Planning a road trip? Check out our road trip playlist recommendations for the perfect tunes for your ride! By Anushka Goel

Road travels are something that have helped thousands across the world rediscover and be in touch with themselves. Long drives with friends and family, laughter, and pit stops for cups of chai and food are memories that almost every one of us has. And most of these are made even special with some good tunes. A good playlist can turn the most boring rides into beautiful memories.

Check out our road trip playlist recommendations below:

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Khwabon Ke Parinday

The ultimate song on a road trip playlist, Khwabon Ke Parinday from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) is as soothing as it is fun, and promises hope and happiness. Play it when the conversations get heavy and the roads get long!

Implosive Silence

Beautiful tunes, Jonita Gandhi’s humming and absolutely no lyrics – this AR Rahman masterpiece from Highway is a treat to the ears, especially when you’re driving up the hills! Roll down your windows, play this track and get lost in the music as the cool mountain breeze fans your face.

Dil Chahta Hai

Out with friends? Then Dil Chahta Hai‘s title track is the perfect reminiscent of all things youth – love, conversations, fun and banter. Just like the three men in the film, if you and your besties share a tight bond, then this track will surely be something that you will end up playing on loop with your gang.


Young, wild and carefree days – that’s what Safarnama from Tamasha reminds us of. The soothing tune is a balm to the traveller’s soul who has some stress or tensions – be it professional or personal – reminding them of the happier, calmer times in their life.

Journey Song

Journey Song from Piku is yet another must-have on a road trip playlist. The track, with its simple lyrics, appeases to the soul, perfectly encapsulating the changing emotions someone in their 20s and 30s feels, asking the listeners to take life as it comes.


Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani‘s Ilahi highlights the vagabond’s journey through life and travels, with his backpack and his dreams. Add this track to your road trip playlist and immerse yourself in the soulful yet fun track, that will put you back in touch with your wild, carefree, ambitious side.

Maahi Ve

Yet another track from Highway, Maahe Ve is a soulful track that will make you feel all the emotions in a short while. From heartache to hope, the song encapsulates all emotions in AR Rahman’s soothing voice and its simple lyrics!

Yun Hi Chala Chal Rahi

The travel song from Swades is a classic when it comes to road trips. The song talks about how the world is a simple, beautiful place and the explorers should uncover its secrets carefree, without any stress.

What are you waiting for? Head to Spotify India and check out these road trip tunes, or create your own playlist with your favourite drive tunes!

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