Movies have always been our perfect escape, we may sit in a confined room, but the scenic elements of the movies take us to a different world where there is freedom, joy, and entertainment. We try and chase to be in that perfect world of Bollywood movies and mostly end up sitting, admiring and dreaming about the enchanting locations and beautiful landscapes. Sometimes Bollywood movies do more than just entertain! They inspire! Sometimes it’s not the storyline, not even the actors or the entertaining factors but only the scenic locations and the destinations that the movie has covered.

Here is the list of movies that you might have already watched but this is just a reminder to push your instincts and take these Bollywood-inspired road trips like you have always dreamed of while watching these movies:

Dil Chahta hai

Do you remember the spontaneous road trip of carefree college kids Akash, Sid and Sameer played by Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna and how it changed their lives? The craze of the movie was such that one of the famous forts of Goa is now known as Dil Chahta hai Point. We have always imagined taking that perfect road trip with our friends at least once in a lifetime, haven’t we?

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Covering various destinations, the 1296-kilometer-long journey stretches across the coast of the Indian Ocean giving you prolific scenic spots. The long pleasing stretch combined with friends and music is something to experience. And, don’t forget to visit Chapora Fort- the Dil Chahta Hai selfie point!

Finding Fanny

If you are into exploring offbeat destinations, Finding Fanny is a movie you must watch! Witness the journey of 5 weird friends exploring Goa keeping away its ‘party destination’ tag.

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This movie inspires you to explore the lesser-known locales of Goa. Divar Island is one spot that you can access by ferry from both North and South Goa overlooking Mandovi river. The charm of a slow life in the town will mesmerize you and all you will want to do is stay. The St. Jacinto Bridge is another spot that you must see. If you want to witness the Portuguese architecture, visit Lisbon House (Deepika’s village in the movie) and Siolim Bridge.

Karwaan

Bollywood shares a deep love with road trips and this movie is one such example. This life-changing journey of three characters from Bangalore to Kochi in the smooth roads surrounded by lush greenery tends to awaken the wanderlust of the audience. The three characters in the movie are brought together by the death of an IT employee Avinash’s father. The plot may seem dark, but the move is a light-hearted comedy and keeps the unpredictability intact!

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The enthralling journey from Bangalore to Kochi will make you pass through the beautiful hills of Ooty, the lakes of Thrissur and white sand beaches. So, what are you waiting for?

Highway

This movie is truly an eye-opener! How Veera (Alia Bhatt) feels liberated when abducted and confined when at home is something you must watch if you still haven’t! The way she gets to explore places in a truck makes Highway a true road movie! Breathtaking locations of Kaza, Spiti Valley in Himachal, the trekking in Pahalgam Mountains and Aru Valley, the serenity of Tabo Monastery, the canals of Punjab, the prayers in Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the vastness of Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan, and the beauty of the countryside will make you pack your bags!

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You might not want to get abducted and then explore places, so, why not do it all by yourself? The Highway road trip is quite long so, if you want to do a shorter one, go for Delhi to Himachal road trip. You will witness awe-inspiring places like Shimla, Reckongpeo, Kalpa, Chitkul, and Spiti Valley.

Sunshine Music Tours and Travels

Based on two orphan young boys who are passionately chasing their dreams aim to visit Sunburn Music Festival in Goa which made them take up a road trip from Kashmir to Goa. They form a fake traveling company and tag along with several strangers. This movie is considered as a tribute to cult films like ‘Bombay To Goa’ and ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. Watch how one dream brings 14 strangers together and how they go on an epic road trip!

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This movie will make you crave for snow-capped mountains of Kashmir to lavish palaces of Jaipur. You will witness the incredible beauty of India and their enthralling road trip will make you realize that journey is always more fun than reaching the destination. The movie takes you Kashmir to Delhi, Delhi to Jaipur, Jaipur to Ahmedabad, and Ahmedabad to Goa.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

If we are talking about road trip movies, how can we miss ZNMD? The three childhood friends- Kabir, Imran and Arjun decide to set out on a 3 week-long bachelor trip across Spain. The three made a pact to choose one adventure sport and the two can’t deny it! Their journey turns out to be full of epiphanies and adventures that change their lives forever.

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Well, who knows! This movie might make you plan your crazy bachelor trip! The crazy adventure sports and the fun festivals in this movie that they attend sparks the wanderlust. You will find yourself urging to see the famous La Tomatina of Buñol town, the beautiful Barcelona, Spanish dance and music show in Andalucia and try out Scuba and Sky Diving in Costa Brava, and the Bull Racing festival in Pamplona.

In whatever chaos you are, whatever your question is, Road Trip is your answer! Isn’t it high time that you start exploring the places that you have fallen in love with? What are you waiting for? Pack your bags, get your car fixed, and get set go for a journey of a lifetime!

Jab We Met

Two strangers meet on a train, Aditya who is heartbroken after his father’s death and losing his girlfriend while Geet is a chirpy girl who takes life on a lighter note. One thing leads to another after they miss the train twice and finally get on a road trip from Ratlam to Bhatinda. From ‘Ratlam ki Galiyaan’ to ‘Khet of Bhatinda’, you get to witness the rich heritage of Rajasthan. After they run away for Shimla, they again hit the road and travel through beautiful locations.

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Never missed a train yet? Well, you don’t need to! Just plan a little and hit the road without thinking twice! If you want to experience the culture of Rajasthan and Punjab, taking a road trip to Bhantida is a great idea or if you want to go to mountains, take a soul-soothing trip to Himachal  and visit places like Dagshai, Naggar Castle, Manali, Rohtang Pass and don’t forget to get on a Toy Train in Shimla.

Road, Movie

Seeking an escape from father’s business, Vishnu, a young carefree guy takes an old truck which his neighbor who has sold the truck to the museum. He decided to take responsibility and drive it across the desert of Rajasthan to an old museum near the sea. On the way, he picks up other passengers which include an orphaned boy, a widowed gypsy woman, and an old mechanic. They face all the hardships together and gain a new perspective on life.

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This colorful movie shows you different aspects of life and allows you to delve deeper into the rural areas of Rajasthan and the culture. Plan your road trip to the rural areas of Rajasthan and witness the vast deserts, fun festivals, and the love of locals for Indian cinema.

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