5 Best Road Trips Across India
If you’re an adrenaline junkie and traveling is your passion, or if you just need to give yourself a break from your monotonous life, then you got to treat yourself with a road trip! It doesn’t matter if you decide to go solo, or take your friends or family along, road trips are definitely the best way to make the most of any trip. India is a diverse and colossal country which provides you with numerous travel journeys across. So it’s time for you to pack your bags, kick-start the engine and take a trip to de-stress your life and make fond memories along the way!
1. Manali to Leh
This road trip is every traveller’s first love! Full of turns and twists and breath-taking views along the way, the journey is 478 KMs and should take approximately 2 days. You’ll get to see snow-capped mountains, divergent valleys, remarkable landscapes and exquisite monasteries. This is a journey you must take on bikes and enjoy your journey to the fullest.
2. Mumbai to Goa
Mumbai-Goa road trip has been on most people’s travel bucket list since Dil Chahta Hai! It offers a mesmerizing journey with scenic beauty all along the way! The total travel journey is 590 KMs and can be covered in 12 hours. You get to go through winding roads and narrow curves and it passes through paddy fields and coconut plantations. You also get enough places to eat along the way!
3. Ahmadabad to Kutch
Covering a distance of 400 KMs in approximately 7 hours, a trip from Ahmadabad to the Land of White Salt Dessert, is full of beautiful landscapes and you get to witness the stunning art and culture of the city. The best time to go on this road trip is sometime between November-February as otherwise you’ll be troubled with the hot weather.
4. Old Silk Route
The Silk Route takes you through an old network of trade which connects Lhasa in Tibet to India through the Jelep Ka Pass in Sikkim. This would be one of your most memorable trips as you’ll get outstanding views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and gorgeous landscapes of the hills and snow! You must start your journey from Gangtok in Sikkim and go to the Nathang Valley. Apart from beautiful landscapes, you also get to witness Menmecho Lake, Mandakini Waterfall and view the entire winding route from Thambi View Point.
5. Chennai to Pondicherry
Chennai to Pondicherry trip will provide you with an experience like no other. You’ll get to experience magnificent views of the beaches from Southern India. You can also enjoy a stop-over at the Mahabalipuram beach and treat your taste buds with refreshing coconut water and other delicacies.