Whooshing wind, brimming faces, picturesque locations, and a soul-stirring song — that's how Bollywood has epitomised long drives. Any journey can be made magical with the right music. So, if you are planning to go on a long drive or road trip, here is a list of the best travel songs in Hindi to add to your playlist.
This list of road trip songs in Hindi is the perfect fusion of some of Bollywood’s most celebrated songs that will take you down memory lane. From Dil Chahta Hai to Musafir Hoon Yaaron, this playlist features some of the best travel songs.
So wait no more, add these songs to your playlist and zoom off for a long musical drive.
1. Dil Chahta Hai
The title track of one of Bollywood's best coming-of-age films tops our list of road trip songs in Hindi. Composed by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy, the song will surely evoke feelings of nostalgia among many. Shankar Mahadevan sang the song written by Javed Akhtar. The beats and lyrics of the track continue to resonate with the youth till today. The song is from the movie Dil Chahta Hai (2001), which narrates the tale of three inseparable college friends. It stars Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia, and marked the directorial debut of Farhan Akhtar.
2. Yun Hi Chala Chal Rahi
Yun Hi Chala Chal Rahi is from the movie Swades (2004). Composed by A.R. Rahman, it invokes nostalgia every time you listen to it. Its soul-stirring lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar and magically fill you with positivity and zest. The song is sung by Hariharan, Udit Narayan and Kailash Kher and is picturised on Shah Rukh Khan. The movie also stars Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal and Rajesh Vivek, among others.
3. Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana
The song, sung by musical legend Kishore Kumar, is still fresh in the minds of Indian audiences. The lyrics of the song motivate you to take life head-on. The music is composed by musical legends Shankar and Jaikishan and lyrics penned by Hasrat Jaipuri. The song is from the movie Andaz (1971), which stars Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna. It narrates the story of two people who fall in love under the wrong circumstances.
4. Musafir Hoon Yaron
The song sung by Kishore Kumar is one of his favourite songs. It was composed by R.D. Burman and the lyrics penned by Gulzar. The song embodies the spirit of travel. It is from the movie Parichay (1972), which stars Jeetendra and Jaya Bachchan. It narrates the tale of a man in desperate need of a job and how he deals with the problems faced at his workplace.
5. Aaj Kal Zindagi
Wake Up Sid (2009) is one of the best coming-of-age movies in the last decade. The film, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma, has some of the best music tracks. One among them is Aaj Kal Zindagi sung by Shankar Mahadevan. Composed by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy, it is one of the liveliest tracks that will uplift your mood instantly. The film narrates the tale of a young man on a self-exploration journey. It also has actors like Supriya Pathak, Anupam Kher, Rahul Khanna and Namit Das. Ayan Mukerji directed the film.