8 Movies That Gave Us Major Travel Goals
Travelling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. — Ibn Batuta
If you come to think of it, movies have such a strong influence on us. We (mostly) believe what they sell, and (sometimes) ruin us, giving us dreams and aspirations our wallets rarely ever match up to! But I don’t mind being ‘ruined’ by movies that tell amazing stories, and add exotic destinations to my travel bucket list.
Here are some movies that gave us major travel goals, and increased our wanderlust like never before.
Thanks to Imtiaz Ali, we were introduced to the lesser-known, but picturesque city of Corsica. Tamasha gave us a new destination for our next trip, and the happy vibes of the songs made us want to go there right now!
I am quite sure that girls across India wanted to go on a solo trip after watching Queen. And why not? It inspired us to pack our bags and go on a journey to meet new people and discover our true selves. Moreover, Rani’s story is beautiful, and a great example of a ‘caterpillar-to-butterfly’ story, isn’t it?
3. THE HOLIDAY
How would you deal with a breakup? Maybe have loads of ice cream, watch endless shows on Netflix, or wallow in self-pity, right? But Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet thought it was best to switch homes for a week, and voila! We get transported to two beautiful cities—Los Angeles and Surrey, England.
4. ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA
Obviously, this movie had to be on the list. After watching ZNMD, I had started chalking out a plan to go to Spain with my friends, not kidding! With so many fun-filled elements, the scenic beauty of Spain, Javed Akhtar’s poetry, and Hrithik’s dance moves, this movie is a favourite for all the travel lovers out there.
5. YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI
Travelling with friends is the best thing ever and this movie is proof. From trekking in the snow-clad hills of Gulmarg to attending a gorgeous wedding in Jodhpur, this movie has given us major travel and destination wedding goals, for sure.
6. DIL DHADAKNE DO
This movie had our hearts from the word go, thanks to the larger-than-life destinations, and of course, a dream cruise! After all, who wouldn’t want to go on a month-long cruise? This movie makes you want to pack your bags and go on a long sun-kissed vacation.
7. BEFORE SUNRISE
Visiting a new city and finding the love of your life is something we only dream of. The first of a trilogy, this movie will make you adore the very idea of being in love, that too in the city that radiates love.
8. JAB HARRY MET SEJAL
From the greenery of Punjab to the gorgeous streets of Amsterdam and Budapest, this movie just makes us want to get our Schengen visas right now! The destinations make for the perfect, adventure-filled vacation.
#BRB, looking for my passport!