20 Songs that will kindle the flame of wanderlust in you

7th May 2016
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Travel. Listen. Sing. Repeat. 

1) The journey song-

"Ham chalen baharon mein,

Gungunati raahon mein,

Dhadkanen bhi tez hai ,

abh kya karen!"

And yes, your heart beats faster on the roads, roads that awaken your desire to travel. This wonderfully scripted song is sure to do the same.

This song is sung by Anupam Roy and Shreya Ghoshal, and is written and composed by Anupam Roy.

2) Ilahi-

"Shaame malang si,

Raate surang si,

Baaghi udaan pe hi

na jaane kyun,

Ilahi mera jee aaye aaye"

And for all those nomads who believe travelling is their life, this is a perfect song. 

This song is sung by Mohit Chauhan and Arijit Singh, Music by Pritam and is written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

3)Kyon -

"Kyon naa hum-tum

Chale tedhe-medhe se raston pe nange paanv re

Chal bhatak le na baawre

Kyun na hum tum

Phire jaake almast pehchaani raahon ke pare

Chal bhatak le na baawre"

Go, venture out to unknown places, with people whom you love. The world has so much to reveal, so discover new roads, and make a billion memories. This is what this song teaches you. 

This melody is sung by Papon and Sunidhi Chauhan, Music by Pritam and lyrics by Neelesh Misra. 

4) Hairat- 

"Dheemi dheemi chalne lagi hain ab hawaein

Dheemi dheemi khulne lagi hain aaj rahaein

Rangne lage hain manzil ko jaane ke raah saare

Jaise aasman kay chheente pade hon banke sitaare"

Let loose your locks and enjoy the ride. This song with cheerful music is a must for long trips through picturesque landscapes. 

The song is sung by Lucky Ali and the music is composed by Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani.

5) Kashmir mein tu kanyakumari- 

"Kashmir main tu Kanyakumari

North-South ki kat gayi dekho doori hi saari"

This is one of my personal favorites. Set in the spectacular tea gardens of Munnar, it holds within it a South Indian feel .

This song is sung by Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan and Sunidhi Chauhan, Music by Vishal-Shekhar and lyrics penned down by Amitabh Bhattacharya. 

6) Pataka Guddi-

"O jugni O ....Pataka Guddi O..

Nashe mein udi jaaye re haye re 

Sajje Khabbe Dhabbe killi O.."

The typical North Indian Roadtrip tune. Whistle your way to the fast paced melody sung by Nooran sisters, Jyoti and Sultana.

Music is by A.R Rahman, and lyrics are by Irshad Kamil. 

7) Safarnama-


Sawalon ka,


O.....Jisey Dhoonda...

Zamaane mein, mujhi mein tha.."

"Safarnama" is a beautifully sung soft jingle set amidst the breathtaking scenery of Corsica.

Its singer is Lucky Ali, music is by A.R. Rahman, and is written by Irshad Kamil.  

8) Khaabon ke Parindey- 

"Ude, khule aasaman mein khaabon ke parindey...

Ude,dil ke jahan mein khaabon ke parindey...

Oho, kya pata, jayenge kahaan..."

The words of this song speak out the heart of every traveller.

It is sung by Mohit Chauhan and Alyssa Mendonsa, music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and lyrics by Javed Aktar. 

9) Yun hi chala chal raahi-

"Yun Hi Chala Chal Raahi..

Yun Hi Chala Chal Raahi

Kitni Hasin Hai Yeh Duniya...

Bhool Saare Jhumele,

Dekh Phoolon Ke Mele,

Badi Rangeen Hai Yeh Duniya.."

This song teaches you to appreciate natural beauty round the globe, and instill within you a desire to wander away from home.

Penned by Javed Akhtar, Music by A.R. Rahman and is sung by Udit Narayan, Kailash Kher, Hariharan. 

10) O Gujariya- 

"O Gujariya...O Gujariya...

Hai kya, kya hai

Hai kya irada tera.

O Gujariya… O Gujariya…"

A song that will make you tap your feet in jubliation. The music by Amit Trivedi rejuvenates the party spirit. 

So listen "O Gujariya" in voice of Shefali Alvaris and Nikhil D'souza, and lyrics by Anvita Dutt Guptan. 

11)Hum jo chalne lage-


"Hum jo chalane lage,

chalane lage hain yeh raaste..

manjil se behtar lagane lage hai yeh raaste..

