(Last Updated On: August 12, 2017)

When it comes to travel goals, our Bollywood movies have never failed in captivating our imagination. And when Bollywood overreaches with such exotic locations, what can be a better therapeutic experience? All you need is a romantic escapade with your someone special to live the Bollywood dream. You may not be able to achieve the randomly synchronized dance sequences, but the experience of traveling to such destinations like our movie stars will make it a fantastic romantic vacation.

When looking for the perfect destination for your honeymoon, take a leaf out of the book of Bollywood. And the next time when you see that movie, you can proudly say, ‘I was here too’. Here are our top five Bollywood inspired honeymoon destinations:

1) Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge- enjoy the bade bade shehro ki chhoti chhoti baatein in Europe

 

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Relive the nostalgia and immerse yourself in a romantic escapade inspired by DDLJ-a classical tale of love in a foreign land for Indians. As Raj and Simran’s romance blossomed in the gorgeous locations of Europe it is only apt to say it is worth every penny beginning your romantic journey in the panoramic vistas of the city of London and the majestic Swiss Alps. Yet the place is more than the movie, it is a place to fall in love and enjoy a fairy tale vacation.

How to escape with your Dulhania to Europe?

You can catch a flight from most of the major airports-Delhi, Mumbai or Bangalore to Heathrow, London. From London you can either take a train or catch a flight to Switzerland.

Why do we recommend?

In London you should visit the Trafalgar Square and King’s Cross Railway Station. Yes, it is the same place where our Bollywood’s tryst with trains and romance started for us. Then you should head to the queen of all honeymoon destinations-Switzerland. In Switzerland, you can follow in the footsteps of Raj and Simran from DDLJ to set your itineraries. St. Mauritius Church is Saanen certainly in the list of our recommendations-the place where you can pray and get your cow-bell souvenir of vacation. Next you can head to Jungfraujoch, Switzerland to enjoy a breathtaking vista of ice-laden mountains and spend some intimate time with your soul mate.

What other activities you should try?

 

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  • Hiking through Swiss National Park in Graubunden
  • Retreat at a Swiss village to unwind
  • Dairy farm tour near Chateau D’Oex
  • Cruise on Lake Geneva
  • Check out the Kunsthalle and Carnival Fountain
  • Wine tour in Vaud
  • Ride the world’s steepest cog railway to the top of Mt. Pilatus
  • Take a Scenic Train Ride in Glacier Express or Bernina Express

 

2) Tamasha- Indulge in Matargashti in Corsica, France

 

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The sun kissed Mediterranean Island of Corsica made a charming setting for the cupid to strike on Ved and Tara in this travel romance. While Ranbir and Deepika’s performances accentuated the spectacular beauty, the movie certainly caught our attention setting our travel goals. The picturesque locale, white sandy beaches and lively hangout spots is a destination for the romantic souls to relax and rewind.

 How to escape with your Ved to Corsica?

You need to get to the Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport in Corsica which is directly connected to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. The journey takes about 13 hours.

Why do we recommend?

The place appears like a utopian romantic escapade in the fantastic sandy beaches and the bright cities of Corsica. The most famous being Bastia-the lively streets where the French gala was took over with Matargashti and Ajaccio with its old town charm. So embark on a honeymoon to capture the charming world of mountains, crystalline seas, heritage spots and the quaint vistas as you absorb the untouched aura of this enigmatic island.

What other activities you should try?

 

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Making it to your bucket list, Corsica is a hidden paradise to enthrall and captivate you with a fairy tale escape on your honeymoon. A visit with your spouse on a honeymoon in Corsica does the trick of transporting your soul to an ambrosial abode with unforgettable memories.

Some more activities which you should partake in when in Corsica are:

  • Sightseeing on a road trip from Calvi to Ajaccio
  • Do the GR-20 through Europe’s most difficult terrains
  • A momentous visit to Calvi Citadel
  • Indulge in a musical reverie with a local band
  • Sun bathe at Plage de Palombaggia, Porto-Vecchio
  • Treasure the landscapes at Aiguilles de Bavella, Zonza
  • Hike to the Lake Melo amidst rocky riverine meanders
  • Cruise to Scandola Reserve, Galéria
  • Drive through the amazing Les Calanques de Piana
  • Re-trace Bonaparte’s birth place

3) Rockstar- To revel in a sublime getaway at Prague

 

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We were all teary eyed and love struck with Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar. But one more thing special about the movie was the places it took us to on the silver screen as we were transported to witness the elegant beauty of Prague. You will be instantly smitten by the awe-inspiring sites and charming backdrops in Prague and kindled with romance visiting all the iconic places on your honeymoon.

How to escape with your Heer to Prague?

