‘To travel is better than to arrive’. Does it sound confusing to you? Do not worry; it will make complete sense if the travel bug bites you. If you are born with the wanderlust, you will know that nothing could define travelling for you. But, if you are just a simple person who is looking for some motivation to start a new journey, then Bollywood is here for you. Here are some Bollywood movies that will force you to pack your bags and travel.
#1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
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The mesmerising landscapes of Gulmarg, represented as Manali in the movie, can force anyone to leave their sofas and travel. The backpacking adventure with friends and Kabir’s thirst to see the world can inspire anyone to travel. The raw beauty of the nature is captivating, and will definitely convince you to concoct new travel plans.
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Queen gives everyone the courage to step out of their boundaries and see how travel can introduce a brand new perspective in one’s life. One does not need to have a partner to travel to a romantic place like Paris, or to be a high society ‘babe’ to experience Amsterdam. If one has to do it, then they just have to do it. And, who knows you might make friends for life on this journey!
#3. Dil Chahta Hai
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Every group of friends dreams about going on a road trip at least once. And, Dil Chahta Hai is the film that brought this trend in India. If you are watching this movie, then the epic road trip to Goa is going to force you to call all your pals to plan one as well. Friends who love to travel, who would not want that, right?
#4. Anjaana Anjaani
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After watching Anjaana Anjaani, you will feel like there is no problem in the world that cannot be dealt with by travelling. If you have the courage to travel to Seattle, Oregon, Los Angeles, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Coast Highway, then take this journey to feel alive once again.
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A windy ride over Yamuna Expressway, sitting by the bank of river Ganga in the beautifully lit Varanasi, and cycling on the roads of Bengal! The journey of Piku is an extraordinary one. Travelling with your family brings you closer to them and if you are travelling to the places that Piku visited, you are sure to have a lot of fun. So, just get into your comfy pajamas and hit the road.
#6. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
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Underwater scuba diving, La Tomatina festival, skydiving, running with the bulls, and a road trip to remember- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara gives you every reason to travel. This will be one trip that would change your life forever. After watching this movie, you are sure to say, “Hey, let’s have a road trip, because a bachelor’s party is just so passe.”
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In Highway, you will see the roads like never before, from the remote Sangla valley in Himachal Pradesh to Aru valley and Chandawari near Pahalgam, via the Indian highways. From Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh till Kashmir, you will witness the essence of North India at its best. The plains, mountains and grasslands, everything is captured splendidly in this movie.
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Barfi will give you a nostalgic feeling. The old-school charm of the hills, that old rustic train, and the tea gardens of Darjeeling- everything in this movie sends you to a world where you would happily like to stay forever. If you want to ride a bicycle like Barfi in a fairytale land, drop everything and travel to Darjeeling.
#9. Chennai Express
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Kerala is beautiful beyond explanation. The waterfalls of Goa and the lush green mountains of Munnar, Kerala, give this movie, Chennai Express, a refreshing touch. Travelling along the roads that are surrounded by greenery gives a pleasure you cannot describe. One should visit South India at least once. It is an evergreen beauty, and maybe that is why, they never have an off-season!
#10. Jab We Met
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A journey that starts from running after trains, travelling on dimly lit unknown roads, takes you to Punjab where you can enjoy its rich culture. It takes you further to the hilly areas of Rohtang Pass and the snow-covered Manali-Leh highway. Along with the different locations, this movie gives you a feeling of different seasons too. You can feel the warmth of Punjab, the cool breeze of Shimla, the blissful rains of Mumbai and the chill of the Manali-Leh highway.
Once you taste the elixir called travelling, there will be no looking back. Nothing will stop you and you will thank us for giving you this list. Happy journey!