Indian Movies That will Inspire the Traveller in You

We know how it feels when you can’t go on that dream trip for some reason and end up settling for some activity close to home. But don’t worry. Here’s a great idea. Why don’t you plan a movie night this weekend and start binging on some awesome Indian movies that celebrate travel? Feed your wanderlust virtually and keep the popcorn handy to feed your hunger pangs. Here are 10 Indian movies that we have picked for the traveller in you. Maybe they will help you plan an actual trip once the time is right.

Here are 10 Indian movies that will invoke the traveller in you

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

This is that movie that inspired many Indians to pack their bags and go on a trip to Spain. Even after a decade, it remains one of the most favourite movies for us. The story explores the life of three friends, who fly to Spain due to their pact and participate in exciting activities like Bull Run, skydiving and underwater diving. They go on road trips, feel the wind in their hair, and even participate in the famous La Tomatina Festival where people go absolutely wild with lush tomatoes. Towards the end, we get to see how traveller travels and having new experiences together changed all of them. Watch this movie with your friends on a lazy weekend and don’t be surprised if you end up going on an impromptu trip.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has helped revive and reinvent the way people travel in India. It takes us on a whirlwind tour of Manali, Paris and Udaipur. Kabir (Bunny) moves the audience in many ways, with his perspective on life, world and friendships, while making us all want to explore unknown places and live life to the fullest. This is a must watch for anyone who loves to travel. Best for traveller enthusiast.

Dil Chahta Hai

If you are a movie and travel aficionado, this is probably the first film that made you want to head out and enjoy life. This all-time favourite film also makes you reflect on life and how it doesn’t always go as planned. Three friends who decide to meet on a trip to Goa every year, soon take different routes in life, but somehow end up being together again. It is Dil Chahta Hai that has made Chapora Fort in North Goa a tourist hotspot. Apart from Goa, you will also catch a glimpse of Dudhsagar Falls and get to admire some stunning visuals of Sydney.


This movie takes you on a ride across India. You get to see all these interesting places through the eyes of a girl who has been abducted. She, like many others, rediscovers her dream of living in the mountains and breathing clean air. And that is exactly what she does, towards the end of the movie. This movie will set you free, fill you with hopes and desires while giving you the strength to travel the world and follow your heart.


This beautiful movie helped many Indians discover a new European destination, Corsica. A Mediterranean island that combines craggy mountains, verdant forests and sun-kissed beaches, Corsica stole the show instantly when the movie was released. The amazing cinematography and well-selected locations made this movie popular among the youth. It also shows parts of Kolkata and Shimla. You must watch this for an entirely new perspective on traveller and life that might change you for the better.


Funny, clever and uniquely told, Piku is a film that showcases a remarkable road trip from Delhi to Kolkata. It is peppered with some relatable moments for all of us. Apart from including some great shots of the City of Joy, it makes you yearn for sumptuous Bengali dishes, the laidback charm of Kolkata and how heart-warming it is to meet loved ones after years. It’s a great family movie that might make you want to spend every moment of your life to the fullest and make great memories with near and dear ones.

Jab Harry Met Sejal

This is a movie that takes you through Europe in a quest to find a lost engagement ring. You will especially love the quaint Budapest visuals, with its old-world architectures and riverfront beauty. The charm of this film is in the quirky nature of its characters and the way they travel together, which will make you want to go on unplanned trips and have new experiences that you will remember throughout your life.

Anjaan Anjaani

Anjaana Anjaani is an intriguing tale about two heartbroken people who met just when they are about to end their lives and decide to live life to the fullest before ending their lives. Together, they embark on a road trip from New York to Las Vegas.


All the NRI’s (Non-Resident Indians) would be able to relate with the movie Swades and will make them teary-eyed. It is a movie about an NRI played by Shahrukh Khan, who works in NASA and comes to India to discover his roots. He wants to take his nanny to the US along with him. He takes on the journey on a luxury caravan that he rides and takes through rustic rural India and shows the warmth of people. It showcases the beautiful and vibrant culture of India and the value system that we believe in. This movie would surely be nostalgic for many living far away from their homeland and remain in the dilemma of returning back.

Dil Dhadakne Do

This movie made me fall in love with cruise trips. Ayesha plans a 10-day cruise sailing through Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, Spain, Italy, and France to celebrate her parent’s anniversary and the trip connects the dysfunctional family through a series of experiences. It’s so exciting to see the characters exploring a new country every day! Being on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean can be insanely gorgeous and intensely cathartic. The visuals are inspiring and capture the essence of each country – the vibe and the culture.

I hope you all will enjoy these movies and become a traveller.

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