To reach Prague, you can catch a flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to Prague – Ruzyne International Airport. The distance between the two places is about 5720 kilometers and will take about 11 hours to complete the journey.

Why do we recommend?

Some of the places in Prague made famous by this movie were Vrtbovska garden, Charles Bridge and Statni Opera. These were the locations where Nargis Fakhri danced in the song ‘Hawa Hawa’. Another famous place where you should pay a visit in Prague is Karlstejn Castle, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires”, this place is a historical city with one royal vacation in its offering making a dream honeymoon come true for you.  

What other activities you should try?

 

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Some other exciting activities which you should try out besides relieving the Rockstar memories are:

  • Sightseeing at Old Town Square
  • A historical tour to the Prague Castle
  • Enjoy an opera at National Theatre
  • A cosmic experience at Prague Astronomical Clock
  • World War II and Communist History Walking Tour
  • See the Treasures of St Vitus Cathedral

4) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara- Paint the town red in Spain

 

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The road trip to Spain in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara appealed to the wanderer souls as the characters embarked on a journey that changed their lives. The adventurous escape in the movie gave is fantastic goals for a getaway. From dancing to the tunes of Senorita to the thrill of diving into the waters for a marine exploration, Zindagi na Milegi Dobara has been etched into our memories. So why not vacate in the surreal Spanish landscape to cherish beautiful moments with your loved one on your honeymoon.

How to escape with your Laila to Spain?

Catch a flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi to Madrid, Spain. Alternatively you can also land in Barcelona in Spain.

Why do we recommend?

Taking an inspiration from ZNMD, you can indulge in an array of activities for a dream romantic vacation. We suggest skydiving at Skydive Empuriabrava, in Costa Brava, San Fermin Festival – The Pamplona Bull Run and deep sea diving in Spain for the couples who fantasize an adventure spree for a romantic excursion. You should also enjoy the famous La Tomatina Festival which was re-created for the song ‘Ik Junoon’ and visit other locations made famous by the movie like Alájar( filming of  ‘Senorita’) and Ronda (White Village) when on a honeymoon in Spain.

What other activities to do in Spain?

 

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The sun soaked beaches, incomparable architecture and a culture that reverberates globally, Spain paints a perfect picture of quaintness and romance for all the lovebirds out there. With an array of exquisite ventures, Spain is a basket full of beauty and splendor.

We recommend you to engage in the following activities for a great honeymoon in Spain:

  • Be enchanted with a guided tour to Granada
  • Snowboard in Sierra Nevada
  • A week in the sun on the Costa del Sol
  • Hike the Camino and Horse-riding in Andalucía
  • Visit the City of Arts and Sciences -a must-see in Valencia
  • Pay a visit to Malaga-to reconnect with Picasso
  • Cycling on the majestic Pyrenee down to the Mediterranean coast
  • Catch the cable car to Montserrat
  • See the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres
  • Explore the Cabarceno Natural Park
  • Take a hot air balloon ride in Catalonia
  • Revel in Madrid’s nightlife

5) Bang Bang- For an adventurous escapade to Greece

 

 

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Since Bang Bang made it appear so idyllic and extraordinary stunning in the movie, why not engage in a honeymoon with amazing beaches, seductive sunsets amidst the alluring village famous for Cycladic architecture in Santorini, Greece? This sublime getaway will flirt with your romantic spirit to engage in a fiesta strolling on the caldera edges admiring Greece’s pure charisma.

How to escape with your Katrina  to Greece?

There is no direct connectivity from New Delhi to Santorini. So you can either take a flight to Athens or Crete from New Delhi and then travel via road to Santorini.

Why do we recommend?

Like Hrithik if you cannot dream of a vacation without the thrill of adventure, then this destination is a match made in heaven for your honeymoon. Push yourself to the extremes with unique water sports like fly boarding or go for a blissful dip in the turquoise waters of Mediterranean. The streets in Santorini are also a piece of beauty featured in the song ‘Meherbaan’ which made all of us go ‘oooh’ watching it the first time. There is a lot to explore, like artworks, wines and some amazing food in Santorini.

What other activities you should try?

 

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Besides taking a cue from Bang Bang, Santorini is a breathtaking Greek paradise for a romantic couple to fall in love over and over. The adventure never stops here and brings you memories to treasure for a lifetime. Take a break from the usual and engage in this Santorini adventure by trying out the following:

  • Watch a movie at an Open Air Cinema
  • A wine adventure tour
  • Indulge in a gastronomic delight at a Classic Taverna
  • Hike from Fira to Oia for an adrenaline rush
  • A romantic dinner overlooking the beautiful caldera
  • Witness the most spectacular Santorini sunset
  • Take a cable car ride
  • Cruise on the terrains in an ATV
  • Take in the view from Akrotiri Lighthouse