It seems to have been so long that we have stepped out of our houses and breathed in fresh air without having to worry about pending work, doesn’t it? Well, what you need is a trip. And a full filmy one at that. For that, you need to pack your luggage, book your tickets, look for accommodation options, and oh! The most important thing. A Bollywood travel songs playlist! We can help you out with that, though. Here’s our readymade collection of Bollywood travel songs that you can take with yourself on the journey. Happy traveling!
1. Phir Se Ud Chala
What better way to start off a list of travel songs than with this Rahman masterpiece from Rockstar! Irshad Kamil’s lyrics and Mohit Chauhan’s voice texture make you feel at peace while you go on your trip.
2. Chala Jaata Hoon
R.D. Burman composed this song for the sequence of Rajesh Khanna driving through hilly roads while imagining his lover, played by Tanuja. Kishore Kumar’s voice will remind you of exactly that as you let it play in your head.
3. Jiya Re
“Pinjre se uda dil ka shikra, khudi se maine ishq kiya re…” Neeti Mohan’s voice beckons you to the open countryside where you may fall in love with the most uninhibited side of yourself. The song from Jab Tak Hai Jaan sees Anushka Sharma’s character Akira set herself free and dance. It’s a feel-good song with very high energy.
4. Yun Hi Chala Chal
This beautiful song from Swades will pump you with energy as it plays. Sung by Udit Narayan, Hariharan, and Kailash Kher, with Javed Akhtar’s lyrics and A.R. Rahman’s music, this is an absolute masterpiece.
5. The Journey Song
Anupam Roy made his debut in Bollywood with the album of Piku. The Journey Song, with its Bangla touch, lets you absorb the beauty of everything around you as you go on your joyride. It frees you of negative thoughts and gives you a new perspective as Anupam Roy and Shreya Ghoshal sing to you, gentle as a breeze.
6. Musafir Hoon Yaaron
“Musafir hoon yaaron, na ghar hai na thikana, mujhe chalte jaana hai, bas chalte jaana…” It’s a life lesson that Kishore Kumar tells into your ears by this song from the 1972 film Parichay in the music of the legendary R.D. Burman and Gulzar’s words.
7. Chaiyya Chaiyya
Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora dance to the iconic song on a train roof while Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi bring to life Gulzar’s lyrics and Rahman’s music. It is a perfect Bollywood travel song for your trip.
“Chal, bhatak le na baawre…” Kyon is a soothing treat to the ears in Papon’s husky voice and Pritam’s music in film Barfi.
If your trip is to calm your mind and sort your thoughts, this is the perfect song for your playlist. This song from Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha captures your inner turmoil in Lucky Ali’s voice and Irshad Kamil’s words. The song feels like a friend sharing their experience with you and asking you to look for peace in your own heart.
If you are on the trip with your partner, Hawaaein works as the perfect background music with its romantic undertone. It indeed makes your heart flutter with excitement as Arijit Singh’s voice and Pritam’s music work their magic on you.
11. Khaabon Ke Parindey
Mohit Chauhan and Alyssa Mendonsa will really make you feel like the free birds of your dreams by this song from Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara, with music from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Javed Akhtar’s lyrics.
12. Patakha Guddi
The Nooran sisters sing this song for AR Rahman’s music in Highway, featuring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda as they venture on a road trip.
13. Aao Milon Chalen
Aao Milon Chalen will fill you with positive vibes on your trip when Shaan and Ustad Sultan Khan pour honey into your ears in Pritam’s music in the movie Jab We Met.
14. Yeh Haseen Vaadiyan
The legends S.P. Balasubramaniyam and K.S. Chitra sings this beautiful romantic song in the movie Roja. If you are with your partner, this Rahman song is a must-have on your playlist.
Ilahi from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani shows a free-spirited Ranbir Kapoor as Arijit Singh’s voice in Pritam’s music provides background music.
16. Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai’s unique composition makes it one of the most celebrated music pieces to this day. If you are taking the trip with your friends, “Dil Chahta hai, hum na rahein kabhi yaaron k bin” is the perfect song to sing along.
17. O Humdum Suniyo Re
If you are going on a solo bike ride, this is the song to go to lift your spirits. Sung by KK, Shaan, Kunal, and Pravin Mani in the music of AR Rahman, this song from Saathiya is a must Bollywood travel song to have on your playlist.
So, there’s your specially curated playlist ready for use when you do decide to go on that long-needed trip. Do you have any Bollywood travel songs that you would like to see added to this list? Let us know in the comments.