Road Trips In India

Road trips in India – 7 Routes which are perfect for a memorable one

India is country blessed with sparkling rivers and streams, limitless mountains and rugged terrains, which make it the most memorable destinations for any adventure lover. Road trips in India are great adventures! If you are one of those who love to go on long drives and enjoy the natural beauty then the following road trips in India should definitely be a part of your agenda.

  1. Manali to Leh Highway:

Manali to Leh highway is definitely one of the most captivating road trips in India, one must explore. If you’ve seen Jab we met then you would be definitely familiar with the striking landscape and backdrop. If you wish to explore the beauty of Himachal Pradesh on the Manali to Leh highway then its best to plan during the summer’s months as the highway remains closed during winters due to heavy snow fall.

Manali to Leh Highway

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  1. Mumbai to Pune Expressway:

If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and wish to explore the wide roads then why not venture into a road trip enroute Lonavala. The road connecting Mumbai/Pune to Lonavala is absolutely magnificent which opens a series of surprises as you surpass them. The scenic environment will undeniably leave you awestruck which would make you fall in love with the drive as much as the hill stations itself. If you wish to discover the adventure side of yourself then get cracking and ride your two wheeler especially during the monsoon months.

Mumbai to Pune Expressway

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  1. Visakhapatnamto Araku Valley:

The southern peninsula of India has lots to offer for holiday makers. Not only the destination but also the beautiful roads and highways which connect to these destinations are worthwhile .One such example is the road from Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley. No doubt both these destinations are spellbinding, however what is most captivating is the journey where you would be able to admire the Bay of Bengal and the Eastern Ghats. The snake twisted roads which are scented by the rich flora of the hills makes it even more worthwhile to explore. Do not miss the Borra caves and Tatipudi Reservoir which are a treat to the eyes.

Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley

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  1. Shimla to Manali via Mandi:

Shimla is one of the most favorite hill stations in North India; in fact what makes it even more popular is the perfect connectivity with one of the big cities such as Chandigarh. If you wish to truly experience the charm of this beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh then it advisable to take a road trip from Shimla to Manali via Mandi. It’s definitely an experience of a life time to drive alongside the sparkling river Beas. When in need of a break simply stop and relax yourself by dipping your feet in the ice cold water of river Beas especially during the summer months. The final destination definitely does not need any introduction which is surmounted with pine trees and snowcapped mountains.

Shimla to Manali via Mandi

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  1. Chennai to Pondicherry along the East Coast Road:

The road from Chennai to Pondicherry is definitely a treat for young and established photographers as it’s an experience of a lifetime to capture such astounding scenic beauty of Sea on one side and a beautiful sun setting in the sea. If you are a fan of driving and ridding then do not think twice ,just take this beautiful road trip to Pondicherry .Do not miss the Mahabalipuram and the Kalpakkam which itself is a heritage site.

Chennai to Pondicherry along the East Coast Road

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  1. Guwahati to Tawang 

The seven sisters never disappoints, when it comes to natural beauty. Some of the best road trips in India are in North East India. One such example is the journey from Guwahati to Tawang. No doubt the distance is way too long spanning 520kms,which gives all the more reason to wait and adore the natural beauty. Enjoy the lush flora and the get instigated by the natural aroma of tea plantation while you are on your way. You would definitely feel like a winner once you reach Tawang which is at 13700 feet and is a total sight of beauty.

Guwahati to Tawang

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  1. Puri to Konark on the NH-203:

You would definitely feel like a king on his royal retreat to this beautiful road in Orissa which connects Puri to Konark when you realize that the trees on both sides of the road form a canopy as it welcomes you. This route is one of the lesser known road trips in India. As you pass through NH-203 on a misty morning, the soft breeze would refresh you and fill you up with energy and freshness. Do not forget to capture these beautiful moments as, Puri-Konark Highway is laden with picturesque beauty which would force turn everybody into a professional photographer.

Puri to Konark on the NH-203

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