There’s nothing quite like movies that evoke a sense of wanderlust. We’re a sucker for Malayalam movies that inspire us to make a travel itinerary because of the gorgeous backdrops and shots in them. These are some of the awesome Malayalam movies that fueled our travel bucket list. We have started checking the boxes already.
Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi: North India
NPCB did a really good job at showcasing the beauty that is North India. Dulquer and Sunny Wayne riding through the roads on a Bullet motorcycle is an unforgettable image. The movie was shot in seven states – Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal, Nagaland and Sikkim.
As viewers, it felt like we were on a trip with the actors. That was all it took to make us book our vacation destinations for the year. North India and North East India is home to architectural marvels, cultural infusion, and mixed cuisine to satisfy your taste buds. More than that, you will be stunned by the diverse landscape that awaits your presence. Did we mention? The Himalayas, the holiness of the River Ganges, and the Great Indian Desert are some of the spots you must visit.
KL 10 paththu: Malappuram
KL10 Pathu is all things Malappuram. And if you haven’t visited this place, you are missing out on a lot of cultural extravaganzas. The Padinharekara beach, Nilambur Teak Muesum, Kottaykkal Arya Vaidya Shala, Nedumkayam, Nedumkayam, Mini Ooty, Keralamkundu Waterfalls, Biyyam Kayal, and Shanthi Theeram Park are a must-visit. For a dose of local culture and a taste of Malappuram cuisine, you should definitely try the kallummakkaya (mussels) curry and erachi puttu.
Anandam: Hampi + Goa
When it comes to choosing a favourite Mollywood travel movie, this one is right up there. Anandam takes place in every Engineer’s dream IV location- Goa and Hampi. While Hampi has an old charm to its ruins, Goa compliments it with a chill vibe. The movie showcases beautiful temples, treasury buildings, boulder-strewn hills, and coastal stretches. Enough to awaken the traveller with you. It is truly the ultimate fun adventure, travel movie you should watch.
Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal: Lakshadeep
This movie is an underrated gem, and I know you would all agree. While this movie wasn’t entirely set in Lakshadeep, it gave us a reason to visit the place. Lakshadeep is an archipelago of 36 islands, each unique on its own. All the islands come with pristine waters, white-sand beaches, beautiful coral reefs and stunning green landscapes. What are you waiting for? The beaches are calling you!
Mayandi had shots of this beautiful place we were in awe of. Dhauskodi town located on Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu has a panoramic view of the beautiful natural forestation and water bodies. Adventure seekers, you will fall in love with this place. The best way to explore this place is by train through the famous Pamban Bridge.
Kumbalangi Nights: Kumbalangi
This movie made Kumbalangi really cool. Kumbalangi is a quaint, silent island village located on the outskirts of Kochi city. As the movie showed, it is the ideal place to catch a glimpse of the fisherfolk community working with Chinese Fishing Nets. But what travellers really fall in love with are Kumbalangi’s clam meat processing business, coir business, and green and red crab farming.
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Ayyappanum Koshiyum: Attappadi
Ayyappanum Koshiyum was all about fighting sequences. But, did you stop to notice the beauty of Attappadi? Attappadi is a nature lovers’ paradise. It has one of the biggest tribal settlements in Kerala. If you’re one of those travellers who’d rather admire their surroundings from their car, this place is the ideal spot to be in.
Ayal Njanalla: Rann of Kutch
Prakashan (Fahadh Faasil) migrated to a village near the Rann of Kutch where he works with his uncle in a tyre repair shop. The movie Ayal Njanalla has surreal shots of Kutch. Pro traveller tip: The white dessert looks out of the world during a full moon night. If you want to catch a sight of it, you should travel during the Rann Utsav.
We’ve most probably missed out on your favourite Malayalam movies that inspired you to travel. Let us know in the comments below!