Travelling is an uplifting activity. Be it a road trip with friends, or a solo holiday, listening to the correct music while travelling can make it all the more enjoyable.
So here are 25 songs that you should add to your Travel playlist today!
1. Leaving On A Jetplane – John Denver
“All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go” perfectly defines how all of us feel before setting out on our trips.
2. Khwabon Ke Parindey – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
“Oho, kya pata, jaayenge kahaan”
3. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
“Get your motor running, head out on the highway“… what could be more inspiring?
4. Mai Ni Meriye – Mohit Chauhan
“Chambe jaana zaroor”
5. Kashmire – Led Zeppelin
“My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again”
This song is especially suited for a Kashmir sojourn.
Check out our Kashmir Great Lakes trek here!
6. Sab Bhula Ke – CALL
“Sab bhula ke, fir bhi chala mai,
Duniya ki rasme bhula ke”
Perfect for them angst-y solitary blues.
7. I Want To Break Free – Queen
“God knows, God knows I want to break free”
8. Yuhin Chala Chal Rahi – Swades
Kitni hasin hai yeh duniya?
9. Highway To Hell – ACDC
“I’m on my way to the promised land, whoo!”
10. Banjarey – Fugly
Rabb hi jaane jo hoga aage.
11. Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
“I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,
I’m wanted, dead or alive”
12. Dil Chahta Hai – Title Track
With lyrics like “Dil chahta hai, hum na rahen kabhi yaaro ke bin“, this is the perfect song for a road trip with friends.
If road trips are your thing, check out our Ladakh Jeep Safari!
13. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
“Tramps like us, baby we were born to run”
14. Mast Baharon Ka Mai Aashiq – Mohammad Rafi
“Mast baharon ka main aashiq
Main jo chaahe yaar karoon”
15. Riders On The Storm – The Doors
“Take a long holiday,
Let your children play”
It’s a subtle message to all the parents out there 😛
Obviously, this song becomes all the more fun to listen to when it’s actually raining.
16. Hum Jo Chalne Lage – Jab We Met
With lyrics such as “Manzil se behtar lagne lage hai yeh raste“, it’s a reminder that we should enjoy the journey as well, apart from the destination.
17. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day
“My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me”
Another one for them solo trips.
18. Ek Aise Gagan Ke Tale – Kishore Kumar
This song is filled with beautiful lyrics, all of them stand out.
19. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
The title explains itself. If you’re searching for something but you don’t know what it is, this is the song to listen to while doing it.
20. Ilahi – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Shaame malang si.
21. Hotel California – The Eagles
“You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave”
Once you’re in the mountains, your body may return to the city, but a part of your soul will always be there.
22. Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Cause I’m as free as a bird now,
And this bird you can not change”
23. Mamma I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
“It hurts so bad, it’s been so long”
For when you’re nearing the end of your trip, and home calls.
24. Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver
“Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong”
John Denver gets a special second mention, since his songs are just so.. country.
25. Chhaiyyan Chhaiyyan – Dil Se
“Yaar misaale os chale,
Paaon ke tale firdaus chale”
Well, these were our suggestions.
Let us know in the comments what songs you like having on your Travel playlist!