To live is to travel. The beauty of road trips can never be captured in words or pictures. The best idea is always to explore as much as you can, yourself. After all, nothing can beat the thrill of being on the road, right?
Get your motor bike ready to travel the 10 best trips in India.!
- Manali to Leh trip
The beauty of road trip from Manali to Leh cannot be captured in words.The best road trip from Manali to Leh on a jeep or open bullet is very exciting. The distance is 479 kilometers and the first stop is at Manali. Travel through the mesmerizing Spiti valley, a deserted area in Himalayas. Go through Baralacha La to Ladakh and at last is Tanglang La, the second highest mountain pass in the world. Reaching Leh is difficult because the brutal journey might leave you completely exhausted but anyhow at the end it’s all worth it .Moreover, the road is open for about 5 months a year, mostly during summers and October.
- Mumbai to Goa trip
This can probably be called the Father of Indian road trips.The best kind of therapy is ‘Beach Therapy’. Drive towards the sun, the sand and on the beautiful road covered with trees. The road from Mumbai to Goa along NH 66 highway is adventurous as it gets a bit narrow and this route is scenic for the bike riders. It takes 12 long hours to reach Goa before the parties. You can also hit some beaches Vengurla and Ganpatipule on your way.
- Jaipur to Jaisalmer trip
See the beautiful colors of Rajasthan, Jaipur : the pink city and the desert of Jaisalmer. Drive to Jaisalmer along the RJ SH 19 route through Pushkar and check out the Amber Fort with a riot of colors. Head towards Udaipur and see the Lake Pichola and the Aravalli Hills that adds a scenic view. Then drive to Jodhpur and see the Mehrangarh Fort.
- Bangalore to Alappuzha trip
The driving distance from Bangalore, Silicon valley of India to Alappuzha, known for “houseboat cruises” is 625 kilometers. From Bangalore, drive to Salem then Coimbatore and then to Munnar, a beautiful hill station with highest tea gardens, waterfalls and then head towards Alappuzha for the backward experience on houseboats.
- Delhi to Agra on Yamuna expressway
Many of the wars, politics, invasions have taken place in this region. Yamuna expressway is one of the best roads nowadays but it has no dhabas on its side. The distance is 165 kilometres but Delhi itself is around 60 kilometers away from the expressway. One can visit the iconic monuments: The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, the forts of Delhi and Agra.
- Shillong to Cherrapunjee
The stretch between Shillong, known for the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park to Cherrapunjee, being the wettest place on earth is 53.6 kilometers. It has a lot to offer such as lakes, caves, waterfalls, beautiful views etc. There are many food stops and this stretch is often covered by car only.
- Chennai to Kanyakumari trip, via Puducherry
Cover the stretch through East Coast Road of Chennai. En-route to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mahabalipuram. Enchant the giant temples of Nataraja while travelling to Chidambaram from Puducherry. Watch the beautiful Sri Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. From here, head straight to Kanyakumari where the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal meet.
- Bangalore to Ooty trip, via Mysore
The stretch from Bangalore to Ooty, in the lap of Nilgiri Hills is 266 kilometres along the SH 17. The road between green leafy and wet asphalt is mesmerising and is well developed, wider and with good quality of traveler facilities on the way. There are plenty of small eateries in this route like Mc Donalds and Cafe Coffee Day etc. Stop at Mysore and enjoy this ancient city which is the home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market.
- Kolkata to Digha trip
This journey can be traveled many times in a lifetime. The road is pleasant and smooth with green foliage all around. The distance is around 180 kilometers and is dotted with a plenty of dhabas in the route. Digha is the popular sea resort with a shallow sand beach. A new beach ‘New Digha’ is developed which is 2 kmilometres away from the old beach and the latest attraction of New Digha is the Science Centre.
- Gangtok to Lake Tsomgo and Nathu-La Pass
This place is in North-East of India which is one of the best destinations for road travel in India. The stretch is 55 kilometres with Lake Tsomgo falling on the way at around 39 kilometers away from Gangtok. This is a challenging ride but the beauty of the road will cover it all. The beauty of the mountains along the road is enchanting and the best time to travel to Lake Tsomgo is in winters. One can enjoy the true colors of life.
Article by Muskan