Although travelling or adventure appears to be a theme that has largely been unexplored by Bollywood, there are some films that make us think otherwise. These movies that perfectly capture the beauty of various destinations make you want to book a flight ticket and hotel, leave everything and head off on an excursion. Without taking any more time, let us look at these movies.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
One could call Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the best travel movie in Bollywood. It is the embodiment of our wildest travel dreams. Skydiving, scuba diving, partaking in La Tomatina, cross-country road-trip in Spain; just everything one has on its bucket list.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
YJHD can easily tempt one to leave everything and head out on a bag-packing adventure. While the first half of the movie takes you to the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas, the latter half brings you to the magnificent palaces and other monuments of Rajasthan. In short, it takes you to the best of India.
Highway is not your feelgood movie but as the plot evolves, it takes us to picture-perfect landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. You cannot help forgetting about the dark narrative and get lost in the awe-inspiring vistas on the screen.
Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
Zoya Akhtar, who also directed Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, could be the perfect travel planner in the world. In this movie, she takes us on a cruise through Turkey, Spain and Tunisia. Needless to say, the movie teems with scenes with mind-blowing views.
This movie is for those who believe that you need a travel partner to have fun during a holiday. After the protagonist gets dumped right before her wedding, she decides to embark on a solo adventure rather than cancelling her honeymoon trip. Her trip to Paris and Amsterdam helps her acquire a new perspective about life.
Chennai Express (2013)
Although the beauty of the southern region of India has remained untouched from Bollywood, for the most parts. But Chennai Express shed light on the mesmerising beauty bestowed upon South India by nature. If you haven’t been to the region, then watch the movie.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
By now, you have understood that there is no dearth of travel movies in Bollywood but Dil Chahta Hai is leagues above most. This flick has been setting travel goals for us even after about two decades of its release. From that you can imagine just how good it is. Friends chilling on the beaches of Goa, partying in clubs and exploring iconic monuments are essentially the travel plans of our generation.
Anjaana Anjaani (2010)
As the two protagonists make a pact to end their lives after 20 days on New Year’s Eve, they decide to live a little in the meanwhile and embark on a road trip from New York to Las Vegas. The journey is captivating, to say the least. If you haven’t watched this movie yet, you have to, now.