You would agree that music evokes stronger and more vivid memories than looking at photos. It’s an incredible phenomenon – you hear a song for the first time, and bam! You’ re hit with a wave of activities and emotions of how you felt the last time you listened to that song. You would be amazed at how certain songs can produce those vivid memories. Where you were, what you were doing and above all, and who you were with – all of it comes back to you in an instant! It’s time to make a playlist that complements your travel plans and you never know if those will become your memories to cherish!
What would the vibe in a car packed with friends be, if no loud, rocking and melodic Hindi songs were playing to sing along with, till everyone ends up with sore throats?

1.Aashayein
Let your journey begin with this awesome song “Aashayein “by Antariksh. It would be the perfect song to start your journey. Imagine listening to this song while driving a car or riding a car between lush, dense forests, amidst tall pine trees, clear skies and a lovely bright winter morning. The mesmerizing lyrics and the guitar round up everything, nicely. This song would undoubtedly lift your mood, and there’s no way you’d be able to resist opening the windows and enjoy that breeze flowing across your face.

2. Yunhi Chala Chal Rahi
If you’re travelling on the lesser-travelled Indian roads, ensure to add this song in your best Hindi travel songs playlist to make you feel alive or motivated when you seem crushed in a crowded local bus. Add that extra zing in the trip, when you notice a ‘baba’ singing alongside you.

3.Ilahi (YJHD)
Accept it, at least once; you must have wished to live the life of Kabir, aka Bunny, aka Ranbir in YJHD and you sure would have repeated this dialogue several times, “Main udna chahta hoon, daudna chahta hoon, girna bhi chahta hoon bus rukna nahi chahta”, to anyone who questioned you why you want to travel and get away from it all! Illahi is a must-have song in a traveller’s playlist.

4. Khwabon Ke Parindey
Precisely ten years back, Zoya came out with an extension of the road trip. As a result, we got a film that focused not only on travel but also encouraged you to drive, rather than being driven on that long journey you want to take. When one of the top Hindi songs related to travel or excursions plays in your list, haven’t you tried waving your hand against the wind, as Hrithik did? This song works as a light at the end of a tunnel, with its uplifting lyrics.

5. Fanaah (Antariksh)
Another mesmerizing song from the band Antariksh is ‘Fanaah’. This is a slow and dreamy number, and the full credit goes to the lyricist for penning the beautiful lyrics which convey the hope and longing of love. The song is so amazing; you can’t listen without miming the words, and grooving along.

6. Safarnama
This song from the movie “Tamasha” will no doubt bring back memories of that road trip with your soulmate. And every time this word ‘Safarnaamaaaaa’ arrives, you feel your heart flying like a butterfly. This soulful tune with the acoustic guitar will blow your mind.

7. Ru Ba Ru (Rang De Basanti)
Do you know this song was absolutely loved by the late Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee? Lyricist Prasoon himself shared this interesting fact, referring to “Suraj ko mai nigal gaya..” being loved by Atal ji. And why not? This song from the movie ‘Rang De Basanti’ has created a strong impression on the heart and soul of the masses. This magical composition is so exquisite and soothing and it will definitely touch your heart.

8. Dil Mere (The Local Train)
The song from the album Aalas Ka Pedh (2015) is sung by The Local Train, a Hindi Rock Band from New Delhi. This song has all it takes to fall in love with. From enticing guitar to soulful lyrics, you will surely feel touched when you will listen to this song. The song’s accompanied by a swanky video shot in the mountains as well.

9. Dil Chahta Hai
“Any trip to Goa is unimaginable without this one- “Dil Chahta Hai”. This groovy Bollywood number stole millions of hearts with its peppy beats and is still as young and lively as it was back in the 2000s. The magical trio- Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy composed the Bollywood Pop/Rock anthem with lyrics by Javed Akhtar and sung by Shankar Mahadevan himself. This track deserves a spot in your playlist if you want to go back in nostalgia to the good old days…”

10. Gazab Ka Hai Din
“The mesmerizing voice of Jubin Nautiyal paired with the soulful composition and lyrics by Tanishk Bagchi. It takes you on a romantic ride across “Love Town”. The intense love in this song will surely be a great gift for your beloved to mesmerize them and make that eternal promise to be with them always. That is the innocent spell this song will cast on you and them to be near and embrace. It is just the perfect Bollywood remake for those romantic nights when love is in the air…”

These are some songs we have selected for your next memorable journey. In case you are more into contemporary Hindi music or pop-rock and love experimenting with your playlist, then Antariksh’s songs are a must-listen. And, trust me, the photos you click and post on Instagram will definitely help you remember the sights you saw, but they won’t trigger the same emotion that listening to your travel playlists does. So, the next time you are out on the road, don’t forget to carry along a playlist of your favorite songs.

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