Aao kho jaaye hum,

ho jaaye hum yuun laapata

Aao milo chalein, jaana kahaan na ho pata..."

'Cos Journeys are better than Destinations. This song is yet another to state the same. 

It is sung by Shaan and Ustad Sultan Khan, music by Pritam Chakraborty and Sandesh Shandilya, and lyrics by Irshad Kamil. 

12) Ik Junoon-


"Ik junoon ik deewangi

Har taraf har taraf

Bekhudi bekhudi bekhudi..

Har taraf har taraf

Kahe halke halke yeh rang jhalke jhalke

Jo kisse hain kal ke bhula de tu.."

This song is set up in Spain, filmed during the famous Tomatina Festival. It is one of those songs which create a hunger for travel. 

It is the perfect amalgamation of singers namely-Vishal Dadlani, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Gulraj Singh, Alyssa Mendonsa. Music directors are Shankar,Ehsaan and Loy,and lyrics are by Javed Ahktar. 

13) Gazab ka hai yeh Din- 

"Chal pade hain hum aisi raah pe..

Befikar hue ke ab jaana kahan

Lapata hue saare raaste

Dhoondega humein yeh zamana kahan"

Has the appealing voice of Arijit Singh, and also Amaal Malik, this song is one of my favorites. It is written by Manoj Muntashir. An amazing composition of Amaal Malik.

14) Dil chahta hai-

"Dil chahta hai...

Kabhi na beete chamkile din..

Dil chahta hai

Hum naa rahe kabhi yaaron ke bin.

Din-din bhar ho pyaari baatein,

Jhoome shaame , gaayein raatein

Masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa...

Humko raahon mein yunhi milti rahe khushiyaan.."

And there is nothing that can replace travelling with your best friends, all the fun and all the laughter.

"Dil Chahta hai" is the song that revives the feeling of friendship. It is sung by Shankar Mahadevan, lyrics penned down by Javed Akhtar and music Directors are Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.

15) Dil Dhadakne Do- 

"Hey hey, chalo na

Dhoondhein shehar naya....

Jahaan muskurahatein hain bikhri,

Jahaan se gham ka mausam gaya.."

For those discovering new roads and conquering unknown places, this inspiring travel song tells you to forget all woes and sorrows, making your heart pump with happiness.

Song is written by Javed Akhtar, sung by Joi Barua, Suraj Jagan and Shankar Mahadevan and Music Directors are Shankar Ehsaan and Loy.

16) Choomantar-

"Choo..mantar ho..

Aa ja chal gum ho jaye!

Choo..mantar ho.

Khud se hi khud kho jaye.."

"You don't need magic to disappear. All you need is a destination." This song reflects the same. 

The Music Director is Sohail Sen, lyricist is Irshad Kamil. The song has the voices of Benny Dayal and Aditi Singh Sharma. 

17) Tanha Dil-  

"Aankhon mein sapne liye..

Ghar se hum chal to diye.

Jaane yeh raahein ab le jaayengi kahan...

Mitti ki khushboo aaye

Palkon pe aansu laaye..

Palkon pe reh jaayega yaadon ka jahan.."

This is a timeless song sung by Shaan.

18) Aahista-


"Aahista aahista..

Mujhe yakeen ho gaya..

Aahista aahista..

Yeh dil yahin kho gaya.."

A song set up amidst scenic landscapes is a must on your travel playlist.

Music Directors are Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, lyrics are by Anvita Dutt Guptan and has the voice of Lucky Ali and Shreya Ghoshal.

19) Banjarey-

"Ghoome ghoome banjarey,

Ghoome galiyaan yeh bechare

Don’t know which way to go...

Aage hoga kya?"

Ladakh anyone? Check out this peppy number sung by rapper Honey Singh that captures the awe-inspiring road trip to the cold desert with besties .

Sure to give you some cool travel goals. 

20) Dekha hai aise bhi-

"Dekha hai aise bhi, kisi ko aise hi..

Apne bhi dil mein basaye hue kuch irade hain..

Dil ke kisi kone mein bhi kuchh aise hi waade hain..

Inko liye jab hum chale,

nazare bhi humse mile........."

"Dekha hai aise bhi" is a soulful melody in the euphonious voice of Lucky Ali .This enchanting hum along road song ought to be on your travel playlist.