13 Indian Movies that will Inspire the Traveler in You | The Wanderer India

Who does not love to watch movies? Especially Indian movies which are fraught with action, comedy, drama, and romance. While some movies make us cry like a child, some movies make us laugh like anything, and there are movies that inspire us. Each movie has something special to offer.

Indian Cinema is one of the popular film industries in the world. Indian movies have been consistently entertaining the spectators for over 100 years. Indian Movies not only entertain us but also inspire us to do better. From black & white movies to colour movies and from watching movies in theatres to shifting to online platforms, Indian cinema has witnessed a drastic shift. The one thing common in the movies of old times and in the movies of today is that each Indian movie represents a series of exceptional locations and quaint sites. The fascinating sites featured in the movies make us yearn to plan a long trip. From ‘Guide’ to ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ each movie thrills us with the picturesque land and scenic views.

If you happen to be a wanderlust and love to travel to unexplored locations then the enchanting destinations exhibited in the Indian movies will definitely motivate you to travel. Watching movies with comfort at home compels us to take a trip to beautiful locations. The three-hour-long movies open a window to traverse the beauty of the world. Here is the list of Indian movies that will surely inspire the traveller in you.

1. Dil Chahta Hain

Dil Chahta Hain is one of the popular Indian movies that features Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Akshaye Khanna in the main role. The movie beautifully depicts the story of three friends that are carefree and full of life. The movie is being shot in different locations in India and showcases the alluring beauty of Goa.

Dil Chahta Hain

2. Guide

The famous movie of the late ’70s is still ruling the hearts of millions of people. The romantic movie featuring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman in the main lead showcases the love of the old era. The movie is being shot in different places of India such as Chittor Fort, Udaipur, Rajasthan, and the climax of the movie was shot in the small town of Ahmadabad.


3. Anjana Anjaani

Travelling is the best therapy to heal the distressed mind and the Anjana Anjaani movie perfectly exhibits that. Anjana Anjaani is the story of two protagonists who decide to travel before ending their lives and their journey from New York to Las Vegas turns out to be romantic as they fall for each other. The arid land and the amazing locations of the movie will definitely compel you to travel.

Anjana Anjaani

4. Piku

Piku movie presents the peculiar relationship of a father and a daughter who embark on a road trip from Delhi to Kolkata. The wide highways and the road shown in the movie will make you yearn to take a road trip.


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5. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Life does not come again, live freely and the title of the movie perfectly depicts that. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara beautifully illustrates the story of three friends who take on a journey to their desired destination and overcome their fears. The movie is being shot in Spain and the popular festival ‘Tomatina’ will make you plan a trip. 

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

6. Swades

India is a land of diverse culture and exceptional traditions, the movie Swades gracefully invokes the love for the country. Swades is a story of an NRI who returns to his land to find his nanny and his journey takes him to rural India where he finds an eternal connection of love with his motherland. The movie will inspire you to explore the beauty of India and its manifold culture.


7. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

One of the most successful movies of Bollywood, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge showcases a series of appealing peaks, scenic views, and lush green lands of Europe. The second half of the movie outlines the dense mustard fields of Punjab and inspires generations to plan a long trip.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

8. Highway

The movie is a tale of a young girl who starts a new journey of meeting herself. The movie beautifully captures the elevated mountains, rough land, and captivating valleys of Himachal Pradesh. While the climax of the movie leaves us dejected but the locations shown in the movie will surely inspire you to take on a road trip on Indian Highways.


9. Hum Tum

The strangers of yesterday and the lovers of today, Hum Tum is a story of two strangers who unwillingly encounter each other at different phases of their lives. The movie presents the breathtaking views of Delhi, Mumbai, the USA, and Paris. While you might find the perfect one of your life one day but the movie will surely give you major travel goals.

Hum Tum

10. Love Aaj Kal

While the style of falling in love changes with time but the essence remains the same. Love Aaj Kal elegantly portrays the difference between love in old times and modern times. The movie manifests the beautiful visuals of London, Delhi, Kolkata, and San Francisco.  The drama, love, and pleasing sights of the movie will make you leave the comfort of home and inspire the traveller in you.

Love Aaj Kal

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11. Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani

If you love to travel with your friends then Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani is going to win your heart. The movie beautifully showcases every emotion of friendship and love. The movie has shown some exceptional locations of Manali, Paris, and Udaipur. After watching the movie, your travel craving is no longer to be subdued.

Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani

12. Jab We Met

A lighted-hearted movie of heartbreak and love takes you through a roller-coaster ride. From the elevated peaks of Shimla to vigorous fields of Punjab, the movie adorably depicts the story of two strangers who are no longer strangers. If you happen to be a spontaneous and firm believer in destiny then the movie is going to amuse you.

Jab We Met

13. Queen

The incredible story of a 24-year-old girl, who takes up the courage to travel alone for her honeymoon. If you are someone who loves to enjoy one’s company then the movie is going to inspire you a lot. Rani, the main character of the movie, falls in love with herself and inspires us to travel solo once in a lifetime. You cannot resist travelling after watching the movie.


I can assure you that the Indian movies are going to invoke the traveller in you. Next time you plan to make a trip with your family and friends, you must reminisce about the Indian movies they will help you choose the perfect and ideal destination.


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