"Bollywood Travolta"
Version United States
Season Season 20
Episode Number 9/11 (235)
First Broadcast April 22, 2012
Episode Chronology
Previous "Let Them Drink Their Haterade"
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Bollywood Travolta is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 20.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Mount Meru Hotel are as follows:

  1. Bopper & Mark (9:06 pm)
  2. Rachel & Dave (9:07 pm)
  3. Art & JJ (9:32 pm)
  4. Brendon & Rachel (11:55 pm)
  5. Vanessa & Ralph (1:31 am)

Prior to departure, teams were moved from Lake Manyara to Mount Meru Hotel.

Teams must fly to Kochi, India. Upon arrival, teams must travel by bus to Thevara, where they will need to make their way to Sacred Heart College to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to participate in a Bollywood movie dance routine. After learning the dance moves, they will then perform them with 30 extras for the film. Once the lead choreographer is pleased, he will give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by rickshaw to Indian Coffee House to find their next clue.

Choice A: Cricket
Teams would have to travel to Dr. Ambedkar Stadium and each team member has to hit one ball bowled by a professional cricket player past a boundary, either along the ground or through the air. Once complete, the team captain will give them their next clue.

Art & JJ and Brendon & Rachel chose this task.

Choice B: Clutch It
Teams would have to travel to A2Z Driving School and learn how to properly drive an auto rickshaw and transport passengers around a training course. Once both have made it through the course without hitting any of the obstacles, their instructor will give them their next clue

Bopper & Mark, Rachel & Dave, and Vanessa & Ralph chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to Bolgatty Palace to check in.

For coming in first place, Rachel & Dave won a trip for two to Saint Lucia, provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, Bopper & Mark will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Dave & Rachel
 1st place 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
Brendon & Rachel
 2nd place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess
 3rd place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
 4th place 
Vanessa & Ralph
Dating Divorcees
Bopper & Mark
 5th place 
Bopper & Mark
Best Friends


  • This episode's title is said by Art to JJ, referring to the latter's performance at the Roadblock.