Bored of your holidaying style where your travel agent plans your whole travel schedule, and you are the silent player minus the adrenalin rush? Are you seeking for the unknown? Is the thought of the word ‘adventure’ calling you? Try doing a road trip across the Indian subcontinent, which is filled with marvellous routes. You can let yourself loose and indulge in the natural scenic and diverse beauty that the nation has to offer. Let us list up a few of them under best road trips in India.
Amazing Road trips in India With Scenic Views
Manali to Leh Highway
Several times sought after by the film industries of this country, this road trip is a heaven for the travelers who love to drive long distances. The duration of the total trip is approximately 2 days, with one stop-over to ease up. The best time to travel is during the summers as this route is open till the mid of October.
The striking beauty of this province lays bare to the eyes while you drive one of the most untroubled roads of the country. The smooth grey road that stretches up to the horizon and view of the snow-clad mountains is definitely a paradise for the bikers. If you are blessed with a company that shares this passion or even if you are a lone biker, this trip demands the topmost priority in the long list of highway drives.
Location: Leh Manali Highway
Time required: 2 days
Delhi to Agra through Yamuna Expressway
Planning to visit the capital city of the nation? Wish to marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal? Then a road trip through this astounding national highway is a preferable option. Yamuna Expressway extending from the heart of New Delhi to the city of Agra, is a pleasurable ride for long-distance drives.
You can also cover Vrindavan and Mathura on this single day trip. It takes a couple of hours to travel from the capital city to visit Agra and back, through this route. One of the most well planned and well-maintained roads of the country, this route provides for the smoothest traveling experience.
Location: Yamuna Expressway, National Highway
Time required: 4 hrs
Gangtok to Nathula Pass through Lake Tsomgo
They say that the topography of the state of Sikkim is custom made for and by God himself. Mother Nature has embellished this province with the entire belle she had in her store. Though unfortunately, this is a place that majorly remains untouched by most of the outer world.
While planning a trip to Gangtok, one cannot afford to miss the 1-hour road trip all the way to the Nathula Pass. Almost 39 km from Gangtok, this road traverses the enchanting picturesque view of the Tsomgo Lake surrounded by the snow-clad Himalayan range.
Distance: 55 km
Time required: 1 hr
Tawang from Guwahati by Road
Talk of less traveled but heights of natural beauty encapsulated roads; surely, the way from Guwahati to Tawang is one of those topping the list in India. If you are prepared for an adventure etched trip and one of those who love the sound of the happy motor engine taking a different route, you ought to be in this place.
Soothe your eyes with the natural greens and blues embellished with the glistening snow whites. A bit tiresome for such a long journey, but the trip is totally worthwhile if you are a road lover. A lot of comfortable places to stop by and recoil, the journey could prove to be of a lifetime.
Location: Guwahati of Assam to Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh
Distance: 520 km
Time required: 10 hrs
Vishakhapatnam to Araku Valley
Vishakhapatnam has always been known for its unique beauty. Beauty-that is a product of the combination of sea and hills together. The Eastern Ghats lined by the majestic Bay of Bengal, calls for all the nature lovers and what could be more inviting than going through a road trip surrounded by this stunning view.
The best time to traverse this path is from October to March. A 3 hr ride is comfortable for a family trip and even more exciting for the Bora Caves and Tatipudi reservoir on the way, not understating the enchanting destination.
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Distance: 116 km
Time required: 3 hrs
Mumbai To Pune Expressway
This National Highway is a busy and much popular route mostly for travelers who seek a weekend or a day trip on a leisurely tone. It starts from the metropolitan city to the beautiful site of Lonavala in Pune.
The peaceful chill of the road, which goes up to the higher altitude of Lonavala and the charming view lining the highway, are the main attractions of this drive. Well maintained and dotted with popular food stops, this 2 hours journey is relaxing and perfect for a family outing.
Location: Mumbai Pune Expressway, Maharashtra
Distance: 93 km
Time required: 2 hrs
Pondicherry from Chennai via NH32
This road trip stretches about 160 km and offers you one of the most exquisite views of the seaside. Trace the route on your bike or car. Enjoy the beauty of the blue sea with the setting sun at the backdrop.
A 3 hours journey makes for a short day trip to the beautiful destination of Pondicherry, which sets well for a family trip. If you and your friends’ group are looking forward to a leisurely journey and relaxation is the mood, this road trip lets you ease up. It is lined with beautiful heritage sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram.
Location: NH32, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry
Distance: 160 km
Time required: 3 hrs
Bandipur Forest to Bangalore through NH766
A traveler’s dream, a road that is lined by the dense forest of Bandipur and is almost covered by the trees, this road trip can be etched into your memory for life long. The enchanting and thrilling sensation of passing through a forest is what this National Highway has to offer.
5 hours long drive, indulge in the plush greens, and fill your senses with the goodness of natural fresh oxygen-enriched air and stretch up in the cafes along the highway.
Location: NH766, Karnataka
Distance: 235 km
Time required: 5 hrs
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