Traveling is magical. It leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. For all you travellers, here are top 10 Bollywood movies for the wanderluster in you.
1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
This is the best travel movie made in recent times with places like Manali, Paris, and Udaipur explored beautifully. The storyline and locations blend in together perfectly.
A treat to watch the snow-capped mountains and the entire camp which is full of fun and friendship.
Paris is covered beautifully in the song Ilahi and a few scenes after it Ayan captures the true essence of the city of love magically.
The perfect destination wedding was shot at Umed Bhavan. Also, the lead characters take a day off and go sightseeing around town for a day. The city palace and the boat ride around it are a major attraction and so is the sunset point captured beautifully in the movie.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani captures the mesmerizing Manali and the train journey to Manali as well as the serenity of Paris to the royalty of Udaipur beautifully. Each location has been discovered very well.
2. Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara
Three best friends head out on a bachelor road trip around Spain. Barcelona, Pamplona, Buñol, and Andalusia in Spain were the cities covered in the film. Green grasslands and beaches shown along the way. The movie depicts how each character overcomes his fear and enjoys life the way it is.
Each character chooses an adventurous activity to do on the trip. The first one is scuba diving. The untouched coral and underwater life are depicted and shot beautifully. The whole experience of scuba diving has been shown in the movie.
The traditional Flamenco is performed in Alajar and is captured in the movie. It is a very colorful and energetic dance form that is mastered by very few people.
The second activity chosen is skydiving. The scene is shot at Costa Brava in Catalonia. A professional skydiving photographer shot this entire sequence to maintain it's authenticity. Skydiving off a plane is scary, but it is an experience of a lifetime. A must try before you die.
The famous La Tomatina festival in Spain takes place every year where millions of people gather to throw tomatoes at each other and have fun. The festival had been recreated for the movie. It was shot in Buñol where sixteen tons of tomatoes were flown down from Portugal for the song. The spirit of the La Tomatina festival has been captured amazingly.
The last activity chosen is the Bull Run where people dress up in white with red scarves to be chased by bulls. It helps overcome the fear of death. The bull run is a part of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona.
Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara is the movie a traveler's soul can feed upon. It has all the right elements with the beauty and spirit of Spain shown perfectly.
Dil Chahta Hai
Three friends take a road trip to Goa and admire the coastal jewel of India. They travel by car as well as on bike unravelling the beautiful road to Goa. Also, they take a boat ride and visit various beaches in Goa.
The Fort shown is the Chapora fort of Goa.
The beautiful green hills are in Mahabaleshwar which is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra.
Sydney has been explored in the later part of the movie. New South Wales is where all the scenes were shot.The Macquarie Lighthouse, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Waverley Cementry and Sydney Opera House have been captured in the movie.
Dil Chahta Hai covers Goa and Sydney meticulously in the best way possible depicting the fun carefree days full of youth in Goa to the responsible mature and hard working days in Sydney.
Dil Dhadakne Do
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the lead couple, the family and friends go on a ten-day cruise trip aboard Pullmantur Cruises Deck 7 through Spain, France, Tunisia, Turkey, Cappadocia, and Rome.
The beautiful dock in Spain.
The beach at Tunisia.
The ruins of Antalya (Turkey).
Cycling through Cappadocia.
A total family entertainer captures the cruise experience with beautiful locations of Europe.
Two people meet on their trip to Corsica and decide to enjoy the beautiful coastal city together. Corsica is a hidden gem in France which only a few have discovered. Corsica has beautiful beaches as well as mountains. The movie captures the locals and also the lifestyle of Corsica.
After Corsica, the movie covers Kolkata in a few scenes and a song. The significant locations like the Howrah bridge and the old station have been shot well.
The movie shifts to Delhi showing the crowd and the tense atmosphere there. Hauz Khas area is covered well with a major portion of the movie being shot there. Hauz Khas socials plays a pivotal role in the movie.
Shimla the small town nestled between beautiful hills is the next stop. The local streets and the town skyline have been captured towards the end of the movie.
The last part of the movie is shot in Tokyo where we get a glimpse of the Tokyo tower and cherry blossoms.
Tamasha creates a perfect balance between Corsica, Kolkata, Delhi, Shimla, and Japan creating a beautiful masterpiece with an amazing story as well as locations that leave you speechless.
Jab We Met
A fun loving, bubbly girl makes every trip full of life and memorable. Jab We Met takes you on a trip inside yourself to discover yourself and be you. Be your favourite. The movie has train travel, bus ride, on foot journey, car journey, and a cycle stroll as well. The duo travel through North India in every transports possible.
After missing their train to Bhatinda, the lead pair roams around the streets of Ratlam on foot, and later on they head towards the bus stand in a cycle rickshaw.
After bus, they complete rest of the journey by car and reach Bhatinda. Chandigarh and Mandawa region has been explored via road.
The Punjabi atmosphere of Bhatinda with open farms and Punjabi dances are depicted well.
The road trip from Bhatinda to Manali is scenic. The folk dance is shown in the song. The song was shot in Rohtang Pass on the way to Manali.
Mumbai rains are a part of the movie as well.
The last part of the movie is shot in Shimla showing the town and the significant Mall Road.
The Shimla-Kalka toy train is a part of the movie as well.
The movie ends in Bhatinda.
Jab we met takes you on a trip in North India from Ratlam to Bhatinda to Shimla and then back to Bhatinda. It captures both rural as well as urban India amazingly.
A Bengali family residing in Delhi take a road trip to Kolkata in a unique way. Instead of air or rail, the father-daughter duo takes upon the road and embark on this beautiful journey from Delhi to Kolkata.
Kolkata has been shown in it’s full spirit. From the Howrah bridge and traditional balcony houses to the tracks running parallel to river Ganga,
captures it all.
Piku shows you the hectic, crowded streets of Delhi as well as the calm small lanes of Kolkata with a touch of humour and a lot of bong spices added to it.
This movie of self-discovery is shot along the highways of India. The journey is shot in a truck. Beautiful locations like Kashmir, Delhi, Rajasthan, Orissa, Haryana and Punjab, are a part of the movie.
Highway shows us the hidden beauty of Incredible India with a terrific tale.
9. London Paris New York
Shot in the three best cities across the globe London Paris New York captures all the three cities beautifully. The locations are prime and authentic and are captured naturally. The movie gives you a good tour of all the three cities.
London Paris New York explores the cities with a bird eye view serving the best on our plate with lots of love.
A middle-class Delhi girl's to-be-husband refuses to marry her a day before the wedding. The head strong girl decides to go on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam alone.
In Paris, she befriends Vijayalakshmi and the two girls go around the city of love and have fun. All the prominent locations in Paris are captured well in the movie.
In Amsterdam, she explores the city with a group of boys she shares her room with.
Queen is a gem of a movie discovering Paris and Amsterdam beautifully.