Summer’s here at last and so are the vacations and the excuses to escape into trips to beat the heat! If you’re both a travel and a Bollywood freak, you will know that there are movies that have given us major travel goals. Be it to beaches, mountains or a road trip with your friends, they have shown us all. If you’re still planning for your hotel stay, tourist spots, summer pool parties and a good time, take a cue from these films to see how it’s done and enjoy your summer vacations the filmy style!
Rishikesh in Sonu ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018)
Though it’s not a travel movie by any means, the track “Subah Subah” is a sweet song about road trips, bromance and romance. The song begins with Sunny Singh as Titu and Nushrat Bharucha as Sweety getting engaged, and from there the trip begins. Shot in the mesmerizing locales of Rishikesh, you have a pristine view of the Ganga River flowing beside a ‘beach party’. There are some fun rafting scenes amidst the clear blue waters, and a hot cup of ‘chai’ at a roadside stall.
Corsica in Tamasha (2015)
Image Credit: Movie – Tamasha
When Goa and New York have been done to death, director Imtiaz Ali takes us to Corsica, a tiny island on the Mediterranean Sea. Every frame is a picture-postcard-picturesque with quaint little houses, mountainous city streets, the limpid blue sea, thick forests and mountain peaks. The movie was also known for its amazing Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone chemistry, its carefree atmosphere where nobody knows you and the local flavor.
Manali in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Image Credit: Movie – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Don’t we all want to have a travel scrapbook like Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor), where you have Kashmir, Europe, Udaipur and Paris all rolled into one? This movie inspires you to escape from the city heat, to Manali, play with snowballs, and travel around the world! Fortunately for Bunny, he makes travelling both his passion and career. The word ‘wanderlust’ has been coined for him in the movie.
Spain In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Image Credit: Movie – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
One of the most iconic friendship and travel movies made after ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, the characters go off on a bachelor road trip to Spain. You get so much to see in this movie – the relaxed streets of Barcelona, deep-sea-diving in Costa Brava, the crazy and fun Tomatina festival, skydiving in Seville ending with the Bull Run in Pamplona. With your best friends by your side and the wow landscapes – this movie has made Spain one of the most popular travel destinations for Indians now.
Though money and time is always a major factor, save up for a summer trip with your friends. If you find that there is nobody to accompany you, no worries! Just choose a fantastic location, plan your tickets, pack your bags and enjoy the bright summer holidays!