As an avid Bollywood enthusiast and an Indian traveller, my love for movies often fuels my desire to explore the world beyond my homeland.
While I may not have ventured beyond India’s borders yet, Bollywood has been my window to the beauty and charm of various countries.
In this blog, I will take you on a journey to my dream travel destinations, inspired by Bollywood movies and songs that have transported me to these mesmerizing places.
Iceland: The Land of Ethereal Beauty
Inspired by the enchanting song “Gerua” from the movie Dilwale, where Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol dance amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland, this country has captured my heart.
The magnificent glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and surreal volcanic landscapes make Iceland a destination I long to visit.
Switzerland: A Symphony of Romance
Switzerland has always been synonymous with romance in Bollywood movies. The iconic song “Mere Haath Mein” from the film Fanaa, featuring Aamir Khan and Kajol, takes us through the picturesque Swiss Alps, showcasing its snow-covered peaks, pristine lakes, and charming villages.
Spain: Flamenco Rhythms and Vibrant Culture
The energetic beats of flamenco in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara beckon me to Spain.
From the vibrant streets of Barcelona to the beautiful beaches of Costa Brava, Spain’s rich culture, architectural marvels, and delectable cuisine make it a must-visit destination on my list.
Thailand: Tropical Paradise
Thailand’s stunning beaches, bustling markets, and vibrant festivals have been captured in Bollywood movies.
The movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa features the popular song “Bhool Bhulaiyaa” shot in the bustling streets of Bangkok, giving us a glimpse of the country’s vibrant atmosphere.
Australia: Adventure Down Under
The movie Dil Chahta Hai showcases the breathtaking beauty of Australia, particularly Sydney.
The iconic song “Jaane Kyun” takes us on a journey across Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and the iconic Sydney Opera House, igniting a desire to explore Australia’s diverse landscapes.
New Zealand: A Paradise for Adventurers
The movie I Hate Luv Storys features the song “Bin Tere,” which takes us through the stunning landscapes of New Zealand.
The country’s majestic mountains, turquoise lakes, and picturesque landscapes make it a dream destination for adventure enthusiasts like me.
United Kingdom: A Blend of History and Modernity
The movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan showcases the beauty of London, with the song “Saans” filmed against the backdrop of iconic landmarks such as the Tower Bridge and the River Thames.
Exploring the historical sites of London and soaking in its vibrant atmosphere is a travel goal I aspire to achieve.
Greece: A Journey to the Greek Isles
The mesmerizing song “Dil Dhadakne Do” from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara takes us on a journey through the stunning Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
The whitewashed buildings, turquoise waters, and rich history of Greece make it a destination I long to experience.
Egypt: Unveiling Ancient Mysteries
Egypt’s ancient wonders have fascinated Bollywood filmmakers as well. The movie Mohabbatein features the song “Zinda Rehti Hain Mohabbatein,” showcasing the country’s rich historical heritage.
Malaysia: A Melting Pot of Cultures
Malaysia’s multicultural charm and diverse landscapes have found their way into Bollywood movies.
The film Don 2 features the song “Zara Dil Ko Thaam Lo,” shot against the backdrop of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Petronas Towers, showcasing the city’s modern skyline.
Though my travels have been limited to India so far, Bollywood has kindled my wanderlust and opened my eyes to the beauty of various countries around the world.
From the ethereal landscapes of Iceland to the romantic charm of Switzerland, the vibrant cultures of Spain and Thailand, and the adventure-filled terrains of Australia and New Zealand, Bollywood movies and songs have inspired my travel aspirations.
As I eagerly wait for the opportunity to explore these dream destinations,
I know that Bollywood will continue to provide a glimpse into the
magic and allure of the world beyond India’s borders.