7 Bollywood Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel

Photo of Barkha Surana
25 April 2017

You probably have heard the saying, ‘To travel is to take a journey into yourself.’ Well, if you have been waiting for the right time and haven’t managed to motivate yourself enough to break away from your busy schedule, don’t miss out on these inspiring Bollywood movies, which will make you pack your bags immediately.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara | © Excel Entertainment

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

The story of three friends taking off on a Road Trip across Spain in itself elicits excitement. To top it off, the beautifully captured experiences of scuba diving, sky diving, La Tomatina festival, and the Pamplona bull run awaken the travel bug. After watching Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, a bachelor’s party is just not enough.

Highway | © Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment|© Window Seat Films


Highway not only captures Stockholm Syndrome as a theme but also successfully gives the audience a sense of the freedom that one achieves while traveling. Highway captures the North in a beautifully organic fashion, with sections in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir. Unlike many movies, Highway presents the locations in their most raw form.



There is a high probability that, after watching Queen, a woman will add ‘solo traveling’ to her bucket list. The movie focuses on cities like Paris and Amsterdam. These locations are captured through the personal account of the protagonist. Queen shows how solo traveling can lead to exciting experiences, a new perspective on life, and, above all, add to self-confidence.

London Paris New York | © Rose Movies

London Paris New York

The storyline of this movie may not be appreciated much, but the locations were captured beautifully. As the title suggests, the movie was shot across the three most admired cities in the world: London, Paris, and New York. The famous tourist destinations in all three cities are shown very romantically. The choice of locations and the manner in which they have been shot make you want to add these three cities to your ‘must-visit’ list.

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani | © Dharma Productions

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani allows you to relive those fun trips you took with friends in your college days. The idea of a backpacking trip with friends is an exciting one, and to add to that, the gripping shots of Gulmarg make you want to sign up for an adventure package immediately.

Guzaarish | © Bhansali Productions


Not exactly a travel-centric movie, Guzaarish still manages to capture South Goa in its true sense. The Portuguese-style bungalow that the movie is set in makes you feel like you are visiting a local house in Goa. What makes this movie special is that, unlike other movies that capture North Goa’s happening nightlife and tourism, Guzaarish focuses on the greenery and the beautiful churches in South Goa. Next time you visit Goa, don’t miss out on the famous Goan Bebinca.

Piku | © MSM Motion Pictures/Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited/Rising Sun Films


If you watch this movie with someone who is familiar with Kolkata, then you will surely hear, ‘Hey, I have been there,’ or, ‘Hey I know that place.’ Piku very subtly inspires you to travel. The drive on the Yamuna expressway to the halt at Varanasi and then finally the streets of Kolkata reflect rich cultural aspects of India and make the traveler in you want to go and learn more about these places.

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