There is no medium that transports you to places you’ve never been as effective as films. From Eiffel tower to Taj Mahal, many places have come to life on reel thanks to films, inspiring wanderlust in travelers across the world.
Here’s our list of 5 Bollywood films that would make you pack your bags and travel to one of these locations.
1. Tamasha – Location- Corsica
Who hasn’t wanted a break from their life? To forget about everything and just live in the moment for some time.
Set in the quaint and serene French island Corsica, the mesmerizing cinematography of ‘Tamasha’ captures the vibrant life and culture of a seemingly untouched place perfectly. It is supposed to be a place where the main characters let go of their identity and enjoy the place for what it is.
2. Ye Jawani Hai Deewani – Location- Gulmarg, Udaipur
Ye Jawani Hai Diwani is a visual extravaganza that leaves no stones unturned in an attempt to capture a dreamy getaway to a hill station. Sure, it passes Gulmarg off as Manali and might have disappointed some travelers looking for those snow-clad peaks to hike, but the film and a journey to Gulmarg is worth it. In the second half, the film shows the beauty of Udaipur in a highly stylized and over the top theme wedding in a palace.
3. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – Location- Spain
ZNMD is not a film about a journey across a beautiful country, it is a film about what that journey can do to a person. Perhaps this is what made Spain such a popular destination for Indian tourists. Many people have yearned to rekindle their lives with a newfound appreciation for it. From lazy drives under the bright sun in Spanish grasslands, the festive reverie of Tomatina festival, deep sea dives to high skydives, the film captures exactly what it would feel like to have that experience. This is one for the trip planners.
4. Dil Chahta Hai – Location- Goa and Australia
If you’ve ever planned and canceled a Goa trip, watch the original film that might just have started the Goa craze for youngsters. Dil Chahta Hai paved the way for films like ZNMD and YJHD and still stands the test of time. It captured Goa at its quaint, laid-back, picturesque glory and surfed the audience’s mind in Sydney summer sun. A film about self-discovery and friendship, it inspires you to reflect like no other.
5. Chennai Express – Location- Dudhsagar falls, Munnar tea farms.
Rohit Shetty films are never known for their subtlety. In Chennai Express he uses it in his favor by capturing some of the most picturesque locations in the country and sketches them into your mind effectively. The otherworldly setting of the train bridge above Dudhsagar falls introduced many people across the country to this breathtaking waterfall nestled in the forests of Goa. The drive across the lush green tea farms of Munnar brims with vibrant colors and the island of Rameshwaram is seen in all of its glory.
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