Have you ever watched a film that gave you an irresistible urge to pack up and travel to far-off places? Movies are truly one of the best elements for inspiring us to go places, to an escapade that we haven’t been before. From breathtaking landscapes to euphoric and fun-filled adventures, movies more than often offer an inspiration to travel, making viewers want to replicate what they saw on the silver screen with their own retreats and escapades. Films make you go to your world, away from reality and if the film is about travel and beautiful location, these kind of movies are that little push you need to take a trip somewhere you have been waiting for. The best travel films are the ones that make your feet itch and your brain starts buzzing with adventure, escape and possibilities. These are some of the best travel movies that inspire wanderlust, make your dreams bigger and chase real-life travel experiences.
Dil Chahta Hai- Goa And Sydney
This film has set travel goals for a whole generation and surely attracts you with the rustic charm of Goa.. At least to the 90’s kids, Dil Chahta Hai basically defined the ‘epitome of coolness’. It also made a road trip Goa THE thing to do with your closest friends! While the movie is remembered for a whole lot of other things, the idea of friends travelling to just chill on the beaches of Goa is something vacation goals are made of! Such was the influence of the movie, Goa became the national holiday spot for the young generation and still remains so.
This film has shown the true Goa. Goa is not only a party destination here you can also enjoy many road trips and many other places to visit. This movie has increased the tourism of Goa to the next level. The movie successfully managed to change the image of Goa. Besides this after watching this movie you want to head over to Sydney as well.
Jab We Met- Mumbai, Punjab And Himachal Pradesh
The beautiful journey of Geet (Kareena Kapoor) and Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) the two people who are totally different, ends up making the best travel partners, who are inspired by each other. The film starts off with a train journey from Mumbai and makes some interesting stops at Ratlam, Kota, Bhatinda, Manali and Shimla. Each city acts as a stop-over for the characters and the story of the film. This movie will show you how a perfect partner can make any journey great and fun. Shot in Punjab, Mumbai and Himachal Pradesh, this movie will insist you to visit Rohtang, Ratlam ki galiyan and Bhatinda. The road trip to Rohtang and the different shades of Manali are directed in an awesome way. Manali was only considered as a honeymoon destination by the people earlier and has turned this image over and is now flocked by numerous young tourists. This film made train journeys really interesting.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani- Europe And Udaipur
This was a movie that instilled in the youths a need to go on a holiday with their friends before they entered the big world and life as they knew it would change forever. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' featured dreamy vacation destinations. Bunny travels around the globe, shooting dazzling sites in the most beautiful cities and towns and had the entire youth dream about his job. The protagonists of the movie take the audience through some mesmerizing locales in the film, bordered by dense forests and sparkling in their white glory, from the snow sheet covered Himalayas to the pleasing passages of Europe to the bountiful palaces of Udaipur. The film's second half captures the beautiful palaces and monuments of Rajasthan. The theme wedding in Udaipur showed that Rajasthan is so much more than just deserts.
This movie has shown many weekend getaways where one can enjoy their weekends in the lap of nature’s beauty and makes you want to relive your fun trips you took with your friends in your college days. It's a perfect watch that will make you immediately call your friends and plan a backpacking trip. This movie aptly captured the fun, frolic and carefreeness of travel that comes when you’re standing on the cusp of the real world, not yet having plunged in it.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara- Spain
Multi-starrer 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' is one dream road-trip that everybody wants to experience at least once in their life. We are sure people who have seen this film have related to one of the many characters shown in it. Looking at some amazing adventure sports which the film's protagonists have explored will definitely make you get up and search for places to explore like they did. No movie had gloriously managed to show the enticing allure of Spain as this movie did. Be it the underwater diving, the colourful La Tomatina festival, or the thrilling skydiving scene, this movie had every generation hooked.
Breathtaking direction and amazing places to visit were the main cusp of this movie. The tomato festival has been highlighted in very dazzling way. One car, 3 guys and a lifetime road trip, what else you need when you are with your best friends in Spain. For most of the youth, this was one of the best movies showing different shades of Spain.
