showcases the life of two people who are complete strangers, but hit off as soon as they meet. Moreover, these two lovebirds continue their relationship back in Delhi with its rich history in the backdrop.
5. Dil Dhadakne Do
Another gem, Dil Dhadakne Do brings a dysfunctional family together through a series of unfortunate events. And all this, while they’re on a luxury cruise, coursing through the beautiful cities of Turkey, Tunisia and Spain. If this doesn’t spark your wanderlust, we wonder what will?
Queen championed solo travel and womanhood as its main theme. A girl gets dumped right before her wedding and decides to go on her honeymoon all alone - the best decision of her life! Kangana Ranaut gives us a brilliant performance as she explores Paris and Amsterdam and rediscovers herself. If you’re single and free-spirited, this movie is for you.
7. Anjaana Anjaani
What happens when two strangers who are tired of their life decide to end it all together on New Year’s Eve? Anjaana Anjaani might sound sad, but it is all about living life like there is no tomorrow. This movie takes you from the streets of California to Las Vegas and it is one rollercoaster ride. It has inspired many of us to live fearlessly and dream big and most of all, it has inspired many of us to go on a roadtrip.
A sweet movie about the relationship between a father and daughter, Piku not only captured the ancient streets of Kolkata but also the journey from Delhi to Kolkata by road (including a pit-stop at the beautiful city of Varanasi). This movie is an emotional rollercoaster and inspires family travel plans.
9. Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta is is just epic. It really is. Three friends embark on a road trip from Mumbai to Goa and not just realise they are very different people, but also that three very different people can also be best friends. DCH inspired many selfies at the Aguada Fort in Goa and also had many Mumbai youngsters taking off on a road trip to the beach destination.
If you too love to travel and these movies have inspired you, then you should pack your bags and explore the best the world has to offer. Pack well, plan in advance and stay at a centrally-located, affordable accommodation that will let you travel and guarantee your safety. Our favourite when we travel? Airbnb - a rental portal that allows people to rent vacation homes at an affordable price. So, what are you waiting for? :)
*This post is brought to in association with Airbnb.