Queen- Paris And Amsterdam
A young girl jilted by her groom on the day of her wedding sets off on the honeymoon alone, traversing through the enticing cities of Paris and Amsterdam, all the while finding her inner self, independence and strength. What’s not to love about this movie? The journey of Rani both inwards and outwards inspired a generation of women to set off on their solo journeys. If there was ever a Bollywood movie that gave women the strength to explore the world on their own, it was Queen.
Queen presents this apparently unlikely situation with an entirely straight appearance and what we get is one naive girl renovates into a self confident independent woman. The romantic boulevards of Paris and crazy and eccentric avenues of Amsterdam are shown in this movie. Queen inspires many girls to go on vacations alone and enjoy at the fullest and successfully portrays one doesn’t need anyone’s company to enjoy a trip by themselves. While travelling she finds her own identity and gains the confidence that she has lost due to some unexpected incidents in her life.
Highway- Northern India(Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan And Punjab)
Travelling around the country after being kidnapped may not necessarily be the best way to travel but Imtiaz Ali manages to make this journey enticing too. This film was a journey that none of us wanted to end. The theatre felt like a window seat of a vehicle and you just didn't want the vehicle to stop. A bride-to-be is kidnapped by a local goon who takes her through roads she has never seen before. It captures the remote Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh and drives over to the Aru Valley and Chandanwari in Pahalgam. And it's not just the scenic beauty of the mountains, the essence of the film is travel and is beautifully conveyed even in the plains of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Punjab.
Movie has reflected some real instance that girls face while their parents ask them to keep quiet due to their social status and deals with a topic that is harsh, but this roughness is complimented by the rocky yet beautiful terrain of northern India. The majestic Himalayas become an escape for the protagonist, and in their representation and symbolic meaning lies its beauty. Not often you come across a movie on kidnapping that would make you want to drop everything and set off on a journey.
The Darjeeling Limited- The Himalayas, Temples In Jodhpur And Indian railways
The Darjeeling Limited is focused on the three brothers as they plan to take a train journey all the way through India in wish of getting together after their father’s funeral. They haven’t spoken in a year, and the trip is supposed to heal and bond them again. Initially, it all goes wrong as they bicker and fight with each other. They are all suffering from depression, and pop pain killers like candy. When it seems like nothing is going right, their crazy experiences along the way finally put things into perspective. The ultimate goal of healing and rejuvenation starts to happen. They finally start to grow up and turn into men. The movie leaves you laughing and depicts every little snippet of India so perfectly that it makes one never want to go back to their routine lives. This movie entertains one till the end as many things happen during their travels through Udaipur, Jodhpur and many other Indian cities.
Dil Dhadakne Do- Cruise Trip To Turkey, Spain And Tunisia
Dil Dhadakne Do is a beautiful movie showing the luxuries of cruise and breathtaking views of Turkey, Spain and Tunisia. People with desire to travel will love this movie and will plan their weekend getaway in the same manner. The luxury of the cruise has inspired and increased the cruise journeys.The sequences on the cruise ship had beautiful ocean in the background and stunningly dressed people in the foreground. And you're still looking for reasons to set off for a vacation?
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge- Europe
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengey, considered to be one of the most romantic movies of the nineties is where the travel craze had taken off when the lead characters of the film, Raj and Simran meet on the Eurorail, shortly after fall in love and post a short trip to the mustard fields of Punjab, live happily ever after. This movie has shown different shades of Europe, especially Switzerland. DDLJ has highlighted the amazing beauty of Europe and Punjab. The landscapes of Europe are lavish, and the film captures that beautifully. Even the second half of the film, which is shot in Punjab, has inspired a generation to get a picture clicked in the mustard fields.
Films act as a getaway from the tough realities of life. Those three hours spent in a dark theatre open your window to fantasies. And when those films have beautiful, picturesque locations, you just want to pack your bags and travel. After all, it isn't always a bad thing to get inspired by movies, especially when it comes to travelling. Go right ahead and Book Train Ticket as well as flight tickets from the Trainman app to your favourite movie inspired destination. Download Trainman App, to check PNR Status of your ticket, running status of your train, seat availability of any train and much more.